lobbying

Former Alabama State Rep Wanted Kids To Play On Toxic Soil (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Former Alabama State Rep Wanted Kids To Play On Toxic Soil (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Last week, Kyle Whitmire, a columnist for Alabama Media Group–Advance Publications’ three Alabama newspapers–announced the results of his yearly “Scumbag of the Year” contest, naming the Alabama politician who had done the most to drag the Yellowhammer State through the mud. At first glance, there was no doubt who 2017’s “winner” would be–Roy Moore. The […]

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

The Chemical Industry That Lobbied For Lower Regulations Is Now Poisoning Houston

Dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is bad enough. Now we learn Texas has another problem–chemical poisoning. Thursday morning, the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, about 25 miles northeast of Houston, experienced two explosions, releasing organic peroxides into the air, sending at least ten sheriff’s deputies to the hospital. And in Houston, trying to recover […]

Pence Knew Last November That Flynn Was A Contractor For A Foreign Government (TWEET)

Pence Knew Last November That Flynn Was A Contractor For A Foreign Government (TWEET)

Flynn’s Company Had Ties To The Turkish Government Tuesday, attorneys for Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn, former National Security Adviser to Donald Trump, filed with the Department of Justice disclosing his work as a contractor for a foreign government during the latter half of 2016. Under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, persons representing the interests of a […]

Mike Flynn Admits He Was A Paid Foreign Agent During The Election (VIDEO)

Mike Flynn Admits He Was A Paid Foreign Agent During The Election (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, registered with the Justice Department Tuesday as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work he conducted prior to the 2016 election that may have aided the Turkish government. In August, Turkish businessman Ekim Alptekin arranged a meeting between Flynn and two Turkish officials in […]

Is This The ‘Distraction’ That Forced Out Trump’s Campaign Chairman?

Is This The ‘Distraction’ That Forced Out Trump’s Campaign Chairman?

Officially, Paul Manafort resigned as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman because the Donald felt Manafort had become a “distraction.” Well, we may have a good idea about what that “distraction” was. CNN reports that Manafort’s lobbying firm has been ensnared in a federal investigation into what role American entities played in the corruption of Ukraine’s former pro-Russian president. […]

Paul Manafort’s Ukraine Problem May Have Just Gotten Worse

Paul Manafort’s Ukraine Problem May Have Just Gotten Worse

It’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. On Monday, The New York Times discovered that Manafort took $12.7 million in under-the-table payments from a pro-Russian party in the Ukraine. On Wednesday, Manafort was effectively demoted when Trump reorganized his campaign amid threats that the RNC […]

End Of The Road? Sanders Campaign Says It’s No Longer Lobbying Superdelegates

End Of The Road? Sanders Campaign Says It’s No Longer Lobbying Superdelegates

In the surest sign yet that the Bernie Sanders campaign has unofficially conceded the election to presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, campaign manager Jeff Weaver said yesterday the Sanders camp is not contacting or lobbying superdelegates to switch their allegiance from Clinton to Sanders. Weaver also said the campaign has no plans to lobby superdelegates in […]