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Some of Intuit's lobbyists at a top D.C. firm recently held a swanky fundraiser for Senate Democrats.
The OptOut news aggregation app, launched last month, aims to level-up the distribution of independent journalism and more uncompromising content.
President Biden proposed a record $813 billion in defense funding, which experts called a boon to weapons contractors developing nuclear weapons.
The expensive Littoral Combat Ships, only seven years old, were expected to serve for 25 years.
On Feb. 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed its second tech antitrust bill in as many months, part of the upper chamber’s efforts to address anti-competitive practices among big technology companies. The bipartisan Open Markets App Act (S. 2710) would focus on companies that run app stores with more than 50 million users in the […]
Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema stood out last year by holding up their party’s signature Build Back Better Act, a package of social spending and climate measures that would have raised taxes on large corporations and people making at least $10 million a year. Manchin eventually came out against it, saying that he […]
The PACs of Business Roundtable member companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and NextEra Energy donated millions to the DCCC and DSCC last year.
Lawmakers purchased stock in gas and oil pipeline companies last year as the U.S. became the world's top exporter of liquid natural gas.
The reps had campaigned to overturn a Trump-era tax hike on the wealthiest Americans.
Over half of the funds raised by Team Blue PAC in the second half of last year came from corporate PACs.
Joe Manchin, one of the errant Democrats blocking President Biden’s agenda in the Senate, is well known for having close ties to the Big Business political influence machine. He’s a former state chairman and national director of the corporate political influence group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and a top recipient of PAC money from […]
The Business Roundtable increased its lobbying spending last year by 70% over the previous year as its members pushed for the infrastructure bill.
President Joe Biden yesterday nominated a slate of judges, including a controversial selection in Jennifer Rearden, who was first nominated for the federal bench by former President Donald Trump. Rearden, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP with the firm’s litigation and crisis management practices group, was nominated by Biden to serve as a […]