Fourteen years after Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to felony fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials — he’s back pleading guilty to charges of criminal conspiracy and failing to register as a lobbyist.
- May 28, 2020
We don’t call this “looting” because it is being done quietly in nice marbled office buildings in Washington and New York. We don’t call this “looting” because the looters wear designer suits and are very polite as they eagerly steal everything not nailed down to the floor.
- December 7, 2017Policy riders buried in tax and spending bills would let in more political money, less light.
- April 27, 2017From 2011 to 2015, the top five DHS contractors spent $107.6 million on lobbying and received a combined $9 billion in federal contracts
- August 19, 2016Paul Manafort's failure to disclose foreign ties underscores need for lobbying reform.
- July 28, 2016Lobbyists want something in return for plying policymakers with attention and alcohol. We delve into what some event sponsors might be hoping to get out of it.