US political lobbying

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As the NRA fades, a more zealous US pro-gun group rises as a lobbying power
Gun Owners of America, formed in belief NRA was ‘too liberal’, spent $3.3m lobbying against gun control and boasts 2m members

Peter Stone in Washington

17, Nov, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Pro-Israel groups target US lawmakers critical of Israel’s war ahead of primaries
Rashida Tlaib and other Democratic ‘Squad’ members – and one Republican – are targets of attack ads as critics support opponents

Tom Perkins in Detroit and Joan E Greve in Washington DC

11, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Amazon and Google fund anti-abortion lawmakers through complex shell game
Blue-chip companies gave to Republican group funneling money to lawmakers who overturned abortion-ban veto in North Carolina

Nick Robins-Early

03, Jun, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Revealed: the US adviser who tried to swing Nigeria’s 2015 election
Sam Patten, an American consultant later mired in controversy, exploited emails obtained by Tal Hanan’s team

Carole Cadwalladr and Stephanie Kirchgaessner

18, Feb, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Rightwing group pours millions in ‘dark money’ into US voter suppression bid
Tax filings reveal advocacy arm of Heritage Foundation spent $5m on lobbying in 2021 to block voting rights in battleground states

Brendan Fischer and Ed Pilkington

13, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Antitrust target Ticketmaster spends big on lobbying amid woeful 2022
Ticketing debacles involving Taylor Swift and Bad Bunny have led to calls for parent company Live Nation’s stranglehold on live entertainment to be broken

Tom Perkins

03, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Why pro-Israel lobby group Aipac is backing election deniers and extremist Republicans
The group places support for Israel over all over considerations, endorsing extreme rightwing candidates in the midterm elections

Chris McGreal

18, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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US congressman accuses LIV CEO Greg Norman of pushing Saudi ‘propaganda’
Greg Norman faced accusations of promoting Saudi “propaganda” following meetings with Washington lawmakers, in which the Australian golfer sought to garner support for the Saudi-backed LIV Series

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

22, Sep, 2022 @12:42 PM

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Utilities cut power to US customers while taking huge Covid tax credits
Tax bailouts would have paid for debt forgiveness many times over but instead companies left struggling households in the dark

Tom Perkins in Detroit

05, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Apple and Disney among companies backing groups against US climate bill
Amazon and Microsoft also supporting lobby groups fighting legislation despite promises to combat climate crisis, analysis finds

Oliver Milman

01, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Irresistible review – Jon Stewart’s political non-satire for liberals is as dull as it gets | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Steve Carell is lacklustre as a political strategist for the Democrats in this flaccid film that sits on the fence

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jun, 2020 @9:00 PM

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The coronavirus relief bill could turn into a corporate coup if we aren't careful | Matt Stoller
America will be unrecognizable after this pandemic if big corporations walk away with trillions of dollars and no strings attached

Matt Stoller

22, Mar, 2020 @10:17 AM

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