US political lobbying

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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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Sheldon Adelson to donate $100m to Trump and Republicans, fundraisers say
Billionaire casino magnate, a staunchly pro-Israel conservative, expected to give to Super Pacs and ‘dark money’ groups

Peter Stone in Washington

10, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Five key ways the Koch brothers pushed their rightwing agenda
Charles and David Koch spent millions to promote conservative candidates and causes, provoking anger – and devotion

Edward Helmore

23, Aug, 2019 @4:35 PM

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Welcome to Trump's Corrupt State – the Mos Eisley cantina of world politics | Robert Reich
The administration and the Republican party are nests of lobbyists and con artists who make Greedo look like a saint

Robert Reich

15, Jun, 2019 @5:00 AM

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We must ensure US public lands stay public, or risk ‘demolition of society’ | Kate Aronoff
A lawyer and longtime energy lobbyist, the new interior secretary, David Bernhardt, has one goal in mind: handing as much land as possible to corporations

Kate Aronoff

18, Apr, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The Observer view: even Donald Trump’s base must doubt him now | Observer editorial
Michael Cohen’s damning testimony means that unless Trump wins the next election, he could find himself in court

Observer editorial

03, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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In corporate America, too many bosses tell employees who to vote for | Ganesh Sitaraman
A new book points out how companies mobilise their employees to support politicians beneficial to the corporation

Ganesh Sitaraman

07, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Why the politicians must set their sights on Facebook | Emily Bell
The issues to tackle are political persuasion, influence and money. It may be a long wait

Emily Bell

15, Apr, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Why do people cling to their guns? We need to get inside their minds | Emma Brockes
I can’t think of a single reason why a civilian needs to own a military grade weapon, but perhaps it’s about more than needs, writes Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

01, Mar, 2018 @2:44 PM

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