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A Top Fundraiser For Obama Turns From Wall Street To Drones

“Being an entrepreneur is about breaking barriers and making money,” says Robert Wolf. A friend and campaign donor to Obama who operates an expansive drone company.

April 30, 2015

Report: Interest Groups Have Greatest Effect On Policy

A study published Monday by the Sunlight Foundation suggests that interest groups, not individual voters, are the primary catalysts of policy change in American government. Michigan State University political science professor Matt Grossmann studied “790 significant domestic policy changes” occurring since 1945, and found that interest groups were more likely to motivate change than “public opinion, research, events, […]

May 20, 2014

Lifting Donation Caps Will Boost Political Establishment, Experts Say

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to lift the cap on the amount donors can contribute in a congressional election cycle promises to shift power to the political party’s established leaders, who had lost ground to outside groups. With the demise of the $123,200 limit for the two-year election cycle, […]

April 4, 2014

Big PACs Throw Money At Supercommittee Members

Want to get a huge influx of cash? Looks like all you have to do is be part of the supercommittee. From the time the six Republicans and six Democrats were appointed to the special committee to reduce the deficit, suspicions about lobbyists’ influence on these politicians arose. AP reported in August that the 12 […]

October 6, 2011