Reprinted with permission from ProPublica. Lobbyists who joined the Trump administrationÂ and now want to return to their old trade have a problem: President Trump said they canât. Days after taking office, President Donald Trump signed anÂ executive orderÂ requiring every political appointee to sign a pledge as a condition of taking office. The appointees agreed not to […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. Lobbyists are flocking to Washington, D.C., and flooding the city with more money seeking to buy influence than has been spent in seven years. The dynamic where businesses are spending more to pay off politicians and other public figure coincides with a parade of unethical action and behavior from Donald […]
The top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform told Vice President-elect Mike Pence in a November letter that the man Donald Trump had chosen to be his national security adviser was lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
by Lee Fang,Â Republic Report. Louisiana senator David Vitter made headlines with conservative websites in the last few days by releasing a report called “Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obamaâs EPA.” Below the lengthy title is aÂ reportÂ that claims breathlessly that environmental and public health […]
by David Halperin,Â Republic Report. Even as President Obama pursues an aggressive new public effort to fight global warming by regulating U.S. power plants, his administration is quietly advancing an energy policy â exporting Americaâs liquid natural gas (LNG) â that may wellÂ raise the volume of climate-increasing greenhouse gasesÂ even more than emphasizing coal, while at the […]
In May of last year, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, now considered the favorite to win West Virginiaâs open Senate seat, stood on a small platform in Charleston, behind a row of tiny trophies in the shape of drilling rigs. She was there to congratulate the Energy Corporation of America, a major gas exploration and distribution […]
by David Halperin, Republic Report. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, New Yorkâs Rudolph Giuliani became âAmericaâs Mayor,â mobilizing his city and standing as a defiant foe of the forces of terrorism. Then, after the devastating force in the New York area of Superstorm Sandy, Giuliani, campaigning in 2012 for Mitt Romney, again presented […]
by Lee Fang,Â Republic Report Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represents a wide swath ofÂ eastern North Carolina, might not strike you as a populist. But as a lawmaker, the veteran politician with a slow Southern drawl has become a gadfly in his own party for thumbing his nose at powerful political interests. He is the […]