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He doesn't just take money from lobbyists--they're running his campaign.

Lusting after pools of Social Security and Medicare money, the Wall Street giant aims to dictate national policy through the barrel of a financial gun.

A new report on Halliburton's role in the failed reconconstruction of Iraq documents how profits of the merchants of death are rising.

Clinton vows to defend Americans against the privileged and powerful, but her ties to big business compromise her populist promises.

When Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is every lobbyist's best friend, is economic reform possible?

Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Henry Paulson faces ethical, political
and economic challenges if confirmed as Bush's latest Treasury Secretary.

Testing a Congressman's memory of the former super-lobbyist: Good old
what's-his-name...but me? I hardly knew him.

No voice rings as hollow as Newt Gingrich's on the GOP culture of
corruption. Incredibly, the media are swallowing his story.

As the nation's wealthiest family, the Waltons could be
a force for social good. But when they choose to spend their fortune
lobbying for pet projects, tax cuts and charter schools instead of
providing a living wage for their workers, they are dangerous (and
costly) to the nation.

Blogs

Why aren’t the candidates asked about corruption or the influence of big money? Maybe it’s because the men running the debates are lobbyists. 

October 22, 2012

Coal companies are using a number of tactics to help boost Mitt Romney's chances this November. 

October 9, 2012

A sweeping new “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement is being negotiated in or name but without our informed consent. Obama should remove the cloak of secrecy.

September 9, 2012

Members are taking money from the bank once again, as memory of the “fail whale” recedes.

August 24, 2012

A company that supports hate runs the risk of being told that it’s not welcome.

July 31, 2012

After spending untold amounts of money battling the creation of the bureau, Capital One finds itself the first victim. 

July 18, 2012

By striking down a century-old Montana anti-corruption law, a narrow High Court majority has removed barriers to the buying of state and local elections by multinational corporations.

June 25, 2012

Corporate profits rose to a record $1.97 trillion in the third quarter of 2011. Corporate income tax payments did not. But it's not a matter of “Honey, I Shrunk Corporate Tax.”

January 6, 2012

Revelations about American Legislative Exchange Council project to link corporate interests with state legislators to impose an agenda that protects polluters, privatizes public education, breaks unions and undermines democracy raises questions about whether group is “evading lobbying disclosure laws,” violating tax breaks designed to encourage charitable contributions and doing “an end-run around state ethics laws.”

July 15, 2011

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison a group of corporate lobbyist will be working to turn the university into a quasi-private "public authority" institution. Other states that have gone down this road have seen tuition skyrocket. 

March 8, 2011