Lobbying

Will the Pentagon Suffer in the Debt Deal? Will the Pentagon Suffer in the Debt Deal?

It might, but it’s going to take a lot of work to counter the Iron Triangle and its lobbyists.

Aug 4, 2011 / Blog / Bob Dreyfuss

Exposing ALEC: Why Are Corporations Writing State Laws? Exposing ALEC: Why Are Corporations Writing State Laws?

ALEC is a toxic alliance of corporations and state legislatures that work together to ensure that corporate interests stay at the top of legislative agendas across the country.

Jul 25, 2011 / Video / Countdown

With ALEC Exposed, Common Cause Demands an IRS Audit of Corporate-Funded Group’s Gaming of State Lawmaking With ALEC Exposed, Common Cause Demands an IRS Audit of Corporate-Funded Group’s Gaming of State Lawmaking

Revelations about American Legislative Exchange Council project to link corporate interests with state legislators to impose an agenda that protects polluters, privatizes public ed...

Jul 15, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

How ALEC Is Flooding Statehouses with Pro-Corporate Legislation How ALEC Is Flooding Statehouses with Pro-Corporate Legislation

When Republicans won complete legislative control of many states last year, ALEC was right there with model legislation to help them push through a radical right-wing agenda.

Jul 15, 2011 / Video / The Ed Show

ALEC Exposed

ALEC Exposed ALEC Exposed

A trove of documents reveals the vast procorporate strategy of this powerful right-wing group.

Jul 12, 2011 / Feature / John Nichols

ALEC Exposed: Business Domination Inc. ALEC Exposed: Business Domination Inc.

Wisconsin is just one front in ALEC's most recent war against against revenue and labor unions, part of an ongoing mission to privatize everything.

Jul 12, 2011 / Feature / Joel Rogers and Laura Dresser

ALEC Exposed: Sabotaging Healthcare

ALEC Exposed: Sabotaging Healthcare ALEC Exposed: Sabotaging Healthcare

To a former health insurance executive, ALEC's fight against “Obamacare” looks familiar—and straight out of the corporate playbook.

Jul 12, 2011 / Feature / Wendell Potter

ALEC Exposed: The Koch Connection

ALEC Exposed: The Koch Connection ALEC Exposed: The Koch Connection

Untold sums of cash poured into ALEC by Charles and David Koch have been an effective investment in advancing their worldview.

Jul 12, 2011 / Feature / Lisa Graves

Feingold to Netroots Nation: Call Out Corporate Democrats Feingold to Netroots Nation: Call Out Corporate Democrats

Corporate money corrupts, warns former senator, in a call for the netroots to challenge those in both parties who "dance with the devil."

Jun 17, 2011 / Blog / John Nichols

Nation Conversations: Roane Carey and Ari Berman on Elizabeth Warren and the CFPB Nation Conversations: Roane Carey and Ari Berman on Elizabeth Warren and the CFPB

Why does the bank lobby and the politicians in its pocket feel so threatened by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Jun 2, 2011 / Audio / The Nation

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