lobbying

They Aren't Finished

In case you thought the influx of big money political ad buys was over, Crossroads GPS is here to prove you wrong. Last week, Crossroads has announced a $500,000 fiscal cliff ad buy targeting President Obama's tax plan.

Roll Call notes that this is just "the latest sign that outside groups that spent record sums on the recent election are shifting their unrestricted money to lobbying."

Anti-Corruption Watchdog Blasts Lobbying Firm for Planned Attack on Occupy Wall Street

When news broke on Saturday morning of a leaked memo from a top Washington, D.C. lobbying firm spelling out a plan to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement, Public Campaign Action Fund issued this press release.

10 Facts on Lobbying Firm Trying to Discredit Occupy Wall Street

According to an exclusive by “Up with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC on Saturday, November 19, 2011, Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford (CLGC), a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm, authored a memo detailing the rationale and a proposal to smear the Occupy Wall Street movement. The memo was sent to the American Bankers Association (ABA).

Perks From Delta? Answer the Question, Congress

Public Campaign Action Fund sent letters to 20 members of Congress yesterday requesting full disclosure of any benefits they’ve received from Delta Air Lines as Congress considers the long-term Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization legislation. Delta has been the only airline lobbying on the anti-union National Mediation Board Provision and has been pouring campaign contributions into members’ campaign coffers.

NEW REPORT: Payback Time? The Supercommittee & Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Public Campaign, along with Oil Change international, released a new report yesterday: "Payback Time? The Supercommittee & Fossil Fuel Subsidies." The report shows that the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or “supercommittee,” have received at least $4.2 million in campaign contributions from dirty energy interests lobbying to keep their wasteful taxpayer subsidies.

“Occupy” Movement Descends on Mortgage Bankers Association in Chicago

The Occupy movement that’s been sweeping the nation continued yesterday in Chicago, where protesters gathered outside a meeting of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

NEW REPORT: Wall Street and the Supercommittee: The $41 Million Question

Public Campaign, along with National People's Action, released a new report today: "Wall Street and the Supercommittee: The $41 Million Question." The report details the close ties from Wall Street and other financial industry interests to the supercommittee.

Congress' Sugar Daddy

It seems that Big Oil isn't the only one reaping the benefits of taxpayer subsidies after showering Congress with campaign cash and employing scores of lobbyists on Capitol Hill. The Colorado Independent reports on how Big Sugar has been sweetening the pot for members of Congress for years, and getting what they want in return.

Pay What?

A study released today by the Institute for Policy Studies showed that 25 out of 100 of the top earning CEO's were actually paid more in compensation than their company's paid in federal taxes.

DEBT DEAL: "Super Congress" Will Make Influencing-peddling That Much Easier

The "Super Congress" created in the debt ceiling deal to address additional spending cuts or revenues will make it cheaper for Wall Street, tax dodging corporations, and special interest lobbyists to influence the spending cuts and revenue debate in Washington, according to a statement from Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF).