April 24, 2024

Giants players recall infamous ‘boat picture’ ahead of long-awaited return to NFL playoffs

Sometimes a photo really is worth a thousand words. Even, after enduring a long playoff drought, a single image continues to follow the New York Giants – the infamous “boat” picture. Six years ago, Sterling Shepard and then-fellow Giants teammates Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and Roger Lewis decided to charter a private jet to […]

Lisa Marie Presley remembered: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and John Travolta mourn death of Elvis’ daughter

Lisa Marie Presley was mourned on social media Thursday following her death in Los Angeles. She was 54. The songwriter, who was blessed by her father Elvis Presley’s musical genes, was remembered by Hollywood stars, including John Travolta, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and Octavia Spencer. “Our hearts are broken with the sudden and shocking […]

Report: Stacey Abrams Lobbying Biden to Be Next FCC Nominee

Twice-failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is now lobbying the Joe Biden White House to be the next nominee for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to a report. FCC nominee Gigi Sohn’s confirmation vote has been put on the back burner as Senate Democrats’ one-member majority has struggled to find a way to

Departing lawmakers are lining up cushy lobbying gigs

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), who also decided against running for another term, could be among them. She has had conversations with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, according to two Democratic lobbyists. Bustos’ spokesperson told POLITICO that the congresswoman had not yet made a final decision on her next steps but that she “had conversations

Chuck Schumer Lobbying for ‘at Least $12 Billion’ in Ukraine Aid to ‘Win the War’

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Sunday he is requesting “at least $12 billion” in aid for Ukraine in a stop-gap spending bill. Schumer said during a press conference on Sunday, “Ukraine has made significant advances against Russia in the war, the vicious war that Putin has waged against the Ukrainian people.” The New

Apple, Retail Groups Continue Lobbying Congress On Chinese Slave Labor Bill

Lobbying disclosure forms filed with Congress this week show that Apple and several retail trade groups continue lobbying on a bill that would crack down on forced labor in China. Apple paid two firms to lobby policymakers on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  The Washington Post has previously reported that one of Apple’s lobbyists…

Trump Revokes His Own ‘Drain The Swamp’ Executive Order That Banned Some Lobbying

President Donald Trump revoked an executive order he signed in the early days of his presidency, which banned administration officials from becoming lobbyists within five years of leaving their position. In the final hours of his presidency Tuesday night, President Donald Trump revoked his executive order, which placed restrictions on White House officials’ ability to…

Report: Apple Is Lobbying To Soften Bill That Fights Forced Labor In China

Apple, the $2 trillion tech company, has lobbied Congress to soften the language in a bill aimed at preventing American companies from relying on forced labor in China for its products, according to a report from The Washington Post. Two congressional staffers told The Post that lobbyists with the firm Fierce Government Relations have sought…

Firm Linked To Top Biden Advisor Is Lobbying To Soften US Trade Policy Towards China

A lobbying firm co-founded by Joe Biden’s incoming White House counselor registered earlier this year to lobby for a tech company seeking to improve trade relations with China.  Biden tapped Steve Ricchetti, a longtime lobbyist and Democratic operative, to serve as one of his top White House aides.  Ricchetti’s brother, Jeff, registered in August to…

Facebook Spent Millions Lobbying The Government Since 2009. Now Its Public Perception Is At Its Worst.

Facebook has spent millions of dollars lobbying the U.S. government since its official inception in 2009. As the company has grown in affluence and influence, so too has the public’s distrust, despite persuasive funding. People and lawmakers from all ends of the political spectrum in recent months have been sternly chastising the tech giant for […]

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Podesta Made $500K Lobbying For Chinese Firm Convicted Of Illegal Sales To Iran

Democratic super-lobbyist Tony Podesta grossed more than $500,000 to represent a Chinese company criminally convicted in March of sending illegal shipments of telecom equipment to Iran, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. The seriousness of the illegal sales to Iran were so extreme and continued for so long — from 2010 to […]

3 New Presidential Actions: Lobbying Ban, Defeat ISIS Plan, National Security Council Reorganization

President Donald J. Trump signed three new executive actions on Saturday afternoon, including a five year lobbying ban, reorganization of the National Security Council, and a plan to defeat the Islamic State. From the Oval Office, President Trump signed the documents while surrounded by reporters, advisers, and his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Regarding the […]

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