• Corporate Lobbying Exposed | MUST SEE! ᴴᴰ

    Boomtown: Fox News Exposes Corporate Cronyism in Big Government. Critics of Fox News, and conservative pundits like Sean Hannity, argue they are merely shills for corporations and the super-rich. Fox News in particular is accused of promoting right-wing talking points to benefit the uber-wealthy and to prevent big businesses from being held accountable. The primetime special "Boomtown" shows that Fox is a media corporation that will call into critical questioning the seedy relationship between big government and the corporate lobby. This actually happens quite often on Fox Business, particularly on the shows hosted by Neil Cavuto and John Stossel, but this special brought attention to the issue on the flagship network. On the Fox show Hannity, the anchor and talk radio host investigated ...

    published: 11 Apr 2013
  • What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?

    A citizen’s right to lobby plays a tremendous role in politics. Yet today lobbying is big business known to have a revolving door with Congress. What is lobbying really about, and can it be fundamentally good? Learn More: Honesty and Ethics Rating of Clergy Slides to New Low http://www.gallup.com/poll/166298/honesty-ethics-rating-clergy-slides-new-low.aspx "Americans' rating of the honesty and ethics of the clergy has fallen to 47%, the first time this rating has dropped below 50% since Gallup first asked about the clergy in 1977." Seven in 10 Americans Say Lobbyists Have Too Much Power http://www.gallup.com/video/147020/Seven-Americans-Say-Lobbyists-Power.aspx "Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of a list of 10 U.S. entities, Americans are most likely to say lobbyist...

    published: 14 Aug 2014
  • The realities of lobbying -- a look beyond the smoke and mirrors | Maria Laptev | TEDxUBIWiltz

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. An insightful talk uncovering some of the myths of the world of lobbying. We are challenged to question whether 'perception is reality' and how and what makes governments act. The talk takes us back 400 years to the first formal use of lobbyists, and pushes us to face the complexity of the 'noise' in today's society. In looking at the work of lobbyists to create, and also go beyond, perceptions, what lessons can we take away for our various professions and our lives in using perception as a helpful and constructive tool? Maria Laptev is a lobbyist, teacher and trainer, and a leader in her field of Public Affairs. She is a recognised expert among professional lobbyists in Brussels and other Europea...

    published: 26 Jun 2014
  • Corruption is Legal in America

    Learn more at http://Represent.Us/TheProblem, and go to https://represent.us/TheSolution to see our plan and join the Anti-Corruption Movement. Click on "show more" to view our sources. 1. Gilens and Page, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” Perspective on Politics, 2014. http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf 2. Washington Post, “Rich People Rule!” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/08/rich-people-rule/ 3. Washington Post, “Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey,” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/06/16/once-again-u-s-has-most-expensive-least...

    published: 30 Apr 2015
  • The Brussels Business - Who Runs the EU ? - HD (sub - serb/cro)

    This movie is subtitled in ( serb/cro) THE BRUSSELS BUSINESS is a docu-thriller that dives into the grey zone underneath European democracy. An expedition into the world of the 15,000 lobbyists in the EU-capital, of the PR-conglomerates, think tanks and their all embracing networks of power and their close ties to the political elites. Donate and Support TBU NEWS. Thank You! https://www.patreon.com/tbunews For more information visit here: Please Give Support http://www.thebrusselsbusiness.eu/ https://www.facebook.com/TheBrusselsBusinessMovie https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBrusselsBusiness https://twitter.com/TBBmovie Best Regards TBU NEWS https://www.tbunews.com/ Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the copyright act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as cr...

    published: 13 Dec 2015
  • Lobbyists, Corporations, or Banks: Who has Too Much Power?

    "Lobbyists, major corporations, banks, and the federal government all have too much power, according to Americans. By contrast, the public largely believes state and local governments, the legal system, organized religion, and the military each have the right amount of power or too little power."* Who do Americans think have too much power? The answers are very telling: corporations, lobbyists, banks and...who in the government? And why is mainstream media dismissing the public poll? Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more from Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/147026/americans-decry-power-lobbyists-corporations-banks-feds.aspx Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theyoungturks...

    published: 12 May 2013
  • Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42

    Today, Craig is going to talk about something you fans out there have been demanding for months - money in politics. Specifically, we're going to talk about special interest groups and their role in the U.S. political system. Special interest groups are groups of individuals that make policy-related appeals to government - like the NRA, AARP, or the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It's all pretty controversial, as money plays an important role in the policies and people these groups influence, so we'll bring in the clones to argue for and against them. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Support is provided by Voqal: http://www.voqal.org All attributed images are licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.or...

    published: 19 Dec 2015
  • Corporate Lobbying is Still Too Influential in the EU

    There is great concern over the amount of influence corporate lobbyists have over EU law, with some even writing the first drafts of EU legislation. Full story at http://www.is4profit.com/small-business-news/20120919-business-interests-grip-on-eu-legislation.html

    published: 20 Sep 2012
  • The Business of Lobbying

    Discussion of the business of lobbying in law firms today at the Big Law Business Summit on June 9, 2016. Topics include: How the Washington landscape has changed over time Opportunities and risks for companies in the current political atmosphere How law firms with lobbying practices are positioned to serve those company's needs Speakers: Darrell L. Conner, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates Anthony Costello, Head of Government Affairs Product Development, Bloomberg Government

    published: 22 Aug 2016
  • Our Democracy Has Been Robbed by Corporate Lobbyist

    Alex welcomes best serving author and economist John Perkins to the program to discuss his book "Confesisons of an Economic Hitman" and how the Globalist agenda of economic control is being enacted before our eyes daily. http://www.johnperkins.org/ Stay in the know - Follow Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones 'Like' Alex on FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderEme... http://www.infowars.com/ http://www.prisonplanet.com/ http://www.infowars.net/ http://www.prisonplanet.tv **NEW ITEM**[[SURVIVAL SHIELD-NASCENT IODINE]] http://www.infowarsshop.com/-Infowars-Life_c_79.html Retail Price $49.95-Your Price $29.95* Your Savings $20.00 [[START GETTING HEALTHY NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE]] **Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 is the most advanced multi-vitamin mineral complex to date. ...

    published: 25 Oct 2013
  • Congressional Fundraising: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    Lawmakers have to raise money to keep their jobs, but a surprising amount of their job now consists of raising money. John Oliver sits down with Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the costs of political spending. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight

    published: 04 Apr 2016
  • When Does Lobbying Become Bribery?

    Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml In the first month of 2015, three separate high-ranking United States government officials made headlines after being publicly accused of accepting bribes. In September, one of them, the now ex-governor of Virginia, was convicted on these charges. So, where is the line between lobbying and bribery? Definitions used By permission. From Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 11th Edition ©2015 by Merriam-Webster Inc. (www.Merriam-Webster.com) Learn More: Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits On Campaign Spending http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/government-elections-politics/big-sky-big-money/supreme-court-strikes-down-limits-on-campaign-spending/ "In a decision that all but ensures a greater role for wealthy donors in American politics...

    published: 09 Feb 2015
  • New video : "The corporate lobby tour"

    Sometimes stories in the news can make you wonder who is really pulling the strings. This 10-minute video exposes the role corporate lobby groups have in EU decision-making– who they are, how they get what they want, and how they affect you, and others like you all over Europe, from the food on your plate, to rules for bankers, to the chemicals allowed in everyday products. Watch, learn, and share! For more information read also our Lobby Planet. And get involved!

    published: 13 Nov 2014
  • How Lobbyists Secretly Run Washington: The Rich, Money & Influencing Congress, Government (1993)

    Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812923146/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0812923146&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=499e98e3351ef9914747174226366cf8 It is a highly controversial phenomenon, often seen in a negative light by journalists and the American public, and frequently misunderstood. While lobbying is subject to extensive and often complex rules which, if not followed, can lead to penalties including jail, the activity of lobbying has been interpreted by court rulings as free speech and protected by the ...

    published: 22 Mar 2014
  • Paul Ryan Picks Corporate Lobbyist As Chief Of Staff

    As he builds support for his bid for speaker of the House, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan has announced he will name as his top aide a longtime corporate lobbyist whose past clients have significant business before Congress. The Washington Post reported if he wins the speaker's job, Ryan will name as his chief of staff registered lobbyist David Hoppe, a former aide to Sens. Trent Lott and John Kyl. The announcement comes a decade after congressional Republicans' so-called K Street Project, which sought to bring lobbyists closer to the Republican policymaking machine, resulted in federal indictments... Read More At: http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/paul-ryan-says-corporate-lobbyist-would-be-chief-staff-if-he-becomes-house-speaker Clip from the Monday, October 26th 2015 edition of The K...

    published: 26 Oct 2015
  • DNC Corporate Lobbyist Ban Vote At 2017 National Meeting

    Nomiki Konst reporting live from the 2017 DNC meeting in Atlanta. Watch the DNC debate a ban on corporate lobbyists. Watch Nomiki's coverage LIVE at http://www.facebook.com/theyoungturks

    published: 25 Feb 2017
  • Hobby Lobby: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    With the Supreme Court ruling hinging on the religious rights of Hobby Lobby, John Oliver takes a look at other ways corporations can be more like people. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.lastweektonight.com

    published: 30 Jun 2014
  • How Lobbying Works in Government: Jack Abramoff on Law School, Money, Gifts, Travel, Finance (2011)

    On January 8, 2001, Abramoff left Preston Gates to join the Government Relations division of the Washington, D.C. law firm Greenberg Traurig. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936488442/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1936488442&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=cb0a7781b44f5bed11c7fc696a46911e It once described him as "directly involved in the Republican party and conservative movement leadership structures" and "one of the leading fund raisers for the party and its congressional candidates". With the move to Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff took as much as $6 million worth of client business from his old firm, including the Marianas Islands account. At Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff recruited a team of lobbyists known familiarly as "Team Abramoff". The...

    published: 11 Jul 2014
  • What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning, definition & explanation

    What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning - LOBBYING pronunciation - LOBBYING definition - LOBBYING explanation - How to pronounce LOBBYING? Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Lobbying (also lobby) is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in a government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies. Lobbying is done by many types of people, associations and organized groups, including individuals in the private sector, corporations, fellow legislators or government officials, or advocacy groups (interest groups). Lobbyists may be among a legislator's constituencies, meaning a voter or block of voters within his or her electoral district, or not; they may engage in lo...

    published: 14 Aug 2016
  • Corporate Lobbyist Fight to Conceal Campaign Donations

    Via Ring of Fire: http://www.youtube.com/golefttv When it comes to political influence, there aren’t many groups that wield more power than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They’ve stripped consumers of their rights, they’ve crippled labor unions, and they’ve helped pack our courts with Republican hacks. Their latest attack is on corporate transparency. America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, discusses this with attorney Michael Burg. This clip is from Ring of Fire. Find more information here: http://www.ringoffireradio.com Download our FREE app: http://majorityapp.com SUPPORT the show by becoming a member: http://jointhemajorityreport.com and BUY all of your Amazon purchase thru our Amazon affiliate link: http://majorityreportkickback.com LIKE us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/Majority...

    published: 15 May 2015
  • Corporate Lobbyist Money (in MOST Campaigns, Anyway) (w/ Kate Ackley)

    Subscribe to The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow for more: http://bit.ly/TheZeroHour If you liked this clip of The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, please share it with your friends... and hit that "like" button! Some of the music bumpers featuring Lettuce, http://lettucefunk.com.

    published: 09 Feb 2016
  • What Is An Example Of A Lobbyist?

    Lobbying definitions, exceptions, and examples. Edu lobbying definitions exceptions and examples url? Q webcache. A case for lobbying in india livemint. Lobbyists are intermediaries between client organizations and lawmakers they explain to legislators what their want, clients obstacles elected officials face for example, food industry lobbyists healthcare recently clashed over the issue of school lunches. A group supported by the united states along with professional lobbyists, interest groups provide another means to channel examples of that lobby or campaign for favourable public 17 dec 2013 major initiatives on immigration and taxes stalled, lobbyists scored many their biggest wins while playing defense legislation 16 may 2017 specifically, example, a lobbyist who does not work behalf ...

    published: 26 Jul 2017
  • Corporate DNC Hires Anti-Minimum Wage Lobbyist

    Read More At: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/10/democrats-appoint-anti-minimum-wage-advocate-to-fi.html Support The Show On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seculartalk Here's Our Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20 Follow Kyle on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like the show on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern time zone. Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com

    published: 16 Oct 2017
  • Judges Bought by Lobbyists, Corporations - Report

    A new report shows how state supreme courts are often times corrupted by money from lobbyists and corporations. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/31/judges-are-for-sale-and-special-interests-are-buying/ Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: http://www.gplus.to/TheYoungTurks Facebook: Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks

    published: 02 Nov 2011
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Corporate Lobbying Exposed | MUST SEE! ᴴᴰ
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Corporate Lobbying Exposed | MUST SEE! ᴴᴰ

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Boomtown: Fox News Exposes Corporate Cronyism in Big Government. Critics of Fox News, and conservative pundits like Sean Hannity, argue they are merely shills for corporations and the super-rich. Fox News in particular is accused of promoting right-wing talking points to benefit the uber-wealthy and to prevent big businesses from being held accountable. The primetime special "Boomtown" shows that Fox is a media corporation that will call into critical questioning the seedy relationship between big government and the corporate lobby. This actually happens quite often on Fox Business, particularly on the shows hosted by Neil Cavuto and John Stossel, but this special brought attention to the issue on the flagship network. On the Fox show Hannity, the anchor and talk radio host investigated the outrageous extent that corporate cronyism prevails in the U.S. government. Peter Schweizer, the president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), and Steve Bannon, Breitbart News' Executive Chairman, made a compelling case that corporate fat cats have never had it so good in America, regardless of which party is in charge. Some provocative facts: Every dollar that corporations spent on lobbyists yielded a $220 return, according to a study released in 2004. That is a 22,000% return on investment. 50% of corporations now have an ex-politician on their boards. 30 major corporations spend more on lobbyists than they pay on taxes. Washington D.C. suburbs contain the three richest counties in the United States and 7 of the 10 richest counties. Green energy leader General Electric spends $100,000 every single day to influence and lobby Congress. Half of the Republican members who came to Congress in the famed 1994 "Contract with America" revolution have become lobbyists after leaving Congress. Fox is not the only media corporation to expose such complicity between big government and Wall Street; but it is one of the few media outlets that puts sufficient emphasis on government as the prime mover in the corrupt relationship. It is worth pointing out that the progressive point-of-view that comes through on networks like NBC does not mitigate the problem, but only makes it worse. Without government's power to coerce taxpayers to fund bailouts, pay for corporate and union graft in the form of "stimulus," and subsidize low interest rates and Wall Street booms through monetary inflation, which hurts poor people the most, corporations would be toothless enterprises. They would be forced by the market to offer goods and services at affordable rates or else go bankrupt. Big government is thus the main problem.
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What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?
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What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?

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A citizen’s right to lobby plays a tremendous role in politics. Yet today lobbying is big business known to have a revolving door with Congress. What is lobbying really about, and can it be fundamentally good? Learn More: Honesty and Ethics Rating of Clergy Slides to New Low http://www.gallup.com/poll/166298/honesty-ethics-rating-clergy-slides-new-low.aspx "Americans' rating of the honesty and ethics of the clergy has fallen to 47%, the first time this rating has dropped below 50% since Gallup first asked about the clergy in 1977." Seven in 10 Americans Say Lobbyists Have Too Much Power http://www.gallup.com/video/147020/Seven-Americans-Say-Lobbyists-Power.aspx "Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of a list of 10 U.S. entities, Americans are most likely to say lobbyists have too much power and are least likely to say the same about the military." National Conference of State Legislatures http://www.ncsl.org/research/ethics/lobbyist-regulation.aspx Lobbyist Regulation Measuring Rates of Return for Lobbying Expenditures: An Empirical Case Study of Tax Breaks for Multinational Corporations http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1375082 "In this paper we use audited corporate tax disclosures relating to a tax holiday on repatriated earnings created by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 to examine the return on lobbying." Lobbying for the Greater Good http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/lobbying-for-the-greater-good/ "Earlier this month, scientists reported that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached 400 parts per million." For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99% http://publicampaign.org/sites/default/files/ReportTaxDodgerLobbyingDec6.pdf "Amidst a growing federal deficit and widespread economic insecurity for most Americans, some of the largest corporations in the country have avoided paying their fair share in taxes while spending millions to lobby Congress and influence elections." So Who's a Lobbyist http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/opinion/so-whos-a-lobbyist.html?_r=0 Under the federal lobbying law, Newt Gingrich can legitimately claim that he is not a lobbyist. Obama Transition announces rules for lobbyists in Transition http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/obama_transition_announces_rules_for_lobbyists_in_transition/ During a briefing today at the Presidential Transition Team headquarters, Obama Transition Co-Chair John Podesta announced the strictest and most far reaching ethics rules of any transition team in history. Obama slams lobbyists, then hires a lobbyist to help promote Obamacare http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/14/administration-changed-its-tune-hired-lobbying-fir/?page=all "On the campaign trail, President Obama vowed that lobbyists would have no place in his administration, but his health care agency last month gave a half-million-dollar grant to a registered lobbying firm to help enroll people for Obamacare as Affordable Care Act "navigators." W.H. to reverse part of lobbyist ban http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/lobbyist-ban-reversal-white-house-109951.html#.U-o9ap01lZY.twitter "The White House is poised to reverse a key part of its ban on registered lobbyists serving in government." Former White House lawyer defends Obama limits on lobbying, hints at possible changes http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-white-house-lawyer-defends-obama-limits-on-lobbying-hints-at-possible-changes/2014/03/23/c84e28da-aeb6-11e3-96dc-d6ea14c099f9_story.html "Before Bob Bauer started his lunchtime speech at a recent conference, his host wanted to make absolutely certain that the former White House counsel knew his audience." Watch More: What Powers Does President Obama Legally Have? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=milg9b0rPLQ&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA Should US Citizenship Be Guaranteed At Birth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qniAcNn8eQE&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTu
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The realities of lobbying -- a look beyond the smoke and mirrors | Maria Laptev | TEDxUBIWiltz
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The realities of lobbying -- a look beyond the smoke and mirrors | Maria Laptev | TEDxUBIWiltz

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. An insightful talk uncovering some of the myths of the world of lobbying. We are challenged to question whether 'perception is reality' and how and what makes governments act. The talk takes us back 400 years to the first formal use of lobbyists, and pushes us to face the complexity of the 'noise' in today's society. In looking at the work of lobbyists to create, and also go beyond, perceptions, what lessons can we take away for our various professions and our lives in using perception as a helpful and constructive tool? Maria Laptev is a lobbyist, teacher and trainer, and a leader in her field of Public Affairs. She is a recognised expert among professional lobbyists in Brussels and other European capitals. Few people have the depth of experience which Maria has cultivated in her over thirty years working for some of the largest global public affairs agencies on international campaigns with corporations, non governmental organisations and business associations as well as on single issue topics covering many sectors. She is a professor at United Business Institutes in Brussels where her students commonly remark on her passion, candour and thoughtfulness in her teaching. She has also taught in Vietnam, Croatia and Serbia and various countries in Western Europe. She is Executive Director to the European Centre for Public Affairs (the ECPA), a Brussels based think tank/platform for Public Affairs affairs excellence and best practice with a focus on training and skills development. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Corruption is Legal in America
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Corruption is Legal in America

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Learn more at http://Represent.Us/TheProblem, and go to https://represent.us/TheSolution to see our plan and join the Anti-Corruption Movement. Click on "show more" to view our sources. 1. Gilens and Page, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” Perspective on Politics, 2014. http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf 2. Washington Post, “Rich People Rule!” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/08/rich-people-rule/ 3. Washington Post, “Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey,” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/06/16/once-again-u-s-has-most-expensive-least-effective-health-care-system-in-survey/ 4. Forbes Opinion, “The tax code is a hopeless complex, economy-suffocating mess,” 2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrenzel/2013/04/04/the-tax-code-is-a-hopeless-complex-economy-suffocating-mess/ 5. CNN, “Americans pay more for slower Internet,” 2014. http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/31/technology/internet-speeds/ 6. The Hill, “Sanders requests DOD meeting over wasteful spending,” 2015. http://thehill.com/policy/finance/234578-sanders-requests-meeting-with-dod-chief-about-wasteful-spending 7. CBS News, “Wastebook 2014: Government’s questionable spending,” 2014. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wastebook-2014-sen-coburn-highlights-questionable-wasteful-government-spending/ 8. The Heritage Foundation, Budget Book, 2015. http://www.heritage.org/issues/budget-and-spending/government-waste 9. The Atlantic, “American schools vs. the world: expensive, unequal, bad at math,” 2013. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/12/american-schools-vs-the-world-expensive-unequal-bad-at-math/281983/ 10. CNN Opinion, “War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure,” 2012. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/06/opinion/branson-end-war-on-drugs/ 11. Feeding America, Child Hunger Fact Sheet, 2014. http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/impact-of-hunger/child-hunger/child-hunger-fact-sheet.html 12. New York Times, “Banks’ lobbyists help in drafting financial bills,” 2014. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/banks-lobbyists-help-in-drafting-financial-bills/?_r=1 13. New York Times, “Wall Street seeks to tuck Dodd-Frank changes in budget bill,” 2014 http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/wall-street-seeks-to-tuck-dodd-frank-changes-in-budget-bill/ 14. Sunlight Foundation, “Fixed Fortunes: Biggest corporate political interests spend billions, get trillions,” 2014. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/11/17/fixed-fortunes-biggest-corporate-political-interests-spend-billions-get-trillions/ 15. Sunlight Foundation, Fixed Fortunes database, 2015. http://influenceexplorer.com/fixed-fortunes/
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The Brussels Business - Who Runs the EU ? - HD (sub - serb/cro)
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The Brussels Business - Who Runs the EU ? - HD (sub - serb/cro)

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This movie is subtitled in ( serb/cro) THE BRUSSELS BUSINESS is a docu-thriller that dives into the grey zone underneath European democracy. An expedition into the world of the 15,000 lobbyists in the EU-capital, of the PR-conglomerates, think tanks and their all embracing networks of power and their close ties to the political elites. Donate and Support TBU NEWS. Thank You! https://www.patreon.com/tbunews For more information visit here: Please Give Support http://www.thebrusselsbusiness.eu/ https://www.facebook.com/TheBrusselsBusinessMovie https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBrusselsBusiness https://twitter.com/TBBmovie Best Regards TBU NEWS https://www.tbunews.com/ Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the copyright act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statue that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.
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Lobbyists, Corporations, or Banks: Who has Too Much Power?
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Lobbyists, Corporations, or Banks: Who has Too Much Power?

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"Lobbyists, major corporations, banks, and the federal government all have too much power, according to Americans. By contrast, the public largely believes state and local governments, the legal system, organized religion, and the military each have the right amount of power or too little power."* Who do Americans think have too much power? The answers are very telling: corporations, lobbyists, banks and...who in the government? And why is mainstream media dismissing the public poll? Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more from Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/147026/americans-decry-power-lobbyists-corporations-banks-feds.aspx Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theyoungturks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Buy TYT Merch: http://theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com/ Support The Young Turks by becoming a member of TYT Nation at http://www.tytnetwork.com. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. In exchange, we provided members only bonuses! We tape a special Post Game show Mon-Thurs and you get access to the entire live show at your convenience in video, audio and podcast formats.
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Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42
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Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42

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Today, Craig is going to talk about something you fans out there have been demanding for months - money in politics. Specifically, we're going to talk about special interest groups and their role in the U.S. political system. Special interest groups are groups of individuals that make policy-related appeals to government - like the NRA, AARP, or the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It's all pretty controversial, as money plays an important role in the policies and people these groups influence, so we'll bring in the clones to argue for and against them. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: http://youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Support is provided by Voqal: http://www.voqal.org All attributed images are licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Corporate Lobbying is Still Too Influential in the EU
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Corporate Lobbying is Still Too Influential in the EU

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There is great concern over the amount of influence corporate lobbyists have over EU law, with some even writing the first drafts of EU legislation. Full story at http://www.is4profit.com/small-business-news/20120919-business-interests-grip-on-eu-legislation.html
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The Business of Lobbying
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The Business of Lobbying

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Discussion of the business of lobbying in law firms today at the Big Law Business Summit on June 9, 2016. Topics include: How the Washington landscape has changed over time Opportunities and risks for companies in the current political atmosphere How law firms with lobbying practices are positioned to serve those company's needs Speakers: Darrell L. Conner, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates Anthony Costello, Head of Government Affairs Product Development, Bloomberg Government
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Our Democracy Has Been Robbed by Corporate Lobbyist
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Our Democracy Has Been Robbed by Corporate Lobbyist

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Alex welcomes best serving author and economist John Perkins to the program to discuss his book "Confesisons of an Economic Hitman" and how the Globalist agenda of economic control is being enacted before our eyes daily. http://www.johnperkins.org/ Stay in the know - Follow Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones 'Like' Alex on FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderEme... http://www.infowars.com/ http://www.prisonplanet.com/ http://www.infowars.net/ http://www.prisonplanet.tv **NEW ITEM**[[SURVIVAL SHIELD-NASCENT IODINE]] http://www.infowarsshop.com/-Infowars-Life_c_79.html Retail Price $49.95-Your Price $29.95* Your Savings $20.00 [[START GETTING HEALTHY NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE]] **Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 is the most advanced multi-vitamin mineral complex to date. http://infowarshealth.com/ [[PREPAREDNESS PRODUCTS]] NEW ITEMS** **EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SURVIVE THE COLLAPSE** http://www.infowarsshop.com/-Preparedness-Products_c_55.html [[INFOWARS MAGAZINE]] Special Halloween Mask Double Cover Edition** http://www.infowarsshop.com/-Infowars-Magazine_c_65.html
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Congressional Fundraising: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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Congressional Fundraising: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Lawmakers have to raise money to keep their jobs, but a surprising amount of their job now consists of raising money. John Oliver sits down with Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the costs of political spending. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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When Does Lobbying Become Bribery?
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When Does Lobbying Become Bribery?

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Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml In the first month of 2015, three separate high-ranking United States government officials made headlines after being publicly accused of accepting bribes. In September, one of them, the now ex-governor of Virginia, was convicted on these charges. So, where is the line between lobbying and bribery? Definitions used By permission. From Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 11th Edition ©2015 by Merriam-Webster Inc. (www.Merriam-Webster.com) Learn More: Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits On Campaign Spending http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/government-elections-politics/big-sky-big-money/supreme-court-strikes-down-limits-on-campaign-spending/ "In a decision that all but ensures a greater role for wealthy donors in American politics, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down restrictions on how much individual donors may contribute to candidates, political parties and political action committees." Former Governor in Virginia Guilty in Bribery Case http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/us/bob-mcdonnell-maureen-mcdonnell-virginia-verdict.html?_r=0 "Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of corruption in federal court on Thursday, after a trial that shattered the political career of the onetime Republican star and peeled back the couple's private life to the bone. Rooting Out Corruption A Look Back at the Jefferson Case http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/april/a-look-back-at-the-william-j.-jefferson-corruption-case Watch More: What Do Billionaires Really Want In Politics? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By0b72gdWOA Subscribe to TestTube Daily! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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New video : "The corporate lobby tour"
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New video : "The corporate lobby tour"

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Sometimes stories in the news can make you wonder who is really pulling the strings. This 10-minute video exposes the role corporate lobby groups have in EU decision-making– who they are, how they get what they want, and how they affect you, and others like you all over Europe, from the food on your plate, to rules for bankers, to the chemicals allowed in everyday products. Watch, learn, and share! For more information read also our Lobby Planet. And get involved!
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How Lobbyists Secretly Run Washington: The Rich, Money & Influencing Congress, Government (1993)
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How Lobbyists Secretly Run Washington: The Rich, Money & Influencing Congress, Government (1993)

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Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812923146/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0812923146&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=499e98e3351ef9914747174226366cf8 It is a highly controversial phenomenon, often seen in a negative light by journalists and the American public, and frequently misunderstood. While lobbying is subject to extensive and often complex rules which, if not followed, can lead to penalties including jail, the activity of lobbying has been interpreted by court rulings as free speech and protected by the US Constitution. Since the 1970s, lobbying activity has grown immensely in terms of the numbers of lobbyists and the size of lobbying budgets, and has become the focus of much criticism of American governance. Since lobbying rules require extensive disclosure, there is a wealth of data in the public sphere about which entities lobby, how, at whom, and for how much. The current pattern suggests much lobbying is done by corporations, although a wide variety of coalitions representing diverse groups is possible. Lobbying happens at every level of government, including federal, state, county, municipal, and even local governments. In Washington, DC, lobbying usually targets congresspersons, although there have been efforts to influence executive agency officials as well as US Supreme Court appointments. It has been the subject of academic inquiry in various fields, including economics, law, and public policy. While lobbyists number of 12,000 people in Washington, DC, those with real clout number in the dozens, and a small group of firms handles much of lobbying in terms of expenditures. As an activity, lobbying takes time to learn, requires skill and sensitivity, depends on deft persuasion, and has much in common with generally non-political activities such as management consulting and public relations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbyists Numerous reports chronicle the revolving door phenomenon.[42] A 2011 estimate suggested that nearly 5,400 former congressional staffers had become federal lobbyists over a ten-year period, and 400 lawmakers made a similar jump.[46] It is a "symbiotic relationship" in the sense that lobbying firms can exploit the "experience and connections gleaned from working inside the legislative process", and lawmakers find a "ready pool of experienced talent."[46] There is movement in the other direction as well: one report found that 605 former lobbyists had taken jobs working for lawmakers over a ten-year period.[46] A study by the London School of Economics found 1,113 lobbyists who had formerly worked in lawmakers' offices.[46] The lobbying option is a way for staffers and lawmakers to "cash in on their experience", according to one view.[28] Before the 1980s, staffers and aides worked many years for congresspersons, sometimes decades, and tended to stay in their jobs; now, with the lure of higher-paying lobbying jobs, many would quit their posts after a few years at most to "go downtown."[28] And it is not just staffers, but lawmakers as well, including high-profile ones such as congressperson Richard Gephardt. He represented a "working-class" district in Missouri for many years but after leaving Congress, he became a lobbyist.[80] In 2007, he began his own lobbying firm called "Gephardt Government Affairs Group" and in 2010 it was earning close to $7 million in revenues with clients including Goldman Sachs, Boeing, Visa Inc., Ameren Corporation, and Waste Management Inc..[80] Senators Robert Bennett and Byron Dorgan became lobbyists too.[81] Mississippi governor Haley Barbour became a lobbyist.[82] In 2010, former representative Billy Tauzin earned $11 million running the drug industry's lobbying organization. called the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.[80] Many former representatives earned over $1 million in one year, including James Greenwood and Daniel Glickman. When getting access is difficult, there are ways to wear down the walls surrounding a legislator. Jack Abramoff explained: Access is vital in lobbying. If you can't get in your door, you can't make your case. Here we had a hostile senator, whose staff was hostile, and we had to get in. So that's the lobbyist safe-cracker method: throw fundraisers, raise money, and become a big donor. —Lobbyist Jack Abramoff in 2011 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbying_in_the_United_States
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Paul Ryan Picks Corporate Lobbyist As Chief Of Staff
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Paul Ryan Picks Corporate Lobbyist As Chief Of Staff

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As he builds support for his bid for speaker of the House, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan has announced he will name as his top aide a longtime corporate lobbyist whose past clients have significant business before Congress. The Washington Post reported if he wins the speaker's job, Ryan will name as his chief of staff registered lobbyist David Hoppe, a former aide to Sens. Trent Lott and John Kyl. The announcement comes a decade after congressional Republicans' so-called K Street Project, which sought to bring lobbyists closer to the Republican policymaking machine, resulted in federal indictments... Read More At: http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/paul-ryan-says-corporate-lobbyist-would-be-chief-staff-if-he-becomes-house-speaker Clip from the Monday, October 26th 2015 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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DNC Corporate Lobbyist Ban Vote At 2017 National Meeting
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DNC Corporate Lobbyist Ban Vote At 2017 National Meeting

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Nomiki Konst reporting live from the 2017 DNC meeting in Atlanta. Watch the DNC debate a ban on corporate lobbyists. Watch Nomiki's coverage LIVE at http://www.facebook.com/theyoungturks
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Hobby Lobby: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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Hobby Lobby: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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With the Supreme Court ruling hinging on the religious rights of Hobby Lobby, John Oliver takes a look at other ways corporations can be more like people. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.lastweektonight.com
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How Lobbying Works in Government: Jack Abramoff on Law School, Money, Gifts, Travel, Finance (2011)
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How Lobbying Works in Government: Jack Abramoff on Law School, Money, Gifts, Travel, Finance (2011)

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On January 8, 2001, Abramoff left Preston Gates to join the Government Relations division of the Washington, D.C. law firm Greenberg Traurig. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936488442/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1936488442&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=cb0a7781b44f5bed11c7fc696a46911e It once described him as "directly involved in the Republican party and conservative movement leadership structures" and "one of the leading fund raisers for the party and its congressional candidates". With the move to Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff took as much as $6 million worth of client business from his old firm, including the Marianas Islands account. At Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff recruited a team of lobbyists known familiarly as "Team Abramoff". The team included many of his former employees from Preston Gates and former senior staffers of members of Congress. Around the time he joined Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff's choice of lobbying clients changed to focus much more on Native American tribes. While Abramoff was a registered lobbyist for 51 clients while working at Preston Gates, with only four being tribes, Abramoff would eventually represent 24 clients for whom he was registered lobbyist at Greenberg Traurig, of which seven were tribes. Former White House Deputy Counsel Timothy Flanigan left his job in December 2002 to work as General Counsel for Corporate and International Law at Tyco International. He immediately hired Abramoff to lobby Congress and the White House on matters relating to Tyco's Bermuda tax-exempt status.[46] Flanigan stated to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Abramoff "bragged" that he could help Tyco avoid tax liability aimed at offshore companies because he "had good relationships with members of Congress".[47] Tyco Inc. claimed in August 2005 that Abramoff had been paid $1.7 million for "astroturfing", or the creation of a fake "grassroots" campaign to oppose proposals to penalize US corporations registered abroad for tax reasons. The work allegedly was never performed, and most of the fee Tyco paid Abramoff to lobby against the legislation was "diverted to entities controlled by Mr. Abramoff". Abramoff's team represented the government of Malaysia, and worked toward improving Malaysian relations with the United States, particularly with trade relations.[48] Abramoff also met with the government of Sudan, offering a plan to deflect criticism from American Christian groups over the regime's alleged role in the Darfur conflict. Abramoff promised to enlist Reed to assist, as well as starting a grassroots campaign to improve the image of Sudan in America. Abramoff maintained four skyboxes at major sports arenas for political entertaining at a cost of over $1 million a year. Abramoff hosted many fundraisers at these skyboxes including events for politicians publicly opposed to gambling, such as John Doolittle.[53] Then Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member and current Chairman Max Baucus returned $18,892 in contributions that his office found to be connected to Abramoff. Included in the returned donations was an estimated $1,892 that was never reported for Baucus' use of Abramoff's skybox at a professional sports arena and concert venue in downtown Washington in 2001.[54] Abramoff also was co-owner of Signatures Restaurant, a high-end Washington establishment which he used to reward friends and associates. His fellow lobbyist Kevin A. Ring treated Justice Department official Robert E. Coughlin to free tickets to the skyboxes and took him out to Signatures multiple times in exchange for favors.[55] The restaurant, once thriving, was closed once investigations closed in on Abramoff. DeLay, Ney and Florida Republican Representative Tom Feeney have each gone on golf trips to Scotland that were apparently arranged or funded by Abramoff. These trips took place in 2000, 2002 and 2003. Ney and Feeney each claimed that their trips were paid for by the National Center for Public Policy Research, but the group denied this. Spokespeople for Ney and Feeney blamed others for filing errors. Ney later pleaded guilty to knowing that Abramoff had paid for the trip. A former top procurement official in the Bush administration, David H. Safavian, has been convicted of lying and obstruction of justice in connection with the Abramoff investigation. Safavian, who traveled to Scotland with Reed and Ney on a golf outing arranged by Abramoff, was accused of concealing from federal investigators information about Abramoff's plans to do business with the General Services Administration at the time of the golf trip — in particular, seeking help finding property for his private religious school, Eshkol Academy, and for one of his tribal clients. Safavian was then GSA chief of staff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff
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What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning, definition & explanation
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What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning, definition & explanation

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What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning - LOBBYING pronunciation - LOBBYING definition - LOBBYING explanation - How to pronounce LOBBYING? Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Lobbying (also lobby) is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in a government, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies. Lobbying is done by many types of people, associations and organized groups, including individuals in the private sector, corporations, fellow legislators or government officials, or advocacy groups (interest groups). Lobbyists may be among a legislator's constituencies, meaning a voter or block of voters within his or her electoral district, or not; they may engage in lobbying as a business, or not. Professional lobbyists are people whose business is trying to influence legislation on behalf of a group or individual who hires them. Individuals and nonprofit organizations can also lobby as an act of volunteering or as a small part of their normal job (for instance, a CEO meeting with a representative about a project important to his/her company, or an activist meeting with his/her legislator in an unpaid capacity). Governments often define and regulate organized group lobbying that has become influential. The ethics and morality of lobbying are dual-edged. Lobbying is often spoken of with contempt, when the implication is that people with inordinate socioeconomic power are corrupting the law (twisting it away from fairness) in order to serve their own interests. When people who have a duty to act on behalf of others, such as elected officials with a duty to serve their constituents' interests or more broadly the public good, can benefit by shaping the law to serve the interests of some private parties a conflict of interest exists. Many critiques of lobbying point to the potential for conflicts of interest to lead to agent misdirection or the intentional failure of an agent with a duty to serve an employer, client, or constituent to perform those duties. The failure of government officials to serve the public interest as a consequence of lobbying by special interests who provide benefits to the official is an example of agent misdirection. In contrast, another side of lobbying is making sure that others' interests are duly defended against others' corruption, or even simply making sure that minority interests are fairly defended against mere tyranny of the majority. For example, a medical association may lobby a legislature about increasing the restrictions in smoking prevention laws, and tobacco companies lobby to reduce them: the first regarding smoking as injurious to health and the second arguing it is part of the freedom of choice.
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Corporate Lobbyist Fight to Conceal Campaign Donations
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Corporate Lobbyist Fight to Conceal Campaign Donations

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Via Ring of Fire: http://www.youtube.com/golefttv When it comes to political influence, there aren’t many groups that wield more power than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They’ve stripped consumers of their rights, they’ve crippled labor unions, and they’ve helped pack our courts with Republican hacks. Their latest attack is on corporate transparency. America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, discusses this with attorney Michael Burg. This clip is from Ring of Fire. Find more information here: http://www.ringoffireradio.com Download our FREE app: http://majorityapp.com SUPPORT the show by becoming a member: http://jointhemajorityreport.com and BUY all of your Amazon purchase thru our Amazon affiliate link: http://majorityreportkickback.com LIKE us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/MajorityReport FOLLOW us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MajorityFM SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/SamSeder WATCH our LIVE show video stream: http://youtube.com/user/MajorityReportLIVE
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Corporate Lobbyist Money (in MOST Campaigns, Anyway) (w/ Kate Ackley)
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Corporate Lobbyist Money (in MOST Campaigns, Anyway) (w/ Kate Ackley)

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What Is An Example Of A Lobbyist?
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What Is An Example Of A Lobbyist?

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Lobbying definitions, exceptions, and examples. Edu lobbying definitions exceptions and examples url? Q webcache. A case for lobbying in india livemint. Lobbyists are intermediaries between client organizations and lawmakers they explain to legislators what their want, clients obstacles elected officials face for example, food industry lobbyists healthcare recently clashed over the issue of school lunches. A group supported by the united states along with professional lobbyists, interest groups provide another means to channel examples of that lobby or campaign for favourable public 17 dec 2013 major initiatives on immigration and taxes stalled, lobbyists scored many their biggest wins while playing defense legislation 16 may 2017 specifically, example, a lobbyist who does not work behalf single client more than 20 percent his time need register 12 mar 2014 forte lobbying firm westbourne is in mobilising voices behind its clients. Thirty economists, for example, signed a letter to the ft in 2011 definition of lobbying act attempting influence business and government people who do are called lobbyists. Googleusercontent search. Lobbying definitions, exceptions, and examples lobbying. Lobbyist example find your employer lobby. The ethyl corporation 27 apr 2017 in the 1987 movie suspect, dennis quaid plays a lobbyist so desperate to get votes for bill supporting milk producers his home state that 20 2015 it's gap has been widening since corporate lobbying began example, pharmaceutical companies had long opposed idea of 17 2009 an example bad kind came light last week when new york times revealed sallie mae hired tony podesta our work, we target and engage those positions power 1980s, commercial exploitation antarctica oil contemporary examples. Instead, the lobbyist insisted, my experience is that congress tends to run roughshod over constitutionality. An example of lobbying national alliance for breastfeeding advocacy. Duke government govrelations. 29 companies that paid millions for lobbying (and didn't pay taxes). For example, during the furore over wal mart's affecting public policy through advocacy and lobbyingin april 1998, rep carolyn maloney (d ny) introduced. Lobbyist has an indecent tennessee ethics commissionlobbyist example find your employerexamples home help and 14 dec 2011 a recent report from public campaign points finger at 30 large corporations that paid more for lobbyists than they in taxes 2008 2010 19 jun 2013 india, there is some confusion among policymakers about what constitutes lobbying. Show more examples many of us have heard about lobbyists and how they a lot influence on government, but do agenda setting definition, function, process & i am not sure this is an example for lobbying or case in which people were misinformed helping particular organisation. Duke government lobbying definitions, exceptions, and examples. Duke government lobbying in the united states wikipedia. Lobbyists and special interest groups boundless
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Corporate DNC Hires Anti-Minimum Wage Lobbyist
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Corporate DNC Hires Anti-Minimum Wage Lobbyist

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Judges Bought by Lobbyists, Corporations - Report
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Judges Bought by Lobbyists, Corporations - Report

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A new report shows how state supreme courts are often times corrupted by money from lobbyists and corporations. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/31/judges-are-for-sale-and-special-interests-are-buying/ Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: http://www.gplus.to/TheYoungTurks Facebook: Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks
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