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A helping hand? Tracking changes in support to British All-Party Parliamentary Groups since 2001

There are over 600 All Party Parliamentary Groups in the Westminster Parliament. Dr Paul EJ Thomas discusses the monetary and in-kind support these informal groups receive, and their role in the policy-making process. 1,562 more words

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Counting up how much the NRA spends on campaigns and lobbying | PolitiFact

In late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue about Las Vegas and the influence of the gun industry, he charged that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other lawmakers “won’t do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip.”

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Qatar Spent Nearly $5 Million on U.S. Influence Campaigns Following its Isolation by Saudi Coalition

Qatar has hired seven American lobbying firms and spent nearly $5 million on U.S. lobbying and media campaigns in an effort to fight its isolation by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, and others in June.

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Increasing Transparency in Decision Making with Lobbying Register

Amid concerns about the influence some individuals, groups and organisations can have on decision making, the Scottish Parliament is setting up a Lobbying Register. This will come into force in March of next year. 384 more words

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Data Sheet—Facebook's Endless Defense Takes On Endless Critiques

The long knives are out for Facebook. Watching it thrust and parry, without appearing to be defensive, will make for Silicon Valley’s most compelling political theater of the season. 304 more words

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