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Despite Predictions, Business is Down on K Street

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Some K-Street watchers predicted that the first quarter of 2015 would mark a return to boom times for lobbyists, what with a new GOP- dominated Congress digging in to legislation. 613 more words

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Rubio’s Money Operation Reels In Serious Donors

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The nascent presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio has its hurdles — not the least of which is trying to emerge from the shadow of a more senior fellow Floridian and White House hopeful. 776 more words

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For Earth Day, Industry-Backed Republicans Look to Delay Power Plant Rules While Obama Talks Them Up

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Happy Earth Day!

President Obama celebrated with a trip to the Florida Everglades to highlight the perils of climate change and talk up his proposed power plant emission rules. 490 more words

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5 Years Later: BP Spending Again, Targets Natural Resources Committee

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The House Committee on Natural Resources meets Wednesday to discuss how safety standards have improved since the catastrophic BP oil spill in 2010 — an offshore oil well explosion and fire that left 11 dead, 17 injured, and enduring environmental threats in the Gulf of Mexico. 586 more words

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Explosion In Tech Lobbying

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The three rising giants of tech all spent heavily on K Street in the first quarter of the year, marking perhaps a permanent change in the hierarchy of Silicon Valley’s profile in Washington. 594 more words

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Like Father, Like Son: Rand Paul’s ‘Money Bomb’

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Just over 24 hours after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced his candidacy earlier this month to become the next president of the United States, his campaign was already celebrating — at least on social media. 621 more words

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EU Antitrust Case: Google’s Spending Helps Deflect Similar Charges Stateside

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Search engine giant Google could be facing major penalties in the European Union after it was charged this week with favoring its own products and services in search results over those of its competitors. 432 more words

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