• December 28, 2016  

    “Drain the swamp” was one of President-elect Donald Trump’s frequent refrains on the campaign trail. Lisa Desjardins talks with Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, and Paul Miller, president of The National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics, about the president-elect’s proposals and their potential consequences. Continue reading

  • June 13, 2014   BY  

    Of the nearly 250 agencies tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics, it’s hardly surprising that the ones responsible for making the laws, the U.S. House and Senate, top the list at No. 1 and 2, respectively, of the 10 most-lobbied government bodies every year since 1998, according to filings. But after the legislature, agencies dip in and out of various rankings, sometimes falling off the list entirely, as different issues come and go. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2008  

    On Thursday, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., challenged allegations that he had an improper relationship with a lobbyist that were raised in a New York Times article, calling it a “hit and run smear campaign.” Continue reading

  • June 29, 2007  

    Filmmaker Michael Moore’s newest movie, “Sicko,” opened in theaters nationwide Friday. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer reports on the film’s criticism of the health care and insurance industries, and the debate it has sparked. Continue reading

  • June 12, 2007  

    The Senate began debating a new energy package, the target of energy, environmental and consumer lobbying. Two journalists talk about the groups that are invested in the issue. Continue reading