Chris Cox, long viewed as the likely successor to longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre, resigned just about a week after the NRA put him on administrative leave, claiming he was part of a failed attempt to extort LaPierre and push him…
By Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 14-6 Thursday to approve David Bernhardt's appointment.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faces at least 11 investigations for ways he has spent money on travel, security and pay raises for staff. Now the Washington Post and others report that Pruitt's trip to North Africa was arranged by a…
Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017.
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
By Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day, Associated Press
President Donald Trump’s administration has granted about two dozen ethics waivers to ex-lobbyists and others now working in government — outpacing former President Barack Obama’s administration.
By Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press
Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney is asking that ethics director Walter Shaub halt his inquiry into lobbyists-turned-Trump administration employees. Shaub fired back that the ethics office's request is well within bounds.
By PBS NewsHour
“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 &…
By Elizabeth Shell
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…
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."…
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