The largest financial supporter of Sen. Tom Harkin’s numerous campaigns and a prominent donor to the Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University is also a prominent beneficiary of health care policies pushed for by the Iowa Democrat.
Duke Energy Corp., the nation’s largest electric utility company, is forcing out CEO Jim Rogers as part of a settlement agreement with North Carolina’s state utilities commission. The settlement is the result of a four-month investigation into the ouster of Bill Johnson, the CEO that Rogers replaced.
Some see a danger of political cronyism and corruption arising from the back room deal underway as Congress negotiates with the White House to avoid the fiscal cliff.
The Government Accountability Institute issued a September 2012 report in which they uncover that “only three corporations have cornered the market for providing SNAP services [food stamps] to the needy and destitute.”
Several corporations—including banks that accepted federal bailouts totaling in the billions—have contributed more than $20 million to fund the Democratic National Convention (DNC), according to a Bloomberg report.
The Wall Street millionaire who cleared the White House of any wrongdoing in the multi-billion dollar bailouts of bankrupt solar companies owned by Obama’s top donors is a mega-contributor to the president’s reelection campaign.
President Barack Obama used the power of regulation and stimulus to aid an early political supporter, according to the New York Times.
A Democratic New York state assemblywoman hired her former boyfriend with no prior experience to run a taxpayer-funded nonprofit for a generous salary of $75,000 a year.
Just days after the Export-Import Bank approved a multi-million dollar federal loan guarantee to benefit a mostly foreign-based wind-energy outfit, the company pink-slipped more than 200 American workers.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) has been working to secure sweetheart deals for Chinese green energy firms, according to reports.