What a fantastic talent liberals possess, the ability to talk out of both sides of their mouths. One side utters platitudes about campaign finance reform and the nefarious influence of money in politics, while the other whispers in the ears of oligarchs and plutocrats. One side slanders Republicans as the tools of corporate interests, while the other solicits donations from some of the largest corporations in the world. The next journalist to examine influence peddling on K Street need only walk two blocks south, to H Street. There he’ll find one heck of a story.
The Podesta Group will be the first Washington, D.C. lobbying firm representing the government of Iraq, reports Politico.
A host of left-wing groups met with top regulators in the aftermath of the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation, raising concerns among some observers that the administration’s approach to those regulations could be colored by some of the left’s more radical elements.
Foreign Policy reports that the Podesta Group “is channeling as much as $35,000″ to sponsor Mike Allen’s Playbook as it lobbies for the nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.
Those curious to know how Washington functions in the era of Barack Obama would benefit from reading a Dec. 17 item by Al Kamen in the Washington Post. Its 333 words pretty much sum things up.
The implication that lobbyists have seen their influence wane under President Barack Obama is belied by the facts.
Former Obama administration public relations flack and amateur disc jockey/fashion photographer Ben Chang recently became a principal at the Podesta Group, the lobbying firm cofounded by left-wing brothers John and Tony Podesta.
An Obama administration official actively collaborated with a prominent left-wing think tank in 2011 to advance the president’s green energy agenda, in possible violation of federal law, emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.
A delegation of American business leaders with lobbying ties to relatives of a top Obama administration adviser wrapped up a four-day tour in Egypt aimed at laying the groundwork for increased economic cooperation on Tuesday, as violent rioters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
CHARLOTTE — Democratic National Convention (DNC) attendees on Wednesday will hear from two speakers who Republicans and conservatives say epitomize the cronyism and hypocrisy that have plagued the Obama administration over the past several years.