Clinton confidante John Podesta came out as another critic of Obamacare just moments after President Barack Obama finished his difficult press conference announcing changes to the law.
Last night the Center for American Progress celebrated its tenth anniversary with a “Progressive Party” at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on the National Mall. Don’t feel left out: I wasn’t invited either.
A lobbying firm run by major Democratic Party supporters has inked a deal with the government of Somalia, according to documents filed with the Justice Department.
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.