Archive for the 'Lobbying' Category

When Good Intentions Go Wrong

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Congress, Consumer Safety, Corporate Business, Economy, Legislation, Lobbying, News

Hello Donklephants! I’m Mark, and I regularly blog at (and run) the site Publius Endures. Ostensibly I self-identify as a libertarian, although I’m not terribly dogmatic and tend not to write much on the more common libertarian themes, focusing instead on taking a sober look at the relationships between interest groups (which I define broadly) […]

December 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama Bans Lobbyist Money for Inaugural Events

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Lobbying

Barack Obama has already heavily restricted lobbyists from his transition team. Now he’s also rejecting their money for inaugural festivities: Mr. Obama’s newly formed inaugural committee said Tuesday that it would not accept money from corporations, political action committees, people who are currently registered with the federal government as lobbyists, those who are not citizens […]

November 26th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Lobbyists Restricted from Obama Transition Team

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Lobbying, Obama Appointments

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised to curtail the power of lobbyists if he was elected president. Now, he’s apparently tyring to live up to that promise: President-elect Barack Obama will bar lobbyists from helping to pay the costs of his transition to power or working for it in any area in which they have […]

November 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

McCain Transition Team Head Tied To Saddam?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, Iraq, Lobbying, McCain

Who is the real William Timmons? Okay, that’s a bit dramatic, but this is yet another reason why you want to get as far away from lobbyists as you can. Because if Timmons really is involved with this and had knowledge of what was going on, that’s bad news for McCain. Murray Waas has more: […]

October 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

McCain’s Campaign Manager Still Works For Lobbying Firm

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Lobbying, McCain

This is contrary to what the campaign said earlier this week about Rick Davis’ ties to the lobbying firm he owns. From Newsweek: Rick Davis, John McCain’s campaign manager, has remained the treasurer and a corporate director of his lobbying firm this year, despite repeated statements by campaign officials that he had ended his relationship […]

September 25th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

McCain’s Transition Head Lobbied For Freddie Up To Takeover

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Lobbying, McCain

First Rick Davis and now William Timmons Sr., a guy who lobbied for the troubled mortgage giant for 8 years…right up until last month when the government took over. From Bloomberg… Newly available congressional records show Timmons’s firm received $260,000 this year before its lobbying activities were barred under terms of the government rescue of […]

September 23rd, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »