Trump Change: Draining The DC Swamp, Or Reigning Over Its Corruption?

Opinion | Alan Keyes
Donald Trump and Mike Pence at Trump's golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey (Getty Images)

Trump’s supporters expect him to turn the swamp in their favor.

Trump's Ethics Reform Proposal Wins Praise From NeverTrump Senator

Politics | Derek Hunter
GOP Senator says plan is a 'serious ethics reform proposal'

Fake Concern From Contact Lens Giants Could Cost Consumers

| Andrew F. Quinlan

Evidence suggests that their arguments, in addition to being obviously self-serving, are flat wrong.

Big Pharma's Corporate Welfare Oxy-Con

Opinion | Mytheos Holt
Prescription Medicine

“Bipartisanship” in Washington usually translates to “the lobbyists are winning.”

Nation's Largest Tobacco Company Fighting New FDA Vape Rules

Daily Vaper | Craig Boudreau
Philip MorA customer tries a Philip Morris' "iQOS" smokeless tobacco e-cigarette at an iQOS store in Tokyo, Japan, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanairis' e-cig

‘Ignored evidence that our products improve people’s lives’

EXCLUSIVE: Obamacare Co-Ops Use Tax Dollars To Lobby For More Tax Dollars

US | Richard Pollock
Pedro Rojas holds a sign directing people to an insurance company where they can sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, before the February 15th deadline on February 5, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Let’s play another round of ‘Is It Legal?’

Republicans Are Responsible For Most State Tesla Bans

Business | Peter Fricke

‘It’s not clear what problem all these laws are trying to solve’

Obama Flip-Flops, Now Decides He Likes Lobbyists

Politics | Neil Munro

More crony capitalism, please

Guess who's paying for pro-rebel Syria propaganda?

World | Charles C. Johnson

Elizabeth O’Bagy has friends in State and other federal agencies

Colorado opens a D.C., office to 'get more aggressive' with Washington

US | Greg Campbell
U.S. Capitol In Washington

Hickenlooper seeks ‘stronger voice’

Ariz. group used student fees to lobby for tax hike, sues to keep funding

Education | Robby Soave
Arizona State University (Photo: Creative Commons/Neon Tommy)

‘Could you imagine the backlash if two bucks a semester were going to the NRA?’

Immigration lobbies have spent $1.5 billion since 2007

Politics | Neil Munro
Immigration

Progressive, corporate groups team up to re-write immigration laws

Cigar Hunter: Drew Estate's Marvin Samel, the accidental not-really-a-lobbyist - TheDC Opinion

Ammo & Gear Reviews | David Martosko

TheDC’s executive editor smokes hand-rolled Liga Privada No. 9 stogies, and doesn’t care if you approve

Cigar Hunter: FDA stogie politics update, and some free cigars - TheDC Opinion

Ammo & Gear Reviews | David Martosko

The FDA’s basic goal is to erase the historically bright line between Marlboros and Montecristos, and change cigar smoking in the United States forever.

Google and Facebook lobbying at record levels - The Hill

Tech | Josh Peterson
Facebook

Facebook’s record spending on lobbying signals that the newly public company is expanding its footprint in Washington as it faces scrutiny on privacy issues.

Lobbyists await verdict on Obamacare after big-budget spending war - TheDCNF

Politics | Michael Bastasch

Sunlight Foundation: Obamacare supporters spent $62 million lobbying this cycle, opponents spent $42 million

Sugar lobby sweetens deal for House Republicans protecting subsidy - TheDCNF

Politics | Michael Bastasch
Earns Hershey

Sugar industry has spent nearly $2.5 million on lobbying and $2.8 million on congressional campaigns

Timmons Jr. starts his own lobby shop - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

Veteran lobbyist explains his decision to create a ‘more active, robust, hands-on’ firm

Issa requests docs on Obamacare grantees violating lobbying prohibitions - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May

‘I am concerned with conflicting messages regarding HHS’s position on lobbying with federal funds’