Tag Archives: lobbyist

Former Senator Dodd is now a lobbyist

Greenwald sums up the situation: … even Good, Liberal Democratic Politicians like Chris Dodd – who has done some decent things in his career – scamper out of the Senate to the nearest feeding hole … Link

Washington Post FAIL

“For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to ‘those powerful few’ – Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper’s own reporters and editors.” @ Politico I guess the Post was looking for news ways to make money in an age of declining advertising revenue. […]

Tom Daschle worries me … a lot

Update: Daschle has withdrawn as HHS nominee. Former Democratic Senator Tom Daschle is Barack Obama’s pick to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services. We desperately need health care reform in the United States, and Daschle seems likely to fight for the status quo. Back when Tom Daschle was the Senate Majority leader, I […]

Bush trading political favors for money

Now with video!!! From the Times of London: Just in case you can’t see the video, in it Homeland Security adviser and Houston-based lobbyist Steven Payne tells Kazakh politician Yerzhan Dosmukhamedov that he can setup a meeting with Cheney, Rice and other top administration officials in exchange for donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars […]