While legalization advocates insist their lobbying derives from a desire to increase racial equality and social justice, the real reason is far more cynical: the almighty dollar.
In the second quarter of 2020 alone, 286 organizations lobbied on the topic of liability protections, according to Open Secrets, more than twice the number of groups that did so in the entirety of 2019.
Joe Biden has vowed to end profiteering from incarceration in the U.S. if elected president in 2020.
The president issued the order in 2017 as part of a bid to fulfill his campaign pledge to "drain the swamp."
Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren both blasted FedEx and President Donald Trump's "corporate elite" tax cuts for allowing the courier giant to avoid paying any federal taxes.
The full list of federal and state officials to have received campaign contributions from Boeing runs 14 pages long.
Prime Minister of Republika Srpska Zeljka Cvijanovic met with Corey Lewandowski, Steve Bannon, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway during a recent trip to Washington D.C.
Lewandowski traveled to Belgrade on Wednesday.
Acting head of the consumer finance watchdog urged bankers to continue lobbying lawmakers to weaken the regulator he runs.
Executive order also bans appointees from lobbying any government appointee for two years.
Anticipatory bribery undermines trust in government and creates the appearance of corruption.
Five states have legalized physician-assisted suicide. Is it time for more?