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The Real Hollister Brand Story

The official story of the Hollister Co. clothing brand is bunk. A more established Hollister brand is established with colostomy bags, urinary incontinence, and games of golf in Georgia with old politicians and corporate lobbyists.

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Congressman Jeff Denham’s Compressed Gas Party

Kathryn Lehman started out in politics in the 1990s, working for the ethically-challenged Tom DeLay and Newt Gingrich. She has since discovered that there’s more money to be made working for corporations, so she’s traded in on her political contacts and now roams the halls of Congress working to influence American law on behalf of her corporate clients – including the Compressed Gas Association.

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Help Me Solve the Tim Rupli Campaign Contribution Mystery

Tim Rupli, the lobbyist for credit card companies, payday loan operations and online high-interest lenders, has been doling out the cash, but to what end? Through House of Representatives lobbying disclosure forms, which are a bit speedier than the FEC in reporting, Tim Rupli‘s campaign

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Magliocchetti Lobbying Investigation Namedrop Transparency Post

Yesterday’s New York Times reports on the cresting FBI investigation into coordinated campaign contributions and lobbyist favors to lawmakers on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. The Chicago Tribune and Associated Press deliver less recent background on the investigation, and Politico gives some legislative twists

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Steakhouse Contributions in the 110th Congress

When you’re a member of Congress, some of the best contributions come in-kind. The following contributions by lobbying groups covered “expenses” at steakhouses during the 110th Congress of 2007 and 2008: 1. The National Community Pharmacists Association PAC covered over $1500 in “meeting expenses” for

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Congressional Caucuses Formed As Avenue of Private Influence

CF Foundation Develops Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus in the USA, writes Cystic Fibrosis Foundation staffer Kathryn White in a moment of candor. (You can’t find this document directly on the internet anymore, but if you search for the headline on Google, then select the option

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