Tag: Lobbying and Lobbyists

Horse Carriage Ban in New York? De Blasio Wants to Try Again.

When Bill de Blasio first ran for mayor of New York City, he promised to ban horse-drawn carriages “on Day 1.” Eight years later, with just six weeks left in office, Mr. de Blasio is trying one last time to fulfill that pledge. His administration is developing legislation that would phase out the use of […]

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Conflict-of-Interest Case Has Boris Johnson Reversing Course, Again

Since taking power in 2019, Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, has often reversed course, changing his mind on everything from lockdown rules and school examinations to free meals for children and coronavirus restrictions at Christmas. This week, Mr. Johnson finds himself retreating again. On Wednesday he intervened to stop the suspension from Parliament of Owen […]

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Oil Executives to Face Congress on Climate Disinformation

Executives of some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies — Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Shell — are set to appear before a congressional committee Thursday to address accusations that the industry spent millions of dollars to wage a decades-long disinformation campaign to cast doubt on the science of climate change and to […]

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How Not to Let Corporations Kill Biden’s Agenda

That said, the Biden agenda doesn’t need the revenue from a higher corporate tax rate. The budget resolution that will make it possible to move forward on that agenda if Sinema and Senator Joe Manchin can be brought on board doesn’t require that all investments in the future be fully paid for. In fact, it […]

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Liz Cheney’s Consultants Are Given an Ultimatum: Drop Her, or Be Dropped

“It’s sad but not surprising that Kevin McCarthy is continuing down the morally bankrupt path of embracing House Republicans who are white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, but attacking Liz Cheney for telling the truth and standing for the Constitution,” Mr. Adler said. A principal at The Morning Group, Mackenzie Jortner Dolan, declined to comment on […]

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Biden’s Proposal to Empower I.R.S. Rattles Banks and Their Customers

Jim Reuter, the chief executive of FirstBank near Denver, said concerns about the potential provisions have bubbled up frequently, including over a coffee he had with a small-business owner in early October. “Their upshot is, ‘I pay my taxes, so why would you be sending additional information to the I.R.S.?’” Mr. Reuter recalled. “I said […]

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Lawmakers See Path to Rein in Tech, but It Isn’t Smooth

WASHINGTON — “Facebook and Big Tech are facing a Big Tobacco moment,” Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, said this week when a whistle-blower testified about how the social media company’s products harmed teenagers. “I think that that’s an appropriate analogy,” Senator Cynthia Lummis, Republican of Wyoming, added later. The whistle-blower’s testimony, and the thousands […]

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With Biden’s Agenda in the Balance, Lobbying Kicks Into High Gear

WASHINGTON — As centrist Democrats in Congress have worked to block or strip out major provisions of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate plan, a slew of online ads has popped up in their states and districts, lavishing praise on them. One calls Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who has emerged as […]

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Hungary’s Leader Fights Criticism in U.S. via Vast Influence Campaign

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence turned up in Hungary last month to speak to a conference on conservative social values hosted by the far-right government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general, was another recent visitor. Tucker Carlson did his Fox News show from Hungary for a week this […]

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Kathy Hochul Aims to Raise $25 Million as Likely Rivals Eye Challenges

Even for the governor of one of the nation’s largest states, it was a whirlwind few days. Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York greeted President Biden, bumped fists with the prime minister of Ireland, shook hands with Jay-Z and escorted British royalty though the World Trade Center site. But perhaps the highest-stakes meeting for the […]

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