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Saturday, Apr 21

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NRA lobbyist says his home has been vandalized twice

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A lobbyist for the National Rifle Association says anti-gun protestors have targeted his home at least twice, including spraying his house in Virginia with fake blood, as well as protesting at his wife’s business.Chris Cox, an NRA lobbyist…

Lobbyist whose wife rented to Pruitt sought help from EPA for client

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The longtime lobbyist whose wife rented a condo to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt reached out the EPA on behalf of a client in early 2018 — despite claiming he hadn’t lobbied the agency in the last two years.As…

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Lobbyist whose wife rented to Pruitt steps down

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A lobbyist whose wife rented a condo to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt is stepping down from his firm. J. Steven Hart, a chairman and former CEO of Williams & Jensen, had been planning to retire in November,...

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Lobbying industry on winning streak in the Trump era

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Lobbyists are winning big under President Trump.Although the first three months of 2017 was a busy time for K Street, the first quarter of Trump’s second year proved to be even busier. Hot off the heels of Congress pushing a...

Thursday, Apr 19

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Philippine government to hold Independence Day event at Trump Hotel

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The government of the Philippines, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, will hold its Independence Day celebration at Trump International Hotel in Washington.The event, which will be held on June 12, comes at time when the Trump…

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Under Contract

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The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a $3,000 contract to the MaineGeneral Medical Center to provide a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE). The SAFE program allows for these specially trained health care providers to be...

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Warren, Cummings seek $100B to fight opioid epidemic

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) introduced a bill to provide $100 billion in funding over 10 years to address the opioid crisis.This legislation would amount to a significant infusion of new federal dollars…

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Cohen's father-in-law loaned $20M to cab mogul who was in FBI warrant: report

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The father-in-law of President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has reportedly loaned $20 million to the wife of a Chicago cab mogul who was identified in the warrant the FBI used to raid Cohen's office, hotel room and home.The…

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Trump's EPA quietly revamps rules for air pollution

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The Trump administration has quietly reshaped enforcement of air pollution standards in recent months through a series of regulatory memos.The memos are fulfilling the top wishes of industry, which has long called for changes to how the...

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Lobbying World

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Rick Dearborn, who left the White House last month, has become a partner at the K Street firm The Cypress Group. Dearborn worked as deputy chief of staff at the White House and announced his resignation in December. Prior to that, he was…

Tuesday, Apr 17

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Parents of children who died in Sandy Hook shooting sue Alex Jones for defamation

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The parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have sued Alex Jones, alleging defamation.The two lawsuits filed Monday accuse Jones — a noted conspiracy theorist who has claimed the Sandy Hook…

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Tax day: Five things to watch

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Tuesday marks the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2017 tax returns, the last time people will file their returns under the old tax code.The agency expects to receive about 155 million individual tax returns this year, including...

Facing off against trade chaos

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Rufus Yerxa is putting four decades of trade expertise to the test as global tensions escalate under President Trump.The head of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) is trying to steer his members through the minefield of Trump’s…

Monday, Apr 16

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Top Ways and Means Republican staffer joining lobbying firm

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A congressional aide who played a key role in Republicans' successful efforts to pass tax-overhaul legislation is leaving Capitol Hill to join Squire Patton Boggs, the lobbying firm announced Monday.David Stewart, staff director for…

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West Virginia reaches $550k settlement in opioid case

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West Virginia has reached a $550,000 settlement with a pharmacy it accused of dispensing nearly 10 million doses of painkillers in 11 years to a county of fewer than 25,000 people, the state attorney general's office announced Monday.…

Thursday, Apr 12

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Overnight Energy: Former Pruitt staffer talks to Dems | Senate confirms Wheeler to be EPA deputy | Zinke reduces park fee increase

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EX-PRUITT STAFFER TELLS ALL: Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deputy Chief of Staff Kevin Chmielewski met with GOP staffers on the House Oversight Committee Thursday to brief them on the circumstances surrounding his placement…

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Under contract

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is spending more than $108,000 on upward of 100 ferrets. Triple F Farms — a nod to the phrase “flu-free ferrets” — will provide the animals, which are useful in developing influenza vaccines.…

Wednesday, Apr 11

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White House releases limited visitor logs after settlement

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The Trump administration on Wednesday released a trove of White House visitor records as part of a settlement with groups that had sued to obtain them.The records show who visited the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB),...

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Doctors bristle at push for opioid prescription limits

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An increasing number of states and entities in the health industry are putting curbs on the amount of opioids that doctors can prescribe, a controversial move aimed at combating the opioid crisis.These limits have garnered support from…

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Lobbying World

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The lobbying firm Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates, also known as CRD Associates, has launched a communications practice, and the firm has brought on Matt Dennis to lead it. Prior to that, Dennis served as the communications...

Tuesday, Apr 10

Bottom line

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EQUALITY RIGHTS. Former Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) is among the newest lobbyists for American Unity Fund, an advocacy group funded by GOP donor Paul Singer that works to advance LGBT rights issues, particularly among Republicans. Heck, who…

Thursday, Apr 5

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CVS to offer discount to the uninsured for anti-overdose drug

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CVS Health will offer a discount on the anti-overdose drug Narcan to uninsured customers, the company announced Thursday.CVS will apply a manufacturer’s coupon for Narcan nasal spray for patients without insurance. It will reduce the cost…

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Surgeon general urges public to carry opioid overdose reversal drug in rare advisory

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The surgeon general in a rare public health advisory is calling on more Americans to carry a potentially life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Jerome Adams said it is particularly important for ...

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White House considering proposal that could strip protections from hundreds of threatened species: report

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The White House is reportedly looking into a proposal that some warn could strip protections for hundreds of threatened species.The proposal is called "Removal of Blanket Section 4(d) Rule," CNN reported, citing a government database.The...

Wednesday, Apr 4

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Companies brace for trade war

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Businesses already smarting from China’s retaliatory tariffs are bracing for more trade actions from the Trump administration and U.S. trade partners.The announcement from China that it would impose tariffs on 128 U.S. goods in response to…

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Tech rivalries spill into Washington

The rivalries between major technology and internet companies are increasingly playing out in the nation’s capital.Alliances between Silicon Valley powerhouses and their cousins in Seattle are constantly forming and breaking apart, with…

Thursday, Mar 29

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McDonald's cites GOP tax bill in move to raise worker tuition aid

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McDonald's announced Wednesday that it will roughly triple its funding for its in-house college tuition assistance program, citing the GOP tax-reform bill passed last year as one of the reasons. The fast-food giant said it will invest an...

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NRA saw spike in donations following Parkland shooting

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) benefitted from a spike in donations following the deadly shooting last month at a Parkland, Fla., high school. Federal Election Commission filings showed the organization’s Political Victory Fund…

Wednesday, Mar 28

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Countries turn to K Street as they seek relief from Trump’s tariffs

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President Trump's protectionist trade policies have led to a hiring spree on K Street, as countries seeking to escape tariffs bring on new firms to convince the White House and Congress that they should be treated favorably.Since the…

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Facebook controversy stokes digital privacy debate

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The controversy surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica is triggering renewed debate over digital privacy in the United States and the potential for regulations around how tech companies collect and transfer data on consumers for…