Major Bloomberg Story Is Reminder of Unanswered Questions about National Black Chamber
September 20, 2017
A new investigative report by Bloomberg News shines a light on the myriad other stances that the National Black Chamber of Commerce has taken on behalf of its deep-pocketed, entrenched donors....
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TOP STORIES
David Brooks
David Brooks Blames Al Gore Again for Making Climate Change a Political Issue, this Time on the PBS NewsHour
September 8, 2017
During a segment on climate change politics on Sept. 1, 2017, columnist David Brooks takes to the airwaves to spread an incomplete story again about the polarized state of climate change politics. ...
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News Release: Twin Lawsuits Filed to Compel Bakersfield Officials to Come Clean on Deal that Led to Anti-PACE Votes
August 10, 2017
Suits Triggered by Claim of Influential Realtor Lobbyist That She Had Secured Support to Kill PACE Program in Exchange for “Political Cover”...
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AHLA
FIU Is First University Dropped by Hotel Lobby in Pay-to-Play Academics Scheme
July 24, 2017
Grant withdrawal from Florida International University raises questions, shifts pressure to Penn State and University of North Carolina....
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Realtor Lobbyist Denies Fix Is In For Bakersfield City Council Vote to Kill Homeowners Program
July 19, 2017
Despite her claims of securing votes, Ms. Schaefer denied the Kern County Supervisors or Bakersfield City Council has been influenced by her tactics....
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Checks and Balances Project Demands Kern County Board of Supervisors Cure and Correct anti-PACE Program Vote
July 18, 2017
C&BP demanded answers to possible collusion by members of the Kern County Board of Supervisors with the realtor's lobby before the Board killed a popular program that homeowners use to finance improvements....
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INVESTIGATIONS
Koch strength increases
Koch Brothers Growing Control Extends to 16 Federal Departments
July 5, 2017
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White House in Chaos: Koch Brothers In Position for the Next Phase
June 20, 2017
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C&BP Expands Probe of Hotel Lobby Influence To Univ. North Carolina, Florida International University and Rutgers
April 20, 2017
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Will Shipping Lobby’s Handiwork Sabotage Offshore Wind Energy?
February 7, 2017
An obscure Coast Guard committee, co-chaired by the powerful shipping lobby, has the power to force drastic cuts to lease areas that offshore-wind developers have already purchased....
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Penn State Professor O'Neill
Questions About Penn State Professor O’Neill Referred to Ethics Office
December 19, 2016
As state support for universities drops, there is a growing trend of corporate support in the form of specially designated departments, professorships, etc., often with alarming consequences....
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