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Lobbyists On The Leash In The Debate Over Pet Pills

How much is that doggie in the window? Try $50 billion, the estimated annual cost of pet ownership in the U.S. according to the American Pet Products Association. Of course this isn’t all rubber pork-chops...

A Harvest Of Plenty For Genetically Modified Food Labeling Lobbyists

If lobbying produced video game versions of its most ferocious battles no game would be more Xbox intense than Mortal Kombat: Grocery Store Wars.  Imagine the graphics: every aisle is a trench, every freezer...

Lobbyists Answer A Call of Duty for Gamer Industry

In the virtual streets of war scarred cities, players of the sensationally popular Call of Duty video games clock billions of hours chasing down terrorists and obliterating zombies.  To Activision, the maker of Call...

Bitcoin “Miners” Hire First Lobbyists As The Virtual Cash Hits Concrete Politics In Washingon

If it is true, like the old song says, that you’re nobody until somebody lobbies for you, then the “bitcoin” just got real.  Traders, investors and “miners” with interests in the much buzzed about...

Cancer Care Advocates Seek Parity On Oral Chemo Pill Pricing

Cancer patients and their advocates continue to applaud nationwide changes in health care rules that have dramatically cut the cost of the pill form of chemotherapy.  In twenty-three states, from Utah to the Carolinas,...

Conflict On Tap In Debate Over Legislation To Help Small Breweries

Reaching out to politicians, small brewery owners recently staged a political pub crawl on Capitol Hill in support of the Small BREW Act (HR 494), hitting 330 Congressional offices to rally for legislation that...

Debunking Walmart’s India Lobbying Non-Scandal

From India comes a strange cautionary tale about rumor, paranoia and a lobbying scandal that wasn't. News that Wal-Mart has spent 25 million dollars over the past four years lobbying for greater access to Indian...