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The government's lobbying register is described as a "dog's breakfast" by the chairman of a Commons committee.
An overview of Bruce Rastetter's donation and lobbying history.                
WASHINGTON (AP) In a sign of improving relations with the U.S., Sri Lanka has terminated lobbying contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars a month that the previous government had signed to help it win friends in Washington amid war crimes allegations, the nation's ambassador says.
Lobbyist Robert Culley (center) took notes while waiting with others for legislators outside the Texas House of Representatives chambers last week. Texas lobbying law is so complicated that even lobbyists can get confused.
In the wake of a major crackdown on ‘corporate espionage involving private sector companies allegedly procuring secret official documents illegally, Assocham has pitched for legalising lobbying to improve transparency in government-industry dealings.
Transparency in decision-making process is needed.
The Taxpayers Union believes that questions need to asked about why a lobby group, working with the Maori Party on a political campaign around tobacco plain packaging, is largely taxpayer funded.
UK lawmaker Rifkind quits intelligence committee, will retire after caught in lobbying sting
WASHINGTON (AP) The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost sexual desire in women are hoping a yearlong lobbying push by politicians, women's groups and consumer advocates will move their much-debated drug onto the market.
The tobacco industry deployed 'massive' third party lobbying to subvert revised European regulations on tobacco products, helped by regulatory reforms that seem to have made it easier for corporate interests to influence public health legislation, reveals research.