Lobbying

August 28, 2017 - 9:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main business lobby group is criticizing the British government for what it says is an unclear stance on Brexit as Britain and the European Union head into a new round of divorce talks. The two sides embark on their third round of talks this week. On Monday, the head of the...
Read More
FILE - In this July 31, 2013 file photo, Pardeep Kaleka, left, and Arno Michaelis talk at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis. Five years ago on Aug. 5, 2017, a white supremacist shot and killed six temple members, including Kaleka's father, Satwant Singh Kaleka. Michaelis founded a gang of skinheads and sang in a hate-metal band but had renounced the racist movement he was a part of before the shootings. In the years since the shootings those affected by the tragedy have remained united by a mission to push back against hatred. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
August 04, 2017 - 1:43 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the five years since a white supremacist fatally shot six worshippers at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple, those affected by the tragedy have remained united by a mission to combat hatred. A former skinhead and the son of a man killed in the massacre hold school assemblies to preach...
Read More
July 31, 2017 - 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign (all times local): 3 p.m. The Republican National Committee is telling its staff to preserve all documents related to the 2016 presidential campaign because of the possibility that they may be requested by...
Read More
FILE In this file photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, Vice President of Crocus Group Emin Agalarov, left, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, from Venezuela, center, and pageant owner Donald Trump, of the United States attend the final of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia. A billionaire real estate mogul, his pop singer son Emin Agalarov, a music promoter, a property lawyer and Russia's prosecutor general are unlikely figures who surfaced in emails released by Donald Trump Jr. as his father's presidential campaign sought potentially damaging information in 2016 from Russia about his opponent, Hillary Clinton. (Irina Bujor/Kommersant Photo via AP, file) RUSSIA OUT
July 14, 2017 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the investigation into his campaign's potential ties to Russia (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he'd like Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer Rinat Akhmetshin to...
Read More
FILE - In this June 30, 2014, file photo, customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City. Federal prosecutors say Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabled. Prosecutors filed a civil complaint in New York on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in which Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby consented to the fine and forfeiture of thousands of tablets and bricks written in cuneiform, one of the earliest systems of writing, as well as other artifacts that prosecutors say were shipped without proper documentation. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 06, 2017 - 2:33 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors filed a civil complaint in New York on...
Read More
FILE - In this June 30, 2014, file photo, customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City. Federal prosecutors say Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabled. Prosecutors filed a civil complaint in New York on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in which Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby consented to the fine and forfeiture of thousands of tablets and bricks written in cuneiform, one of the earliest systems of writing, as well as other artifacts that prosecutors say were shipped without proper documentation. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 06, 2017 - 1:24 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled. Prosecutors filed a civil complaint in New York on...
Read More
July 03, 2017 - 1:50 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University officials worked with utilities lobbyists for weeks to draft a law uprooting the state's renewable energy research center, giving the industry cover to avoid allegations of a "power grab," newly released emails show. Iowa State announced in March that it...
Read More
FILE- In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, a view of some buildings in the City of London, London. A group of London’s financial lobbyists will head to Brussels on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, for their first meeting with officials and stakeholders since Brexit talks began. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 03, 2017 - 9:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Representatives of London's financial sector will head to Brussels on Wednesday to discuss Brexit, the first such meeting with officials there since Britain's divorce talks with the EU began last month. The meeting comes at a time of political and economic uncertainty in Britain, with...
Read More
France's President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, from left, arrive for a gathering of European leaders on the upcoming G-20 summit in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, pool)
July 02, 2017 - 7:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Key government ministers are pressuring Conservative British Prime Minister Theresa May to ease austerity and remove a pay cap for public sector employees. The Observer newspaper said Sunday that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is lobbying to lift the 1 percent cap on pay increases for...
Read More
In this June 27, 2017 photo, a semi-automatic rifle is displayed with a 25 shot magazine, left, and a 10 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday, July 1, that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines. San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday, June 29, that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 01, 2017 - 9:22 am
Starting Saturday, concealed guns will be permitted at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws take effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states. The firearms...
Read More

Pages