Lobbying

FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist, speaks before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at his confirmation hearing to head the Interior Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Bernhardt as the Interior secretary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 15, 2019 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's internal investigators have begun probing allegations of conflicts of interest involving Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, they confirmed Monday, just four days after the Senate confirmed the former corporate lobbyist to lead the agency. Deputy Interior...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, W. Samuel Patten leaves the federal court in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 11:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W. Samuel Patten, 47, and prosecutors...
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In this Oct. 17, 2016, photo, attorney Gregory Craig arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Lawyers for former Obama administration White House counsel Craig say they expect their client to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation that grew out of the special counsel’s Russia probe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 12, 2019 - 1:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has been indicted on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment that accuses him...
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In this Oct. 17, 2016, photo, attorney Gregory Craig arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Lawyers for former Obama administration White House counsel Craig say they expect their client to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation that grew out of the special counsel’s Russia probe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 11, 2019 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him...
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In this Oct. 17, 2016, photo, attorney Gregory Craig arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. Lawyers for former Obama administration White House counsel Craig say they expect their client to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation that grew out of the special counsel’s Russia probe. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 11, 2019 - 3:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig expects to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, his lawyers said. "Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government's stubborn insistence on...
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April 08, 2019 - 1:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lobbyist initially ensnared in the Russia investigation is asking a federal judge to spare him prison time for unregistered lobbying and participating in a foreign donation scheme involving President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. Attorneys for W. Samuel Patten...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo, then U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, speaks during the annual state of Colorado energy luncheon sponsored by the Colorado Petroleum council in Denver. At right is former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Bernhardt, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Interior Department, is promising to cut regulation for businesses without sacrificing environmental interests, if he wins confirmation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 28, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former oil and gas lobbyist nominated to head the Interior Department declined on Thursday to commit to recusing himself from future regulatory decisions involving past clients, telling senators "you want to have your A quarterback on the team." David Bernhardt appeared before...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses media at Parliament House in Canberra. Morrison, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. (AP Photos/Rod McGuirk, File)
March 26, 2019 - 1:27 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Tuesday accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was responding to an Al Jazeera documentary that...
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah smiles during a press conference upon returning home from Malaysia at Halim Perdanakusumah Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, March 11, 2019. The Indonesian woman held two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader's half brother Kim Jong Nam was freed from custody in Malaysia Monday after prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
March 11, 2019 - 7:57 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — One of two women accused of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother by smearing VX nerve agent on his face was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and her Vietnamese co-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, employees walk through a lobby at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle. Many of Amazon’s Seattle-area employees will likely be exempt from new proposed labor protections after a push by the tech giant’s lobbyists to raise the salary threshold at which the rules would kick in. The changes would partially prohibit so-called non-compete clauses, agreements widely used by tech companies and others to prohibit employees from going to work for competitors. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 08, 2019 - 7:26 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Many of Amazon's Seattle-area employees would be exempt from new labor protections in a bill passed by the state Senate after lobbyists for the tech giant pushed to change a key threshold in the rules. The protections would partially prohibit non-compete clauses —...
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