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  • What's wrong with exporting oil?     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    Chris Faulkner, Breitling Oil & Gas president & CEO, and Tyson Slocum, Public Citizens Energy Program director, debate lifting the ban on oil exportation and the effect it will have on gas prices. Faulkner argues that exporting crude will create more jobs and invest in the U.S. oil revolution.

  • The politics of social media     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    Social media giant Twitter is forming a political action committee in Washington appointing its first registered lobbyist. Ben Smith, BuzzFeed, weighs in.

  • AIG Back in the Lobbying Game     Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the insurance giant is quietly marking its return to the K Street lobbying game.

  • Why Is India Launching a Probe Into Wal-Mart? Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 6:41 PM ET
    Wal-Mart signage is seen in the parking lot of the store in Mexico City, Mexico.

    India's government has announced an inquiry into the lobbying practices of Wal-Mart after a report that the giant retailer had pressed U.S. lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets.

  • Lawmakers Regulate Banks, Then Flock to Them Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
    Dick Armey

    The revolving door between Washington and Wall Street is an oft-noticed phenomenon here, but in recent years, the migration from Congress to the financial services firms that are trying to stave off greater federal regulation has become more pronounced. The NYT reports.

  • Lobbyists Get Potent Weapon in Campaign Finance Ruling Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:43 AM ET
    Sen. Chuch Schumer

    The Supreme Court has handed lobbyists a new weapon. A lobbyist can now tell any elected official: if you vote wrong, my company, labor union or interest group will spend unlimited sums explicitly advertising against your re-election.

  • Deep in Health Bill, Very Specific Beneficiaries Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 10:57 AM ET
    Stethescope and money

    The New York Times reports on some of the hidden compromises in the final version of the Senate's health care reform bill.

  • As the Senate prepares to tackle global warming, the nation’s energy producers, once united, are battling one another over policy decisions worth hundreds of billions of dollars in coming decades.

  • Funds Try to Ward Off New Regulations Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 10:11 AM ET

    Hedge funds, trying to separate themselves from the big Wall Street banks, are stepping up their efforts to head off new regulation from Washington. The New York Times reports.

  • Harry and Louise Return, With a New Message Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 10:22 AM ET
    Harry and Louise Commercial

    Harry and Louise have changed their minds about health care reform. The fictional suburban couple featured in a series of national television spots sponsored by the health insurance industry in 1993 and 1994 stoked fears that helped doom a government-created health plan promoted by a Democratic president, Bill Clinton.