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Chinese Surveillance Firm Builds Up Beltway Lobbying Muscle

A Chinese electronics company called Hikvision, partly owned by the Communist government, was one of several such firms banned from working for the U.S. government under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by President Trump on Monday.

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Rabbi Shmuley: Jewish Community for Sale to Qatar?

At the ZOA dinner, I was shocked to see a highly placed communal leader whom I greatly respect escorting the former Qatari ambassador to the United States to meet attendees.

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Report: Left-Wing Billionaire George Soros Upping Lobbying Efforts in 2017

Left-wing billionaire George Soros, known for his global political influence, is reportedly upping his lobbying efforts in the U.S. — pouring significantly more money into pushing Congress to back his legislative goals in 2017. According to the Washington Free Beacon, disclosure

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Number of Registered Lobbyists Falls 14% in 2017

The number of federally registered political lobbyists has fallen by 14 percent thus far in 2017 from the 2016 total. However, based on data provided by the non-partisan OpenSecrets.org, spending by lobbyists is on track to rise by about 3 percent in 2017.

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Silicon Valley Leaders Descend on Washington

Silicon Valley leaders have descended on the nation’s capital this week, arriving in Washington for Tuesday and Wednesday meetings with legislators to push favored left-wing policies.

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Silicon Valley Start-Ups Powering ‘Pink Tea Party’ Movement

Although Silicon Valley CEOs are trying to forget their efforts to back Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, social justice start-ups are thriving in an effort to facilitate a “pink tea party” movement.

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Darling: A Sickening Example of Astroturf Politics and 9/11 Victims 

Astroturf politics is when a group pays an organization or K Street lobbying firm to send calls, letters, emails, and people to town hall meetings to pressure members to vote in a certain manner. The goal is to present the appearance of a spontaneous movement and to have people communicating with a member of Congress on an issue in a way that makes it appear to be a popular movement. But these individuals are frauds and they are being paid to fool senators or representatives.

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Texas Senate Passes Emergency Ethics Reform Bill

The Texas State Senate unanimously passed one of the emergency items declared by Governor Greg Abbott for the 85th Texas legislative session. Ethics reform has passed its first major hurdle and now is headed to the Texas House.

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Jerry Brown: California to Bypass Trump on Climate Change

California Gov. Jerry Brown has suggested that the State of California could bypass the administration of President Donald J. Trump and work directly with foreign governments in advancing the cause of climate change, the New York Times reports.

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War: Google’s Rivals Weaponize ‘Google Transparency Project’

Google’s corporate motto is “Don’t Be Evil,” but after year of using its Washington, D.C. lobbying to trash other tech companies, the “Google Transparency Project,” funded by a secretive cabal of Silicon Valley interests, is producing a steady stream of investigative reporting exposés on Google’s crony capitalism.

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Oracle Funds Anti-Google Effort that Outs Hillary, Obama

The Oracle Corporation is using its deep financial resources to fund the “Google Transparency Project,” which has set up headquarters in Washington, D.C. with a mission to “out” Google’s dicey lobbying practices and expose crony relationships with President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Jeb Bush Calls for Term Limits and Lobbying Restrictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Speaking before an energetic audience of 3,600 conservative activists on Friday afternoon at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) called for term limits and lobbying restrictions for all elected officials.

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Obama-Turned-Clinton Aide Makes ‘Tens of Millions’ as Silicon Valley’s D.C. ‘Fixer’

Jim Messina, the co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s super PAC and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, is earning “tens of millions” of dollars as “Silicon Valley’s go-to government fixer” in Washington. Messina is also famous as the White House staffer who told Democrats to “punch back twice as hard” in town hall meetings on Obamacare in 2009, and as the campaign manager for President Obama’s negatively-themed re-election in 2012.

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Texas Ethics Commission Case Against Michael Quinn Sullivan is Dismissed, Again

A Denton County, Texas judge has once again tossed out a ruling by the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) against Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan that claimed that he had improperly failed to register as a lobbyist. The court’s ruling, affirmed the previous dismissal of the case by another Denton County judge, 158th District Court Judge Steve Burgess, finding that the TEC’s actions against Sullivan violated the Citizen’s Participation Act.

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Best “Net Neutrality” Silicon Valley Money Can Buy

The hard-Left publication The Nation and their allies advocated for the FCC’s “Net Neutrality” passage to regulate and tax the Internet as “People Power”. But in politics, it is always best to “follow the money.” For 2014, lobbying expenditures by computer/Internet companies hit $139.5 million. The Left likes to talk about “People Power”, but Silicon Valley lobbying cash is “Corporate Power.”

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Texas Lobbyist Withdraws Registration So Her State Rep Dad Can Keep Committee Chair

The daughter of a Texas State Representative has withdrawn her registration as a lobbyist, after an outcry over the potential for conflicts of interest between her work lobbying for education clients and her father’s role as chair of the House Public Education Committee. The announcement was made on a Friday afternoon, just two days after a Breitbart Texas article describing the conflict.