The Latest: Our Democracy
I was a lobbyist for more than 6 years. I quit. My conscience couldn’t take it anymore.
• June 29, 2017 12:00 PM
Jimmy Williams, Vox
I was sitting on Nantucket with a glass of wine in hand when I realized I couldn’t stomach the job any longer.
Lobbyists, Industry Lawyers Were Granted Ethics Waivers to Work in Trump Administration
• June 07, 2017 12:00 PM
Eric Lipton and Danielle Ivory, The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Lance Leggitt helped collect $400,000 in fees last year while working as a lobbyist to try to influence Medicare policy at the Department of Health and Human Services — an agency where he now serves as chief of staff.
Trump Raised $107 Million for Inauguration, Doubling Record
• May 15, 2017 12:48 PM
Nicholas Fandos, The New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump raised twice as much money for his inauguration festivities as any previous president-elect in history, pulling in tens of millions of dollars from wealthy donors and large corporations eager to woo the nation’s new chief executive in the days after his unexpected victory.