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Capitol Report: Here’s how the pro-Israel lobby — just criticized by Ilhan Omar — stacks up against other Washington influencers

The pro-Israel lobby is a significant player in terms of political donations, paying out $14.9 million in the 2018 election cycle, according to data from OpenSecrets.org......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 11th, 2019

Capitol Report: Here’s how the pro-Israel lobby — criticized by Ilhan Omar — stacks up against other Washington influencers

The pro-Israel lobby is a significant player in terms of political donations, paying out $14.9 million in the 2018 election cycle, according to data from OpenSecrets.org......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 13th, 2019

Capitol Report: President Donald Trump labeled as ‘Racist in Chief’ after his latest tweetstorm

Donald Trump took to Twitter early Sunday morning to tell Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressleyto to “go back” to their countries ”fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 14th, 2019

Capitol Report: There’s now a scooter lobby: A startup hopes to influence infrastructure bills

While scooter startups are mostly regulated by cities, they have started to zip around Washington, D.C., in hopes of influencing any upcoming federal action on the country’s infrastructure......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 16th, 2018

Top Democratic lawmakers criticize Omar"s "use of anti-Semitic tropes"

The House Democrats' leadership on Monday blasted Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's suggestion on Sunday that support for Israel on Capitol Hill is driv.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 11th, 2019

"May God ruin him": Rep. Rashida Tlaib"s grandmother reacts to Trump"s tweet about her not wanting to see the congresswoman after she was barred form Israel

Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Representative Rashida Tlaib from Detroit, Michigan declined Israel's offer of a humanitarian visit to see her elderly grandmother in the West Bank after she and Representative Ilhan Omar from .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 18th, 2019

Trump Privately Urged Israel To Bar Entry To Reps. Omar & Tlaib: Report

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Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 11th, 2019

Capitol Report: Burning Man festival hires lobbying firm for help with permitting

The organizers of the Burning Man festival have turned to lobbyists in Washington, D.C., for help with governmental permitting, according to a recent disclosure......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 24th, 2019

Capitol Report: Trump’s insults don’t stop with politicians — and Bette Midler is just the latest example

Observers of Donald Trump are familiar with the president’s takedowns of fellow politicians. But he hasn’t limited his insults to Washington since moving into the Oval Office, with actress and singer Bette Midler being just the latest example......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 5th, 2019

Capitol Report: White House’s Navarro says tariffs may not go into effect as Mexico’s president expresses optimism

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro held out the possibility that U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods wouldn’t take effect Monday, as high-level talks were to begin in Washington......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 5th, 2019

Capitol Report: Antismoking groups say bill that lifts tobacco-buying age to 21 has a big flaw

As Washington moves closer to raising the age for buying e-cigarettes and conventional tobacco products to 21 from 18 nationwide, some advocacy groups are warning that a prominent “Tobacco 21” bill has a possible loophole......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 4th, 2019

Capitol Report: Could drug-price transparency raise prices? These lobbyists and lawmakers think so

As Washington tries to respond to calls for lower drug prices, even efforts to just bring more transparency to the state of affairs aren’t a slam dunk......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 21st, 2019

Capitol Report: Companies back bill targeting robocalls that consumer advocate says won’t stop calls

Washington is taking steps toward cracking down on robocalls, but experts are noting it’s a slow process as Corporate America raises concerns about potential restrictions......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 20th, 2019

Capitol Report: Revenue at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago slumps but D.C.-area properties see increases

Revenues at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida dropped in 2018, even as they climbed at other familiar properties associated with the president — including his Washington hotel favored by lobbyists......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 16th, 2019

Capitol Report: Trump campaign holds event for ‘bundlers,’ embracing conventional fundraising

Trump’s re-election campaign on Tuesday is holding a fundraising event for key donors known as “bundlers,” in a sign of how the former Washington outsider’s team is embracing a more conventional approach to financing its operations......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 7th, 2019

Capitol Report: Drugmakers’ lobbying spending at 10-year high as Washington targets soaring prices

The spending by the industry’s main trade group and seven key drugmakers has climbed to a level not seen in a decade......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 2nd, 2019

Capitol Report: Biden says China ‘not competition’ for U.S. | Trump’s approval rating on economy hits new high in CNN poll

Congressional Republicans are pushing back against White House hopeful Joe Biden after the former vice president dismissed the notion that the U.S. should be worried about China as a geopolitical competitor, writes the Washington Post......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 2nd, 2019

Capitol Report: Buttigieg compares Sanders supporters to Trump fans | Democrats plot next move in Trump tax-return fight

Pete Buttigieg took a dig at fellow 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters, the Washington Examiner reports, drawing parallels between them and fans of President Trump during a campaign stop in New Hampshire......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 22nd, 2019

Capitol Report: Trump wonders why Washington didn’t name Mount Vernon after himself | Mulvaney ‘most dangerous man’ in D.C., senator says

President Donald Trump reportedly wondered why the country’s first president didn’t name his Mount Vernon compound after himself......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 10th, 2019

Capitol Report: Fannie-Freddie reform could rewrite a familiar Washington script

It may be the fool-me-once nature of the debate over Fannie and Freddie – Congress has been trying to get them out of conservatorship nearly as long as they’ve been in – but many Washington-watchers think the most likely outcome is no change at all......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 25th, 2019

Capitol Report: As Congress readies for hearings, here’s a look at Boeing’s influence in Washington

Here’s how Boeing, under pressure in Washington in the wake of a deadly crash, has wielded influence in the nation’s capital......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 14th, 2019