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Slamming Joe Lieberman for Joining Chinese Telecom Giant, Warren Calls for 'Lifetime Ban' on Members of Congress Becoming Lobbyists
“Corruption in Washington isn’t about a single president or political party. It runs deep. We should call it out—and we should pass my sweeping anti-corruption reforms.”
governmentRevolvingDoor  corruptedPolitics 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
FCC chairman will not recuse himself from investigation into former client Securus Technologies.
In a letter this May, Senator Ron Wyden called on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to recuse himself from an ongoing FCC investigation into companies gathering real-time location data on cellphones users. As an attorney six years ago, Pai represented one of the firms now central to the investigation.
governmentRevolvingDoor  corruptedPolitics  trumpAristocracy 
july 2018 by joeybaker
#NeverTrump Neocons Try to Make Peace With “Unfit” President
Neoconservatives spent months attacking Donald Trump, arguing that he has been insufficiently supportive of overseas military intervention. But the news that
oligarchy  governmentRevolvingDoor 
november 2016 by joeybaker
With SEC head’s resignation, field clears for Trump to cut back regulations
Mary Jo White, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, on Monday announced that she would step down two years before the end of her term, clearing the way for President-elect Donald Trump
governmentRevolvingDoor  pressStupidity  trumpAuthoritarianism 
november 2016 by joeybaker
Drinks, junkets and jobs: How the insurance industry courts state commissioners
When the Arkansas insurance commissioner weighed the merits of a hospital’s billing complaint against United Healthcare, her interactions with one of the nation’s largest health insurers extended far
governmentRevolvingDoor  corruptedPolitics  corruption 
october 2016 by joeybaker
The Secret Justice System That Lets Executives Escape Their Crimes
Imagine a private, global super court that empowers corporations to bend countries to their will.Say a nation tries to prosecute a corrupt CEO or ban dangerous pollution. Imagine that a company could
corporateCorruption  governmentLies  casteingTheLowerClass  corruption  plutocracy  governmentOverreach  governmentRevolvingDoor  governmentIncompetence  globalization  kleptocracy  corporateIndemnity  governmentMalfeasance 
october 2016 by joeybaker
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