Lobbying

Indonesian Siti Aisyah smiles during a press conference upon returning home from Malaysia at Halim Perdanakusumah Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, March 11, 2019. The Indonesian woman held two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader's half brother Kim Jong Nam was freed from custody in Malaysia Monday after prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
March 11, 2019 - 5:54 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — One of two women accused of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother by smearing VX nerve agent on his face was freed after two years of detention Monday when Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. Indonesian Siti Aisyah...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, employees walk through a lobby at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle. Many of Amazon’s Seattle-area employees will likely be exempt from new proposed labor protections after a push by the tech giant’s lobbyists to raise the salary threshold at which the rules would kick in. The changes would partially prohibit so-called non-compete clauses, agreements widely used by tech companies and others to prohibit employees from going to work for competitors. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 08, 2019 - 4:26 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Many of Amazon's Seattle-area employees would be exempt from new labor protections in a bill passed by the state Senate after lobbyists for the tech giant pushed to change a key threshold in the rules. The protections would partially prohibit non-compete clauses —...
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Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido speaks during a joint statement with Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Feb.28, 2019. Guaido met Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro, who recognizes Guaido and has taken a hard line against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Lucio Tavora)
February 28, 2019 - 3:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is waiting for Guaido. The man who would be paramount leader of a country in upheaval is on the move. He heads to Paraguay on Friday after lobbying in Brazil for international pressure on the government back home and coordinating a failed attempt to deliver aid...
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February 25, 2019 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is asking a federal judge for leniency as he awaits sentencing in criminal cases stemming from the Russia investigation. Manafort's attorneys say in a new filing Monday that the 69-year-old political consultant isn't a hardened criminal...
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February 19, 2019 - 5:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former New York congressman unseated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to work for a powerhouse lobbying firm. The firm, Squire Patton Boggs, is announcing Tuesday that Joseph Crowley is joining its global public policy practice. Crowley, a Democrat, spent 20 years on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens to President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington. Omar "unequivocally" apologized Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 12, 2019 - 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar's apology for suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so was "lame" and that she should resign. In a pair of tweets over the weekend, the Minnesota Democrat, who is one...
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Dutch fishers and their families hold up banners during a protest outside parliament in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, supporting electric pulse fishing. Dutch fisherman are lobbying lawmakers in a last-ditch attempt to avert a European Union ban on the practice of using electric shocks to stun fish before scooping them up in nets. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
February 12, 2019 - 8:27 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch fisherman protested Tuesday outside parliament in a last-ditch attempt to avert a European Union ban on the practice of using electric shocks to stun fish before scooping them up in nets. The Dutch fishermen argue that the technique, known as electric pulse...
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A man walks past a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. entrance in Daly City, Calif., Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. spent nearly $10 million on California lobbying efforts in the year before the utility giant declared bankruptcy, spending more than any other entity seeking to influence California government in 2018. The majority of that money, more than $5 million, was spent lobbying on proposals around wildfire safety and response, including a discussion on whether to reduce the strict liability utilities face when their equipment sparks wildfires. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 01, 2019 - 3:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. spent nearly $10 million on California lobbying efforts in the year before the utility giant declared bankruptcy, spending more than any other entity seeking to influence California government in 2018. The majority of that money — more than...
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FILE- This March 19, 2018, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. The steaming company is joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA announced Tuesday that Netflix will join its ranks, becoming the first streaming service to do so. The only other members of the MPAA are the six major studios. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 22, 2019 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On the same day Netflix scored its first best picture nomination from the Oscars, the streaming company is also joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA announced Tuesday that Netflix will join its ranks, becoming the first streaming service to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., waits to be sworn in as a U.S. Senator by Vice President Mike Pence in at the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kyl has returned to the lobbying firm he worked at before being tapped to fill the seat held by the late John McCain. The firm, Covington & Burling, says in a statement Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, that Kyl has rejoined its public policy practice where he will focus “on matters of policy and strategy for the firm’s clients.”(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 07, 2019 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl has returned to the lobbying firm where he worked before being tapped to fill the seat that had been held by the late John McCain. In a statement released Monday, Covington & Burling said Kyl has rejoined its public policy practice, where he'll...
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