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Stories by Sebastian Jones
Sebastian Jones is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC.
How Lobbyists and Lawmakers Bond During Springsteen Concerts
Posted on: Apr 16, 2010, Source: ProPublica
Weak campaign disclosure laws let politicians hold fundraisers in luxury skyboxes rented from groups with business before their committees.
How Elites Keep Their Private Planes Off the Radar
Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source: ProPublica
A little-known program lets private plane owners block their flights from view in the government’s system for tracking air traffic.
Totally Corrupt TV: Corporate Lobbyists Pose as Disinterested Experts on Cable News
Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source: The Nation
Covert corporate influence-peddling is taking over cable news.
The Talking Heads of Cable News Are Leading Double Lives as Paid Lobbyists for Corporations
Posted on: Feb 15, 2010, Source: The Nation
Since 2007 at least 75 registered lobbyists, public relations reps and corporate officials have appeared on cable news without disclosing the corporations that paid them.
The Other Side of the Super Bowl: Congressional Fundraising Blitz
Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source: ProPublica
Even when the venue is America’s most public sports spectacle, politicians largely succeed in remaining invisible, especially when their activities include fundraising.
Dick Gephardt's Fall: How a Progressive Stalwart Turned into a Spectacular Political Sellout
Posted on: Oct 12, 2009, Source: The Nation
As a politician, he was a champion of progressive reform. Now he lobbies for its enemies.
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