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Apple Is Telling Lawmakers People Will Hurt Themselves if They Try to Fix iPhones
An Apple lobbyist brought an iPhone to meetings with California lawmakers and said consumers could hurt themselves by puncturing a lithium-ion battery.
The Weed Industry Is Burning Millions on DC Lobbyists and Getting Nowhere
Cannabis companies are learning that deep pockets aren't enough to influence Congress.
Big Oil Defeats a Carbon Fee By Arguing It Doesn't Go Far Enough
It would have been the first carbon fee enacted in the US. Oil lobbyists fought it by making a novel, hypocritical argument, and it worked.
How Facebook and Google Win By Embedding in Political Campaigns
A new report from the Campaign for Accountability details the questionable role of internet platforms in election races.
Telecom Lobbyists Have Stalled 70 State-Level Bills That Would Protect Consumer Privacy
In 2018 alone, the telecom lobby has killed or stalled a whole host of legislation that would prevent ISPs from selling your data.
Robert Mueller Is Going After Shady Democrats Now, Too
The swamp might actually be getting drained.
'They Think They Have a PhD in Whoreology:' How Lobbying for Sex Worker Rights Helps Educate Us All
Sex worker and activist Phoenix Calida on how talking to politicians about her rights on Capitol Hill was a little scary, but well worth it.
As a Trafficking Survivor, Lobbying for Sex Worker Rights Gave Me Hope
Queer sex worker and trafficking survivor Laura LeMoon on the power of coming together, even when the odds are against you.
What it Was Like to Lobby on Capitol Hill as a Sex Worker
Activist, cam model and queer pornographer Anna Moone writes about her experiences lobbying for sex workers' rights in Washington, DC.
Democrats Will Finally Do What Clinton Couldn't: Attack Trump's Corruption
The party just took its most important step yet to move on from the brutal hangover of 2016 and actually win back Congress.
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The NRA Now Says 'Nothing Could've Been Done' to Prevent Vegas
The organization offered the response after backtracking on calls for bump stock regulation.
Telecom Lobbyists Downplayed ‘Theoretical’ Security Flaws in Mobile Data Backbone
According to a confidential document obtained by Motherboard, wireless communications lobby group CTIA took issue with an in-depth report by the Department of Homeland Security on mobile device security, including flaws with the SS7 network.