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May 2017
Dec 2016
Apr 2016

“Their interests would follow Clinton to the White House should she win election this fall.”

Mar 2015

Yikes.

Jan 2014
Nov 2013

The Big Ethanol lobby has been having a rough go of it lately, what with the Associated Press publishing a …

Oct 2013

While the issue of the latest iteration of the “farm bill” still waiting to make its way out of the …

Sep 2013
Aug 2013

That escalated quickly.

Chuck Schumer and the great Greek-yogurt grift

Erika Johnsen Aug 01, 2013 11:41 AM

Rent-seeking.

Jul 2013

Eyeroll, please.

There are already too many questions to count swirling around the Obama administration’s sudden decision to delay the law’s clutch …

But, whyever not?

Jun 2013

Dare to dream…

Yes, because cutting barely 3 percent from a program on which the Obama administration has more than doubled spending in …

In an epic and unexpected turn of events on Thursday, the House version of the farm bill failed to gain …

(See what I did there?)

But it’s okay, because we’re “saving” money!

Celebrity worship.

The current farm bill expires at the end of September, and both the House and Senate have been working on …

May 2013

I’ve already written about the up-and-coming taxi service company’s troubles with getting past the commissions and the regulations and the …

Apr 2013

The special interests are strong with this one.

Question: In one of his “charm offensive” meetings with Republicans on the Hill a few weeks ago, the president reportedly …

Mar 2013
Jan 2013

“Name one person, in your opinion, who’s intimidated by the ‘Israeli lobby’ in the United States Senate.”

It’s gettin’ real.

Biden: “Keep the faith,” green lobby

Erika Johnsen Jan 21, 2013 1:11 PM

Reassurances.