Latest Lobbying News

Swiss climate activists lament election of oil lobbyist

Dec. 07, 2022 08:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Environmentalists in Switzerland criticized the election Wednesday of a top car and oil industry lobbyist to the country's new government, calling it a “disaster for climate policy.” Lawmakers picked Albert Roesti of the nationalist Swiss People's Party as one of...

Panel keeps electronic pull tab moratorium in place

Dec. 05, 2022 15:39 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota legislative panel refused on Monday to change a rule that creates a moratorium on electronic pull tab machines at gas stations and liquor, grocery and convenience stores. Lobbyists and some lawmakers have promised that the issue will come up...

CFP deja vu: TCU in third, Ohio State lurking and lobbying

Dec. 03, 2022 00:14 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU has been in this position before, third in the College Football Playoff rankings going into its last game before the final four teams are set. And just like in 2014, there sits Ohio State in fifth, hoping for a chance to move up. Those...

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

Nov. 30, 2022 09:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision...

Australia argues against 'endangered' Barrier Reef status

Nov. 28, 2022 22:27 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s environment minister said Tuesday her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites, arguing that criticisms of government inaction on climate change were outdated. Officials...

Senate set to vote on bill protecting same-sex marriages

Nov. 28, 2022 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Senate Democrats are moving quickly, while...

Mothers of LGBTQ children join forces in Latin America

Nov. 20, 2022 09:56 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she'll be let in and won't be attacked or harassed. Olmedo doesn't know if she can go out in public safely becauses...

Police: Man with ax, sword asked to enter NY Times newsroom

Nov. 17, 2022 19:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man with an ax and a sword went into the lobby of the New York Times building on Thursday and asked to speak to the political section, authorities said, then handed over his weapons and waited for emergency personnel when he was denied entry. The New York Police...

German opposition official lobbies EU to block cannabis plan

Nov. 16, 2022 07:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German opposition official lobbied the European Union executive branch on Wednesday to block the government's plans to decriminalize the possession of limited amounts of cannabis and allow its sale for recreational purposes. Germany's health minister unveiled...

Computer chip ban signals new era as Biden and Xi meet

Nov. 12, 2022 00:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's move to block exports of advanced computer chips to China is signaling a new phase in relations between the globe's two largest economies — one in which trade matters less than an increasingly heated competition to be the world’s leading...