Latest Lobbying News

Cambodian premier says no to foreign military bases

Dec. 7, 2018 3:44 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday that his government will not allow any foreign military bases in its territory and called media reports that China is seeking a naval base there "fake news." Hun Sen, who is on a three-day visit to Vietnam, insisted at a news briefing with...

Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York

Dec. 5, 2018 6:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spinning off from the special counsel's Russia probe, prosecutors are ramping up their investigation into foreign lobbying by two major Washington firms that did work for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation had been...

Appeals court rules that activist must follow lobbying rules

Dec. 3, 2018 3:24 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A conservative Missouri activist has been ordered to follow the state's lobbying rules, even though he isn't paid, in a court ruling that could have wide-reaching implications. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cited the government's interest in transparency in ruling last...

Bono to speak in Chicago on fighting AIDS, poverty in Africa

Dec. 2, 2018 8:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Bono will speak in Chicago about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. The lead singer of the rock band U2 is scheduled to appear Thursday at an Economic Club of Chicago dinner meeting. He'll participate in a discussion with Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson, who...

Michigan Senate votes to gut minimum wage, sick leave laws

Nov. 28, 2018 7:42 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican-led Senate passed bills Wednesday that would substantially scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws that a business lobby criticized as too burdensome, setting up expected lawsuits if GOP Gov. Rick Snyder signs them into law before...

The Latest: Man dies before voting, wife returns to vote

Nov. 28, 2018 12:23 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Election officials say a Mississippi man collapsed and died on the way to vote with his wife who went back later to cast her ballot. Precinct bailiff Keith Varnado tells The Enterprise-Journal...

At FDA, a new goal, then a push for speedy device reviews

Nov. 27, 2018 6:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Jeffrey Shuren was adamant: The United States would never cut corners to fast-track the approval of medical devices. "We don't use our people as guinea pigs in the U.S.," Shuren said, holding firm as the new director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's medical devices division....

Judge: Trump hotel boost from presidency does not break law

Nov. 27, 2018 2:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of breaking a law on unfair competition by using the presidency to attract customers to restaurants in his Washington hotel. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled Monday that the Cork Wine Bar may indeed be...

FDA's 'flawed' device pathway persists with industry backing

Nov. 27, 2018 12:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly 3,000 medical devices enter the U.S. market every year through a system that generally requires little or no patient testing to verify safety and effectiveness. Unlike new pharmaceuticals, most medical devices reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration are cleared based on...

Mueller accuses Manafort of breaking plea agreement by lying

Nov. 27, 2018 11:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel in the Russia investigation is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators, an extraordinary allegation that could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially...