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Florida NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer retiring after 44 years

Jun. 16, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The National Rifle Association's longtime Florida lobbyist and first female president, Marion Hammer, will retire but remain an adviser to the organization, the NRA announced Thursday. Hammer, 83, said in a statement that she served the gun rights group for...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 15, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Lancaster Lancaster Online/LNP. June 12, 2022. Editorial: Pa. Supreme Court should allow cities to impose gun regulations aimed at improving safety Everyone knows that Philadelphia has a gun violence problem. The city has been experiencing a horrific number of gun...

Brookings president resigns amid FBI foreign lobbying probe

Jun. 13, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

The president of the Brookings Institution resigned Sunday amid a federal investigation into whether he illegally lobbied on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Retired Gen. John Allen wrote in a letter to the think tank that he was leaving with a “heavy heart" but...

Retired general resigns as head of Brookings Institution think tank amid FBI investigation into Qatar lobbying

Jun. 12, 2022 16:05 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired general resigns as head of Brookings Institution think tank amid FBI investigation into Qatar lobbying.

Brookings places retired general on leave amid FBI probe

Jun. 08, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

The prestigious Brookings Institution placed its president, retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen, on administrative leave Wednesday amid a federal investigation into his role in an illegal lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Brookings’...

Brookings think tank puts its president, Gen. John Allen, on leave amid federal investigation into foreign lobbying

Jun. 08, 2022 16:21 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brookings think tank puts its president, Gen. John Allen, on leave amid federal investigation into foreign lobbying.

Lobbying spending topped $11 million during Kentucky session

Jun. 08, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lobbying groups spent more than $11 million to try to influence legislation during this year's General Assembly session in Kentucky, according to reports from the Legislative Ethics Branch Commission. The total beats a record set in 2018, when $10.67 million...

FBI seizes retired general's data related to Qatar lobbying

Jun. 07, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

The FBI has seized the electronic data of a retired four-star general who authorities say made false statements and withheld “incriminating” documents about his role in an illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. New federal court...

Former Rep. Giffords tells Congress 'be bold' on gun reform

Jun. 07, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven years after her own life was massively altered by gun violence, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords stood in front of the Washington Monument Tuesday and lobbied anew for stricter gun laws after yet another string of mass shootings in America. “Stopping...

Crypto meltdown is wake-up call for many, including Congress

Jun. 07, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meltdowns in the cryptocurrency space are common, but the latest one really touched some nerves. Novice investors took to online forums to share tales of decimated fortunes and even suicidal despair. Experienced crypto supporters, including one prominent billionaire, were left...