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Businesses Push Workers to Mobilize Before Tax Revamp

Companies and trade groups turn their tax wish-lists into talking points as federal tax overhaul looms
Original publication date: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 20:19

OMAHA, Neb.—In the parking lot outside Elliott Equipment Co.’s manufacturing plant here last month, more than a hundred employees gathered in front of a banner-bedecked truck, its raised boom flying an American flag 30 feet overhead, to hear from the company’s chief executive and the local congressman.

Washington's Lobbyists Change Their Tactics

The Obama Administration aimed to reduce K Street's power, but Washington's agile influence brokers have shifted to different styles
Original publication date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 (All day)

Despite the rhetoric of the past 18 months, few in the nation's capital really believed the Beltway lobbyist would disappear overnight just because a new President vowed to change business-as-usual in Washington and Congress heightened scrutiny. Yes, lobbyists now must heed stringent new disclosure rules; the gift-giving and golf outings have largely vanished.

Theo Goes to Washington

How I got kicked out of the Capitol & shook hands with Newt

Graduating from college is, for most people, a moment of truth. The "real world" looms, bills beckon, jobs are scarce, and the first words on everyone else's lips are: "So. What's next?"

I was, much as I hated to admit it, no exception.

My summer was taken care of, with two months learning German and visiting relatives in Munich. Yet I still had to find something to do come August.

What I did was go to Washington.

Lazard’s High-Priced Real Estate Bargain

Original publication date: 
Friday, March 25, 2011 (All day)

Manhattan’s high-end rental market has remained remarkably resilient, rising even amid a nationwide real estate slump.

Possums Are Playing Upside-Down Role In Florida Elections

Panhandle Marsupial Event Is Vital Campaign Stop; Jeb Bush Was a Regular
Original publication date: 
Friday, August 11, 2006 (All day)

WAUSAU, Fla. -- Katherine Harris, the Florida congresswoman, U.S. Senate candidate and controversial former secretary of state, dangled a live possum by its tail. Other candidates waited their turns.

"Keep shaking!" auctioneer David Corbin admonished the candidates. "Don't let it crawl up your arm and bite!"

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