A corn syrup lobbyist received an ethics waiver to help write the USDA's Dietary Guidelines, and she's not the only staffer there with conflicts of interest.
Despite a long history of sugar interests influencing federal nutritional standards, a recent lobbyist for the corn syrup industry is now advising Trump's USDA on its dietary guidelines.
Shortly before voting on a sweeping tax cut bill that the billionaire Koch brothers favored, 60 Republican lawmakers received political donations from Koch Industries' political action committee.
Only a handful of Republican politicians who received donations from casino boss Wynn, recently exposed for alleged sexual misconduct, have announced they will donate that money to charity.
At a lavish gathering of donors in the Koch brothers' political network, House Speaker Paul Ryan thanked some of the nation's wealthiest conservatives for their help passing the GOP tax bill, which offers these donors major tax breaks.
A new campaign finance report reveals that some oil and gas companies that got a special tax break from the GOP tax bill donated to the House's top tax writer, even as Congress was finalizing the legislation.
Political mega-donors Charles and David Koch (and/or the business they operate) could pocket between $1 billion and $1.4 billion each year because of giant tax breaks in the legislation passed last month, a new analysis found.
Activists launched a week of campus protests, calling on the universities to withdraw their investments from hedge funds that hold Puerto Rican debt and have advocated austerity measures in the U.S. territory.
Two weeks after Speaker Paul Ryan passed the GOP tax cut bill in the House, billionaire Koch, who will benefit from the bill, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Ryan's joint fundraising committee.
Democrats seemed likely to hold the line on a government funding bill unless it extends a program protecting residents who were brought to the U.S. as children by their undocumented parents. Deporting the “Dreamers” will cost the economy hundreds of billions of dollars.
A new report details how trade groups, companies, foreign governments, interest groups and political candidates booked rooms or events at properties owned by the president, raising ethics questions that “previously were unimaginable.”
Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu has been advocating for the approval of a crude oil pipeline while lobbying on behalf of a government entity that must approve the project.
The FBI has started a new probe into alleged pay-to-play activities involving the Clinton Foundation. Here's a summary of the key reporting on the potential conflicts of interest.
As some private universities express concern over a new tax on their endowment income, they are paying millions of dollars to Wall Street investors who manage their money.
A long-time Ohio congressman negotiated a new job while he helped write the Republican tax bill that will benefit his campaign donors and the companies he will represent. What do Congressional ethics rules say?
At the end of a week of drastic swings, the value of Bitcoin hit below $13,000 on Sunday afternoon, with some experts thinking a correction is in order and others predicting that a bubble is just now bursting.
On Twitter, Vice employees shared disturbing stories of harassment following a New York Times exposé revealing sexual misconduct settlements amidst "a top-down ethos of male entitlement at Vice."
The big price tag covers travel on Air Force One, cargo planes and expenses for White House aides and the fleet of security that accompany him.
Reports of special provisions in the tax bill, which could enrich the lawmakers who voted on it, prompted questions about whether the practice is legal. Here's what the rules say.
The GOP tax bill includes a special real-estate tax cut — a provision that could personally enrich more than a dozen Republican senators who voted on the bill.
President Donald Trump has made tens of millions of dollars of rental income that could be subjected to a special new tax break in the Republicans’ tax legislation released Friday.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and 12 other Republicans are crafting tax provisions that could end up making them big money.
GOP’s middle-of-the-night tax break for oil and gas investors would benefit some of the Republican Party’s wealthiest legislators
Koch family foundations doled out millions of dollars to colleges and universities, aiming to produce bright young conservatives and professors who align with the billionaire brothers’ libertarian ideals and business interests.
As Republican lawmakers prepare to finalize a sweeping tax cut bill, their former aides are back in congressional offices, now representing the real estate, tech, health care and private jet management industries.
There’s a blurry line between the Kochs’ academic philanthropy and political activism, as academics from free-market centers at George Mason University (funded by the billionaire brothers) have joined the Trump administration this year.
Agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau were set up to be independent and insulated from White House political pressure. But by naming only interim, acting chiefs, Trump keeps them on a short leash.
Provocateur James O’Keefe’s group, which tried to fool the Washington Post, has a history of failure — but its funding from far-right billionaires has kept growing.
Wealthy GOP families and Republican politicians enable the group to spread its free-market principles and funnel thousands of dollars into student government elections to elect conservatives.
Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, who introduced a bill deregulating the payday loan market, is a top recipient of campaign cash from the industry, which has also engaged in considerable lobbying on Capitol Hill.