Articles by Josh Keefe

Josh Keefe covers money and politics for IBTimes. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Slate, The New York Observer, Money and Gothamist. He is originally from Maine. 


Corker Demands Answers About Last-Minute Tax Break

In response to IBT’s investigation, the GOP senator is pressing his party for answers about the provision, which could enrich Corker and other GOP lawmakers. Corker also said the provision was in the House version of the bill, a claim experts disputed.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Lobbying

Critics of the Republican tax bill charge that the legislation was crafted by lobbyists. But what does that really mean? A lobbying expert breaks down the lobbying sector and its influence.

The Tax Bill’s New Deduction Benefits Blackstone CEO

The Senate tax bill would keep the carried interest loophole and also allow some hedge fund and private equity managers to claim a new deduction. Backing the bill? GOP senators who benefited from campaign donations from Stephen Schwarzman, who heads the world’s largest private equity fund.

The Revolving Door Spins In Governor Hickenlooper’s Office

Current Chief of Staff Doug Friednash came to the Colorado governor's office from lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. The governor's office hired BHFS to work on the state's behalf. On Monday, it was announced Friednash was heading back to his old firm.
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Corporations With Offshore Billions Sponsor 'Tax Prom'

Congressional staffers, lobbyists and think tank employees will get together for an annual D.C. tradition imbued with extra significance this year: the Tax Foundation’s gala, brought to you by 61 corporations interested in seeing their tax bills reduced.