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Archive for the ‘Special Interests’ Category

19
Jul

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 19, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) released a new report, Google’s Silicon Tower, revealing how academics and experts funded by Google have played a major role at academic and government conferences, debating some of the company’s core issues. Nearly all of the […]

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07
Jul

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2016 CONTACT: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 COMPLAINT SEEKS REVERSAL OF 2010 FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULING WHICH SANCTIONED SUPER PAC SPENDING WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress and 2016 congressional candidates filed today a complaint before the Federal Election Commission seeking to end super PAC spending in US […]

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05
Oct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2015 CONTACT: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 CfA Files Ethics Complaint Against 11 Members of Congress Alleging Collusion with Payday Loan Industry Washington, DC – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate 11 members of Congress for possible criminal and ethics violations by accepting contributions from […]

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30
Sep

By Daniel Strauss, Politico 9/29/15 Robert Litan, a top economist at the Brookings Institution, resigned Tuesday after Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused him of publishing “highly compensated and editorially compromised work on behalf of an industry player seeking a specific conclusion.” “It is with regret that I have accepted [Robert] Litan’s resignation today as a nonresident […]

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23
Sep

Photo: Stephen Johnson/Flickr By Seth Shulman, Editorial Director, Union of Concerned Scientists, Huffington Post, 9/21/2015 Documents released last month in the settlement of a lawsuit at the University of Kansas offer a revealing window into an underreported Koch brothers’ strategy: targeted, politicized funding on college campuses. Consider the details of the case: When, in March, […]

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12
Jun

When Campaign for Accountability first looked at the Macau gambling activities of the Las Vegas Sands (LVS) and its CEO Sheldon Adelson, we were struck by what seemed like a pattern of money laundering.  In 2013, the Justice Department reached an agreement with LVS where, to avoid criminal prosecution, LVS agreed to return more than […]

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11
Jun

Reports likely to trouble Adelson Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 15, 2015 Sands China: Report alleging ties with triads may be unsealed Macau Business Daily, June 11, 2015 Groups seek release of investigator report on Las Vegas Sands filed as evidence in lawsuit Associated Press, June 10, 2015 Judge asked to unseal reports on alleged Sands […]

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09
Jun

Photo: David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal By CARRI GEER THEVENOT LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Two organizations have asked a Clark County district judge to unseal documents that could reveal business ties between Las Vegas Sands Corp. and high-ranking members of Chinese triads. Guardian News & Media, publisher of the British newspaper The Guardian, and the Campaign for […]

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09
Jun

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2015 Contact: Anne Weismann, 202-780-5750 Campaign for Accountability (CfA) is petitioning a Nevada court to release reports expected to reveal connections between Chinese gangs, known as triads, and Las Vegas Sands (LVS) casinos in Macau.  Sheldon Adelson is chairman and CEO of LVS.  The “Vickers Reports,” prepared by Steve Vickers, formerly […]

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