By Timothy P. Carney | 07/23/14 09:43 AM
The House overwhelmingly passed a bill taxing foreign travelers to the U.S. in order to fund government-backed advertising campaign for the U.S. tourism industry.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/19/14 12:29 PM
The Michigan Republican runs afoul of the Chamber of Commerce for opposing the Export-Import Bank and budget agreements that he thought were profligate.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/15/14 06:47 PM
Farmers agree that it makes sense to buy more food overseas closer to hungry people. But the shipping industry balks at losing half of its profitable cargo.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/11/14 07:58 PM
Lobbying and political contributions don't increase a company's profits, a new academic study suggests -- they mostly just enrich the CEO.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/04/14 07:30 AM
Former Rep. Todd Tiahrt is a man on a mission — to reclaim the Republican Party for earmarkers.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/30/14 08:45 AM
If you could get friendly bureaucrats to make your product a mandatory form of compensation, wouldn't you?
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/24/14 03:18 PM
The steady drumbeat of Ex-Im corruption over recent years doesn't signal some cabal of white-collar criminals running the agency.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/23/14 05:23 PM
Former House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt and former Republican National Committee boss Haley Barbour are the two lobbyists on the "Dream Team" K Street has assembled to save President Obama's favorite tool for subsidizing manufacturers -- the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/20/14 05:30 PM
Mississippi voters can help their state's economy this Tuesday by sending Sen. Thad Cochran into retirement.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/19/14 11:31 AM
If you have a corporate-welfare bank that costs all taxpayers, combined, $2 billion a decade, and it provides almost all of its subsidies to a handful of politically connected companies, congressmen will hear a lot more lobbying in defense of the corporate-welfare bank than in opposition.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/18/14 03:12 PM
The Aerospace Industries Association placed an ad in Politico today supporting the Export-Import Bank, which mostly subsidizes airplanes. The argument: Even Reagan reauthorized Ex-Im. The "Facts" listed in the ad are all basically false. 1) The ad claims Ex-Im is profitable, but that's an...
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/12/14 03:43 PM
Trent Lott -- who was a founder of the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a lobbying firm that has now partnered with K Street giant Patton Boggs -- is appearing in a campaign ad for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/11/14 04:04 PM
Rep. Eric Cantor was Wall Street's man in the GOP. Cantor was “one of the few remaining House Republicans who understood the complicated and nuanced issues facing the financial services community,” a Wall Streeter told Politico in a piece on this topic.
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