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How a single NRA lobbyist shaped Florida's gun laws over the last 40 years

Mar 5, 2018
Florida's concealed carry and "stand your ground" laws all started under Marion Hammer's guidance.
The logo of the National Rifle Association.
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August is a busy season for interest groups

Aug 29, 2013
August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.

Lobbyists gearing up for fight over tax breaks

Mar 26, 2013
As Washington eyes deficit reduction, cherished tax breaks are in the crosshairs.

Education groups lobby hard against 'fiscal cliff'

Nov 20, 2012
Education lobbyists make up the lion's share of groups pushing to avert the 'fiscal cliff.'

At DNC, lobbyists do more schmoozing than check writing

Sep 4, 2012
Lobbyists are working behind the scenes to make their mark at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, this week.