A technical fight over elements of the patent law is drawing lots of big special interest money on both sides.... View ArticleContinue reading
Many of the tech executives that President Obama met with today have been generous donors to his campaigns.Continue reading
Ahead of a hearing at the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations tomorrow at which its CEO, Tim Cook, is the star witness, computer, tablet and smartphone manufacturer Apple has preemptively released his prepared remarks defending the company's tax practices, which include pooling $100 billion overseas, away from the grasping hand of the Internal Revenue Service.
The prepared testimony does not mention the more than $14.5 million Apple has spent on lobbying the federal government since 1998, nor that taxes top the list of issues the company has raised, according to data in Influence Explorer. One of the bills ...Continue reading
The day of gadget envy reckoning is upon us as Apple unveils their latest iPad and it seems only natural that the Sunlight Foundation watch this media frenzy in regards to our policy proposals.Continue reading
Fluid is a compelling Mac-based application that allows you to turn almost any website into its own ‘app.’ What does... View ArticleContinue reading
It’s often the case that your signature is required for various documents, whether paper or PDF, to carry out your... View ArticleContinue reading
An article on the front page of the New York Times yesterday reported on the pressure some major corporations—such as Microsoft—... View ArticleContinue reading
As the House Committee on Financial Services readies for next week's hearings to discuss new regulations for the banking industry, lobbyists lined up to battle over the changes, extending a battle between small banks, big banks and big retailers.
In a letter submitted to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 8, the American Bankers Association said the potential changes, "will cause severe harm to the entire banking industry and, in particular, to community-based banks and the communities they serve."
The ABA's dire warning is a response to proposed regulations by the Federal Reserve on debit card and credit card fees ...Continue reading