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Wisconsin lobbyist’s son unexpectedly quits lavish government job

The son of a Wisconsin lobbyist whose firm heavily donated to Gov. Scott Walker (R) has unexpectedly quit his appointed post just days after media reports criticized the governor for picking him over candidates far more qualified for the lavishly paid state job. Brian Deschane, 27, was initially given a…

After critical media reports, Walker demotes lobbyist’s son

The 27-year-old son of a major supporter of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been demoted after critical media reports revealed that the embattled Republican had given the young man an $81,000-a-year job in his administration, even over more qualified candidates. Walker’s office told area media that Brian Deschane would be…

GOP Speaker-elect Boehner hires lobbyist as policy director

He ‘reflects the will of the people we serve’ House Republican leader John Boehner has tapped a top medical industry lobbyist to be his policy director when he takes the reins as speaker in January. The lobbyist, Brett Loper, is the senior executive vice president of the Advanced Medical Technology…

Palin adviser is lobbyist for George Soros: report

Is Sarah Palin part of George Soros’ supposed left-wing conspiracy to rule the world? In the midst of Glenn Beck’s controversial series attempting to prove that Soros is at the heart of a vast network of progressives who — according to Beck — are attempting to ruin the United States,…

Major defense contractor lobbyist to plead guilty in probe of illegal donations to lawmakers

A former lobbyist has decided to plead guilty and cooperate in a Justice Department probe of campaign donations to members of Congress who directed hundreds of millions of dollars to defense contractors without competitive bidding. Paul Magliocchetti pleaded not guilty to an 11-count indictment felony indictment on Aug. 20. He…

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