Photo of David Bernhardt

Environmentalists Oppose Westlands’ Bid to Secure Water

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department proposes to award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity to a powerful rural California water district that had long employed Secretary David Bernhardt as a lobbyist. "The Interior Department needs to...
Photo of President Donald Trump

Trump Campaign Takes Steps to Prevent a Challenge Within GOP

WASHINGTON — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The nascent initiative has b...

Al Jazeera Readies Report on Jewish Lobby Tactics

Jewish leaders in the U.S. are pushing back in advance of an Al Jazeera documentary series that reportedly examines the efforts of pro-Israel lobbying groups to discredit perceived opponents. The Times of Is...

Fresno Seeks to Extend Federal Lobbying Deal

In an action scheduled for this Thursday’s (April 27) meeting, the Fresno City Council will vote to extend a contract with Simon & Co., a Washington, D.C. lobbying group. The group, headed by Len Simon, has successfully served Fresno in a formal capacity s...