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Fatcat Los Angeles Lakers Returning $4.6 Million In Taxpayer Stimulus Funds

The Los Angeles Lakers, one of the most lucrative franchises in the National Basketball Association, is returning $ 4.6 million in federal stimulus funds amid the COVID-19 crisis. News of the eye-popping check comes amid mounting controversy over the taxpayer-funded program pitched by federal lawmakers as intended to help small businesses struggling during the health emergency. […]

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Infant Formula Makers Sweetened Mother’s Milk Of Politics With $60 Million In Lobbying Funds

Money has been called the mother’s milk of politics, which may help explain why the Trump administration attempted earlier this year to help infant formula manufacturers by squashing a World Health Organization resolution that encouraged breastfeeding. Three of the largest infant formula companies ― U.S.-based Abbott Laboratories, Swiss-based Nestle, and U.K.-based Reckitt Benckiser ― have […]