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This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. To Washington insiders he is ...

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PETA Really Needs To Respond To The Charges That Its Workers Stole And Killed A Family's Dog, Then Sent A Fruit Basket

Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green Read More: Peta Chihuahua, Peta Stole Chihuahua, Peta Fruit Basket, Peta Euthanized Chihuahua, Peta, Rick Berman, Richard Berman, Center for Consumer Freedom, Compassionate Euthanasia, PETA Animal Shelter, PETA Euthanization Rate, Wilbur Cerate, Green News
Arin Greenwood

It's past time for PETA to explain what happened to Wilbur Cerate's dog. Because until we know more, all we can say about this terrible story is that a family is grieving, and some professionally sinister mustache-twirlers working for the meat industry have that much more ammunition in their war against animals.

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Political Consultant Encouraged Energy Executives To Use These Nasty Tactics

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics Read More: Richard Berman Environment, Richard Berman, Richard Berman Campaign, Richard Berman Fracking, Richard Berman Recording, Rick Berman, Rick Berman Lobbyist, Richard Berman Drilling, Richard Berman Oil, Politics News

Richard Berman, the political consultant called Dr. Evil for his below-the-belt tactics, told energy executives in June that they needed to play dirty...

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Answering the Haters of Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green Read More: Hsus, Gestation Crates, Rick Berman, Green News
Wayne Pacelle

It's still a wonder how anyone, in any era, could be so small-minded, so reactionary, and, because of their pecuniary or personal interests in seeing cruelty continue, so deadened to the suffering and pain of animals.

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Watch: All Work and No Pay

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics Read More: Restaurant Opportunities Center, Minimum Wage, Dr. Evil, Tip Workers, Rick Berman, National Restaurant Assocation, Fast Food, Moyers and Company, Bill Moyers, Living Wage, Saru Jayaraman, Politics News
Bill Moyers

You've heard about the wave of recent protests calling on fast food chains like McDonald's and Burger King to raise wages for their employees, who are forced to live on next to nothing. But did you know that many workers in sit-down restaurants may be faring even worse?

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James Gerken

Shadowy PR Company Sets Sights On Green Buildings And Enviro Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | James Gerken | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green Read More: Environmental Policy Alliance Berman, Berman, Leed, Berman Pr, Environmental Policy Alliance Berman Pr, Rick Berman, Environmental Policy Alliance, Leed Attack, LEED Certification, Environmental Policy Alliance Leed Attack, Leed Exposed Attack, Green News

NEW YORK -- A front group for Washington, D.C.-based public relations firm Berman & Company is back with new targets: green buildings, green groups an...

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The Other NRA: National Restaurant Association Eviscerates the Rights of Customers, Workers, and Children

Michele Simon | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business Read More: Workers, Lobbying, Rick Berman, Public Health, Marketing to Children, Olive Garden, Animals, Restaurant Workers, Food for Thought, Darden Restaurants, Labor, Minimum Wage, Restaurants, Nutrition, Starbucks, Food Labeling, McDonald's, Food, Business News
Michele Simon

Food movement leaders tend to stick to their specific issues, whether it's advocating for healthy food, fighting for workers' rights or curbing marketing to children. There is one organization that conveniently provides us with one giant target for all of them: the National Restaurant Association.

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America's Ruling Class Hall of Shame

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics Read More: Jacob Hacker, Mitch McConnell, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Duke, Rick Berman, Pete Peterson, Jamie Dimon, John Stumpf, Roger Ailes, Eric Cantor, C. Wright Mills, Wayne LaPierre, Sheldon Adelson, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, G. William Domhoff, Rupert Murdoch, Grover Norquist, Tom Donohue, Paul Pierson, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, David and Charles Koch, Politics News
Peter Dreier

Even among the few thousand members of the power elite, there are a small number whose influence is greater than the others. Here is a list of the 20 most influential members of the power elite.

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Dave Jamieson

Justin Bieber Co-Opted In Anti-Minimum Wage Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics Read More: Minimum Wage Increase, Video, Minimum Wage, Employment-Policy-Institute, Unemployment, Teen Unemployment, Obama Minimum Wage, Rick Berman, Justin Bieber Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber Twitter, Bieber, Justin Bieber, Politics News

Whether he likes it or not, teen pop star Justin Bieber has been enlisted in a fight against President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal mi...

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Rachel Tepper

Is The Pork Industry Pushing Back Against Gestation Crate Bans?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.21.2013 | Green Read More: Pork Network, Humane Society, Bon Appétit, Rick Berman, Fedele Bauccio, Fedele Bauccio Bon Appétit, Hsus, Gestation Crates, Green News

When Bon Appétit Management Company's CEO and founder Fedele Bauccio recently read a Pork Network op-ed by food industry and consumer advocate Rick B...

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Ron Dicker

Meet The Mind Behind Those Notorious Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business Read More: Bloomberg, Bloomberg Ad, Bloomberg 2012, Bloomberg Soda, Advertising News, Advertising, Michael Bloomberg, Rick Berman, Anti-Soda Ad Campaign, Business News, Nanny Bloomberg, Bloomberg Dress, Bloomberg New York Times Ad, Video, Business News

Ad creator James Bowers works for a lobbyist nicknamed Dr. Evil. So perhaps it makes sense that Bowers has a wicked sense of humor. He wields it to sk...

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Spin and Deception in the D.C. Subway

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics Read More: Congress, Obamacare, Pwc, Ahip, Rick Berman, Health Care Reform, Affordable Care Act, Washington DC, Politics News
Wendell Potter

If you've been on the Metro in recent days, you might have seen an ad designed to make you feel sorry for our poor health insurance companies. So sorry that you'll call your congressman and demand he support a bill that would gut an important part of the health care reform law.

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Who Is Trying to Destroy the Humane Society?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media Read More: Charity Organizations, Humane Society of the United States, Oscars, Animal Rights, Front Groups, Animal Shelter, Pet Safety, Humane Society Ad, Hsus, Human Society Controversy, Humane Society Commercial, Mcdonalds, Rick Berman, Media News
Richard Schiffman

Just as we require political ads to disclose the sources of their funding, we should make sure that these faceless front groups come out of the shadows and tell us up front -- on the ads themselves -- who exactly is paying for them.

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Lobbyist Poses as Mechanic in Anti-Union Super Bowl Ad (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 04.11.2012 | Media Read More: Rick Berman, Anti-Union Super Bowl Ad, Rick Berman Lobby, Anti-Union Ad, Rick-Berman-Rachel-Maddow, Super Bowl Anti-Union Ad, Video, Media News
Robert Greenwald

Look closely. One of these "mechanics" is sporting a gold watch, manicured hands, and a brand new shirt. That's because he's not a mechanic, or even an actor. He's Washington lobbyist Rick Berman.

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Dave Jamieson

Anti-Union Front Group Launches Major Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics Read More: Video, Labor, Rick Berman, Orrin Hatch, American Rights at Work, Tim Scott, Labor Unions, Union Busting, Center-for-Union-Facts, Unions, Politics News

WASHINGTON -- A D.C.-based front group representing corporate interests will be rolling out a $10 million national advertising campaign next week to p...

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Union Buster J. Justin Wilson Calls Me Outside, but Proves My Point About EFCA

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business Read More: Yachts, Walmart, Efca, Rick Berman, Wall Street, Center-for-Union-Facts, School-Yard, George W. Bush, Business News
Mike Elk

I heard that J. Justin Wilson was going to meet me in the schoolyard for advocating for the Employee Free Choice Act. This guy is suppose to be the top researcher at the nation's top anti-worker front.

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Rachel Maddow Confronts Notorious Corporate Lobbyist Rick Berman (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business Read More: Video, Rachel Maddow, Rick Berman, Rick Berman Rachel Maddow, Lobbyblog, Rachel Maddow Video, Business News

Rachel Maddow confronted notorious corporate lobbyist Rick Berman over his advocacy for corporate interests that are at best extremely questionable, a...

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We Can't Reform Health Care without Reforming Food

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green Read More: Big Food, Issue 2, Animal Rights, Humane Society, Rick Berman, Agriculture, Ohio, Illegal Immigration, Center for Consumer Freedom, Human Trafficking, Farms, Corporations, Rachel Maddow, Health Care Reform, Agribusiness, Food, Politics and Food, Health Care, Food Politics, Green News
Bob Cesca

Without any real changes in how our food is produced, the health care system will continue to bloat and fall apart. Not unlike the insides of an average American body.

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Rachel Maddow vs. "Dr. Evil": Smackdown over Rick Berman's Corporate Funding (VIDEO)

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics Read More: Acorn, Rachel Maddow, Employee Free Choice Act, Dr. Evil, Rick Berman, Politics News
Art Levine

Berman has established a bevy of anti-reform "non-profit" websites that enable him to attack everything from ACORN to unions to MADD while defending trans-fats and a low minimum wage as good for the economy.

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Rachel Maddow Takes on Corporate Agribusiness PR. Next Up, the Fight for Food Safety?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green Read More: Video, Food Safety, Usda, Fda, Meat Recall, Rachel Maddow, Interview, Rick Berman, Green News
Paula Crossfield

Rachel Maddow continues her work pulling back the layers of American politics to expose underhanded and manipulative lobbying tactics to the public.

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EFCA Opponent Runs Ad Suggesting Unions Gag Employees With Duct Tape

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics Read More: Blanche Lincoln, Rick Berman, Employee Free Choice Act, Mark Pryor, Efca, Service Employees International Union, Unions, Labor Unions, Seiu, Politics News

A top union is demanding that an Arkansas TV station yank a new ad being run by the "Dr. Evil" of pro-business lobbyists that depicts workers as mobbe...

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Feinstein, Specter Compromises Pave the Way for Passage of Employee Free Choice Act

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics Read More: Mark Udall, Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, Diane Feinstein, Ben Nelson George McGovern, Mark Pryor, Rick Berman, Tom Harkin, Penny Pritzger, Afl-Cio, Michael Bennet, Jim Webb, Astroturf, Politics News
Jane Hamsher

With 900,000 union members in the state of Pennsylvania, the Arlen Specter firewall appears to be crumbling.

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The Big Lie about the Employee Free Choice Act

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics Read More: Labor, Employee Free Choice Act, Economy, Ceos, Rick Berman, Middle Class, Unions, Afscme, Hilda Solis, Democrats Efca, Efca, Obama, Unions Hilda Solis, Union Officials Efca, Afl-Cio Efca, Union Efca, Economic Recovery, Politics News
Gerald McEntee

America's top CEOs have declared their top legislative priority for 2009 -- to scuttle the bipartisan legislation that would restore workers' freedom to form unions and bargain for a better life.

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Union Allies Fight Back Against GOP "Meltdown Lobby" With IRS Complaint, Grass-Roots Campaigns

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics Read More: Afl-Cio, Obama, Employee Free Choice Act, Economic Policy Institute, Rick Berman, Unions, Politics News
Art Levine

Republican leaders and their conservative big business allies, including the Chamber of Commerce, have gone after workers' rights ...

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Sam Stein

Unions File Complaint To Strip Anti-Labor Group's Tax Status

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics Read More: Irs Lawsuit, Berman Center for Union Facts, Rick Berman, Irs Lawsuit Tax Status, Union Lawsuit, Afl-Cio, Marcus Foundation, Change to Win, Bernie Marcus, Lawsuit, Politics News

Two of the nation's largest unions have filed a joint complaint with the IRS, urging the agency to revoke the tax-exempt status of two organizations f...

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