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an individual or group who are concerned with some particular part of the economy and who try to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor

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The only approach to an inward thaw which I have yet detected under her outer covering of icy constraint, has betrayed itself, once or twice, in the form of a suppressed tigerish jealousy of any woman in the house (the maids included) to whom the Count speaks, or on whom he looks with anything approaching to special interest or attention.
And another thing that was of special interest to you was your own sock.
In their strategy, a brief scenario is used to explain how a special interest solves a problem the student is facing, a opowero card is created summarizing the strategy, and the child carries the card as a reminder when similar situations arise.
07), celebrating Binns' 50th anniversary of the opening of the new department store in central Middlesbrough, ended with the sentence "the building has been listed as one of several of special interest in the town".
Unlike other campaign finance reforms that typically seek to close loopholes through which special interest money makes its way into candidates' coffers, Clean Elections changes the way elections are financed.
Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Role of Lobbies and Special Interest Groups.
Just as we tax gasoline to pay for road repairs, why not charge special interest groups fees to fix our campaign finance system by providing campaign funds to candidates who agree to forego other donations for the general election?
They rely on LEO as their primary tool to communicate or obtain mission critical information, to provide or participate in online educational programs, and to participate in professional special interest or topically focused dialog.
Where Conquest is unconvincing is in his determination that Europe is "a bloc hindering the development of free trade, being from the global point of view a large-scale special interest (or set of special interests).
The concept of the special interest is not based on nothing.
PCI-SIG[R], the Special Interest Group responsible for PCI Express[R] industry-standard I/O technology, today announced the availability of the PCI Express External Cabling 1.
It published a study showing the growing infusion of big money, special interest pressure and ugly TV ads into Supreme Court campaigns.
But his new book falls prey to the success he, this magazine, and others have had for some time now in portraying the special interest culture.
5) The majority of these attacks were conducted by domestic terrorist groups, particularly Puerto Rican groups, left-wing extremist groups, and special interest groups.
I had always thought we should ban "big money from special interest groups.
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