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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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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".
Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced the launch of a new special interest group formed to help facilitate the deployment of open and interoperable identity management solutions across industries in Norway.
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.
A Los Angeles Times article revealed that Ira Ruskin was front and center in the circus-like atmosphere, where some lobbyists and special interest groups attended more than 30 fundraisers in a two-day period.
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?
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).
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.
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.
The publishers of the four special interest magazines report to Coleman.
I had always thought we should ban "big money from special interest groups.
While special interests form a minority on any one policy issue, just about every citizen is a member - whether active or not - of some special interest group on some policy issue; indeed, many citizens are affiliated with more than one special interest group.
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