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Libya paid more than $750K in fees since September to The Livingston Group for its work to improve ties with the U.S. That sum generated half of the firm’s foreign fees.
The firm of former Speaker-designate Bob Livingston organized events at Libya’s Embassy, met with Senators/Congressmen, pitched corporations (ExxonMobil, Carlyle Group, Northrop Grumman) and squired a military delegation around D.C., according to TLG’s federal filing.
Lobbyist Lauri Fitz-Pegado is one of those helping handle the Libya account. Formerly with Hill & Knowlton, Fitz-Pegado is best known for her work promoting the first Gulf War.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Number of free condoms handed out by the Brazilian government in advance of Carnival this year:
The best way to measure happiness is simply to ask people how happy they are.
Following three weeks of clashes between protesters and government forces that killed at least 17 people, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced a two-day extension of Carnival. “Happiness will conquer the embittered,” he said during an appearance at a recreation center.
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