special interests

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
See: lobby
References in periodicals archive ?
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administrations repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and replacement with a special interest, dirty power plan that abandons Americas leadership in the fight against the climate crisis:
Autism consultants Gagnon and Myles demonstrate how to use the special interests of children and youth with autism spectrum disorder to help them learn desired behaviors and make sense of social situations, routines, and the meaning of language.
For example, in Special Interests: From Lobbyists to Campaign Funding, Donovan begins by following the money trail, "The Big Money of Politics," explaining the costs of elections, discussing where donations come from, the role of special interest groups and lobbyists, laws, and rules.
While campaigning in his state's 24th Congressional District in 2014, he (http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/in_5_million_race_for_congress_rep_dan_maffei_raises_83_of_his_money_outside_cen.html) said  he was "proud that 82 percent of my donations come from families I hope to serve in Congress, not from outside special interests." But, once elected, the lawmaker's views about special interest cash appeared to have changed - and he isn't alone in that shift.
They reward actions that special interests favor, instead of actions that make the most sense for businesses and individuals.
The ethos of Donaldson's has always been to ensure that all of our vets can turn their hand to all aspects of veterinary work but inevitably, while medicine and surgery become more advanced and specialised, individual clinicians will develop a deeper knowledge in some areas of special interest.
The remainder of the book then lays out how factionalism and special interests, present since the birth of the nation, have grown more powerful in recent times.
political parties and politicians will be unable to stand for broad unifying principles, and will likely continue to be defined by new special-interest groups seeking "their share." Either the two-party system will splinter into a multiparty system with parties being defined by more limited special interests, or the schizophrenic two parties will become so bitter and antagonistic that the country will be divided.
He has never violated the public trust, never done favors for special interests or lobbyists, and he will not allow a smear campaign to distract from the issues at stake in this election.
of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia) has chosen to conduct this "thick description" of Matsuoka's political life because he is in many ways paradigmatic of LDP politics in that he is strongly representative of special interest groups, has been implicated in a number of corruption scandals involving "money politics," is a fervent advocate for pork barrel projects for his constituency, and has operated within LDP's policy making process as a direct and indirect representative of the special interests central to his electoral support coalition.
"It has also prompted a backlash on the part of judges and judicial candidates who are ready to stand up to special interests by refusing to be trapped by campaign questionnaires," the report said.
The LWVAZ has learned that special interests do not tend to support truly impartial courts.

Full browser ?