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influence peddling

n.
The practice of using one's influence with persons in authority to obtain favors or preferential treatment for another, usually in return for payment.

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What Trump is doing now is simply consolidating the final stage "in the evolutionary method of Zionist policy" in Palestine, as set by his advisers and influence peddlers.
General Boroh appreciates all those who expressed concern about the misleading rumours and assures all that he remains committed to his assignment, he is not distracted by the rumours or the campaigns of calumny by detractors and influence peddlers.
Alam n'yo kapag ganitong season may malaking event maraming influence peddlers, magbebenta ng information, mananakot para alam mo na, to maintain their relevance but hoax yan.
policy through questionable payments to foreign agents, lobbyists, and other influence peddlers.
MIT Technology Review contributing writer George Anders visited Cialdini to discuss what's changed--and what hasn't--as today's influence peddlers use rapidly evolving technologies to ply their trade.
Washington think tanks, which were originally intended as a source of impartial, objective, and disinterested information, have become arms of foreign as well as domestic influence peddlers," argues John B.
Early reports had stated that there were three "Ma'am Arlenes" tagged as influence peddlers in the judiciary.
As everyone knows, the greatest bribers and influence peddlers in D.
But since the close of the Civil War, revelations of indiscretion and corruption among the influence peddlers roaming the halls of Congress have shaded the public's opinion of the profession, casting both suspicion and demands for reform, as illustrated in excerpts from the Post over the past century.
As I pointed out, under Amendment 65, the proposed censorship laws would themselves be crafted by the influence peddlers.
Whatever you decide, know this--Hassan's group is led by highly-paid influence peddlers trying to present No Labels' unpopular ideas as the will of the people, rather than the whims of the wealthy.
Borelli represents a class of corporate influence peddlers who make a living delaying action on important health issues like smoking and global warming.