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special interest

A UK term for a focused interest and expertise in a medically qualified doctor in addition to his or her specialty, as would be an anaesthetist with a special interest in pulmonary hypertension. Special interests may be developed by the doctor even in absence of a recognised sub-specialty.
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Let's hope the special interest is architectural and historical and not of special interest to speculative developers eager to demolish yet more interesting buildings.
Nick Nyhart is executive director of Public Campaign, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to reducing the role of big special interest money in American politics.
From its publications, such as Facts and Myths, and Near East Report, which are regularly fed to influential policy-makers, to its mobilization of the Jewish American voter at election time, to its saturation campaigns targeting legislators via letter, telephone and fax machine, AIPAC stands out among the rest of the lobbies as the most effective special interest groups around.
As campaign spending has mushroomed, special interests have purchased ever-greater influence.
Moreover, LEO Special Interest Groups (LEOSIGs) serve to connect users with common interests or goals.
Nor would devotees of the free market understand what is wrong with special interests, since the moment grander motivations, such as Western unity, are injected into the marketplace, there is a distinct possibility that ideology will follow.
In America today, the special interests and "the people" have become objectively indistinguishable.
Increasingly, our judges are tinder siege from political partisans and special interests.
Everyone is, of course, who the special interests add up to.
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.
Bruner, whose areas of special interest include cytopathology and hematopathology, is a laboratory inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program.
PACs are just the kind of special interest groups whose influence needs to be reduced, because they spend their money to buy access and push self-serving legislation at the expense of the rest of us.

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