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Lobbyists and lobbying firms representing seven of the top 10 TARP recipients in the financial
services industry as well as four of their major trade association allies scheduled at least 70
fundraisers for members of Congress and major party committees between Election Day 2008
and the end of June. Lobbyists and PACs of major TARP recipients and their allied trade
associations made $6 million in federal campaign contributions in this time period, according to
contribution data reported to the secretary of the Senate.
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
Ratio of money spent by Britons on prostitution to that spent on hairdressing:
A German scientist was testing an anti-stupidity pill.
A Twitter spokesperson conceded that a “Frat House”–themed office party “was in poor taste at best.”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”