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 children’s emergency-room visits for injuries related to fireworks last year to those related to “desk supplies”:
The ecosystems around Chernobyl, Ukraine, are now healthier than they were before the nuclear disaster, though radiation levels are still too high for human habitation.
The Islamic State opened two new theme parks featuring a Ferris wheel, teacup rides, and bumper cars.
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