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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
Number of African countries with vaccination rates higher than that of the United States:
Iowa urologists reported that only a minor portion of locker-room teasing arises from “the presence of excess foreskin”; most teasing targets small penises.
A farmer in Surrey, England, was ordered by the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to tear down his cannon-equipped castle, which he had built secretly and then concealed behind hay bales.
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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.”