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Washignton Post: Ex-lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti charged with campaign-finance fraud

Paul J. Magliocchetti was one of the most powerful and influential lobbyists in Washington not too long ago, known for steering campaign contributions to favored lawmakers while securing millions of dollars in projects for his clients.

Magliocchetti, 64, the founder and owner of the now-closed PMA Group, was charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria with eight counts of illegal campaign contributions and three counts of making false statements. He is accused of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to lawmakers to enhance his firm's stature and business prospects.

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Thom Hartmann: The Good, The Bad, And The Very Very Ugly

Target contributes $150,000 to Republican candidate who promises to cut waiters' minimum wage. It's starting.

But it doesn't stop there. Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer oppses gay rights, and fights for tax breaks for CEO's while cutting workers' salaries:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/target-best-buy-fire-campaign-contributions-minnesota-candidate/story?id=11270194

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Why Does Citizens United Need to be Overturned?

America's Futrure Now Conference: Curbing Money Politics, one of the featured panels at the conference; Donna Edwards, Dick Durbin and Jesse Jackson discuss the implications of the Citizens United decision, and its effect on our country's future if left unchecked.

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