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It is amazing that folks like Gene Sperling and William Daley, the very people who created this banking meltdown, are rewarded with ever more important positions in our government.
Unchecked by campaign finance regulation, unchallenged by a journalism sufficient to expose abuses, a nearly unbeatable force opposed progressives in 2010.
This election season, we are witnessing an assault on democracy by multinational corporations that, freed by the Citizens United ruling, are out to get the best government money can buy.
Meet ALEC, the organization proudly devoted to drafting pro-corporate laws for legislators.
There will be no change until we change Congress.
It's undeniable that pay czar Kenneth Feinberg has had an impact on compensation at bailed-out firms. But it's equally clear that the casino culture that created this mess remains untouched.
Some public servants collect their reward after leaving government. Gene Sperling, adviser to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, earned his before.
Lobbyist Charles Black, now embroiled in controversy as a senior advisor to John McCain, was among those who aided Ahmed Chalabi's deceptive campaign for war in Iraq.
A Pittsburgh public television activist explains how McCain broke the rules while doing the bidding of a media mogul.
He doesn't just take money from lobbyists--they're running his campaign.
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