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Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Mr. President: Get back to the grassroots

The news that Organizing for Action, President Obama's new lobbying organization, plans to arrange meetings with the President for its top donors, is generating calls for some serious reforms in the organization.

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

The GAO agrees -- time for disclosure

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) looks after the money spent by government -- and now they're asking another agency to look after the money spent on government.

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