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This ain't K-Mart

Several news outlets are reporting this morning that the lobby shop owned by Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign manager, Rick Davis, was receiving payments of $15,000 a month from Freddie Mac through August. You may remember that the American taxpayer recently payed a hefty fee in bailing out Fannie Mae and its brother Freddie Mac. This contradicts statements by Sen.

All For It

The Hill interviewed Democratic lobbyist Jack Quinn for today's issue and after prodding him on his contributions to Democratic presidential candidates they took his temperature on the latest lobbying restrictions and on what changes he might make to how campaigns are financed. His answers help show the real breadth of support for full public financing of campaigns.

 

It's a small world after all

After punching his ticket for the required one year away from Capitol Hill, former House Ways and Mean Chairman, Rep. Bill Thomas, is back in the game. As the chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, Thomas had clout in Congress.

 

Santorum Loves To Fly…Corporate Style

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) has co-sponsored a bill along with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) that would curb the use of corporate jets by politicians.