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May 31, 2013


Ex-Obama Aides Cash In

Washington Post: "Obama came into office promising that his administration would hew to higher standards than his predecessors did. He implemented rules barring former aides from directly lobbying the government for two years and frequently decries the influence of 'special interests' in Washington."

"But the efforts have done little to slow a tide of groups hiring former top aides as highly paid consultants, speakers and media advisers in an effort to influence the administration -- part of a longtime Washington practice in which interest groups seek access to the White House by hiring people who used to work there."














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