Tales from the Trail

Who wins on U.S. healthcare reform? Washington’s lobbyists, for starters

March 26, 2010

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While pundits try to figure out whether Republicans or Democrats will benefit most from healthcare reform come November’s congressional elections, what seems mighty clear already is that Washington’s lobbyists are undisputed winners in the epic debate.

Democracy at work: $5.3 billion or priceless?

October 23, 2008

WASHINGTON – Outfitting a vice presidential candidate: more than $150,000. Contributions raised by all candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives: over $1.5 billion. Presidential election cost: almost $2.4 billion. Democracy at work: priceless.