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Follow U.S. politics? You need to hear the recent This American Life episode
Posted Apr 8, 2012 in
This American Life
for telling us stories both inspiring and informative. The most recent
flaunts their more investigative colours with a fascinating exposÃ© of government fundraising - how exactly does so much money exchange hands in Washington?
As the promo page
, This American Life reporters "ask the people writing and receiving the checks what, exactly, is the money buying?"
The bulk of the episode - also downloaded on iTunes, where I heard it - looks at how much time Congress bigwigs spend raising money and which committee assignments yield the biggest campaign donations. The results won't surprise you but how they get to their conclusion just might.
Another section looks at the rise of SuperPACS and the Citizens United court case, and the last section reunites Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold to talk campaign finance.
Give it a listen and I'm curious to know what you think, if this kind of report will do anything to ripple the lobbyists and Congressfolk who will go about their business as usual this week, holding fundraiser breakfasts where a plate of eggs and bacon will set you back $3,000.
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