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US Chamber hired firm to investigate families and children of critics

WASHINGTON – Leaked documents indicate that the US Chamber of Commerce hired a private firm to gather information about the families and children of its progressive political opponents. E-mails circulated by Aaron Barr, the CEO of HBGary Federal, illuminate highly personal data about critics of the Chamber, including detailed information…

Lobbying run amok: Eight health care lobbyists for every member of Congress

For every member of Congress, there were eight lobbyists working to influence health care reform last year, according to research by The Center for Public Integrity.…