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Obama's sleight of hand on lobbyist contributions

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The Obama campaign is trying to portray its fundraising juggernaut as an expression of grass-roots enthusiasm, an effort that requires shameless sophistry about lobbyists and "special interests." "We did this from the bottom up," Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said of the $86 million haul last quarter by the campaign and the Democratic National Committee. "We didn't accept one single...