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Tourism agency uses 'in kind' donations to milk taxpayers

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Last August, Amtrak took more than $6,000 in Nationals tickets and donated them to a little-known federal agency called Brand USA. The agency was able to leverage that "donation" to claim $12,000 in taxpayer dollars, which become available only as a match to private donations. In other words, taxpayers were paying Brand USA to have its board members watch Nats games from luxury seats. Did...