Bells vs. AT&T

By Daniel Lathrop

Telephone companies spend hundreds of millions to influence policy

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"… ontributors are: Verizon ($116,000), AT&T ($31,000), SBC ($29,000) and MCI ($23,000). Together the Bells gave Kerry a bit more than half of the money …"

Commentary: Profiteering from democracy

By Charles Lewis

In his January 1998 State of the Union address, after decrying the campaign-fund-raising "arms race," Preside

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"… act to provide free or reduced-cost television time for candidates,” the president said. “The airwaves are a public trust, and broadcasters also have to he …"

"… analysis of data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics. The next president of the United States will have gotten to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with mor …"

"… g member of Congress with the biggest haul in media money —including his presidential campaign — is Senate Commerce Committee chairman McCain, who has coll …"

"… ast year, and since 1993 has contributed $4.6 million to congressional and presidential candidates and the two political parties. The second heaviest media spe …"