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Campaign 2012 / Obama / Lobbying / Discussions #1006082

CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 28, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Obama and campaign funds from lobbyists introduced; details given from a "New York Times" story on fund raising from "consultants." [During the '08 campaign, OBAMA - says he talks no money from lobbyists and special interests.] [January 21, 2009, OBAMA - comments on government workers and lobbying.] Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt† quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jessica Yellin and "New York Times" reporter Eric Lichtblau about Obama and lobbyists. [LICHTBLAU - says there is a disconnect in what he says and does about fund raising; notes Obama has limited himself by not allowing lobbyists to work in the administration.] [YELLIN - comments on the administration claims about transparency and how his "brand" fights lobbying influence.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Alex Castellanos and James Carville about the politics of Obama. [CARVILLE - says he is not shocked by the Obama fund raising; notes "lobbyist" has a loose definition.] [CASTELLANOS - says people care more about spending than funds, but Obama ran on a platform of change so the questions is who is this guy; states: reduce the size of government.]

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