Most Guantanamo detainees low-level fighters; New records show some lobbyists are top fundraisers for candidates
Most Guantanamo detainees low-level fighters, task force report says The Washington Post
About 10 percent of the 240 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when President Obama took office were "leaders, operatives and facilitators involved in plots against the United States," but the majority were low-level fighters, according to a previously undisclosed government report. About 5 percent of the detainees could not be categorized at all.
New records show some lobbyists are top fundraisers for political candidates The Washington Post
Nearly 160 registered lobbyists have raised at least $9 million for political parties and federal candidates over the past year, according to a Washington Post analysis of records filed under new Federal Election Commission requirements.
The records provide a clear public view into one of the most influential subcultures in Washington: lobbyists who moonlight by bundling campaign contributions for candidates and their political parties.
By Jennifer Jenkins |
June 1, 2010; 6:54 PM ET
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