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1) Wondering where retiring Sen. Evan Bayh might wind up. Considering the array of openings on K Street he may want to consider sticking around and dealing with the Congress that he has grown to “not love.”

2) The Congressional Black Caucus is rolling in corporate dough.

3) I liked this Nation article on members of the media and their lobbying ties. As an aside, this is sort of how lobbying became professionalized. Journalists, who were paid terribly even in the 19th century, moonlighted as lobbyists and as staffers for congressmen to make extra money. Sometimes a journalist could be working for a paper, lobbying for a company and working for a congressman.

4) Lobbyists are still bundling money to candidates.

5) 7 ideas to get more open government ideas.

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