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Fixers for a Fee

For nearly a decade now, Washington has been mired in scandals involving senior American officials who have hired themselves out to various foreign governments and companies.

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  • Perspective

    This Land for Hire

    The day after Bill Clinton's election, the new leader of the Republicans, Robert Dole, told reporters that his party would adhere to the high standards the Democrats had set in reviewing presidential appointments.

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    Puppets for Nippon

    The Japan Economic Journal reported in 1980 that "influence in Washington is just like in Indonesia. It's for sale." It still is. Today, more than 100 foreign governments and hundreds of foreign corporations are running on-going political...

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