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The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers -- and What They Expect in Return

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Staff Pick

In a refreshingly non-partisan style, Lewis examines the financial entanglements that mire the political process. You'll be shocked at how little your vote may count. This book is like having a smoke-filled room in the palm of your hand.
Recommended by Gerry, Powells.com

In a refreshingly non-partisan style, Lewis examines the financial entanglements that mire the political process. You'll be shocked at how little your vote may count. This book is like having a smoke-filled room in the palm of your hand.
Recommended by Gerry, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Is The Oval Office For Sale?

The Buying of the President 2004 reveals how the process of choosing a president has moved from the voting booth to the auction block, and highlights the special interests that heavily invest in the politicians seeking the nation's highest office. Lewis and his team reveal and investigate the sponsors and the known and not-so-known conflicts of interest entangling each of the aspirants to the White House. This is the only book of its kind, containing investigative profiles and personal histories of the major presidential candidates.

Here you will find answers to questions like:

  • Which candidate was paid by a pharmaceutical firm to give speeches while running for the Senate?
  • Who turned the Homeland Security Act into a bonanza for the biotech industry?
  • Which candidate proposed 32 separate tax breaks for big businesses that support his campaign?
  • Who is the "go-to guy" for the insurance industry?

Synopsis:

This expose of how much money each of the candidates — including President George W. Bush — have amassed, is essential reading before the public heads to the polls in 2004.

Synopsis:

Introduction
Equal Rights, Unequal Protection
Private Parties
The Republican Party: Top Fifty Donors
The Democratic Party: Top Fifty Donors

The Incumbent
George W.Bush: The Texas Years
George W.Bush: Top Ten Career Patrons
George W.Bush: The War President
George W.Bush: The Administration
Dick Cheney: Top Ten Career Patrons

The Challengers
Wesley Clark
Howard Dean
Howard Dean: Top Ten Career Patrons
John Edwards
John Edwards: Top Ten Career Patrons
Richard Gephardt
Richard Gephardt: Top Ten Career Patrons
Bob Graham
Bob Graham: Top Ten Career Patrons
John Kerry
John Kerry: Top Ten Career Patrons
Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich: Top Ten Career Patrons
Joe Lieberman
New Democrat Network-Nonfederal:
Top Ten Donors
Joe Lieberman: Top Ten Career Patrons
Carol Moseley Braun
Carol Moseley Braun: Top Ten Career Patrons
Al Sharpton
National Action Network: Top Donors
Al Sharpton: Top Ten Career Patrons
Conclusion

Acknowledgments
Index
About the Center for Public Integrity

Synopsis:

Is The Oval Office For Sale?

The Buying of the President 2004 reveals how the process of choosing a president has moved from the voting booth to the auction block, and highlights the special interests that heavily invest in the politicians seeking the nation's highest office. Lewis and his team reveal and investigate the sponsors and the known and not-so-known conflicts of interest entangling each of the aspirants to the White House. This is the only book of its kind, containing investigative profiles and personal histories of the major presidential candidates.

Here you will find answers to questions like

  • Which candidate was paid by a pharmaceutical firm to give speeches while running for the Senate?
  • Who turned the Homeland Security Act into a bonanza for the biotech industry?
  • Which candidate proposed 32 separate tax breaks for big businesses that support his campaign?
  • Who is the "go-to guy" for the insurance industry?

About the Author


Charles Lewis is the founder and executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization focusing on ethics and public service issues. He has recently been awarded the 1998 McArthur "Genius" grant.

The Center For Public Integrity is the non-profit, nonpartisan watchdog organization that produced The Buying of the President in 1996 and The Buying of the Congress in 1998.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Equal Rights, Unequal Protection 38
Private Parties 75
The Republican Party: Top Fifty Donors 119
The Democratic Party: Top Fifty Donors 124
The Incumbent
George W. Bush: The Texas Years 131
George W. Bush: Top Ten Career Patrons 170
George W. Bush: The War President 172
George W. Bush: The Administration 221
Dick Cheney: Top Ten Career Patrons 258
The Challengers
Wesley Clark 263
Howard Dean 278
Howard Dean: Top Ten Career Patrons 303
John Edwards 304
John Edwards: Top Ten Career Patrons 323
Richard Gephardt 324
Richard Gephardt: Top Ten Career Patrons 343
Bob Graham 345
Bob Graham: Top Ten Career Patrons 362
John Kerry 364
John Kerry: Top Ten Career Patrons 399
Dennis Kucinich 401
Dennis Kucinich: Top Ten Career Patrons 410
Joe Lieberman 412
New Democrat Network-Nonfederal: Top Ten Donors 423
Joe Lieberman: Top Ten Career Patrons 438
Carol Moseley Braun 440
Carol Moseley Braun: Top Ten Career Patrons 452
Al Sharpton 454
National Action Network: Top Donors 468
Al Sharpton: Top Ten Career Patrons 470
Conclusion 471
Acknowledgments 481
Index 491
About the Center for Public Integrity 509

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060548537
Author:
Lewis, Charles
Publisher:
HarperPB
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Campaign funds
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General Political Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series:
Buying of the President
Series Volume:
C2KBR-20
Publication Date:
January 6, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.08x5.36x1.24 in. .86 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

In a refreshingly non-partisan style, Lewis examines the financial entanglements that mire the political process. You'll be shocked at how little your vote may count. This book is like having a smoke-filled room in the palm of your hand.

"Staff Pick" by ,

In a refreshingly non-partisan style, Lewis examines the financial entanglements that mire the political process. You'll be shocked at how little your vote may count. This book is like having a smoke-filled room in the palm of your hand.

"Synopsis" by , This expose of how much money each of the candidates — including President George W. Bush — have amassed, is essential reading before the public heads to the polls in 2004.
"Synopsis" by , Introduction
Equal Rights, Unequal Protection
Private Parties
The Republican Party: Top Fifty Donors
The Democratic Party: Top Fifty Donors

The Incumbent
George W.Bush: The Texas Years
George W.Bush: Top Ten Career Patrons
George W.Bush: The War President
George W.Bush: The Administration
Dick Cheney: Top Ten Career Patrons

The Challengers
Wesley Clark
Howard Dean
Howard Dean: Top Ten Career Patrons
John Edwards
John Edwards: Top Ten Career Patrons
Richard Gephardt
Richard Gephardt: Top Ten Career Patrons
Bob Graham
Bob Graham: Top Ten Career Patrons
John Kerry
John Kerry: Top Ten Career Patrons
Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich: Top Ten Career Patrons
Joe Lieberman
New Democrat Network-Nonfederal:
Top Ten Donors
Joe Lieberman: Top Ten Career Patrons
Carol Moseley Braun
Carol Moseley Braun: Top Ten Career Patrons
Al Sharpton
National Action Network: Top Donors
Al Sharpton: Top Ten Career Patrons
Conclusion

Acknowledgments
Index
About the Center for Public Integrity

"Synopsis" by , Is The Oval Office For Sale?

The Buying of the President 2004 reveals how the process of choosing a president has moved from the voting booth to the auction block, and highlights the special interests that heavily invest in the politicians seeking the nation's highest office. Lewis and his team reveal and investigate the sponsors and the known and not-so-known conflicts of interest entangling each of the aspirants to the White House. This is the only book of its kind, containing investigative profiles and personal histories of the major presidential candidates.

Here you will find answers to questions like

  • Which candidate was paid by a pharmaceutical firm to give speeches while running for the Senate?
  • Who turned the Homeland Security Act into a bonanza for the biotech industry?
  • Which candidate proposed 32 separate tax breaks for big businesses that support his campaign?
  • Who is the "go-to guy" for the insurance industry?

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