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Review finds lush spending by parties

First lady Michelle Obama led by example as she flexed her muscles for students yesterday at the River Terrace Elementary School in Washington at an event to promote physical fitness. First lady Michelle Obama led by example as she flexed her muscles for students yesterday at the River Terrace Elementary School in Washington at an event to promote physical fitness. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)
April 22, 2010

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Both the national Democratic and Republican party committees spend roughly two-thirds of the money they take in on the care and comfort of committee staffs and on efforts to raise more funds, with lavish spending on limousines, expensive hotels, meals, and tips, an analysis of the latest financial disclosure data shows. (Full article: 840 words)

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