Paying to Play

Tuesday's "President's Dinner" offered G.O.P. guests a rare menu: those donating $20,000 or more could choose receptions with top lawmakers or Cabinet members; $92,000 bought a photo with the President. Two days later, Congress passed a campaign-finance reform bill, which Bush vowed to veto.


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