Million-Dollar Bill

He promised to shun the fat cats, but now Clinton keeps the cash flowing into Democratic war chests

The price list offered a sliding scale of intimacy with the President. Those who paid the basic price of $1,500 a plate got a seat with 2,100 other people in the Washington Hilton ballroom to hear President Clinton speak, plus their choice of entree, either Iowa beef or Maine salmon. The 500 fatter cats in the group, who gave at least $10,000 apiece, got the bonus of an invitation to the White House for a reception. But the really big givers, those who wrote checks for between $50,000 and $100,000, gained admission to cozy cocktail parties where Clinton stopped to make...

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