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The Best Government Money Can Buy? (2009)

77 min | Documentary

Francis Megahy examines the role and influence of lobbyists in American politics.
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Francis Megahy
Himself - Filmmaker Himself - Filmmaker   See fewer
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Jan Baran
Himself - Attorney, Wiley Rein LLP Himself - Attorney, Wiley Rein LLP   See fewer
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Max Baucus
Himself - Senator (archive footage) (as Sen. Max Baucus) Himself - Senator (archive footage) (as Sen. Max Baucus)   See fewer
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Catherine Bennett
Herself - Senior VP, National Foreign Trade Council Herself - Senior VP, National Foreign Trade Council   See fewer
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Jeff Birnbaum
Himself - Lobbying Columnist, Washington Post (as Jeffrey Birnbaum) Himself - Lobbying Columnist, Washington Post (as Jeffrey Birnbaum)   See fewer
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John Breaux
Himself - Former Senator (archive footage) Himself - Former Senator (archive footage)   See fewer
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Arthur Bryant
Himself - Chief Executive, Trail Lawyers for Public Justice Himself - Chief Executive, Trail Lawyers for Public Justice   See fewer
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Nick Calio
Himself - Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Citigroup Himself - Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Citigroup   See fewer
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David Certner
Himself - Chief Legal Council, AARP Himself - Chief Legal Council, AARP   See fewer
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Joan Claybrook
Herself - President, Public Citizen Herself - President, Public Citizen   See fewer
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Hillary Clinton
Herself (archive footage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton) Herself (archive footage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)   See fewer
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John Edwards
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Mike Fraioli
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Ed Gillespie
Himself - Former Counselor (archive footage) Himself - Former Counselor (archive footage)   See fewer
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Dennis Hastert
Himself - Former Representative (archive footage) Himself - Former Representative (archive footage)   See fewer
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Aaron Houston
Himself - Marijuana Lobbyist Himself - Marijuana Lobbyist   See fewer
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Aaron Houston
Himself - Director Government Relations, Marijuana Policy Project Himself - Director Government Relations, Marijuana Policy Project   See fewer
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John Jonas
Himself - Attorney, Patton Boggs LLP Himself - Attorney, Patton Boggs LLP   See fewer
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Bruce Josten
Himself - Exeuctive VP, Government Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce Himself - Exeuctive VP, Government Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce   See fewer
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Matt Keelen
Himself - The Keelen Group (as Matthew Keelen) Himself - The Keelen Group (as Matthew Keelen)   See fewer
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Tom Korologos
Himself - Strategic Advisor DLA Piper Himself - Strategic Advisor DLA Piper   See fewer
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Terry Lierman
Himself - Chief of Staff, House Majority Leader Himself - Chief of Staff, House Majority Leader   See fewer
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Trent Lott
Himself - Former Senator (archive footage) Himself - Former Senator (archive footage)   See fewer
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Thomas E. Mann
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Meredith McGehee
Herself - Policy Director, The Campaign Legal Center Herself - Policy Director, The Campaign Legal Center   See fewer
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Michael McLeod-Bell
Himself - Chief Legislative Policy Counsel, ACLU Himself - Chief Legislative Policy Counsel, ACLU   See fewer
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David Mercer
Himself - Political Strategist, Clinton 2008 Campaign Advisor Himself - Political Strategist, Clinton 2008 Campaign Advisor   See fewer
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Elizabeth Vella Moeller
Herself - Attorney, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Herself - Attorney, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman   See fewer
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Toby Moffett
Himself - Former Congressman, Senior Counselor, The Livingston Group LLC Himself - Former Congressman, Senior Counselor, The Livingston Group LLC   See fewer
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Daniel Newman
Himself - CEO, Maplight.org Himself - CEO, Maplight.org   See fewer
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Patrick O'Donnell
Himself - Principal, Squire Saunders Public Advocacy LLC. Himself - Principal, Squire Saunders Public Advocacy LLC.   See fewer
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Barack Obama
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Brian Pallasch
Himself - President, American League of Lobbyists Himself - President, American League of Lobbyists   See fewer
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John Pappas
Himself - President, Poker Players Alliance Himself - President, Poker Players Alliance   See fewer
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Stephen Pfister
Himself - Senior VP Government Relations, National Retail Federation Himself - Senior VP Government Relations, National Retail Federation   See fewer
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Harry Reid
Himself - Senate Majority Leader (archive footage) Himself - Senate Majority Leader (archive footage)   See fewer
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Larry Sabato
Himself - Professor, Center for Politics, UVA Himself - Professor, Center for Politics, UVA   See fewer
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Melanie Sloan
Herself - Executive Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Herself - Executive Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington   See fewer
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Billy Tauzin
Himself - Former Representative (archive footage) Himself - Former Representative (archive footage)   See fewer
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James Thurber
Himself - Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University Himself - Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University   See fewer
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Stephen J. Wayne
Himself - Georgetown University, Department of Government (as Stephen Wayne) Himself - Georgetown University, Department of Government (as Stephen Wayne)   See fewer
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Fred Wertheimer
Himself - President, Democracy 21 Himself - President, Democracy 21   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 50 votes