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JAN 11, 2013 - Boston Globe

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President Obama eases restrictions to raise cash for his second inaugural

Planners of President Obama’s second inauguration are embracing the Groupon-like “daily deal” concept to scrounge up scarcer-than-expected donations, but this is not about discount inaugural burritos or half-off Joe Biden merchandise. Instead, one of the latest offerings - with “only 25 packages available” and a 5 p.m. expiration - offered a candlelight reception with Obama, Biden and their wives. The price? A cool $50,000. Four years ago, that was the maximum donation accepted for Obama’s inauguration, which touted such limits as evidence of its ethics policy. Now, it’s a bargain. ... Read More

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