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October 21, 2013
Lawmakers making thousands, funding lavish trips from ‘slush funds’
Members of Congress are routinely using campaign committees as a personal “slush fund,” according to a detailed report by “60 Minutes.”
The report found that lawmakers are using what’s known as “Leadership PACs” to fund trips to high-ranking golf courses, NFL games and other destinations – and are even personally making money off the PACs by lending to them and charging steep interest. More