Dollar Politics Millions of dollars are pouring into Capitol Hill this summer, as lobbyists jockey to have their clients' interests represented in three major pieces of legislation beginning to take shape: massive bills on health care, banking regulation and energy. NPR's "Dollar Politics" examines this intersection between money and politics and what it could mean for public policy.

Who's Representing The Uninsured On Capitol Hill?

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Drug Firms Pour $40 Million Into Health Care Debate

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Who Has Access To Max Baucus?

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Millions Spent On Ad War Over Health Care Overhaul

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Outside The Beltway, Anger At Business As Usual

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Need For Campaign Cash Opens Door For Lobbyists

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Lobbyists Jockey For Position In Health Care Debate

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Tracking The Money In The Health Care Debate

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