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Of course, Big Business finds a partner in Obama:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has found a surprising number of places
to agree with President Barack Obama’s agenda and is negotiating the
specifics in daily meetings with the Treasury Department, the West
Wing and Capitol Hill.

The Chamber, which calls itself “the voice of business,” is adapting
to Democratic control of the House, Senate and White House by finding
areas of agreement on health care reform and financial services
regulation, then fighting to prevent additions that could hurt the
group’s members. The Chamber is even willing to talk about climate
change legislation, although reaching agreement there will be harder.

Thomas Donohue, the chamber’s gregarious president and chief executive
officer, said in an interview with POLITICO that his formidable
grass-roots and paid lobbying efforts are aimed at shaping, rather
than killing, legislation.


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