My That's a Big Cigar You Have, Congressman

Lobbyists may have set up networking group in violation of rules
My That's a Big Cigar You Have, Congressman
In this illustration are an Ashton ESG cigar, left, and a San Cristobal belicoso cigar, right, shown with an aged rum in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 2, 2010.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – The Huffington Post is blowing smoke in the eyes of a congressional networking group that the blog contends is backed by lobbyists, possibly in violation of congressional rules. Tough to get your maduro lit when you poke around like that. According to HuffPo: "Lobbyists for major banks, insurers, pharmaceutical firms, energy companies and at least one foreign government have been helping organize lavish gatherings of staffers and members of Congress since early 2009, funneling K Street money through an officially chartered staff organization called the Congressional Cigar Association." Read the full HuffPo piece here or for more go here. (Read more lobbyists stories.)

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