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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:07 AM

Report: Obama Considering Corporate Funding For Inauguration [View all]

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ERIC LACH 9:31 AM EST, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2012

Advisers to President Barack Obama have urged the White House to accept corporate donations for Obama's upcoming inauguration, The Wall Street Journal reports. From the paper:

People involved in his re-election campaign said White House staff and campaign advisers have been debating whether to accept corporate money to stage the events but haven't made a final decision.

Obama barred corporations from giving to his first inauguration in 2009, and ended up raising $50 million to cover the costs of the celebrations.

The upcoming inauguration is scheduled for Jan. 21.

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