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Firm With Obama Ties Cashes In Overseas

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After helping to elect Barack Obama, a group of the president's top campaign strategists moved quickly last spring to capitalize on their success as the new masters of the political universe: they flew off to Kiev, capital of the Ukraine, to sign a lucrative contract to advise Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on her race for that country's presidency.

The arrangement between AKPD Media, the powerhouse political consulting firm founded by senior White House aide David Axelrod (who no longer works with the firm), and Tymoshenko, a billionaire business tycoon once dubbed "the gas princess," has so far gotten no attention in the U.S. press.

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