08/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lobbyist Offers Off-The-Record Breakfast With Treasury Official

So you can't get inside the government to see top officials and discuss the important issues of the day. But even though you can't darken the door of the White House -- and, with some exceptions, lobbyists are barred from working for the administration -- all is not lost.

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