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Obama, Robert Blackwell, Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2008, $8,000 a month retainer, state grants, Miner, Barnhill & Galland

More controversy surrounding the past of Barack Obama has surfaced. The Los Angeles Times, in an article dated April 27, 2008 reveals that Obama received a $8,000 a month retainer from Robert Blackwell for his technology firm, Electronic Knowledge Interchange, for a total of $112,000. The following exerpts are from the LA times article: “A few months after receiving his final payment from EKI, Obama sent a request on state Senate letterhead urging Illinois officials to provide a $50,000 tourism promotion grant to another Blackwell company, Killerspin.” “With support fromRead More