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In reversal, President Obama to accept corporate donations to help fund inauguration

WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s inaugural committee has decided to accept unlimited corporate donations to help fund the event, reversing a decision from four years ago and drawing criticism for a president who has vowed to change the culture of Washington and limit the influence of outside money.

President Obama four years ago barred corporate funding for his inauguration, and he limited per-person donations to $50,000.

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