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President Barack Obama slams lobbyist influence

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President Obama has attacked a Supreme Court decision to reverse a law limiting lobbyists' contributions to election campaigns.

In his first State of the Union address, the president said the decision "reversed a century of law", and warned that it left the democratic process vulnerable to influence from "America's most powerful interests, or worse, foreign entities."

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