The Magic Circle - First Read - msnbc.com From NBC's Chuck Todd In the midst of the congressional outrage over bonuses and bailouts, many of the very firms who benefitted from TARP funds are still making political donations. And the politicians are still taking them. According to the latest F.E.C. data for February, several members of Congress who have been critical of the federal governmentâ€™s bailout of U.S. companies have received campaign contributions just in the last six weeks â€“ from the firms they bailed out. great list of a-holes.....ALL OF THEM.