WASHINGTON - Several activist groups labeled Citibank the "Hog of the Month" on Tuesday for its lobbying efforts to kill direct student lending.

Accepting the award in behalf of a nonparticipating Citibank, the country's largest student lender, was "I.M. Greedy," a farcical banker with a top hat, cigar, a hog's nose and ears, and plenty of piggish rhetoric on the greed of corporate special interests.

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