This week in Congressional Ethics

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Who are the targets of a new House Ethics investigtion, as a result of information from Neil Volz's guilty plea?

Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio
Rep. William Jefferson, D-Lousiaina

(Bipartisanship! Woo!)

Rep. Bob Ney (news, bio, voting record), R-Ohio, who had strong ties to Abramoff and accepted favors from him, will be investigated along with Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), D-La. A former aide to Ney pleaded guilty last week, admitting he tried to corrupt his former boss. Two businessmen have pleaded guilty to bribing Jefferson...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060517/ap_on_go_co/ethics_abramoff [Broken]

Can you believe it! U.S. Congressmen being investigated for unethical behavior! Who could have imagined it? :eek:
 
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Pengwuino
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:cry: :cry: :cry: It just makes me so happy. A democrat... and a republican... joining forces!

and going to jail :bugeye:
 
Astronuc
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Fresh Air from WHYY, May 23, 2006 · Former Washington Post Congressional correspondent Juliet Eilperin says warlike tactics, manipulation and strategic takeovers have replaced compromise in the House. She drives home the point in her new book, Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the U.S. House of Representatives.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5425307

Very interesting interview - basically how the current House Rules undermine democracy in America.

Fight Club Politics : How Partisanship is Poisoning the U.S. House of Representatives (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society) (Hardcover) Probably a book which I will buy.
 

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