March 28, 2012 •
Name calling in New Jersey, more news about Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith, and the Public Affairs Research Council gives advice to Louisiana in today’s news:
National: Ethics-violations-as-campaign-tool in “Ethics Talking Points Take Campaign Stage” by Amanda Becker in Roll Call.
Illinois: “No law stops indicted IL politico from seeking re-election” by Andrew Thomason in the Illinois Statehouse News.
Louisiana: “Watchdog group hopes to shine up Louisiana ethics laws” by Jeff Adelson in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Here is my personal favorite today: They have taken a poll in New Jersey and found that people there are tired of the cursing and name calling among their politicians. Take a look at “Jerks, snobs and …? N.J. voters are fed up with the nasty names” by Matt Friedman in The Star-Ledger. Here is another article offering good coverage – “NJ voters want less name-calling from politicians” by Michael Symons in the Asbury Park Press.
March 27, 2012 •
U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, and Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith all have made a prominent appearance in the news today:
“FEC fines Charlie Rangel $23K for apartment misuse” by Darius Dixon in Politico.
“Rangel agrees to pay $23,000 FEC fine over use of rent-controlled apartment” by Justin Sink in The Hill.
“Jefferson loses bribery appeal” by Mackenzie Weinger in Politico. (Jefferson, if you recall, hid $90,000 in his freezer.)
“Edwards lawyers seek leeway in questioning Young” by Michael Biesecker (Associated Press) on WOODTV.com.
“House opens hearings into Chicago lawmaker’s bribery charge” by Ray Long in The Chicago Tribune.
March 19, 2012 •
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