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  • House’s Don Young Admonished by Ethics Panel Over Gifts

    The U.S. House ethics panel ordered Representative Don Young of Alaska to repay $59,000 in impermissible gifts including hunting and golfing trips, flights in private planes and $434 Le Chameau boots.

  • N.Y. Congressman Grimm Paid Off-Books and Lied, U.S. Says

    U.S. Representative Michael Grimm, a New York Republican up for re-election this year, paid workers at his Manhattan restaurant off the books to skirt state and federal taxes and lied about it, federal prosecutors said, unsealing a 20-count indictment.

  • Gingrich Firm Top Clients Got to Attend Signing of Favored Bill

    Weeks after Newt Gingrich urged reluctant U.S. House Republicans to expand Medicare coverage for prescription drugs, he and some of the highest-paying clients of his health-policy center gained access to President George W. Bush’s bill-signing ceremony turning it into law.

  • Falcone Faces New LightSquared Questions After Grassley’s Query

    LightSquared Inc.’s effort to win support in Washington faces new scrutiny after a U.S. senator questioned hedge fund billionaire Philip Falcone about contacts with the lawmaker’s staff.

  • IRS Denial of Tax Exemption to U.S. Political Group Spurs Alarms

    An Internal Revenue Service decision revoking the tax-exempt status of a small political nonprofit organization may foreshadow an investigation into groups such as Crossroads GPS and Priorities USA that spend millions on the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

  • Christie Sandy Ad Shows Pressure Amid Campaign-Cash Flood

    Even as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces an audit of his federally funded tourism advertisements, an influx of campaign money makes commercials paid for by taxpayers or corporate sponsors increasingly attractive to cash-strapped politicians.

  • Donor Says He Sought Menendez on Medicare Regulations

    Salomon Melgen, the Florida political donor at the center of a criminal probe, said he and Senator Robert Menendez are “like brothers” who spoke weekly, yet his companies never benefited and he broke no laws.

  • Army Purchases of $17,000 Pans Tied to Kentucky Lawmaker

    Representative Harold Rogers of Kentucky directed millions of dollars in business to Kentucky company Phoenix Products Co., one of his campaign contributors, for $17,000 leak-proof drip pans for U.S. Army helicopters when similar products can be bought for about $2,500, according to a competitor.

  • Obama Stands Aside as Election-Law Enforcement Weakened

    Barack Obama pledged as a presidential candidate to strengthen the Federal Election Commission and nominate members “committed to enforcing our nation’s election laws.”

  • Republicans Seek Special Probe on Sestak Job Claim

    President Barack Obama says “nothing improper” occurred in the case of a House Democratic lawmaker who has alleged someone in the White House offered him a job to drop his primary challenge to Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter .

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