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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald News Conference

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke to reporters and answered their questions at a press briefing. He apologized for falsely claiming to a homeless veteran he spoke to in…

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    Governor Kitzhaber Resignation Announcement

    Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (D) announced his resignation, citing concerns that an investigation into allegations of unethical conduct concerning contracts with his fiancée, Cylvia…

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    Government Fraud, Abuse, Waste, and Inefficiency

    Government officials testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on government operations that were…

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    Lobbying and Ethics Laws

    James Thurber talked about lobby reform and ethical issues regarding members of Congress. He spoke about previous efforts to change lobbying practices on Capitol Hill and discussed…

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    Federal Lobbying Laws

    Attorney Joseph Sandler talked about the strengths and weaknesses in the laws governing lobbying practices, gift rules, and foreign agents. Mr. Sandler is a former general counsel…

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    Representative Michael Grimm's (R-NY) Plea Deal

    Emma Dumain talked about Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY), who plead guilty to a felony tax evasion charge as part of a plea deal, and his future in the House. Representative Grimm…

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    Congressional Ethics

    Government advocates talked about possible reforms to the congressional ethics process. They focused on the findings of the group Public Citizen’s newly-released report on House…

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    Role of Inspector General

    Inspectors general from the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense talked about their roles within their respective agencies. They discussed the need for efficiency,…

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    Oversight Access Concerns

    Inspectors general with the Department of Justice, the Peace Corps, and the Environmental Protection Agency testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing about…

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    Reaction to Guilty Verdict in McDonnell Corruption Trial

    U.S. Attorney Boente called it a difficult day for Virginia and its citizens after former Governor Bob McDonnell (R) was found guilty on 11 out of 13 corruption charges. His wife was…

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    Faith and Freedom Coalition, Senator Ron Johnson

    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” policy conference. He talked about the root causes of the nation’s…

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    Representative Jeb Hensarling on the U.S. Economy

    House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) spoke about his political and economic priorities. He said that time had come for conservatives to choose between…

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    Arrest and Arraignment of Representative Michael Grimm

    Emma Dumain talked by telephone about the arrest and arraignment of Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY) on a 20-count federal indictment that included charges of mail fraud, wire fraud,…

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    Indictment of Representative Michael Grimm

    Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch spoke to reporters about the indictment of former FBI agent and Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY). Representative Grimm was under federal…

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    Emma Dumain on Indictment of Representative Grimm

    Emma Dumain spoke by phone about the indictment of Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY). Topics included details of the indictment and Representative Grimm’s response.

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    President Nixon Address on Watergate Tapes

    President Nixon announced that he would supply the public and the House Judiciary Committee with transcripts of the requested audio tapes of conversations involving him and his…

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    Governor Chris Christie News Conference

    Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) briefed reporters and answered questions on his office’s 360-page internal review of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal released the…

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    Effectiveness of the Office of Congressional Ethics

    Paul Singer talked about the effectiveness of the Office of Congressional Ethics, created by Congress to recommend review of allegations of misconduct against House members, officers, and…

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    Ethics in Government

    Mayor Steven Fullop of Jersey City, New Jersey, gave the annual Ethics in Government Lecture at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. Topics of discussion with the…

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    Defense Department Daily Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby provided an update on the investigation into alleged cheating on tests by members of the Navy and Air Force nuclear forces. A report on the investigation into a…

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