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Dems Seek Ban On Pundit Payoffs (Kennedy & Lautenberg introducing Bill)
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Dems Seek Ban On Pundit Payoffs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2005

(CBS/AP) President Bush ordered his Cabinet secretaries Wednesday not to hire columnists to promote administration agendas after disclosure that a second writer had been paid to assist an agency.

But Senate Democrats say that's not going far enough.

Sens. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey say they will introduce a bill next week that would strengthen existing law against using government funds for publicity or propaganda within the United States.

"This abuse by HHS is just another in a long list of similar incidents of paid policy advocates supporting Bush Administration policies," the senators wrote.

more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/28/politics/main...
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