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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 04:28 PM
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FEC dismisses complaint against Reid
WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint a conservative group filed against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over his use of campaign money to pay holiday bonuses at the hotel where he lives.

FEC staff concluded that partly because of the small dollar amount involved $3,300 the complaint did not merit pursuing, according to a report by commission staff released Friday by Reid's office. Based on that report the commission voted Feb. 21 to dismiss the complaint, which was filed by Citizens United, a conservative activist group.

Reid, D-Nev., reimbursed the money to his campaign committee after The Associated Press reported on the matter last October.

He had argued that the payments to the doorman and other support staff at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Washington, where he has a condo, were approved by lawyers and permissible as a gift of nominal value on a special occasion, something he said was permitted under federal election law.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070316/ap_on_el_ge/reid_ca...


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DemKR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 04:31 PM
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1. You're fired!! NT
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 04:32 PM
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2. Awwwww....the right is gonna be BULLSHIT. They'll cry about this forever!
They'll point to it as EVIDENCE that the poor widdle wight wing can't catch a break....
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 07:07 PM
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5. nah. It wont make the news. they only did it to get it in the news, and they already used it....
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 09:02 PM
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6. You are right, it will not make the news. It will, though, make the wingnut discussion boards
That's the point I was going for. The wingnuts will put it on the tip of their spears, like Muhamad's acolytes and the Quran...they'll make it their rallying cry.

There's nothing so compelling as the suffering HERO AS VICTIM. It's a much-beloved theme.

No one plays it better than the Gee-OOOOOOh-Peeeeeeeeeee.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 10:38 PM
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7. so true. but let's see we have gonzogate, plamegate,iraqgate.....all in one
week.
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 04:45 PM
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3. The stumpy gets away with lying the country into a war for profits, and
Senator Reid gets away with tipping minimum wage (low wage?) employees.

There is no justice in the world I tell ya.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 05:12 PM
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4. Very sensible, of course! You can be sure the bastards will be back on the trail,
desperate to discover another horrifying proof of criminality by this Democrat.

They have to keep moving, hoping to get lucky, hoping no one will be able to focus on their accumulating record of incredible corruption and personal inability to rise about sexual obsession which manifests in repeated acts of perversion they can't keep out of the papers.
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