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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 09:36 PM
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America for Sale: The Cost of Republican Corruption
Edited on Thu Feb-23-06 09:39 PM by ProSense
America for Sale: The Cost of Republican Corruption
A Congressional Report on How America is Being Sold to the Highest Bidder




Note: 118-page pdf
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LiviaOlivia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 09:43 PM
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1. Thanks for the link.
:)
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 09:47 PM
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2. World's biggest infomercial
Murdoch is starting the USA Shopping Network
"this hour, logistical management of the catering operations of Kellog, Brown and Root is up for bid for Fort Benning"
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 08:12 AM
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3. Republicans sing praises to DeLay (never mind that he's corrupt)
Posted on Fri, Feb. 24, 2006

GOP lawmakers turn out for DeLay


By WENDY BENJAMINSON
The Associated Press

HOUSTON -- U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay was likened to Stonewall Jackson, Lyndon Baines Johnson and a courageous World War I officer Thursday as members of the Texas Republican congressional delegation joined the former House majority leader to endorse his re-election.

The unusual display of GOP solidarity was remarkable for DeLay, who is aggressively campaigning for re-election to the seat he has held comfortably for 22 years. This year he faces a contested primary March 7, and if he wins, Democrat Nick Lampson in November.

"He's got a contested primary; that's why we're here," said U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis.

DeLay, R-Sugar Land, resigned his leadership post as he became embroiled in an ethics scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He faces a trial this year on felony money-laundering charges.


http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/state/13950975.htm?sour...
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 08:45 AM
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4. A must read for every DUer
Powerful stuff!
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donkeyotay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 01:16 PM
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5. I was trying to watch the news on PBS and they had on Trent Lott
who was claiming that he didn't want the taxpayers to be burdened with having to pay for elections. In typical repo-think, he totally overlooked the truly extraordinary costs of allowing corporations to loot the national treasury by gaming democracy. Lott was worried about law makers being unable to take fact-finding trips or that the tax payers would have to pay for the trips. He'd rather keep on the Abramoff junkets, which don't cost us a dime. Honestly.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 07:37 PM
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7. ! Yes they are quite, quite mad. nt
:crazy:
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 07:07 PM
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6. Thank you!
Saved and emailed around. Long print-out but well worth it.

Thanks! Kicked
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-25-06 02:16 AM
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8. K & R!
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-27-06 08:25 PM
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9. House GOP calls corruption report corrupt
Feeling the sting!

February 28, 2006

House GOP calls corruption report corrupt


By Josephine Hearn

The House Republicans campaign operation is charging that a recently released Democratic report on Republican corruption violated ethics rules.

The 103-page report, America for Sale: The Cost of Republican Corruption, was compiled by the Democratic staff of the House Rules Committee and released by the panels ranking Democrat, Rep. Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), last week.

Snip...

Its a political document through and through. The headline is all you need to know its a political document, said Ed Patru, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Its nothing more than Democrats using official resources to promote political talking points.

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It is deeply ironic that the NRCC would have the audacity to suggest that a detailed, fact-based report documenting the collapse of our legislative system would constitute unethical behavior, Slaughter said in a statement, while at the same time, top Republican officials have willingly undermined ethical behavior in our House.


more...

http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Fron...
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-01-06 03:45 PM
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10. Connect every Republican member of Congress to this report. n/t
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:45 AM
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11. This offer not valid in the United States. n/t
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