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These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
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The Associated Press reveals that five-term congresswoman, Karen McCarthy, has a pattern of skipped votes, high staff turnover and questionable office spending. For years she had missed important votes on the floor and in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She hired, fired and lost aides at a seemingly dysfunctional rate. Her legislative record shows she passed only one bill in eight and a half years. And she was trying to stick taxpayers with a campaign consultant's bill in violation of House rules. McCarthy announced her retirement one month after AP broke the allegations.
Tags: Congress; Missouri Rep. Karen McCarthy; House Energy and Commerce Committee; taxpayers; House of Representatives; House Administration Committee; legislative record; campaign bill; campaign credit card; travel itinerary; votes; Congressional Observer Publications; Congressional Management Foundation; House spending records; National Conference of State Legislatures; Select Committee on Homeland Security; National Taxpayers Union; campaign consultant; campaign funds; personal spending; House Ethics Committee; Ways and Means Committee
The Wall Street Journal examines "the influence of money and political connections on policy decisions during the first year of the Bush administration." The series finds that Republicans owe a "great debt," and that "industries that backed Bush are now seeking return on investment." The investigation includes a list of the top ten industries that contributed the most to the Bush campaign and GOP for 1999-2000 election year. Airlines score first, followed by oil and gas companies, and banks and credit card industry. One of the stories in the series reveals that the Chamber of Commerce attempted to influence judicial elections. Another article sheds light on Enron's contributions to the Bush campaign, and the company's political ties in light of its bankruptcy filing.
The Virginian-Pilot examines the influence of Capital One on state legislation that eliminated fee limits on small loans aimed low-income borrowers. Not only did Capital One make campaign contributions to 62 of Virginia's 140 legislators, it has given $56 thousand since 1995, to Governor Jim Gilmore, whose administration lobbied for the bill. The bill's chief sponsor was also the highest recipient of contributions in the senate. E-mails and faxes showed that language drafted by Capital One made it directly into law.
A compilation of 8 Stories: 1.) "License For Sale" KCBS, Los Angeles, Criminals and government employees illegally buying real drivers licenses. 2.) "Demon Drivers" WSMV, Nashville. 3.) "Ambulance Felons" KNXV, Phoenix, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians stealing credit cards from victim's homes and more. 4.) "Hunter Felons" WCCO, Minneapolis, Criminals with firearm hunting licenses. 5.) "Skin Peddler" WXYZ, Detroit, Underage dancers and prostitution. 6.) "Cash, Trash, and Politics." News 12 Long Island, Campaign finance money like with the garbage business. 7.) "Toxic Traffic" WJXT, Jacksonville, Hazardous material accidents and toxic waste dumps. 8.) "Military Secrets" WRAL, Raleigh, Military personnel can't sue for malpractice.
Village Voice (New York) discovers credit-card receipts showing that Richard Brenneke, a key October Surprise figure, was lying when he claimed under oath that he was with George Bush and other Reagan campaign officials at a Paris meeting in 1980 aimed at heading off an early Iran hostage release, Sept. 10, 1991.
Tags: NY Snepp