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Members of Congress too close to lobbyists?

The union of Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and lobbyist Debbie Insley brought together very divergent interests: the lawmaker's obligation to craft legislation that serves the public and his wife's financial dependency on an industry whose fortunes were directly affected by Congress. The Dingells have always been open about their relationship, and the evidence is that they have always complied with the rules. But the mere existence of such a conflict resonates at a time of close ethical scrutiny on Wall Street, in government and elsewhere. Read the full article.

By Jodi Westrick  |  January 11, 2010; 9:46 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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That is how Congress makes their money -- getting in bed with their special interests. And the tax payer pays and pays.

Posted by: peshak1 | January 11, 2010 11:19 AM

"But she/he is my soulmate..."

Try some self control!

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | January 11, 2010 11:35 AM

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