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Did Anyone Watch C-Span Washington Journal this A.M?
Posted on 01/28/2004 10:48:20 AM PST by Newfy
Ethics Committee to ban House & Senate reps family members from working for a lobbyist. Being pursued by Harry Reid (D-Nevada) who's two sons and son-in-law work for a lobbyists. Tom Daschle's wife Linda is also a big-time lobbyist for the airline industry.
TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: daschle; ethicscommittee; harryreid; lobbyists
I was watching Washington Journal this morning and the mod read an article about this but I didn't catch what paper or magazine she was reading from. Did anyone else hear this or know where to find the article? Thanks!
posted on 01/28/2004 10:48:20 AM PST
That's going to put D.C. influence-peddling politicians out of business.
Yes, I know. That's why I'd like to read the article for myself. Also curious why Harry Reid (a member of the Ethics Committee) is bringing this up now and putting the Ethics Committee front and center.
posted on 01/28/2004 11:02:00 AM PST
It could be because they are considering giving airlines another bailout through the Pension Bill the Senate just passed this morning. To be negotiated with the house is a special clause allowing airlines to legally underfund their pension plans thus increasing the possibility of a taxpayer bailout.
I remember Washington Journal; didn't realize it was still on. It used to be a good show. I watched it years ago before the two-line system. After that I noticed the dems were calling on both lines (i.e., on the Republican line: "I'm a Republican, but I hate Bush!") and the moderator was so obviously stupid that they didn't get the con job, and consequently assessed no penalty for the deceit. They would just go on to the dem line next. Are the moderators still stupid?
posted on 01/28/2004 12:46:49 PM PST
(gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him, "Why did you lie to me?")
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