Corruption/ Ethics Reform

Charles Rangel (D-AT&T/Verizon) is facing major pressure from inside the Democratic Party to step down as Ways and Means Chairman for tax and ethics violations. Asked whether he’d remain Chairman, he answered “You bet your life.” Let’s see how that turns out. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/03/nyregion/03rangel.html Update: He did, in fact, step down as Chairman, and may not run for re-election.

Joe Conasan does a great job taking Republicans to town for this “phony indignation” over Charles Rangel’s actions, including a recap of their stalling during the DeLay investigations and John Boehner’s golfing junkets with commodities traders. http://www.salon.com/opinion/conason/2010/03/04/rangel/

House Dems block earmarks to for-profits:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/us/politics/11earmark.html?hp

A message of fear to those brave enough to blow the whistle on the big banks: http://motherjones.com/politics/2010/03/

Mrs. Clarence Thomas takes leadership role in the Tea Party. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/14/virginia-thomas-tea-party_n_498283.html

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