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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Capitol Assets: Some Legislators Send Millions To Groups Connected To Their Relatives


“Members of Congress have more leeway than executive branch officials or individuals in publicly held companies, who operate under stricter conflict-of-interest rules that generally prevent them from taking actions that might benefit businesses or institutions where their relatives work. The legislators set and enforce their own rules, giving themselves broad latitude to take steps that can end up directly benefiting their immediate family.” (Washington Post

 In other news, sources report an early-morning increase in daylight along eastern portion of horizon.

FEE Timely Classic

Corruption in Government? Shocking!” by Sheldon Richman