House Rules

December 2005
New Republic;12/26/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 26-28, p7
The article presents an editorial regarding political corruption among the Republican Party in the United States. Jack Abramoff is the disgraced former lobbyist indicted on conspiracy and fraud charges. But as more indictments and investigations demonstrate, Abramoff's corruption is exceptional only in degree, not in kind. Corruption and rule-bending among legislators has become common. Four Democratic representatives have now presented a reform proposal to end corruption and ban lobbyist-sponsored travel.


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