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Ethics rules give Congress leeway in investments; Pentagon tries to steer Iraq media coverage; Rig inspectors took gifts from oil industry

POSTED: 05:36 PM ET, 05/25/2010 by Jennifer Jenkins

Rep. James Moran's investments illustrate Congress's leeway in trading The Washington Post
Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, was a stockbroker before he became a politician. Moran continued to play the markets during his rise through Congress. His investment activity reflects the freedom lawmakers have under congressional ethics rules -- a much less regulated approach than what Congress has required for other government officials and private-sector executives.

Pentagon tries to steer media coverage on Iraq The Washington Post
The Pentagon may be sharply reducing its combat forces in Iraq, but the military plans to step up efforts to influence media coverage in that country -- as well as here at home. A pre-solicitation notice for civilian contractors to provide "strategic communication management services" reflects how the military is increasingly integrating information operations into the heart of its commands.

Report shows close ties between rig inspectors, oil industry The Washington Post
Inspectors with the Minerals Management Service -- charged with enforcing safety and environmental rules on off-shore rigs -- routinely took gifts from the companies they were supposed to be policing, including hunting trips, college football tickets and meals, according to a new report.

By Jennifer Jenkins |  May 25, 2010; 5:36 PM ET The Daily Read
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" Ethics " The very first word used in the Headline kills the entire thing right from the start. If Ethics was a criteria to becoming a Politican in Washington, the whole of DC would be as barren as most of the Sahara.

Posted by: puck-101 | May 27, 2010 6:17 AM

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