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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

California Ethics School — For Lawmakers

California’s state Senate, which has suspended three of its 40 members for alleged infractions ranging from lying about residency to brokering an international arms deal, suspended its normal business today to talk about ethics. Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg, a...

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Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray speaks to members of the media after a news conference with members of the D.C. Council 'to call on the Senate and the administration to free D.C.'s local budget during the federal government shutdown' at the Senate Swamp on Oct. 9, 2013.

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Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray speaks to members of the media after a news conference with members of the D.C. Council 'to call on the Senate and the administration to free D.C.'s local budget during the federal government shutdown' at the Senate Swamp on Oct. 9, 2013.

Vincent Gray to D.C.: ‘Bring It On’

A defiant Vincent Gray launched his reelection campaign for Washington mayor over the weekend. “We want to put the past where it belongs — in the past,” said Gray, 71, who has been dogged by legal woes and ethical challenges stemming...

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A security guard stands next to the Twitter Inc. logo in the lobby of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

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A security guard stands next to the Twitter Inc. logo in the lobby of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

Ethics Panel to Congress: Stay Away from Twitter IPO

As the frenzy over Twitter Inc.’s initial public offering continues, U.S. lawmakers have been issued a warning: Sit this one out. The House Ethics Committee warned in a memo to lawmakers and congressional staff yesterday that participating in the IPO may...

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Rep. Charlie Rangel with an aide at a House Ways and Means committee markup of H.J.Res.118, a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration's proposed plan to waive successful welfare work requirements.

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Rep. Charlie Rangel with an aide at a House Ways and Means committee markup of H.J.Res.118, a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration's proposed plan to waive successful welfare work requirements.

Rangel’s Return: Trade Voice Granted

Rangel is back. Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, who stepped down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in March 2010, is reclaiming some authority on the panel. Rangel will be the top Democrat on the trade...

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The joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill.

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The joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill.

Washington Daybook: `Crazies’

The House plans to end its legislative work today so lawmakers can campaign for re-election, and the Australian government sent House Republicans a little going away present. Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan said “cranks and crazies” in the Republican Party have...

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Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was convicted in 2006 on charges of fraud, corruption and conspiracy, speaks at Public Citizen, a consumer rights advocacy group, in Washington, on Feb. 6, 2012.

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Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was convicted in 2006 on charges of fraud, corruption and conspiracy, speaks at Public Citizen, a consumer rights advocacy group, in Washington, on Feb. 6, 2012.

Convicted Ex-Lobbyist Abramoff Attends RNC to Offer Ethics Advice

The Republican National Convention offers delegates and elected officials not only the chance to rub elbows with lobbyists, but also with at least one convicted ex-lobbyist. Jack Abramoff is in Tampa. He arrived yesterday — flying into town first class —...

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