Statements about Ethics

"Under the clear letter of the law, (Justice Clarence Thomas) must recuse himself" from the case challenging the constitutionality of the health care law.

"The Constitution doesn't allow the governor to not-spend appropriations funds."

A national organization says Georgia has one of America’s toughest ethics laws.

The White House "branded" the memorial service for the Tucson shootings with a "Together We Thrive" logo and slogan.

Says Steve Spinnett has court judgments against him for trespass and harassment.

State House incumbent Jill Chambers, R-Atlanta, "personally profits from taxpayer money."

Says Will Rasmussen falsely claimed he had lived in the West Linn district for about a year.

Rick Perry is "taking money away from hurricane victims" and diverting it to "remodel the Governor's Mansion."

"Your tellers were paid kickbacks for directing elderly consumers from ... safe deposits to risky ones."

The lawyer who brought the case against NationsBank said "publicly that Alex Sink had nothing to do with the case, had nothing to do with the situation and didn't know about the problems."

Darryl Hicks had seven ethics violations and didn't pay most of the fines.

Lizbeth Benacquisto "broke election law 105 times, hiding special interest contributors."

Bruce Starr was the only senator to vote for stronger ethics laws and greater accountability.

Says Bruce Starr broke the law by letting lobbyists wine and dine him in Maui.

Says Marco Rubio sold a home to a chiropractor who had been lobbying him on automobile insurance legislation and "once he sold the home, for $380,000 cash, the speaker's position on the issue changed."

Says Rick Perry told students he couldn't attend a gubernatorial forum due to scheduling conflicts, then on forum day "tweeted that he'd just been running with his dog."

Say Matt Wand cut Troutdale police, created a slush fund for himself.

PolitiFact Texas says "Congressman Edwards' attacks on Bill Flores are false."

The Republican election platform "was actually written with the help of a former lobbyist for AIG and a former lobbyist for Exxon-Mobil."

"Speaker Pelosi ... has been busy sticking the taxpayer with her $100,000 bar tab for alcohol on the military jets that she's flying."

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