Statements about Ethics
"We do know that Romney personally approved over $70 million in fictional losses to the IRS as part of the notorious 'Son of Boss' tax scandal, one of the largest tax avoidance schemes in history."
Newt Gingrich "was fined $300,000 for ethics violations."
Says PolitiFact has said he "kept a campaign promise to toughen ethics rules."
"I never lobbied under any circumstance" for Freddie Mac.
Says the congressional ethics investigation against him was conducted by "a very partisan political committee" in a way that "related more to the politics of the Democratic Party than to ethics."
Says House Republicans rejected a straightforward measure that would prevent members of Congress and the president from being paid during a government shutdown.
"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 White House "branded" the memorial service for the Tucson shootings with a "Together We Thrive" logo and slogan.
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."
In New Mexico, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish "spent federal stimulus funds on campaign Christmas cards."
John McCain "began his career in Washington as a lobbyist when he was appointed in 1976 as the Navy's liaison to the United States Senate."
"Oil companies showered regulators (at the Minerals Management Service) with gifts and favors, and were essentially allowed to conduct their own safety inspections and write their own regulations."
After J.D. Hayworth "was voted out of Congress, he became a registered lobbyist" who was "paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on."
As the CEO of eBay, "Whitman started a separate division that only sells porn."
Says he was "a Marine during Vietnam."
Says his opponent Dorman Grace brags on his Facebook page about receiving illegal campaign contributions.
"The permission to engage was given before the word RPG was ever used."
On financial reform, there is "a million dollars being spent, per congressman, in lobbying expenses on this issue. (The) industry has four lobbyists per member of the House and Senate working on this."
"I'm glad for the wording of it (an ethics report on corporate-sponsored Congressional trips) because clearly the wording exonerates me."
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