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    Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

    And people wonder why American's trust Republicans more than Democrats on the issue of corruption.

    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives
    12:35 AM CDT on Sunday, August 29, 2010
    By TODD J. GILLMAN and CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News

    Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers' causes.

    The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member's district.

    Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules but said she had done so "unknowingly" and would work with the foundation to "rectify the financial situation."

    Initially, she said, "I recognized the names when I saw them. And I knew that they had a need just like any other kid that would apply for one." Had there been more "very worthy applicants in my district," she added, "then I probably wouldn't have given it" to the relatives.
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    Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    And people wonder why American's trust Republicans more than Democrats on the issue of corruption.

    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News
    I'd hate to get into a posting war about Dem v Rep corruption, Grim. But one does have to laugh at them when they get caught. Here's a gal with her hand in the cookie jar, and, with a straight face, says, "That wasn't my hand." Give me a break!
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    Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'd hate to get into a posting war about Dem v Rep corruption, Grim. But one does have to laugh at them when they get caught. Here's a gal with her hand in the cookie jar, and, with a straight face, says, "That wasn't my hand." Give me a break!
    All politicians are corrupt to some level, but it looks like the democrats are trying to break some records or something. As for my comment about the public trust, that is based on the latest Rasmussen poll.

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    Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

    There is an old saying.. when living in a glass house, dont throw with stones.

    John Ensign, under criminal investigation and yet, looks like he will get re-elected... let me guess, he aint a republican really?
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    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives

    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News

    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives

    12:35 AM CDT on Sunday, August 29, 2010

    By TODD J. GILLMAN and CHRISTY HOPPE / The Dallas Morning News
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    choppe@dallasnews.com

    Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers' causes.
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    The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member's district.

    Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules
    Did I hear someone say "culture of corruption"?

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    Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    There is an old saying.. when living in a glass house, dont throw with stones.

    John Ensign, under criminal investigation and yet, looks like he will get re-elected... let me guess, he aint a republican really?
    LOL and the left keeps making **** up.

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    Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    LOL and the left keeps making **** up.
    So you are denying that John Ensign is under criminal and ethics investigations? That the FBI is involved?
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    Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So you are denying that John Ensign is under criminal and ethics investigations? That the FBI is involved?
    No more than you did when I posted that 100's of thousands attended the Beck rally.

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    Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    No more than you did when I posted that 100's of thousands attended the Beck rally.
    So you are trying to bring that up in this thread? Start another thread and please try to provide proof of your comment. I chose not to respond since you got thread banned because of your reply to me.

    This is about corruption among politicians. You attacked yet another democrat, but ignore constantly the GOP corruption. John Ensign has admitted certain questionable ethical actions, is under investigation for other ethical problems, and is even under FBI investigation, and a grand jury is in place. Where is your condemnation of him? Or are you like the other GOP hypocrites, defending him or just ignoring the very fact you have trash among you? And the fact that he is running for re-election as far as I know and looks like he is gonna win.. not a problem at all I guess?

    And before you call me a hypocrite.. I condemn all corruption, left, right, Dem or Republican. If proven, then said politician should be kicked out of the party and his elected position. I also am highly critical of the whole freaking system that allows obvious corruption but is fully legal.
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    Re: Another day.... Another corrupt democrat.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So you are denying that John Ensign is under criminal and ethics investigations? That the FBI is involved?
    What's that got to do with the price of rice in China? Go start a thread about it and not try to derail this one... or go ahead, only a few will think you are making a valid point.
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