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Murtha Earmark Scandal

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With the Democrats securely in the majority, Washington's culture of corruption continues to thrive. The latest scandal falls at the doorstep of none other than John "My Constituents Are Racist" Murtha. Congressional Quarterly reports that more than 100 House members secured earmarks for clients of the PMA Group, a lobbying firm famous for its ties to Representative Murtha. The group's offices were raided by the FBI, which is investigating suspicious campaign contributions PMA made to Murtha and others. Ninety-one of the 104 lawmakers who granted earmark requests for PMA clients just so happened to receive ...
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Moran Could Face DOJ Investigation over “Pay-to-Play” Earmark ...
to investigate members involved in the PMA Group pay-to-play scandal. The members involved in the scandal includes — you guessed it — Jim Moran. PMA Group was a multi-million dollar Washington lobbying organization. In November 2008, the FBI raided PMA’s offices and the investigation that followed revealed a huge pay-to-play scheme in which PMA would exchange campaign contributions for earmarks and government contracts. The members in question were members of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, including Moran and Reps. Pete Visclosky, Norman Dicks, Marcy Kaptur, and the late John Murtha, who was ... market research, surveys and trends
GOP Proposes Earmark Moratorium in Wake of PMA Scandal
In a scenario with shades of '06, Democrats and Republicans alike are trying to show their mettle on ethics reform after a House Ethics Committee revealed connections between contributions made by defense firms to a group of  seven Congressmen (5 Dems, 2 GOP) on a Pentagon subcommittee and the earmarks those contractors got. The ethics panel found no "direct or indirect link" between the contributions from businesses represented by the PMA lobbying firm and the Congressmen (perhaps because it seems it didn't actually interview anyone beyond the draft reports from the Office of Congressional Ethics ). But ... market research, surveys and trends


Earmarks « The Swine Line
We may be witnessing the end of an era.  According to a recent article appearing in CongressDaily, new House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) will not include funding for the F136 alternate engine in the forthcoming House version of the Defense appropriations bill. As longtime followers of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and [...] Filed under: Appropriations , Congress , Defense , Earmarks , In The News , Pork , Waste | Leave a Comment » Every few years there is a government program that becomes the poster child for waste.  In 2005 the pork-barrel earmark which funded the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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In case after case, Washington’s web of subsidies and tax breaks effectively takes money from the middle class and hands it out to speculators and have-mores. We subsidize drug companies, oil companies, agribusinesses disguised as “family farms” and “clean energy” firms that aren’t energy-efficient at all. We give tax breaks to immensely profitable corporations that don’t need the money and boondoggles that wouldn’t exist without government favoritism. . . . All of this ought to be grist for a kind of “small-government egalitarianism,” in the economist Edward Glaeser’s useful phrase, that seeks to shrink government by attacking ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


The Man Who Could Topple Jack Murtha
... comeuppance of troop-smearing, pork-feasting, scandal-tainted Democratic Rep . Jack ... Earmark king Murtha scraped together a measly $119000. Russell's underdog campaign bested Murtha without the perks of incumbency, national name ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Rep. Kevin Brady Named RSC Communicator of the - Republican Study ...
                                                        GOP goes on Energy Offensive: Op/Eds and Media Coverage Congresswoman Michele Bachmann wrote an op/ed for the Minneapolis Star Tribune explaining how a more appropriate name for a “cap and trade” energy policy would be “tax and spend.”   “As if costs weren't high enough already, now ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Stop the presses // News // Notre Dame Magazine // University of ...
Two years ago, I had one of journalism’s peak experiences. At a ceremony on the campus of Columbia University, I stepped onto a platform with three colleagues to receive the Tiffany crystal trophy that embodies the Pulitzer Prize. At the end of 2007, I slid into one of journalism’s biggest ditches. Sizing up the declining fortunes of my newspaper company, I accepted a buyout rather than expose myself to the inevitable coming layoffs. The Pulitzer recognized our work exposing the bribery-for-earmarks scandal whose central figure, former San Diego congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham, now resides in prison. ...
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Murtha, Visclosky, PMA, Kuchera: What's Going On?
Rep. John Murtha has long been on good-government groups' lists of the most corrupt lawmakers in Washington. But in recent months, the veteran Pennsylvania Democratic powerbroker has been under particularly intense scrutiny for his ties to two companies that are each the targets of federal investigations. So it's worth taking a moment to consider what's going on in each case, and what it all amounts to. Back in February, we learned that the FBI had raided the northern Virginia office of the PMA Group, a lobbying firm that specialized in representing defense contractors looking for federal dollars. The Feds have ...