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July 2013: Journalist.


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Jul 28, 2013
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Jul 12, 2008

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Jul 28, 2013 Momentum Builds Against N.S.A. Surveillance

QUOTE: a plan to defund the National Security Agency’s telephone data collection program fell just seven votes short of passage. Now, after initially signaling that they were comfortable with the scope of the N.S.A.’s collection of Americans’ phone and Internet activities, but not their content, revealed last month by Edward J. Snowden, lawmakers are showing an increasing willingness to use legislation to curb those actions.

New York Times
Jul 12, 2008 Germany Denies Being Pressured on Obama: Reports Say White House Objected to Speech Site

QUOTE: The German government strongly denied Friday that it had been pressured by the Bush administration to discourage Sen. Barack Obama from giving an address in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate during his upcoming European tour. Obama's campaign has declined to confirm the dates of his trip, but politicians here continued to squabble over where, exactly, to lay out the red carpet for the presumptive Democratic nominee, who, in contrast to President Bush, is very popular with the German public.

Washington Post
May 22, 2008 House Overrides Veto of Farm Bill

QUOTE: The problem came when a House clerk mistakenly dropped a whole section dealing with trade policy from the 673-page bill before it was sent to the White House. Republican leaders argued last night that the House had overriden a veto on legislation that had never actually passed the House and Senate. For the sake of legislative integrity, Democratic aides said, Congress is likely to start the whole process again.

Washington Post
Mar 12, 2008 House Creates New Panel On Ethics

QUOTE: The House last night approved one of the most significant changes to its ethics rules in decades, creating for the first time an independent panel empowered to initiate investigations of alleged misconduct by members of the chamber.

Washington Post
Nov 21, 2007 Pentagon Warns of Civilian Layoffs If Congress Delays War Funding: Democrats Are Firm on Link to Troop Withdrawals From Iraq

QUOTE: The Defense Department warned yesterday that as many as 200,000 contractors and civilian employees will begin receiving layoff warnings by Christmas unless Congress acts on President Bush's $196 billion war request, but senior Democrats said no war funds will be approved until Bush accepts a shift in his Iraq policy.

Washington Post
Oct 23, 2007 GOP Finds Hot Button in Illegal Immigration: Special Election in Massachusetts Could Be Indicative of Democratic Weak Spot

QUOTE: The issue has shifted since concerns about illegal immigrants triggered angry calls for border fences and deportation two years ago. Now, voter anger appears to revolve around the belief that illegal immigrants are unfairly consuming government benefits, a fear that stems more from economic uncertainty than culture clashes, Democratic and Republican pollsters say.

Washington Post
Aug 04, 2007 House Forms Special Panel Over Alleged Stolen Vote: GOP Assails Decision on Food Aid for Immigrants

QUOTE: The House last night unanimously agreed to create a special select committee, with subpoena powers, to investigate Republican allegations that Democratic leaders had stolen a victory from the House GOP on a parliamentary vote late Thursday night.

Washington Post
Jun 19, 2007 'Signing Statements' Study Finds Administration Has Ignored Laws

QUOTE: President Bush has asserted that he is not necessarily bound by the bills he signs into law, and yesterday a congressional study found multiple examples in which the administration has not complied with the requirements of the new statutes.

Washington Post
Jan 19, 2007 Senate Passes Ethics Package: Parties Reach Hard-Fought Deal On Lobbying and Other Reforms

QUOTE: The Senate legislation, hailed by proponents as the most significant ethics reform since Watergate, would ban gifts, meals and travel funded by lobbyists, and would force lawmakers to attach their names to special-interest provisions and pet projects that they slip into bills. Lawmakers would have to pay charter rates on corporate jets, not the far-cheaper first-class rates they pay now.

Washington Post
Jan 09, 2007 Minimum-Wage Bill Stirs Controversy in Pacific Islands: Democrats Aim Raise for Northern Marianas but Not Samoa

QUOTE: Democrats have long tried to pull the Northern Marianas under the umbrella of U.S. labor laws, accusing the island government and its industry leaders of coddling sweatshops and turning a blind eye to forced abortions and indentured servitude....But Republican leadership aides accused the Democrats of using a double standard by imposing the higher minimum wage on a government with a Republican representative to the United States while continuing to exempt a territory with a Democratic delegate. American Samoa and the tuna industry...

Washington Post
Dec 25, 2006 Nonprofit Connects Murtha, Lobbyists: Ties to Pa. Group Mutually Beneficial

QUOTE: arrangement over the years has yielded millions of dollars in federal support for the contractors, businesses and universities, and hundreds of thousands in consulting and lobbying fees to Murtha's favored lobbying shops, according to Federal Election Commission records and lobbying disclosure forms. In turn, many of PAID's directors have kept Murtha's campaigns flush with cash.

Washington Post
Dec 09, 2006 Committee Says GOP Left Foley Unchecked: Ethics Panel Faults Many, Punishes None

QUOTE: The House ethics committee concluded yesterday that House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and his top staff probably knew for months, if not years, of then-Rep. Mark Foley's inappropriate contact with former House pages but did nothing to protect the teenagers....But the ethics panel, officially known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, decided against taking any action against the leaders, aides or House officials involved

Washington Post
Oct 01, 2006 GOP Leader Rebuts Hastert on Foley: Reynolds: Speaker Knew of E-Mails in Spring

QUOTE: House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was notified early this year of inappropriate e-mails from former representative Mark Foley (R-Fla.) to a 16-year-old page, a top GOP House member said yesterday -- contradicting the speaker's assertions that he learned of concerns about Foley only last week.

Washington Post
Sep 20, 2006 Georgia Law Requiring Voters to Show Photo ID Is Thrown Out: Judge Says Some Would Be Disenfranchised; State Plans Appeal

QUOTE: A state judge yesterday rejected a Georgia law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification...the law, pushed by Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) to fight voter fraud, violates the state constitution because it disenfranchises citizens who are otherwise qualified to vote.

Washington Post
Jul 23, 2006 With Insurance Policy Comes Membership

QUOTE: the broker told her she would have to sign an application -- already filled out -- that would entitle her to a low group rate...With that signature...[she] unwittingly joined one of Washington's most prominent conservative organizations

Washington Post
Jul 21, 2006 HHS Secretary's Fund Gave Little to Charity

QUOTE: Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and his relatives have claimed millions of dollars in tax deductions through a type of charitable foundation they created that until recently paid out very little in actual charity, tax records show.

Washington Post
Jul 11, 2006 Lawmaker Criticized for PAC Fees Paid to Wife

QUOTE: In the past two years, campaign and political action committees controlled by Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Calif.) paid ever-larger commissions to his wife's one-person company and spent tens of thousands of dollars on gifts at stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co. and a Ritz-Carlton day spa.

Washington Post
Jun 28, 2006 Bush Ignores Laws He Inks, Vexing Congress

QUOTE: A bipartisan group of senators and scholars denounced President Bush yesterday for using scores of "signing statements" to reserve the right to ignore or reinterpret provisions of measures that he has signed into law.

Washington Post
Jun 22, 2006 Lawmakers' Profits Are Scrutinized: Hastert and Others Defend Land Gains

QUOTE: Hastert and Reps. Ken Calvert and Gary Miller say that they were securing funds their home districts wanted badly, and that in no way did the earmarks have any impact on the land values of their investments. But for watchdog groups, the cases have opened a fresh avenue for investigation and a new wrinkle in the ongoing controversy over earmarks -- home-district projects funded through narrowly written legislative language.

Washington Post
May 18, 2006 Ethics Panel Starts 3 Probes: Ney, Jefferson And Cunningham Cases End Hiatus

QUOTE: the House ethics committee launched investigations...into bribery allegations against Reps. Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio) and William Jefferson (D-La.) and a separate inquiry into the widening scandal surrounding former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.).

Washington Post

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