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USA Today: Ethics inquiries in Congress increase this year

Aug 16, 2010
News Article
WASHINGTON — The number of ethics cases launched in Congress has jumped dramatically in the past year, putting a focus on allegations of misconduct by lawmakers heading into November's elections.

Despite the specter of public ethics trials for veteran Democrat
ic Reps. Charles Rangel
ofNew York
and Maxine Waters
of California, lawmakers have escaped serious punishment.