Pelosi Faces a Third Ethics Litmus Test

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200612/POL20061208a.html

    Pelosi Faces Ethics 'Litmus Test' With Mollohan Case, Analyst Says

    By Randy Hall
    CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor
    December 08, 2006


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    (CNSNews.com) - For the third time in as many weeks, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi faces what one analyst called a "litmus test" of her stated commitment to ethics, as a congressman whose finances are being examined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation is in line to head the panel that determines the FBI's budget.

    Rep. Alan Mollohan of West Virginia is the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee for Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies, which oversees the Department of Justice, including the FBI. Other than Mollohan, no Democrat has announced an intention to seek the chairmanship.

    However, the FBI is investigating the 63-year-old lawmaker regarding accusations that he funneled taxpayer money into nonprofit organizations he helped to set up and which support him with campaign contributions.
     
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    Pelosi was 1-1 on ethisc tests before today.

    Today she denied Jefferson his seat on a committee.

    She is now 2-1 and doing pretty well.

    The Mollohan situation is still in the wings.
     

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