Political Reform

Fiscal hawks say government waste, unspent funds could offset sequester
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While the Obama administration says automatic spending cuts will mean budget pain for Americans everywhere, lawmakers say the government is sitting on more than enough money to soften the blow. The sequester is expected to take a $85 billion bite out …

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Political Corruption Prevalent Across Canada, Say Quebecers
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One-in-four respondents (24%) believe there is more political corruption in Quebec than in other Canadian provinces, while a majority (62%) think there is roughly the same amount of political corruption in Quebec as in other Canadian provinces.

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State supreme court justice and sister are convicted in Pa. political …
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In a verdict that is likely to strip a suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court judge of her seat on the state's top court and her pension, a Pittsburgh jury on Thursday found Justice Joan Orie Melvin, 56, guilty on six of the seven counts she faced in a …

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Aaron Broussard forfeiture target raised to $280210 for Jefferson Parish …
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Aaron Broussard must forfeit $280,210 — 21 percent more than first thought — for his political corruption while Jefferson Parish president, the government said in a new court filing. The motion Wednesday (Feb. 20) came five days before Broussard is …

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Corrupt politicians? Book 'em!
www.saukvalley.com

Another day, another Illinois politician in legal trouble. We keep waiting for the final chapter to be written in the state's long history of political corruption. After a serious charge was filed against former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., we're still …

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Removal of time-barring on political corruption, a Nationalist prerogative – Gonzi
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The proposal, identical to Labour's bid to remove time-barring for any corruption that takes place inside the political class, will be part of a review that will assign a full-time investigator to the PCAC, as well as have a president of the commission …

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Italy's 10-Year Government Bonds Advance After Auction
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Italy's government bonds rose, pushing 10-year yields down from the highest level in three months, after demand increased at the nation's first debt auction since inconclusive election results. Benchmark securities trimmed their first monthly decline …

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