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Dems and pubs together at last, thoughts...??

The watchdog organization CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) filed complaints Thursday charging Republican Sens. Sam Brownback (Kan.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.) and John Ensign (Nev.), as well as Reps. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.), Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.), with accepting "improper gifts" from C Street in the form of way-below-market rent.

Other residents past and present did not make the list -- most notably trail-hiking Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), who lived in the C Street House while in Congress and helped make the place famous by seeking counseling there in the wake of his affair.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 3:45 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • source, pretty please, Sweet?
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 5:59 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • There is no charge of anything other than the cost they pay for housing. $950 a month.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:48 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Other residents past and present did not make the list -- most notably trail-hiking Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), who lived in the C Street House while in Congress and helped make the place famous by seeking counseling there in the wake of his affair.

    Just a silly question.....why would residents of the past make the list? Why the need to bring Sanford into it? Seems petty and trivial.

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 7:25 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Just a silly question.....why would residents of the past make the list? Why the need to bring Sanford into it? Seems petty and trivial.


    I think because he JUST left recently

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:27 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • He moved there to seek counseling(ie temp housing) and the LT gov was overseeing the office. ... He wasn't there for work.. Gov's of other states don't take up residence in DC..lol

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:33 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Why do you three or four justify unethical behavior? If it was a group of Democrats doing it, you would demand their nuts.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Anon :51 ~ Why do you three or four justify unethical behavior? If it was a group of Democrats doing it, you would demand their nuts. ~

    Good grief, why? There isn't a decent pair on any of them. They might all do a better job if we chipped in and bought them some brass ones.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:28 AM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • Wow. Lowered RENT??

    I am all for watchdog organizations bringing corruption to light, but RENT??

    For this to be corruption, there must be a quid pro quo, so what did these Congressmen do as favors for the "C Street" landlords? The mere fact of paying less rent is not a crime - heck, thousands of Americans benefit from rent control and rent subsidies across the nation. What was the crime committed by each accused congressman? (Not the technicality, but the realilty)

    How exactly did he influence legislation to benefit the C Street House? Without THIS information, it looks suspiciously like this "watchdog" group is just out to threaten congressmen, and get some special considerations for itself.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:34 AM on Apr. 2, 2010

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