Ethics Reform in the GOP

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It is reform week in Washington DC. With corruption indictments flying and more expected, suddenly everyone's a good government crusader — even GOP Congressional leaders who about five minutes ago — it seems — were practically celebrating their big money embrace of K Street and the Washington lobbyist cash machine.

Democrats are howling foul. But some Republicans have been howling too, and before the Abramoff scandal hit. Two of them — Arizona's Jeff Flake and New Hampshire's Charles Bass — say Congress and the GOP need a stem to stern clean-up.

Can the GOP clean up its mess in Washington?


Jonathan Weissman, Washington Post Congressional reporter

Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH).;Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

Larry Noble, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan government watchdog that tracks money and influence in politics.

This program aired on January 19, 2006.


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