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Lawmakers travel the world on lobbyists’ dime

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are once again taking advantage of their summer recess to race around the globe on privately financed tours to places like China, the Middle East and Scotland – trips watchdog groups cite as evidence that congressional ethics reforms are unraveling. Critics of…

Republicans render Federal Election Commission ‘useless’

Republican commissioners who don’t want to enforce campaign finance law have made Federal Election Commission a useless agency, according to the advocacy group Public Citizen. Adding fuel to the fire, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a report on Thursday that claims the Republican commissioners have been…