Labor Department makes rules to expose union corruption
From Paul Pringle at the LA Times: The U.S. Labor Department, in the final hours of the Bush administration, has toughened standards to require most unions to publicly report nearly all compensation and expenses for officers and employees, the agency announced Friday. Also broadened were disclosure requirements for the sale and purchase of property, with the aim of revealing whether any union officers or employees | Read More »
Does Obama get scrutiny or not?
Compare these two. Speaking to a group of African-American journalists, he says: What I would ask is that I am treated like other candidates in terms of expectations and that people look at my entire record. But his staff is “terrified” of people looking into his history: Reporters who have covered Obama’s biography or his problems with certain voter blocs have been challenged the most | Read More »
Democrats don’t believe in ethics reform
How did this not get more attention? With reporting deadlines looming, congressional officers have issued revised guidelines that ease some of the lobbying disclosure requirements enacted last year. The revised guidance, issued by the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate, relaxed the rules for disclosure of lobbyist contributions to parties at this summer’s Democratic and Republican national conventions, among other changes. So, | Read More »