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Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill, Bob Ney Book, Sideswiped, Bob Ney Book, Ohio Politics, Politics Books 2013, Jack Abramoff Scandal, Jack Abramoff 2013

Former Congressman Bob Ney Speaks Candidly about His Conviction, Congress, Corruption and His New Book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill

Though it has been at least seven years since the scandal involving high powered lobbyist Jack Abramoff shook Washington, D.C., there are still pieces to the story being revealed. There seems to be a consensus in America that today’s political leadership leaves a lot to be desired. Many believe there is an unhealthy mix of lobbyists and money with self-interested politicians all too open to being influenced on issues based on who curries favor with them.

Former Republican Congressman and House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney of Ohio was entangled in the Abramoff lobbying scandal and ended up serving 17 months in prison. In his new book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill the former Congressman offers a candid portrayal of the conflicts of interest and corruption currently damaging America’s political system.

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Joe Edwards Update: Mayor of Bayonne Offers Words of Support

You will, no doubt, remember our coverage of Joe Edwards earlier this month [see here]. He is the Bayonne, New Jersey man challenged with Myelodyplastic Syndrome. This

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Joe Edwards: This Hero of Bayonne, New Jersey Now Needs Help Himself; Faces Myelodyplastic Syndrome, the Blood Disorder that Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts is Recovering From

This past June, Robin Roberts, of Good Morning America, announced she was dealing with her second health challenge in five years. She announced, on the ABC morning program,

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A Man of Reason: Reason’s Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie Weighs in on Some of the Nation’s Most Vexing Issues with Fairness, Facts and Food for Thought

2013 has kicked off with two main political conversations in the United States. One concerns the nation’s finances – the so called fiscal cliff – and the other

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