: News

Filed Under:

Congressman In Ethics Investigation Proclaims Innocence

Play associated audio

The House ethics committee is investigating Jim Moran, a Democrat from Northern Virginia, and six of his colleagues. The committee is looking into their relationship with a lobbying firm called the PMA group, which is itself the subject of a criminal probe.

Normally these kinds of investigations are strictly confidential. But in this case, it's alleged a Capitol Hill staffer accidentally leaked a document through their computer's file sharing network. The document was later obtained by the Washington Post.

Moran says members of the ethics committee approached him several months ago. "When they asked me if they could have an inquiry," Moran recalls, "I said, 'We welcome it. Here is everyone that's ever been involved in my fundraising. I encourage you to interview them.'"

Moran has been representing Northern Virginia's inner suburbs in the House for nearly two decades.

David Schultz reports...

NPR

Jack Davis, Cartoonist Who Helped Found 'Mad' Magazine, Dies

Money from a job illustrating a Coca-Cola training manual became a springboard for Jack Davis to move from Georgia to New York.
NPR

Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour – LIVE from Slim's Diner!

This special edition of the Politics Hour is coming to you live from Slim's Diner from Petworth in Northwest D.C.

NPR

Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.