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Examiner Editorial: How influence peddlers evade ethics law

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When Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became speaker of the House in 2007, she promised she would lead "the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history." To that end, House Democrats passed the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act. In addition to a bunch of silly new rules about what kinds of food could be served at Capitol Hill events hosted by interest groups, the act...