ONGRESSIONAL ETHICS & ELECTION POLITICS

WHERE DO YOU STAND ON… CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS & ELECTION POLITICS?

Explore your own feelings about the recent and current ethical lapses affecting a number of members of the US Congress. This issue is especially important given the gravity of the 2006 mid-term elections coming up this November. For the first time since the 1994 mid-term elections, the Democrats have a chance of regaining control of the House of Representatives. As Module 1 readings have made clear, partisan control of the Congress is the single most important aspect of power in that institution.

Id like you to read a brief article recently published in US News & World Report about Congressional ethics and the politics of the 2006 elections entitled Ethically Challenged Corruption plagues the Hill, but dont expect much reform.”

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Expectations: explain your thoughts on the politics of congressional ethics. Where do you stand on the current state of the Congress and what do you think should happen in the November elections? Please write in your own word. do not use quote or paraphrase from any source.