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California Democrats Await Fallout
After 3 Are Caught Up in Scandals

New York Times, by Norimitsu Onishi

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/4/2014 2:47:32 AM

SACRAMENTO — One state senator was charged with conspiring to traffic in arms from the Philippines, and taking bribes from undercover F.B.I. agents including one who posed as a marijuana dealer. Another was accused of taking bribes from federal agents impersonating Hollywood film executives. And a third was convicted of perjury and voter fraud after lying about where he lived when he ran for office. All three are Democratic state senators from California, and their recent legal problems have brought rare bad news to a party that has come to thoroughly dominate politics in this state but now looks besieged

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/4/2014 5:13:43 AM     (No. 9797132)

Prediction: Demonrats will promise more freebies and the low information voters will forget about the corruption. In other words, business as usual.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Objectivity, 4/4/2014 10:01:13 AM     (No. 9797408)

note: No ´outrage´ from NYTimes....just cool ´analysis´. How do ´they´ overcome their apparent ´stain´ so the ´correct´ agenda can continue its march (into oblivion for us all)?

When is anyone, anywhere going to ´report´ on Jon Corzine who did much worse than anything Bernie Madoff could have ever dreamed of doing?

But Congresswoman Pelosi wants to excite her MoveOn.org supporters with campaign reform uselessness. When will Peter Lewis, the Sandlers, Soros and so many others get some scrutiny? Never because the ´jornolist´ class is either dependent upon their payments or politically supportive of their political agendas.



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