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  • A rundown of scandal and corruption in New Jersey politics

    With a corruption indictment announced last week, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez became the latest in a long line of New Jersey's top elected officials to be hit by scandal or corruption accusations.
  • Margaret Carlson: The 'Downton Abbey' decor did him in

    Margaret Carlson: The 'Downton Abbey' decor did him in
    It takes a lot to catch the not-so-watchful eye of the Capitol ethics police. Members of Congress monitor their own ethics, which works about as well as you might expect. The Federal Election Commission regulates campaign finance, but it's as gridlocked...

    Costco-Visa deal shows why Medicare should negotiate drug prices

    Costco-Visa deal shows why Medicare should negotiate drug prices
    Costco's deal to replace American Express with Visa as its exclusive credit-card company highlights an economic principle that should surprise no one. Consumers benefit when a business uses its market power to negotiate lower prices and passes along the...

    Frank Lautenberg dies at 89; Democratic senator from New Jersey

    Frank Lautenberg dies at 89; Democratic senator from New Jersey
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...

    Other firms, other disclosures in pension probe

     
    While no new figures have been charged in the growing pay-to-play scandal surrounding pension funds run by New York and other jurisdictions, several disclosures have come to light in the last day-and-some: -- Former state Comptroller H. Carl McCall's...