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Oct

By: Mark Barrett, Asheville Citizen-Times, 10/23/15 A Washington-based watchdog group is asking for an ethics probe of 10th District U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry and 10 other congressmen because their actions to help the payday lending industry coincided with campaign contributions from the industry. McHenry, a Lincoln County Republican, got $55,399 in contributions from industry political action […]

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22
Oct

Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News By: Anne Weismann, Campaign for Accountability, 10/22/15 On Friday, Utah State Rep. Ken Ivory is scheduled to speak at the Western Freedom Festival in Cedar City, a daylong conference that purports to “honor, pay respect, and pledge continued support to preserve western culture, lifestyle, heritage, family values and freedom…”. In […]

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21
Oct

Photo: Steve Griffin, Salt Lake Tribune Washington D.C. – Earlier today, the Utah Attorney General’s Office concluded its investigation of Utah State Rep. Ken Ivory. CfA Director of Communications and Research Dan Stevens said, “It is disheartening that Utah’s attorney general is giving the green light to Ivory to continue bilking local governments out of […]

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20
Oct

Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP By: Joshua Zaffos, High Country News, 10/20/15 The central organization that advocates for Western states to take over federal public lands, Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory’s American Lands Council, is apparently running roughshod over state legislative rules. The Colorado Secretary of State announced last week that it has “reasonable grounds to […]

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16
Oct

Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images By: Dan Froomkin, The Intercept, 10/15/15 Former attorney general Eric Holder on Wednesday called for the public release of details of the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into CIA abuse of detainees, saying it would show the world how hard his prosecutors tried to bring Bush-era torturers to justice. “I’d love to […]

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13
Oct

Photo: Associated Press By: Justin Wingerter, Topeka Capital-Journal, 10/9/15 WASHINGTON — An ethics complaint has been filed against U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, alleging the Republican received a litany of campaign donations from the payday loan industry in the weeks surrounding his support of legislation that removed regulations on payday lenders. On March 16, 2011, Yoder […]

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