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We’re Yearning for the Good Old Days of Mark Foley and Jack Abramoff

Back in 2006, during the bad old days of a Republican-run House and Senate, 40 percent of Americans told Gallup that the honesty and ethical standards of members of Congress was “low” or “very low.” Only 15 percent said “high” or “very high.”

Today, under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid, 55 percent score Congress’s standards as “low” or “very low.”

The “high” and “very high” percentages amount to 9 percent.

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