Washington culture tests ethics

Ethics reform is one of the prime issues lawmakers are grappling with in the opening weeks of the Democratically-controlled Congress. This comes after the conviction of former Republican Ohio Congressman Bob Ney on corruption charges.

That’s to say nothing of the conviction of another GOP House Member, the indictment of former House Majority Leader Tom Delay and the resignation of a Florida Congressman who sent creepy messages to teenage, House pages.

Many Americans belive crooked behavior is the norm in Washington. From Capitol Hill, Chad Pergram examines the allure of power in the capital and what makes politicians go wrong.

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