Guest Host: Terence Smith

Congress’ mutual "truce" on filing ethics complaints seems to be at an end, now that the House Ethics Committee is launching its first investigation in several years. We’ll look at some of the allegations of Capitol Hill ethical breaches now being raised by lawmakers and watchdog groups.


  • Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
  • Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), served 6 years as ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee
  • Fred Wertheimer Founder and president of Democracy 21

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