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Week of 10.6.06

Cleaning House?

Congressman Mark Foley's abrupt resignation last week is sending political shockwaves throughout the Capitol and the country, but more distressing are allegations that House leadership may have known details of Foley's inappropriate correspondence with a young page and done little about it.

This Week NOW asks: Can Congress police itself? Our investigation looks at the collision of political and ethical decision-making in Washington and its profound effects on the upcoming elections and our democracy.

Speaker Dennis Hastert
Photo Essay: Who's Who: The Foley Scandal
Related Links:

Associated Press: Latest on the Foley affair

Union Leader: Joseph A. Califano Jr.: The House can no longer police itself

Washington Times: Editorial calling for Hastert's resignation

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