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Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul has been named one of the most corrupt members of Congress in a new report from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics.
The report says Paul "double-billed" his travel expenses a number of times over the last decade, meaning he may have been reimbursed for the same flights both under his official allowance as congressman, and by either non-profit groups under his control or his campaign committee.
Washington Post Writer Elizabeth Flock Resigns After Editor's Note Claims 'Significant Ethical Lapse'
This is not the first time that an editor's note has been added to Flock's post. In December 2011, Flock came under fire for a post she wrote titled, "Mitt Romney is using a KKK slogan in his speeches." The editor's note above that piece stated that the post "contains multiple, serious factual errors that undermine its premise." The note also acknowledges that The Post "should have contacted [GOP candidate Mitt Romney's] campaign for comment before publication." A blog post of a similar nature resulted in MSNBC issuing a formal apology to Romney. MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts picked up a story from blogger Joh Aravosis, who wrote that Romney's slogan "Keep America American" was one that happened to be used by the KKK in the 1920s. Roberts called the phrase "a central theme" and "rallying cry" for the notorious group. MSNBC's Chris Matthews formally apologized to Romney, calling the report a mistake. After her resignation, Flock told Poynter that she "enjoyed online reporting" but "always sought a pure reporting position over one that involves aggregation."