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Bruno verdict exposes weaknesses

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Friday's acquittal of former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno on federal bribery charges should serve as a wake-up call to the public about what's considered allowable conduct in state government. The 85-year-old retired senator was cleared Friday of allegations that he received payments from businessman Jared Abbruzzese over the years in exchange for his influence, particularly to get Abbruzzese a contract to take over the state's racing franchise from the New York Racing Association. ...

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May 20, 2014
7:31 a.m.

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What can one expect from career politicians unconstrained from lining their pockets at the expense of the people they "serve"? It's hard to imagine how this broken system ever gets fixed as long as those in a position to affect remedy are those on the "take".

May 22, 2014
10:02 a.m.

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What is needed to help solve the political corruption throughout all parties of government is quite simple - TERM LIMITS! Also, ALL POLITICIANS should be subject to ALL laws they have passed or do pass. Those two changes would make a profound difference in the American political system.