plagiarism

Sen. John Walsh has been facing calls to end his campaign for election to a full term after allegations arose that he plagiarized a research project for the Army War College in 2007. (Photo: U.S. Senate)

Montana Senator Cancels Events, Campaign Mum

Two Montana newspapers have called on Walsh to resign after allegations he plagiarized a 2007 research project at the U.S. Army War College.

08/05/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: PTSD ‘May Have Been A Factor’ In Reported Plagiarism

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others’ work in his master’s thesis was not plagiarism but “a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper” that he blamed in part on post-Iraq war trauma.

07/24/2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the 2013 Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council, on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: ‘I’m Being Unfairly Targeted By A Bunch Of Hacks And Haters’

For days now, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has sought to dismiss criticism over similarities between his speeches and material on Wikipedia, accusing “footnote police” and “hacks and haters” of unfairly criticizing him.

11/05/2013

The complimentary images from iStockphoto are the two used by challenger Louise Epstein and incumbent Jane Strauss in their school board campaign materials. Epstein used the image on the left, and Strauss, the image on the right.

School Board Candidates Agree On One Matter – Campaign Imagery

FAIRFAX, Va. (CBS Washington) Two candidates embroiled in tough competition for a soon-to-be open seat on the Fairfax County School Board haven’t agreed on much, but they have found common ground when it comes to […]

10/14/2011

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