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Reelecting corrupt politicians – Why does it happen? – poll

Plenty of us complain about politicians, but if they're so bad, why are 90% of incumbents reelected?

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New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is transported by federal agents to federal court, Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is transported by federal agents to federal court, Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent governors to his will for more than 20 years as one of the state's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking millions in payoffs and kickbacks.

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. (Photo AP/Steve Helber)
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. (Photo AP/Steve Helber)
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Federal judge: Ex-Va. governor can’t be free during appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions, which means he could begin his two-year prison sentence by Feb. 9.

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court for sentencing Tuesday,  in Richmond.  . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court for sentencing Tuesday, in Richmond. . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell gets 2 years for corruption

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once on the short list to be Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement.

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell pauses as he arrives at the federal courthouse Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Richmond, Va., for his corruption trial.  (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell pauses as he arrives at the federal courthouse Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Richmond, Va., for his corruption trial. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)
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Virginia corruption trial is playing like a prime soap opera

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier.

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Venice's Mayor Giorgio Orsoni, above, and 35 others have been arrested in a sweeping corruption investigation related to the construction of underwater barriers to protect the historic city from flooding.  (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
Venice's Mayor Giorgio Orsoni, above, and 35 others have been arrested in a sweeping corruption investigation related to the construction of underwater barriers to protect the historic city from flooding. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
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Venice Mayor Arrested in Corruption Scandal

VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Venice's mayor and more than 30 other people were arrested Wednesday in a sweeping corruption scandal in which politicians are accused of financing election campaigns with some 25 million euros ($34 million) in bribes from the consortium building underwater barriers to protect the lagoon city from flooding.

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Trenton Mayor Tony Mack during his initial arrest
Trenton Mayor Tony Mack during his initial arrest in September, 2012 (Brian McCarthy, On Scene News)
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Tony Mack Appeals Corruption Conviction

The former mayor Trenton has asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction on corruption charges and grant him a new trial.

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(Credit: ThinkStock)
(Credit: ThinkStock)
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Ex-Democratic Leader Sentenced for Bribery

A former northern New Jersey political leader who tried to bribe his way out of paying overdue taxes has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

Michael Kazmark of Woodland Park also must pay his full tax liability under the sentence imposed Friday and will have to serve two years of supervised release once he's freed from prison

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Mayor John Bencivengo
Mayor John Bencivengo (Hamilton Township)
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New Jersey Corruption Among Politicians Continues [AUDIO]

Hamilton Township is New Jersey's 9th largest town and its mayor is now facing corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says John Bencivengo surrendered Thursday to FBI agents to face allegations he took $12,400 in bribes in exchange for his official influence over a health insurance brokerage contract with the township's school district.

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