Ney steps down
The week's news at a glance.
An Ohio congressman at the center of the investigation into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff temporarily resigned his post as chairman of the House Administration Committee, which oversees lobbying. I have done absolutely nothing wrong, said Republican Bob Ney. Unfortunately, it has become clear to me in recent days that the false allegations made against me have become a distraction. Abramoff, who has struck a deal with prosecutors, says he gave Ney lavish gifts and donations in exchange for favors. In response to the scandal, Republicans are proposing an overhaul of lobbying and fund-raising rulesmatters that will come before the Administration Committee.