Politics Embroiled in Pay to Play Trades

Caught at the intersection of money, power, politics and public perception, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson spoke out today about his decision to withdraw his name from consideration to become a member of President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. "Sometimes your own dreams and plans must take a back seat to what is best for the nation," Richardson said Monday. Richardson sounded almost high-minded. But what made it so tough for Richardson to pursue the job of commerce secretary was a federal...Full Story
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