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And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has been forced to acknowledge requesting stimulus money.
After twice denying he had done so Wisconsin congressman says.
He forgot that his office had sent letters with his signature to the energy and Labor Department's asking for stimulus money on behalf of two companies.
Ryan has been an outspoken critic of the stimulus and denied having asked for money from the program as recently as Wednesday but in a statement today Ryan referred to the letters saying quote.
They were treated as constituent service request.
This is why didn't recall the letters earlier but they should have been handled differently and I take responsibility for that.
More headaches for the General Services Administration the GSA.
A contracting officer has been suspended for violating the hatch act.
Which restricts political activities of federal employees while at work.
The employee invited 23 people to an Obama fund raiser passed out campaign material.
And said the work count emails supporting the president's reelection.
Finally governor's day turned out to be anything but that for Illinois Democrat Pat Quinn.
First Quinn was praising President Obama when he goofed in what the Chicago sun times called.
The mother of all gaffes sang loudly quote Obama he's gone he's dead.
When realized his mistakes moments later he corrected himself.
Osama bin Laden I -- that one up.
Later that day the governor's short speech at the state fair was drowned out by labor protesters.
Who shouted liar and booed.
Unions are upset over Quinn's efforts to reform public employee pensions.
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