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The Anchorman Exhibit at the Newseum, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Trouble: Clockwise from top left: Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin was convicted of bribery charges in February. Last week, California state Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on federal gun trafficking and corruption charges, Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned after he was charged with bribery, and Gordon Fox stepped down as Rhode Island House speaker after an FBI raid. (Associated Press photographs)

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Trouble: Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin was convicted of bribery charges in February. Last week, California state Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on federal gun trafficking and corruption charges, Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned after he was charged with bribery, and Gordon Fox stepped down as Rhode Island House speaker after an FBI raid. (Associated Press)

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In pressure cooker: In the case of Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, charged with ethics violations and sexual assault in Afghanistan, the military judge said "unlawful command influence" tainted the prosecution. (Associated Press)

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In pressure cooker: In the case of Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, charged with ethics violations and sexual assault in Afghanistan, the military judge said "unlawful command influence" tainted the prosecution. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News cover for March 31, 2014 - Political hunt for sex abusers puts military justice in peril, lawyers say: Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, left, who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, arrives at the courthouse with attorney Ellen Brotman, right, for sentencing at Fort Bragg, N.C., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Sinclair was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding jail time in one of the U.S. military's most closely watched courts-martial.(AP Photo/Ellen Ozier)

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National Edition Opinion cover for March 31, 2014 - Reclaiming Congress’ lawmaking authority (Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times)