What have these three institutions in common? The National First Ladies' Library in Canton Ohio? The Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board? And the Charles R Drew Wellness Center in Columbia SC? All three were founded with the help of federal money earmarked by local politicians--Rep Ralph Regula (R-OH), Sen Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Rep James Clyburn (D-SC) respectively. And all three have the solons' family members on the payroll. For her Follow the Money series on CBS, Sharyl Attkisson asked Clyburn whether there was a connection: "I would hate to think that because I was involved with helping them build the center that they would refuse to hire my daughter."
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