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Edwards: Jesus Would Be 'Appalled'
Sen. John Kerry won Iowa in 2004 and went on to earn the party's nomination. Edwards placed second in Iowa and later earned a spot as Kerry's vice presidential nominee.
Edwards has proposed a tax increase to fund a universal health care plan that would cover the estimated 47 million Americans who do not have insurance. The plan would create "health markets," including a government-run plan like Medicare, to create competitive prices. It would also subsidize insurance for low-income Americans and require businesses to help cover the insurance costs of their employees.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Judicial Watch, a conservative investigative group that dogged the Clinton presidency, is asking for an investigation of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for filing an incomplete financial disclosure report.
The group filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee and the Justice Department, noting that Clinton had failed to report that she was secretary-treasurer of the Clinton Family Foundation in documents that must be filed annually with the Senate. In the face of an official complaint, Senate rules require the ethics committee to begin a preliminary inquiry.
Clinton amended her disclosure report on Feb. 26 to include her foundation affiliation after The Washington Post reported the omission. Data about the foundation, and Clinton's role in it, also is available from other public records. According to Internal Revenue Service records, the foundation had nearly $1.8 million in income in 2005.
"This was an inadvertent omission that was immediately corrected," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines.
Associated Press Writers Jim Davenport in Orangeburg, S.C., Jim Kuhnhenn in Washington and Sara Kugler in New York contributed to this report.