Nation: Questions in Technicolor

It sounded like a supermarket sweepstakes, the jackpot being $20,000 a year, $260 a month toward the rent and use of a credit card. But California's Republican Senator George Murphy did not have to fill in a lucky coupon, much less tell why he liked a detergent. Technicolor, Inc., his old employer, was content merely that he serve as its public relations consultant after he went to the Senate five years ago.

Unethical? Apparently not. Senator John Stennis, chairman of the Senate's Select Committee on Standards and Conduct, gave Murphy's arrangement his approval without even referring the matter to the members....