Nation: Cooking Brooke

The Senator is hurt by bookkeeping difficulties

"I am not going to be run out of office by allegations and misstatements and misconceptions," an impassioned Edward Brooke declared on the Senate floor earlier this month. "Whether I serve in the U.S. Senate again or I do not, I want to live with dignity and self-respect."

Last week Brooke got the opportunity he wanted: a chance before the Senate Ethics Committee to cleanse his name of some of the tarnish accumulated from his messy divorce settlement with ex-Wife Remigia. Brooke's troubles with the committee began in June, when it opened...

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