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The House ethics committee -- whichincoming Speaker Newt Gingrichrecently considered folding -- today took up a festering mini-scandal concerning Gingrich himself. A new complaint from the candidate Gingrich recently defeated, Democratic Rep. Ben Jones, alleges newly obtained phone records show there were frequent calls about a college course taught by Gingrich, involving the Georgia Republican's congressional staff and his political action committee (known as GOPAC). A committee letter said the documents raise questions about whether the activity was, in fact, partisan. But some on the bipartisan panel are angry the letter was leaked to the press, saying it's unclear that Gingrich violated House rules.Post your opinion on theWashingtonbulletin board.