Columnist on Bush administration’s payroll

by on January 10th, 2005

WASHINGTON – The Bush administration paid Armstrong Williams, a prominent Washington columnist, to promote its education policy, possibly violating U.S. law.

Williams has admitted taking money in return for spotlighting the so-called No Child Left Behind education initiative.

A number of federal laws prohibit taxpayer money being used to influence public opinion.

The story broke in USA Today’s weekend edition, which followed a Freedom of Information request.

Etalkinghead Staff