Thursday, May 11, 2006

HUD CHIEF KILLS contract based on politics? --
The administration's housing secretary sought to head off a furor Wednesday over his recent account of scuttling a government contract because the person who was about to get it was critical of President Bush.

Published reports quote Alphonso R. Jackson, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as telling a real estate forum in Dallas on April 28 about how he withdrew an advertising contract that was about to go to a deserving minority publisher.