Spin Cycle

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In today's Daily News, Smith and Lesser describe Rep. Gary Ackerman as involved in what sounds like a cozy and troublesome business relationship.  Ackerman, they write, "hosted a meeting between Israeli officials and a defense-contracting firm in which he had money invested" and turned a big profit." Certain of his actions and alleged non-disclosures may have violated House rules, they report. Their story is here.