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Tim Goeglein, a key liaison between the White House and conservative Christians for seven years, resigned February 29 after plagiarism charges surfaced against him. In a blog that day, Nancy Nall, a former columnist for the News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Indiana, noted similarities between a recent Goeglein column in that paper and the work of a writer for the Dartmouth Review. The White House announced that President Bush accepted the resignation from Goeglein, who said he apologized for not upholding standards expected by the president. The News-Sentinel found that Goeglein plagiarized 20 of 38 columns the paper published under his name since 2000. The newspaper said he once used Pope John Paul II’s words as his own.

 

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