As Sen. Tom Harkin drafted letters to the Bush administration on behalf of an Iowa tribe, he had no shortage of ideas for wording: A tribal lobbyist who donated to the Democrat's campaign suggested language for him to use.
The mayor issued press releases, raised money and bought newspaper ads. Signs bearing his name popped up in yards on a legislative bid. Just before the primary election, the mayor dropped out: The FBI had planted the mayor among the field of candidat
New information points to four Ku Klux Klan members as almost certainly responsible for the unsolved murders of two civil rights activists who died when their home exploded in 1951
The top Senate Democrat investigating Jack Abramoff's Indian lobbying met several times with the lobbyist's team and clients, held a fundraiser in Abramoff's arena skybox and arranged congressional help for one of the tribes, records show
With a federal corruption case intensifying, prosecutors investigating Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist, are examining whether he brokered lucrative jobs for Congressional aides at powerful lobbying firms in exchange for legislative favors.
The TSA awarded a $1 billion contract to Unisys to devise a cutting-edge computer network linking hundreds of airports to the TSA’s state-of-the-art security centers. The contract was ideal because if the company failed to meet its goals, Unisys woul
Ralph Reed did not register as a Texas lobbyist in 2001 or 2002, when he reportedly received $4.2 million to lobby Texas state officials to shut down two Indian casinos in Texas.
A San Diego businessman under investigation in the bribery case of former congressman "Duke" Cunningham is a well-known GOP fundraiser whose generosity to key members of Congress came at the same time his company saw large increases in its
A Washington, D.C., cab driver, a Florida doctor and a Bronx jazz musician have pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to help terrorist organizations.
The hard rain on our fundamental liberties has been persistently increasing since the White House rammed through the Patriot Act. Recent events in the U.S. Senate further strengthen and deepen presidential powers are reason to be alarmed at what can
Ray Krone is the 100th person cleanly exonerated and freed from death row over the past 30 years!
Virginia Gov. Mark Warner halted the execution of a convicted murderer who would have been the 1,000th person put to death in the US since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
Some of the payments accepted by Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham as detailed in his plea agreement:
It looks like your normal neighborhood, but you won't find this place on any map. The county property appraiser doesn't even have a record of it. In this secret community, some streets have names, others do not. When we plugged in one street
As a top U.S. Justice Department lawyer two decades ago, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito backed tougher punishment for certain civil rights violations as well as keeping fingerprint records of Iranian and Afghan refugees.
Tom Delay, Will Jefferson, Duke Cunningham, Bob Ney, Bill Frist. 530 to go.
The US is scheduled this week to witness its 1,000th execution since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, but even as it reaches this milestone opponents said capital punishment may be falling out of favor.
U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, a California Republican, resigned on Monday after pleading guilty to taking $2.4 million in bribes in exchange for help in securing Defense Department contracts.
7 years later, the Ryan campaign's low-key, half-hidden efforts to win the gay vote without triggering a conservative backlash are still touching off fireworks — this time at the former governor's federal racketeering and fraud trial
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed a California man to be sentenced to spend a day outside a San Francisco post office wearing a signboard stating, "I stole mail. This is my punishment."
More than a dozen members of Congress intervened to help Indian tribes win federal school construction money while accepting political donations from the tribes, their lobbyist Jack Abramoff or his firm.
Prosecutors in the fraud divisions are looking into Mr. Abramoff's interactions with former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Rep. Bob Ney, Rep. John Doolittle (R., Calif.) and Sen. Conrad Burns (R., Mont.).
...there are a lot of living people on the FDLE site who are no threat to you either. Sex Offenders who live outside Florida, are in prison or who have been deported are all listed among the 36,037 sex criminals registered with the FDLE. The more reg
The Texas judge presiding over the money-laundering trial of U.S. Representative Tom DeLay withheld a decision on a motion to dismiss the charges and said if the trial goes forward, it probably wouldn't be until next year. That timetable could da
The likelihood of federal charges against members of Congress intensified on Monday when a key player in a broad corruption probe pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed to co-operate with investigators.
A member of the jury that convicted an American Muslim student of plotting with al-Qaida to assassinate President Bush said she was struck by the man's videotaped confession, in which he laughed and pantomimed the use of an assault rifle.
The U.S. Justice Department moved to dismiss an indictment against Arthur Andersen, the one-time "Big Five" accounting firm that was ruined after being found guilty of destroying documents related to energy company Enron Corp.
The betting money in Washington sees Ohio Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH), who is known by colleagues as "the mayor of Capitol Hill," as a pol whose days are now numbered. "If Bob Ney is not nailed to the wall here, given everything we know right
A Texas man executed in 1993 for a robbery-murder was probably wrongfully convicted, according to a prosecutor, the jury forewoman, an alibi witness and even a victim.
Closing arguments were given in the case of a Pakistani accused of aiding al Qaeda, with the prosecution and defense debating whether prolonged questioning by FBI agents produced a false confession by the accused man.