A TV ad linking Rep. Tom DeLay to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff was set to hit the airwaves in the Houston area, when lawyers for his campaign told local stations that the ad contained falsehoods and threatened court action.
Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, is threatening to "sue any station" that runs a new television ad that links him to one of the worst congressional corruption scandals ever. The two public interest groups that joined forces this week to run the ads
Scandal over lobbyist Jack Abramoff may claim a casualty in Ralph Reed, a former presidential-campaign adviser who once headed one of the largest Christian activist groups, and is trying to become Georgia's next lieutenant governor
An issue underlying the current House leadership race: Both Boehner and his rival for majority leader, Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), have extensive ties to the same K Street lobbying world that stained DeLay's reputation and spawned the Abramoff corrup
Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) is positioning himself as a compromise, reform candidate in the battle over the House majority leader job. Some GOP say that neither Blunt nor Boehner represents the breath of fresh air needed by Congress amid DeLay's leg
His most diehard defenders have fled, and people he once counted as friends privately insist that they were never all that close.
Jack Abramoff was compensating the wives of lawmakers handsomely for jobs requiring them to do not much. Investigators want to know if Abramoff was also trying to win influence with the spouses of congressmen in what investigators privately call the
Any talking heads doubting whether "Gekko Jack" and the Hammer are pals should just watch this circle jerk introduction by Abramoff at the 2002, College Republican Conference. Jack: Tom Delay is who all of us want to be when we grow
For "Syriana," Clooney packed on the pounds to portray a bloated, world-weary CIA operative who's done things he shouldn't have. Therefore it would be no stretch for him to depict Abramoff, a bloated, corrupt palm-greaser who's
After a party mutiny the Texas congressman said that he would step down as leader of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON - In a race framed by scandal, Republican Reps. Roy Blunt and John Boehner pledged action on a reform agenda Sunday as they launched competing campaigns to succeed Tom DeLay as House majority leader.
Scanlon was implicated in the Abramoff scandal by his former thirtysomething fiancee, Emily J. Miller, whom he met in the late 1990s while working as communications director for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), three former associates w
The U.S. Family Network, a public advocacy group that operated in the 1990s with close ties to Rep. Tom DeLay was funded almost entirely by corporations linked to embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff
Trent Lott within the next week plans to decide between seeking a fourth term in the U.S. Senate from Mississippi or retiring from public life. That could determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate in next year's elections.
A Republican incumbent who alienated his base with a proposal to raise taxes. A chief justice who lost his job over his Ten Commandments stand. A former governor under indictment. A lieutenant governor who helped her ex-husband run for governor.
Congressman John Doolittle’s wife has earned more than $136,000 in commissions for her work raising money for her husband’s political campaigns over the past three years.
The White House, gearing up for 2006 mid-term elections in which the budget and taxes may spark fierce debate, is eager to claim credit for a pending five-year spending-cut measure but faces tough decisions as it weighs a fresh round of reductions.
Lawmakers routinely violating a congressional rule banning gifts over $50 by accepting free lavish meals and expensive bottles of wine at a lobbyists' restaurant blocks away from Capitol Hill. ''It's going to be this restaurant,"
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the candidate who got the most votes can't serve because she didn't live in the district long enough, and the runner-up can't serve because she didn't win.
The investigation has highlighted the close relationship between the 535 members of Congress and the 27,000 registered lobbyists who shower them with sports tickets and other perks.
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid called the Republican-led Congress "the most corrupt in history" on Sunday, and distanced himself from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, at the center of an escalating probe.
Lawmakers have been caught by surprise by the existence of secret US prisons abroad, the CIA's detention overseas of innocent foreigners, and the discovery that the military has been engaged in domestic spying. The GOP-controlled House and Senate
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's AIDS charity paid nearly a half-million dollars in consulting fees to members of his political inner circle, according to tax returns providing the first financial accounting of the presidential hopeful's
Republican Sen. Conrad Burns is attempting to cut his ties to indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, saying he will return about $150,000 in donations he received from Abramoff and the lobbyist's clients and associates.
Sen. John McCain and several other lawmakers said on Friday that they would push to tighten lobbying rules as an influence-peddling scandal centered around former lobbyist Jack Abramoff continued to spread.
Senate Republican leaders fought to save the Patriot Act renewal from sinking under the weight of opposition from a bipartisan group that says the measure would give the FBI a dangerous amount of power.
The United States made an unprecedented foray into Canada's election campaign on Tuesday, warning politicians not to bash Washington in their bid to win the January 23 election.
A federal grand jury on Monday indicted former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth Chairman Richard Scrushy on more charges in a political corruption case.
"For the last 10 years or 11 years, I have no earthly idea, at any point in time how much stock of anything, not just that particular stock, but all of the stocks that I've owned in the past," Frist said. Documents show otherwise
On Wednesday in Washington, Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, the former House majority leader, will be the guest star at a fund-raiser for Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks' re-election campaign.