A Republican senator told a town hall meeting that he expects at least 7 lawmakers will go to jail in the wake of investigations related to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and others. [Who's running against JD?]
How our elected and other officials connected to government subvert the democratic process by unjustly or illegally distributing the nation's wealth to the privileged class and doing it at the expense of the public
The real story is the "Ethics Truce" between the R's and D's since 1998.
A Republican Party official and Jack Abramoff's lobbying team bluntly discussed using large political donations as a way to pressure lawmakers into securing federal money for a client. Abramoff's team worked to leverage assistance from the Wh
A draft measure circulating in the House would outlaw travel funded by private interests, but only through the end of the year. After the November elections, the "ban" would quietly expire.
The pending resignation of former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), once one of the most powerful lawmakers in Washington, comes amid a federal criminal investigation that already has reached into his inner circle of longtime advisers. DeLay fa
"I have no fear whatsoever about any investigation into me or my personal or professional activities," Tom DeLay said in a statement to constituents. At the same time, he said the voters of his Houston-area district "deserve a campaign
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay touched by a lobbying scandal that ensnared his former top aides and cost the Republican his leadership post, won't seek re-election to Congress and intends to resign. See also: http://tinyurl.com/rvl2r
"Tom Noe saw a golden money pot and he wanted a piece of it. The Republicans in Washington were all too willing to help out their friends if they gave enough to the campaigns." Mr. Noe became a Bush "Pioneer" raising at least $
A former top aide to Rep. Tom DeLay pleaded guilty to conspiracy and promised to cooperate with a federal investigation of bribery and lobbying fraud that has so far netted 3 convictions and prompted calls for ethics reform in Congress.
The Kansas Republican [US Congessman] bought the historic Capitol Hill town house for $410,000 on Dec. 15, 2000. That was $19,000 less than the US Family Network paid for the home about 2 years earlier, despite a sharp rise in real estate values duri
An explosive report soon to be released by the Project on Government Oversight, fingers high-level officials both on the federal and local California level in allegations of influence-peddling ensnaring members of both parties.
But those exchanges never occurred. Instead, the debate -- which runs 15 pages and brims with conversational flourishes -- was inserted into the Congressional Record minutes before the Senate gave final approval to the legislation.
Consider what it means to live in an unacknowledged state of military Keynesianism, garrisoning the planet, and with an imperial budget - a real yearly Pentagon budget - of perhaps three-quarters of a trillion dollars.
Rep. Tom DeLay can't rest easy until it becomes clear what Abramoff has told prosecutors about their relationship during extensive debriefing sessions before and since his guilty plea in January.
How did the NeoCons manage to convert the tools for freedom into shackles now slowing strangling the liberties of all Americans? Follow the money for answers and for solutions look to the unsuspected wealth America has wrought.
At the beginning of the Iraq war, the UN entrusted $23bn of Iraqi money to the US-led coalition to redevelop the country. With the infrastructure of the country still in ruins, where has all that money gone? One of the greatest financial scandals of
3 words caught Brenda Stewart's attention: "by private plane." When she read that phrase in her local newspaper she wondered how much the plane ride cost. Discovered that the county paid more than $18,000 for the private charter from Ka
The biggest winner in the appropriations requests, or earmarks, made by Florida's U.S. senators is the defense industry. And in the game of fundraising, the senators have won big from the defense industry. Republican Sen. Mel Martinez and Demo
The lobbyist who has ignited what might be the biggest government scandal since Watergate, Jack Abramoff became notorious for tossing around money to influence key lawmakers. Washington is waiting to see who he’ll take down with him.
The case was brought by two former Custer Battles employees under a Civil War-era law that allows individuals to file lawsuits in secret on behalf of the government. Under the law, the cases are sealed while the government determines whether to join
The chief of an Indian tribe represented by the lobbyist Jack Abramoff was admitted to a meeting with President Bush in 2001 days after the tribe paid a prominent conservative lobbying group $25,000 at Mr. Abramoff's direction, according to docum
Abramoff was so closely tied to the Bush Administration that he could, and did, charge two of his clients $25,000 for a White House lunch date and a meeting with the President. From the same two clients he took to the White House in May 2001, Abramof
They think they are Insiders in the NeoCon World which is presently tightening the stranglehold on the lives, minds, and wallets of Americans. The lavish salaries, the deference, the perks distract and seduce them. They are wrong and eventually it
Mrs. Blankenship, disgusted with the Republicans, went out to vote a slate of Libertarians and two Democrats. But the X refused to stay where she put in using the Diebold Machine. Mrs.Blankenship went home, determined to do something about the dish
Scooter Libby made a mistake. He thought he was a NeoCon Insider. It was a natural mistake for him to have made, his business cards, the perks, the deference, the salary, and the access to power, all spell out Insider using the usual formula for such
The Arizona auditor general is investigating whether five former executives of the High Intensity Drug Traffic Area program acted improperly when they arranged raises of from 26 percent to 88 percent for themselves as part of the transfer of their jo
The Senate Intelligence Committee decided today not to investigate President Bush's domestic surveillance program. "I believe that such an investigation is currently unwarranted and would be detrimental to this highly classified program,**QQ
Republicans may change the rules allowing former senators to attend weekly GOP luncheon meetings after retired Sen. Lauch Faircloth got caught attended a session while lobbying a bill pending on the floor.
House Resources Committee, Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) has a long, sordid history of treating the US Treasury as a personal slush fund that might finally be catching up with him. So let's get caught up ourselves: “This August, my family and I rente