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Corruption

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Associated press

The Bush administration's top procurement official offered his assistance to now-disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff as his lobbying empire began to crumble, according to e-mails released Wednesday by the White House. "Let me know if there i

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Associated Press

A grand jury indicted Gov. Ernie Fletcher on misdemeanor charges, accusing him of illegally rewarding political supporters with state jobs since taking office 2 years ago. Fletcher was charged with conspiracy, official misconduct and violating a pro

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Associated Press

Neil Volz, who served as chief of staff to Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) and business associate of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the investigation of influence-peddling and public corruption. , pleaded guilty

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TPM Muckracker

Prosecutors are building a case against Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) based on a raft of bribery and fraud charges. The documents also show that a cooperating witness wore a wire during conversations with Jefferson, and that prosecutors are in the fi

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The Nation

When asked why Porter Goss unexpectedly quit, CNN Pentagon correspondent Jamie McIntyre feigned ignorance and couldn't quite find the words. Could it be encapsulated in one word? Hookers.

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Washington Post

By a vote of 217 to 213, the House agreed to require lobbyists to file quarterly instead of semiannual reports, to include in those reports donations they give to federal candidates and political action committees, and to make public gifts that they

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Associated Press

Bush's veto threat emboldened conservatives such as Sens. John McCain and Tom Coburn. They undertook—and mostly lost—battles against home-state projects inserted by senior senators such as Cochran, Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Daniel Inouye, D-Haw

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Washington Post

Federal authorities are investigating allegations that a California defense contractor arranged for a Washington area limousine company to provide prostitutes to convicted former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.) and possibly o

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Statesman Journal (thanks Jean C.)

It's not the $2 million tax refund. It's the $211,465. That is the amount of deferred compensation Vice President Dick Cheney received from Halliburton last year. It is the final payment, his lawyer says, of money due Cheney under an agre

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Wall Street Journal (via Raw Story)

Twelve-term House Democrat Alan Mollohan (D-WV) -- who just recently stepped down as the ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee -- is now facing scrutiny from the FBI in West Virginia and Washington in a probe seeking to ascertain whether the

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Raw Story

The first formal evidence that powerful Ohio Republican Bob Ney – then chairman of the House Administration Committee – provided false figures for the cost of his own trip to Scotland. Ney has been under fire for his role in allegedly helping Abramof

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Raw Story

A Washington watchdog called on the Justice Department today to begin an official investigation into whether Texas Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) received bribes from a San Fransisco defense firm in exchange for supporting earmarks that benefited the comp

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Reuters

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, praised by death penalty foes for halting executions but accused of using public office to enrich friends and family, was found guilty of fraud, racketeering, tax evasion and other charges. The jury convicted Ryan, 7