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
"A behind-the-scenes battle among legislators has made a crucial distinction between the new reconstruction money and that already spent: The new funds won't be overseen by the government watchdog charged with curbing the mismanagement that
In the sharpest letter from a member of Congress to date on the burgeoning bribery and alleged prostitution scandal surrounding top CIA officials and convicted former congressman Duke Cunningham, the ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee call
The financial link between Brant Bassett — who served two stints at the CIA and recommended the controversial Kyle "Dusty" Foggo for a top agency post — and defense contractor Brent Wilkes could prove a further embarrassment to Goss in the
With political fortunes apparently changing this year and Democrats enjoying their best election prospects in recent memory, many Democrats are hoping that the lobbying world will begin to loosen up. The party hopes to be in charge in one or both cha
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff went to the White House on the same day President Bush nominated one of Abramoff's former colleagues to be Assistant Secretary of Labor. President Bush announced his intent to nominate Patrick Pizzella, who worked
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
The Secret Service records, however, do not square with what is already in the public record. The New York Times reported that Bush met with Abramoff and an Indian tribal leader in the Old White House Executive Office Building on May 9, 2001 -- which
President Bush and several other Republican officials have begun shedding campaign donations from former House aide and lobbyist Neil Volz, the latest person to plead guilty in a widening lobbying scandal.
Sirota's account of how corporate influence and cash corrupted our government for their benefit.
The 99-tonne cache of AK47s was to have been secretly flown out from a US base in Bosnia. But the four planeloads of arms have vanished.
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
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
"Do you know there's 22 Democrats that have ethics problems right now?" DeLay asked of ABC's George Stephanopoulos. DeLay claimed that 'every leader' in the Democratic Party had 'ethics problems,' including House Min
While removing enough debris to cover Britain, no bid contractors working on hurricane recovery have overbilled the government in a $63 billion operation that only will get more expensive, according to a House report.
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.
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
A technology executive pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying more than $400,000 in bribes to a congressman in charges stemming from an investigation of Rep. William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat.
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
A stunning investigation of bribery and corruption in Congress has spread to the CIA, ABC news has learned.
Appranetly March 2006 wasn't a good month for the Democratic Party's self-proclamined image of being the party that protects the civil rights of Americans.
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
A GOP telemarketing firm implicated in two criminal prosecutions involving election dirty tricks got its startup money from Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. Barbour's investment company arranged a quarter-million-dollar loan to GOP Marketpl
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that there is enough evidence of a lobbyist-sponsored prostitution ring that investigators are scurrying across D.C., trying to figure out exactly which lawmakers were involved.
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
The scandal surrounding disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been a Washington obsession for months, but Republican lawmakers who returned from a two-week recess this week said they felt free to pass a relatively tepid ethics bill because their const
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
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
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
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