For the past 5 years, Sen. George Allen, has failed to tell Congress about stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company. The Virginia Republican also asked the Army to help another business that gave him similar options.
Mark Foley depends on the likes of Matt Drudge and John Fund to save him from the consequences of his own nasty behavior. Matt and John have been working on doing just this kind of thing since the 90s. It is lucrative work. Now, however, bloggers
This is FEMA tax money at work. It's also paying for Hurricane Bingo, puppet shows, "salsa for seniors, " and yoga on the beach. Last year, FEMA awarded Florida $22.6 million of "crisis couseling" for victims of hurricanes W
The careers of the three previous speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives ended amid scandals, as did the career of a would-be speaker. The House speaker is third in line to succeed a fallen president, behind the vice president and the presiden
Report by the House of Representatives Government Reform Committee said Karl Rove aide Susan Ralston had passed inside White House information to Abramoff while she was also accepting his tickets to as many as 9 sports and entertainment events.
[then he should know better] Disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley said through his lawyer that he was sexually abused by a clergyman as a teenager, but accepts full responsibility for sending salacious computer messages to teenage male pages.
When disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley announced he was entering rehab for treatment of alcoholism and "other behavioral problems," some of those who have known him for years were shocked and suspicious, saying they rarely saw him drink.
Despite rising concern about college students' debt loads, the nation's largest 4-year colleges are disclosing students' contact information to credit card-issuing banks and earning up to millions each in annual fees by giving the banks t
[convenient] The Homeland Security Department is reviewing whether managers with ties to Oak Ridge National Laboratory improperly influenced the decision to give $20 million to the laboratory to help develop a list of the nation's top potential t
Years before sexually explicit electronic messages sent by Rep. Mark Foley to teenage House pages became public last week, some on Capitol Hill say, the Florida Republican was known to have a special interest in younger men.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert must do the only right thing, and resign his speakership at once. Either he was grossly negligent for not taking the red flags fully into account and ordering a swift investigation, for not even remembering the order of e
In the fall of 2004, Terrence O’Donnell, an affable judge with the placid good looks of a small-market news anchor, was running hard to keep his seat on the Ohio Supreme Court. He was also considering two important class-action lawsuits that had been
The review offered a detailed glimpse into a sordid subculture of fraud and attempted influence peddling. The Committee was primarily concerned with what extent were executive branch officials influenced by Abramoff’s elaborate schemes?
In November of 1997, Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) publicly questioned the credibility of a teenage girl's claims that she'd been the victim of the sex trade in the Northern Mariana Islands. The statement, which Rep. Hall entered into the Congressio
In his most series of recent campaign ads, Jon Kyl has abandoned his blue suit, red power tie and the make-up which served to obscure his facial flaws in favor of a more humble, less powerful appearance. This is an obvious Jeffersonian ploy to displ
Michael Anthony Gilliland, a 44-year-old former Marine and agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 16 years, admitted in federal district court to letting illegal immigrants through the Otay Mesa crossing in San Diego in exchange for bribes
The inspector was on break when agents approached. He was an ex-Marine with 16 years under his belt at U.S. Customs, but Torres allegedly knew him as something else. Her contact. The one she referred to as, "a sure thing."
Republican activists Grover Norquist and Ralph Reed landed more than 100 meetings inside the Bush White House, according to documents that provide the first official accounting of the access and influence the two presidential allies have enjoyed.
There is so much political corruption on Capitol Hill that the FBI has had to triple the number of squads investigating lobbyists, lawmakers, and influence peddlers, the Daily News has learned. For decades, only one squaud in Washington handled corr
Conventional wisdom says working more hours is better and being paid more is better but, with respect to legislative pay, conventional wisdom is wrong. We shouldn’t want our legislators to work more. We already have too many laws.
Washington's Enron-style accounting is now so widespread and so deeply ingrained, the nation could be bankrupt and not even know it. You go to work. You save and invest. You vote in the November election. (Not me) And you assume
Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a Republican in a tight re-election race, flew on a private plane chartered by Vonage Holdings Corp. just days after he pushed legislation that the company has advocated for more than a year.
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Over the past year, the issue of Congressional ethics has taken on new resonance. Where questionable conduct was once shrugged off as "business as usual," now both the public and the press are demanding greater accountability from Members o
Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Ney has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges in the political corruption investigation involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a source familiar with the matter said.
"Simply stated, short of a crime, anything goes at the highest levels of the Department of the Interior," Devaney will tell the subcommittee. Devaney was asked to investigate a giant giveaway to the major oil companies.
Tom Noe, the GOP fund-raiser at the heart of Ohio's biggest political scandal in a generation, was sentenced today to 27 months in a federal prison for illegally funneling money into President Bush’s re-election campaign.
Most of the federal scientists who improperly accepted personal money from drug or biotechnology companies walked away with reprimands or were allowed to retire unscathed. Only 2 of the 44 scientists found to have violated rules governing private con
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