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AP

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.

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Sun Sentinal(Fla)

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

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Brad Blog

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.

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AP

[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.

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AP

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.

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USA Today

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

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Washington Times editorial

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

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NY Times

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

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TMP Muckracker

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

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Ap

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.

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NY Daily News

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

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Safe Haven

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

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Reuters

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.

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AP

"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.

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AP

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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