There may be no better sign of the changing debate over the nation's farm subsidies: A Midwestern governor running for president calls for cuts in a system that has steered hundreds of millions of dollars a year to his state.
The head of a private DNA laboratory said under oath that he and District Attorney Mike Nifong agreed not to report DNA results favorable to Duke lacrosse players charged with rape.
A former lawmaker already indicated on bribery allegations has been charged with taking more than $800,000 in consulting fees from contractors working for a state Medicare program, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.
For the first time, the Agriculture Department is revealing just who has received billions of dollars in farm subsidy payments.
Over the last ten months, I've watched a man get ruined by his local government. It's a long, complicated, ugly, and infuriating story. Thing is, the story will only get sadder if they're allowed to get away with it.
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight announced that it is seeking fines and the return of millions in bonus money. It filed 101 charges against Raines, former chief financial officer Timothy Howard and former controller Leanne Spencer.
The redacting process in the House ethics panel's detailing of the Mark Foley affair failed to omit the name of one teenage boy who received sexually explicit instant messages from Mr. Foley. The report, which measures two inches thick, included
A federal investigation is underway after allegations surfaced against US Rep. Tim Murphy. Federal agents have begun interviewing former Murphy staffers on whether they did political work for the congressman on government time. Murphy denies the alle
The federal government flunked its fiscal 2006 audit, with $797 billion, or 53%, of its reported assets and an additional $790 billion, or 27%, of net costs, on the balance sheets of 5 agencies that could not be fully audited. The 10th year in a row
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did not break Senate rules in accepting free ringside seats at boxing matches from the Nevada Athletic Commission, the Ethics Committee has concluded. Reid was supporting legislation during this period to cr
U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) exercised political muscle for personal gain, they say. Miller implored City Council members to purchase 165 acres he owned in the foothills and turn the land into a wilderness preserve. Earlier that day,
More than 1,000 federal, state and local government employees across the country have been convicted in government corruption cases over the past two years, including hundreds of crooked police officers and others who have dipped into the taxpayers**
Sen. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said: "At best it looks like extraordinarily lax enforcement by the Securities and Exchange Commission ... At worst, it has the overtone of a possible cover-up."
It began when a prominent Atlanta business leader introduced Dr. Julie Gerberding to a man who wanted to be her free management adviser, to help her transform operations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A former supervisor at the Department of Homeland Security pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting at least $600,000 in bribes to provide fraudulent citizenship documents to hundreds of Asian immigrants.
The friend, U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon, first called the president of Moldova. When that didn't work, Weldon went to the House and proposed cutting all U.S. aid to Moldova until Gallagher got his money back.
Saudi Arabia is threatening to suspend diplomatic ties with Britain unless Downing Street intervenes to block an investigation into a 60 million pound "slush fund" allegedly set up for some members of the royal family. A senior Saudi diplo
Perhaps Warren Trepp is always just at the wrong place at the wrong time, a victim of terrible and perpetual coincidence. By his early 30's, he was chief trader for the notorious 1980's junk bond trader Michael Milken. Then a friend helped
Investigative journalists doing their jobs should dig deeply -- really deep -- into Nancy Pelosi's role in the controversial, $280-million, federal funded Hunters Point Shipyard affair -- in relation to her alleged role as an investor in a real e
Tomlinson signed invoices worth about $245,000 for a friend without the knowledge of other board members or staff, used the board's office resources to support his private horse racing operation and overbilled the organization for his time.
U.S. funds intended to promote democracy in Cuba have been used to buy crab meat, cashmere sweaters, computer games and chocolates, according to a U.S. congressional audit published on Wednesday.
[elections over] The Agriculture Department acknowledged making improper payments to farmers worth more than $2.8 billion last year. Improper payments in fiscal 2006 was about 11 percent of farm program payments
Corrupt Russian officials are estimated to take bribes of US $240 billion a year, an amount almost equal to the state's entire revenues, a senior prosecutor said with the government daily printed Tuesday. Deputy Prosector General Sasha Buksman
Since 9/11, our Constitution has been under severe attack as virtually each of the 10 amendments, except the third amendment regarding the quartering troops, has been gutted.
Mr Tesler swears that Cheney knew about the bribes. He testified under oath in May 2004 that he made payments to Jack Stanley, while Stanley was president of KBR, and specifically testified that Cheney approved the payments.
Bribery of federal and local officials by Mexican smugglers is rising sharply, and with it the fear that a culture of corruption is taking hold along the 2,000-mile border from Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego.
An FBI report obtained by NBC News suggests that the ruling family of the remote and mountainous Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan oversaw a vast criminal network that stretched all the way to a series of shell companies in the US
Two former House committee investigators who were examining Capitol Hill security upgrades said a senior aide to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert hindered their efforts before they were abruptly ordered to stop their probe last year.
In yet another case of Homeland Security corruption, CBP agent Fernando Arango has admitted to accepting cash to allow a vehicle he believed was loaded with 440 pounds of cocaine across the border. Arango pleaded guilty to attempting to possess with
A source close to former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl said Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) was one of a number of "problem members" of Congress who spent too much time socializing with pages, taking them to dinner or sporting events outside of official dutie