White House loyalists have begun arguing that clemency for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby -- either a pardon or a commuted sentence -- would be a way for an embattled President Bush to reassert himself, particularly among conservatives.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington details the misuse of power by the chairmen and ranking members of all House of Representative committees and subcommittees, as well as top leadership positions, to financially benefit their family
Federal prosecutors in Washington are scrutinizing Sen. Ted Stevens' home remodeling project as part of a spinoff of an Alaska corruption investigation that has led to charges against lawmakers and contractors. Until recently, the Alaska Repub
Karl Rove and dozens of other White House staffers appear to have illegally routed official e-mails through a Republican group that subsequently deleted them, a congressional report said.
His law license lost and reputation in tatters, Mike Nifong seemingly can fall no further. But the disgraced prosecutor who committed "intentional prosecutorial misconduct" in his pursuit of the Duke lacrosse rape case faces an uncertain -
"Ricardo" and I headed to the offices of Cassidy & Associates, perhaps the most prominet of all the Washington lobby shops. It was founded thirty-two years ago by Gerald Cassidy, a former staffer for George McGovern, and ofr much of its ex
Repeatedly, investigators found Brock reported failures in field sobriety tests when his patrol car video camera documented the opposite. He also said drivers incorrectly recited the alphabet, used arms for balance and slurred speech - when the video
Another Justice Department official involved in the controversial firings of federal prosecutors is resigning. Mike Elston, the chief of staff to outgoing Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, is the fifth Justice Department official to resign since
Neither the police nor TSA took any action that indicated that they throught she might be a security risk. She was just detained, harassed and threatened with arrest. All because of a sippy cup with water in it.
Members of a Congressional subcommittee called for an investigation of NASA general counsel Michael Wholley, alleging he deliberately obstructed justice in destroying video recordings of the space agency's adminstrator and its inspector general.
Congress has spent more than $63 million on an experimental aircraft that has never flown more than a few feet and that the Pentagon has repeatedly rejected. Designed as a plane that can take off straight up and they fly at 700 MPH, the craft has ne
Garland, Texas has essentially made up its own definition of red light running to ticket motorists who have not violated the law.
Claims by the city of Mesa, Arizona that its red light camera and speed camera program has been losing money have proven untrue. Billing 'errors' resulted in the city paying $122,000 extra every month to private vendor ATS who will refund the
Trapped inside the gates of a castle he helped build, former County Manager Stanley Griffis is consumed with feelings of anger and betrayal — not because he is innocent, Griffis says, but because his closest colleagues and associates have refused to
The documents dating from the 1960's and 1970's have been unearthed from the National Archives. Many of these were discoverd by Nicholas Gilby, and assiduous researcher from the Campaign Against the Arms TradeEntered By: Jean Carbonneau
The arms company BAE Systems used a secret payments system to transfer more than 13 million pounds to a company linked to David Hart, the controversial former Conservative defence adviser, according to legal sources.
More than a year after he took the lead in investigating claims 3 men raped a stripper at a March 2006 party thrown by Duke's highly ranked lacrosse team - the Durham County district attorney will stand trial on ethics charges ranging from lying
Hollywood party girls don't have a monopoly on trouble in California. A disproportionate number of the state's congressional Republicans are facing ethics questions that threaten to sink their careers and their party's political fortunes
Jefferson allegedly accepted approximately $500,000 in bribes from numerous companies both in the US and in Africa and faces a maximum sentence of 235 years in prison if he is convicted on all counts.
LONG-STANDING rumours that the former French president Jacques Chirac holds a secret multi-million-euro bank account in Japan appear to have been confirmed by files seized from the home of a senior spy.
British investigators were ordered by the attorney-general Lord Goldsmith to conceal from international anti-bribery watchdogs the existence of payments totalling more then 1 billion pounds to a Saudi prince, the Guardian can disclose.
The founder of a Republican environmental organization was charged Wednesday with tax evasion and obstruction of justice as part of the continuing federal criminal investigation into lobbying practices in the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal.
A Saudi prince who negotiated a 40 billion pound arms deal between Britian and Saudi Arabia receieved secret payments for over a decade, a BBC probe has found. The UK's biggest arms dealer, BAE Systems, paid hundreds of million of pounds
Big changes are coming at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in the wake of a major fingerprinting controversy. A woman, whose work has put hundreds of cases in question, resigned before she could be fired.
A Vermont State Police sergeant said Hutchinson was intoxicated and stared at his police dog in a "taunting/harassing manner" last July while officers were in the process of investigating a reported melee outside a West Fairlee establishmen
It is no secret that campaign contributions sometimes lead to lucrative official favors. Rarely, though, are the tradeoffs quite as obvious as in the twisted case of Coconut Road.
Monday's long-awaited indictment of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., exposes a new development on the influence-peddling front. If the charges are true, Jefferson couldn't be bothered with the whole revolving-door thing. He opted to be a congre
A letter sent to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales by the House Judiciary Committee alleges that the Justice Department has failed to turn over information in a variety of categories requested in the course of the US Attorneys investigation. A top Ho
Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former vice presidential aide at the center of an intelligence controversy that roiled official Washington, was sentenced to 30 months in prison Tuesday for lying and obstruction of justice. "People who oc
Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money-laundering in a long-running bribery investigation into business deals he tried to broker in Africa.