Congress seems intent on getting its public approval rating even lower and destroying what little trust it has left. After hollowing out the reporting mechanism for disclosing insider trading by staffers for members of Congress, those guardians of the republic have decided to remove the rule that requires publicly disclosing privately funded trips.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 2, 2014 8:57 am|
|By: cocktailhag Thursday June 7, 2012 8:00 pm|
It seems that “Governor” Rick Scott of Florida is planning to force the Justice Department to sue Florida to stop its illegal voter purges, judging by the defiant, taunting letter he sent to Washington. The move is disturbing on several levels.
|By: masaccio Sunday July 31, 2011 11:53 am|
The President thinks he can do business with anarcho-rightists. It won’t happen. The wreckers will destroy the economy rather than “do business”.
|By: Ruth Calvo Wednesday May 18, 2011 4:51 pm|
Long, long ago and far, far away there were Ethics Committees in both houses of our legislative branch, empowered to keep members from violating basic canons of decency and disgracing the body called Congress.
In case that sentence sounds altogether outdated and quaint, it does seem that when the Ethics Committee in the House of Representatives was dismembered (pun intended), it turned loose standards by which the so-called representatives of the country were able to dishonor their offices and the country. The Ethics Committee did its work, and caused the end of the career of Tom DeLay after his misadventures with Jack Abramoff’s lobbying payoffs. That was its own end, as well.
|By: David Dayen Monday January 10, 2011 1:54 pm|
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, earlier convicted on conspiracy and money laundering charges in Texas, today was sentenced by Judge Pat Priest to three years in prison. The sentence was directly on the conspiracy charge; on money laundering, his five-year sentence was probated for 10 years, and so he will serve 10 years’ probation.
|By: Attaturk Thursday November 25, 2010 1:30 am|
Fowl accomplishments just before Thanksgiving.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday November 24, 2010 3:23 pm|
Well, that didn’t take long [snark].
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday July 6, 2010 9:40 am|
Nancy Pelosi tricked her own caucus into voting for a bunch of crap they did not know about, and now she’s running some bullshit campaign to blame the Republicans for wanting to do the very thing her own deception made possible: cut Social Security benefits.
|By: Peterr Friday May 21, 2010 3:50 pm|
Even before the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, oil has been an issue in the race between Democrat Robin Carnahan and Republican Roy Blunt to replace the retiring Kit Bond in the US Senate. With the spill, things have gotten so bad for Blunt that he’s having to turn on his old pals in Big Oil. Awwwwww . . .
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday May 17, 2010 5:00 pm|
Sundance hit Casino Jack and the United States of Money is everything a documentary should be: Fast paced, informative and fun. It opens with Jack Abramoff’s quote that no one watches documentaries, suggesting that an action film be made instead, and rockets on from there, beginning with a murder and taking us through the perfidious history of Jack Abramoff, a master of corruption, shady deals and deregulation and the fallout: Human trafficking, environmental disasters, the hornswoggling of Indian tribes for casino profits, and murder.