Maxine Waters (D) case delayed via Democratic incompetence?
That’s what the Washington Post reports, at least (H/T: The Daily Caller). To refresh people’s memories: Rep. Waters used her position on the House Financial Services Committee to intervene on behalf of OneUnited Bank, which happens to be a bank with a personal connection with Waters. The case was set to go in September, only to be delayed at the last second. It will be | Read More »
Boxer pot aide should have gone with different drug.
You have probably read or heard by now that one of Senator Barbara Boxer’s used-to-be-senior-aides got busted for trying to bring pot into Capitol Hill. I say ‘used-to-be’ because they fired him, of course: aside from the bad image generally, as the Politico article notes Sen. Boxer is currently being a War on Some Drugs warrior when it comes to pot legalization. Now, I will | Read More »
Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-09) saves Shorebank after all.
Back in May it was reported that the failing, yet politically-connected Shorebank in Illinois was to be bailed out. The bank actually closed last Friday, but was resurrected yesterday and turned into a new bank – one that will of course have no obvious relationship to Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), who lobbied very strenuously to save Shorebank… even though it’s not based in her district. | Read More »
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, democratic corruption
, illinois combine
, Jan Schakowsky
, joel pollak
, maxine waters
, robert creamer
‘Most Ethical Congress in History.’ Man, that *never* gets old.
Forget ‘outraged’: if anyone is surprised then they haven’t been paying attention. Lobbyists and corporate officials talked bluntly in e-mail exchanges about connections between making generous campaign donations and securing federal funds through members of an important House Appropriations subcommittee, according to not-yet-public documents reviewed by ethics investigators. In summer 2007, for example, senior executives at [Innovative Concepts] tried to figure out which of them | Read More »
Rep. Charles Rangel (D, NY) violated ethical rules.
Not a good time for Speaker Nancy Pelosi: The House ethics committee has found Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, violated House rules by failing to properly disclose financial details of trips to the Caribbean, senior congressional officials said Thursday. After several months of investigation, the ethics panel determined Mr. Rangel didn’t inform the ethics committee of the corporate source of | Read More »
What were Rahm Emanuel’s (D) links to Tim Mahoney (D), anyway?
No, I don’t have any updates to the FBI investigation of former Congressman Mahoney (D, FL-16) and whether he used campaign funds to pay off one of his mistresses, sorry. That’s going to be a quiet kind of story until the FBI finishes said investigation; after all, Mahoney was brutally sacrificed to the media gods by the Democratic Party desperate to have that story not | Read More »
“Jack Mur-tha… come out to play-a-yay…”
While we’re all busy watching the Democrats Keystone Kops their way through their debt bill passage, the next news cycle’s story is busily chugging along: Firm tied to Murtha closes PAC PMA Group, the lobbying firm tied to Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) that was raided by federal agents back in November, has closed its political action committee, the latest sign of the company’s implosion. | Read More »
Is the fix in with Rangel?
Bill Alliston asks the question: Ethics Panel to Clear Rangel? House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel predicted, on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers program that aired Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, that his multitude of ethics woes would soon disappear. “I think that next Tuesday you will see a break in this and as soon as the Ethics Committee organizes they ought to be able to dismiss | Read More »
You know, people do get the Rangel thing.
You just have to go out there and tell them about it (H/T: Instapundit):
Judicial Watch is going to start taking fire now.
It probably will be a surprise, though. This list is going to be completely unacceptable to their up-until-quite-recently allies:
I step off of the grid for two days, and the Blago thing explodes.
I have to tell you, this Burris pick is absolutely made of awesome. Just watch: More fun stuff here, and here for more race-baiting goodness – and, really, by this point the entire blogosphere, most of which is by now utterly fascinated at the prospect of actually getting to watch the big ship hit the iceberg. Has it been mentioned yet that Burris has been | Read More »
Apparently, Axelrod “misspoke.”
As Jake Tapper noted, Obama claim to not be involved in Blagojevich’s search for a replacement Senator: Asked what contact he’d had with the governor’s office about his replacement in the Senate, President-elect Obama today said “I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.” …was a direct contradiction of what | Read More »
I repeat: Why is Charles Rangel (D, NY-15) Still Ways and Means Chair?
Just so you know, people will keep asking this question. Including, these days, the New York Times: The Congressman, the Donor and the Tax Break Representative Charles B. Rangel has helped raise $11 million for a City College of New York school of public service to be named in his honor. In recent months, as questions have emerged about his fund-raising, he has insisted that | Read More »
Why is Charles Rangel (D, NY-15) still Chair of Ways and Means?
Note the use of the word “Another.” Via Instapundit: Another Tax Issue Surfaces for Rangel WASHINGTON — Representative Charles B. Rangel’s legal team is reviewing his tax records to determine whether the congressman received a homestead exemption on a house he owned in Washington while living in several rent-stabilized apartments in New York City. The situation is potentially troublesome for Mr. Rangel, a Harlem Democrat | Read More »