‘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 »
K Street is adapting perfectly well to a Democratic-controlled government.
They’re apparently loving it, in fact. K Street rebounds as many firms sign clients at fast pace K Street’s economy appears to be on the rebound as a number of firms are reporting a sharp increase in new clients, a trend lobbyists attributed to the new president’s far-reaching agenda. The combination of a deepening recession and the distraction of the 2008 campaign, which kept Congress | 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 »
Mr. President, ignore Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Do NOT commute George Ryan’s sentence.
Note: “former Governor” is a title of trust and respect, and Ryan has forfeited both. Please refresh your memory of the details of his criminal activities before you read on: it’s necessary to understand Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL)… well, “failure” is a nice, non-judgmental word, I suppose. John Kass likes “foolish”: Just before Thanksgiving, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) moistened his finger and, as he has | Read More »