John Tierney’s (D, MA-06) wife to plead guilty to tax fraud.
It’s bad enough when Democratic politicians commit tax fraud on their own: now they’re having it show up among family members. What is this, contagious or something? Maybe we should make them start wearing face masks. Or biohazard suits. The executive summary of this story is that Tierney’s wife is going to plead guilty to “four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false | Read More »
Got cancer – and millions of dollars? Nancy Pelosi can help!
Let me summarize this Dallas Morning News article about Lisa Blue: if your husband (Fred Baron) is a millionaire and multimillion-dollar Democratic Party fundraiser – John Edwards’ bagman, in fact – and also dying of bone marrow cancer, then you can not only get away with smuggling into the country experimental cancer medicine of dubious efficacy; you can get the Speaker of the House herself | Read More »
Emanuel and DeLauro and Greenberg. AGAIN.
Andrew Malcolm notes that Rahm Emanuel, while head of the DCCC, received free rent from the latter two (a married couple) for five years. Rosa DeLauro is a Congresswoman from Connecticut: Stan Greenberg’s consulting firm worked recently on a British Petroleum rebranding campaign. One of Greenberg’s companies (which included James Carville and Bob Shrum) also did a lot of polling work for… the DCCC. But | Read More »
Two Americas Watch: Antonio Villaraigosa (D).
(Via Deceiver) There’s the America where Los Angeles is in the middle of an ongoing drought, and is thus subject to strong water restrictions – which are being pushed by its mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa (D). Then there’s the America where the mayor of Los Angeles was – illegally – watering his own lawn while everybody else’s was dying. And how does he explain this discrepancy? | Read More »
Hi, Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). Enjoying your Countrywide mortgage?
You know, the one that’s just like the ones that your fellow Democrat Chris Dodd (D-CT) got? Report Details Countrywide’s Efforts to Benefit VIPs WASHINGTON — – Executives at Countrywide Financial, one of the biggest names of the housing boom, routinely violated internal company policies to provide below-market rates on home loans to the politically connected and powerful, according to a congressional report to be | Read More »
Rep. Eliot Engel (D, NY-17) gets away with tax evasion.
I’ll need to remember this one if I ever have issues with my own state taxes: Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel calls Maryland home for tax break Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel may call himself a life-long Bronx resident, but he has also called Maryland his primary residence for years to get a local tax break that state officials have just squashed. Engel, who rents an apartment | Read More »
Gary Locke: New Commerce pick, guy with a brother-in-law.
[UPDATE]: (Via Ed’s original post) John Huang? John Huang? OK, that’s it. Somebody from the White House give me a call. I will personally pick out a Commerce Secretary for you. It will be a liberal Democrat, with no skeletons in his or her closet – I’m actually leaning towards her at this point – and nothing that will make the GOP freak out. As | Read More »
Rep Bart Gordon (D, TN-06) junketing to Europe for no real reason?
Apparently, he’s going to be part of quite the throng. Via Red County and Dave Evans for Congress comes this WaPo report: Hurry, hurry, hurry. Congress will begin its 2009 travel season in earnest this weekend with two spectacular codels — trips for House congressional delegations — that are not to be missed. On Saturday, Rep. John Tanner (D-Tenn.), chairman of the House delegation to | Read More »