Pelosi 2006: “Democrats Intend To Lead The Most Honest, Most Open And Most Ethical Congress In History”; Pelosi 2010: We’re Still Most Ethical Congress Ever
In much better times, back when Democrats were going to save the world from the evil Bush regime, Nancy Pelosi uttered words that changed America forever and provided hope to the masses: those words were her pledge to lead the most honest,open, ethical Congress in history. Oh how times have changed. Now Obama’s approval ratings are down–a new poll released today shows him as low | Read More »
, backroom deals
, Barack Obama
, Charlie Rangel
, Health Care
, Maxine Waters
, Most Ethical Congress in History
, Nancy Pelosi
, Obama Approval
, Oil Spill
‘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 »
Time For Roland Burris To Go
a href=”http://patterico.com/2009/02/17/burris-did-i-seek-to-raise-funds-for-blago-no-no-no-yes-a-bit-a-bit/”>Link. We’re really not going to entertain serious arguments that Burris was being honest in answering the questions asked of him concerning his dealings with Rod Blagojevich, right? I mean, everyone has the right to a defense but that doesn’t mean that all defenses are equally credible, does it?
See? This Is Why We Needed A Special Election In Illinois
Despite my disgust with the shenanigans of the erstwhile governor of my state, and despite a similar disgust with the unwillingness of my state’s legislature to authorize a special election for the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama–can’t run the risk that the seat go to a Republican after all; democratic republicanism only works for some people if they win elections–I was always in favor | Read More »
What Did John Murtha Know And When Did He Know It?
Fishy, fishy, fishy stuff. Of course, it is more than a little terrifying to think that a group of people may have had their identities appropriated for the purpose of hiding campaign donations. And the following is important to emphasize: Federal election laws limit the amount of money individuals may contribute to candidates, but lobbying firms often show their clout by collecting and bundling contributions. | 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 »
Children Of Keating
Barney Frank, Luis Gutierrez, and Danny Davis are all using the TARP program to intervene on behalf of constituent banks and get them aid, even when the individual financial situation of those banks does not justify any grant of aid whatsoever. What’s more: These champions of “progressive” government regulation are also trying to ensure that regulators don’t come calling on their constituent banks. Money quote: | Read More »
Following In Blago’s and Richardson’s Footsteps
First, Rod Blagojevich was involved in pay-for-play. Then Bill Richardson. And now, we see that Charlie Rangel has dipped his toes into the pay-for-play pool as well: On April 21, 2008, Representative Charles B. Rangel met with officials of the American International Group, the now-troubled insurance giant, to ask for a donation to a school of public service that City College of New York was | 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 »
Rangel’s Ethics Filings Full of Holes
Roll Call ($) reports that House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel’s ethics filings omit critical details about a number of his deals: In June 2007, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) reported that he had sold a condominium in Sunny Isles, Fla., for between $250,001 and $500,000. In December, he filed an amendment reporting the transaction again, this time with no value. In May, Rangel reported | Read More »
Tell Democrats to Stop Trying to Block Communication Between Representatives and the American People
To put this petition widget on your blog or Web site, copy and paste the following code: <a href=”http://www.mikeconaway.com/censor”><img border=0 src=”http://mikeconaway.com/files/censor.jpg” width=160 height=170/></a> As reported yesterday here on RedState, Congressional Democratic leaders, who promised in 2006 to create a more “open” government, are now proposing a new rule that would prevent Members of Congress from using the Internet to communicate with the American people unless | Read More »