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Congress Ethics

Michael McAuliff

Toxic Stock Syndrome: Why Iran Ties, Hypocrisy And Conflicts of Interest Are OK In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans probably wouldn't guess members of Congress would invest in a company that has any link to Iran. Nor would they likely im...

Twitter IPO Sparks Congressional Ethics Warning

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee doesn't want any members of Congress or key staffers listening to any birdies when it comes to stock tips -- ...

Is Congress Immune to Ethics?

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It's easier for me to believe in peace on Earth than to imagine Congress getting along. But a new study suggests that the secret to making politicians act like grownups might be to remind them of children.

Michael McAuliff

Rep. Gregory Meeks Investigated Over $40,000 'Gift'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York members of the House are keeping the ethics committee awfully busy these days, with yet another member of the delegation being ...

Lawmakers Seek Cash During Key Votes

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Numerous times this year, members of Congress have held fundraisers and collected big checks while they are taking critical steps to write new laws, d...

Eight Congressmen Under Investigation For Fundraisers Held Before House Vote On Financial Reform

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers take contributions every day from corporate executives and lobbyists hoping for their votes. The question of whether that represents busines...

Lawmakers Spending Taxpayer Dollars On Expensive Cars

Politico | Jake Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The economy is still limping along, but some members of Congress are nevertheless riding in style: At least 10 House members are spending more than $1...

Lobbyist Donations Closely Tied To Earmarks

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Appropriations defense subcommittee member James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) works hard at fundraising: Two to three times a week, he telephones contri...