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House Ethics Committee

The Hero and the Goat

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

The same day that Rangel's guilty verdict came down, Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor by President Obama. Staff Sgt. Giunta's humility is as sincere as Rangel's arrogance is insulting.

Why Waters and Rangel are the Poster Duo for Political Corruption

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The media crucifixion of Waters and Rangel absolves Congress of taking any real action against its worst offenders.

No Smoking Gun in House Ethics Committee Report Against Waters

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The actual committee report reveals in full detail that Waters did not profit from or influence decisions the Treasury made to help One United Bank, or any other minority bank. But the damage has been done.

Two Scheduled Ethics Trials = "Mission Accomplished"?

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

We've come a long way from the days of Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff, but now is not the time to give up the fight, or declare mission accomplished.

Maxine Waters: The Democrats' Sacrificial Lamb

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

What better way for the Democrats to prove that they can police their own than to make sacrificial lambs out of a handful of wayward Democrats.

Charlie Rangel Urged To Make Deal With Ethics Committee

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Increasingly impatient House Democratic leaders are prodding Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to make a deal with the ethics committee before charges agai...

Will Charlie Wrangle His Way Out of His Ethics Mess?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Rangel, the 80-year-old, 20-term legislator, should step down for the good of his party and let Democrats fight its war against the GOP without the burden and shame of his multiple misdeeds hanging over their heads.

Delusion on the Hill? The Earmark Puzzle

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Following the Supreme Court's weakening of the appearance of corruption standard in Citizens United, the Democratic Ethics Committee may now be doing the same.

House Votes For Ethics Committee To Re-Open Eric Massa Investigation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 2:00 p.m. The House of Representatives voted almost unanimously to order the ethics committee to re-open its investigation of Eric Massa. Roll ...

The Wages of De-Regulation

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The Toyota imbroglio further underlines the need for reform, and the road to reform is effective regulation. The rush to de-regulate has been costly; consumers have suffered, and the passion for "small government" has resulted in huge deficits.

Ethics Panel Clears Seven Lawmakers In Probe Of Contracts For Campaign Donors

Washington Post | Paul Kane and Carol D. Leonnig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ethics committee decided to clear Visclosky even though the Office of Congressional Ethics, which conducts preliminary reviews, found probable cau...

Bad Ethics Bombshell Coincides With Poll Of Lawmakers: Our Ethics Enforcement Is Good Enough

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A confidential ethics committee report leaked to the Washington Post reveals that more than 30 members of the House are currently facing ethics invest...

Maxine Waters Blasts NFL

Graham Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently joined me on my radio show. The interview was primarily focused on the NFL Congressional Hearing and her questioning Commissioner Roger Goodell. See what she said.

What Should Charlie Do?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Would you side with those who favor Rangel stepping down (or being removed) from his committee assignments until the ethics investigation is completed? Or should he stay put until found guilty?

Ethics Probe Could Feel to Voters Like 1992 House Banking Scandal

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

Then, as now, the economy was coming out of recession. Then, as now, the housing market and job losses were hurting many Americans.

Arthur Delaney

Members Of Congress Lobbying Each Other Astroturf-Style

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic members of Congress are lobbying each other Astroturf-style, at least according to an internal House Ethics Committee memo obtained by Wiki...

Rangel Ethics Committee Announcement Coming

Politico | John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel, who has survived multiple Republican attempts to oust him as Ways and Means Committee chairman, may be headed for more...

Charlie Rangel "Wrangeling"

CBS New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CBS 2 HD has learned of more alleged back-door dealings and political power peddling by Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel. The reigning member of Congre...

Ethics Panel Members Get Defense Earmarks While Investigating Them

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of the House ethics committee, who are investigating a pattern of lawmakers steering federal funds to generous defense contractors, have just ...

House Ethics Committee Opens 15 New Cases Of Alleged Misconduct By Lawmakers

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House ethics committee has started investigating 15 new cases of alleged misconduct so far this year while probing 11 cases held over from last ye...

New Ethics Panel Starts Investigations Into 10 Lawmakers

The Hill | Mike Soraghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new independent ethics panel created to help the House police itself has started 10 reviews of lawmaker misconduct, but hasn't gotten to the point...

Memo to Tom DeLay: Be Quiet, Go Away

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

DeLay was sanctioned three times for openly favoring lobbyists, misusing a federal agency and attempting to bribe a colleague for a vote. He claimed that Republicans were "bigger than Christ."