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My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

This is Exactly What Pay-2-Play Looks Like

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Politicians love to get in front of a parade that is already underway. Let's make that parade. Let's make the fight to #GetMoneyOut cool. I can't help but view this naked grab at money as a conscious last mouth-stuffing, because they know their time is coming to an end.

Fake Kentucky Senate Candidate Is Brutally And Hilariously Honest

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

Represent.Us, an organization that seeks to "end the culture of legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics," has put up fake candida...

Paul Blumenthal

Did Congress Really Delete A Key Disclosure Rule For Lobbyist Gifts? Not Really.

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It sounds so typical of Congress. An unnoticed committee action makes it harder for the public to figure out who's paying for private tr...

Jack Abramoff: Supreme Court Justices 'Just Don't Get' How Money Influences Politics

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff disagrees with the Supreme Court's April 2 ruling on campaign finance limits, which knocked down the overall limits on w...

Jack Abramoff Slams Bloomberg's Gun Control Push: 'Stop Wasting Your Money'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former conservative lobbyist Jack Abramoff is not behind Michael Bloomberg's $50 million investment in a gun control organization posed to challenge t...

'Sort of a Jack Abramoff Kind of Thing'

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

When the Canutillo Independent School District found out its superintendent was cooking the books just like in nearby El Paso, the board members knew they had a problem on their hands.

Portraits Of Disgraced Billionaires Reveal The Shady Side Of White Collar Crimes

Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

Martha Stewart, Bernie Madoff, Jack Abramoff... what do all these names have in common? They're disgraced billionaires, of course. They've all dabbled...

Movie Review: The Fifth Estate

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In The Fifth Estate, Condon and writer Josh Singer, working from a couple of books by participants in the Wikileaks story, retell the tale of Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Lawmakers' Lobbyist-Funded Trips Raise Eyebrows

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

* Watchdog groups say ethics reforms being undermined * Reforms followed Abramoff influence-peddling scandal * Lawmakers...

Jack Abramoff Is on a Mission

San Francisco magazine | Posted 08.10.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

Jack Abramoff is used to tough crowds. The Bush-era lobbyist was at the heart of a scandal that led to the conviction or plea bargains of 21 others, including White House officials, fellow lobbyists, Congressional staffers, and Representative Bob Ney.

Obama inauguration fueled by corporations, unions

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 21, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

Island Governor Impeached For Massage

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

The governor of the Northern Mariana Islands was impeached last week by the territorial House on 13 articles, among them that he had a federal prisone...

DeLay, Abramoff Meet For Lunch

Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

Two former Washington power players taken down by scandal were reunited on Wednesday for a lunch meeting between old friends. Jack Abramoff, the d...

Paul Blumenthal

Lobbyists Boost Romney Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington lobbyists helped the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by raising nearly $9 million from July through...

Ralph Reed in the Marianas Trenches

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Ralph Reed's was a monstrous lie by one of the monumental hypocrites of our time. Yet he marches on, Christian soldier to the end, turning the temple of faith into one big ATM.

WATCH: A Crash Course on Ralph Reed

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

2012-08-30-moyers.JPGThe true surprise at the Tampa convention is Ralph Reed's resurrection.

Convention Party Irony

Craig Holman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Craig Holman

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngToday, private funds far outpace the public grant -- and we know from previous conventions that nearly all of this money comes from companies that have business with the federal government.

6 Expert-Recommended Books About Money In Politics

Posted 08.30.2012 | Books

It's no secret that lots of money can easily corrupt politics. But it's also easy to get confused about their relationship. How much is it okay to...

Jason Cherkis

Paul Ryan Had Ties To Tom DeLay And Jack Abramoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has served more than a decade in Congress, President Barack Obama and his allies will surely be scouring his ...

John Celock

Dems Believe State Legislator Group Turning Too Conservative

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Some Democratic lawmakers are expressing concern about the political bent of the National Conference of State Legislatures, saying the bipa...

John Celock

Misconduct 'Poster Child' Promote Ethics Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who went to prison after pleading guilty to a series of corruption crimes, stressed the need for ethics in gove...

Ralph Reed: Christians Need To Beg Forgiveness For God To Show Mercy In Election

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion

An enthusiastic crowd of more than 6,000 people packed into Arlington's High Point Church in Texas last week, as a diverse group of prominent conserva...

Ethics Tips From Jack Abramoff, Disgraced Lobbyist

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 2 (Reuters) - University of Texas students got an ethics lesson from an unlikely source on Wed...

Matt Sledge

Lobbyist Brags About Helping Rep. Win Primary Challenge: 'It Helps To Have Friends'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Earlier this month Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), chairman of the powerful House committee that oversees the financial services industry, was facing a ...