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Jim Traficant

Youngstown Voters Set to Kick Traficant in Crotch

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Denvir

"I want you to disregard all that the opposing council has said," Congressman Jim Traficant told colleagues then sitting in judgment on the House Ethi...

Former Convicted Felon Jim Traficant Secures Enough Signatures To Appear On Ohio Congressional Ballot

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — An elections board in Ohio says a former congressman who served time in federal prison has enough valid signatures to run aga...

Ex-Congressman Who Spent 7 Years In Jail For Corruption Gets Another Shot At Congress

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WARREN, Ohio — A convicted former congressman from Ohio has won more time to prove he collected enough petition signatures to run for Congress N...

Rangel Wants Deal To Settle Ethics Violations Case

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — The calls from fellow Democrats for New York Rep. Charles Rangel to resign could quickly turn from a trickle to a flood unless he c...

James Traficant Comeback Denied: Ex-Con Fails To Get On Ohio Ballot

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Ohio U.S. Rep. James Traficant has been disqualified in his bid to return to Congress after seven years in prison beca...

Jim Traficant, Ex-Con, Running For Ohio Congressional Seat He Once Held

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WARREN, Ohio — James A. Traficant Jr., who served nearly two decades in Congress and seven years in prison for corruption, filed petitions Monda...

Politicians' Ethical Race to the Bottom

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Politicians have always been an ethically challenged bunch. It's gotten to be a competition to see who can shock America the most with their depraved behavior.

Traficant Won't Say If He'll Run For Congress In Ohio

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CLEVELAND — A deadline to run in Ohio's congressional Democratic primary came and went with no word from U.S. Rep. James Traficant, a former con...

James Traficant, Who Served Seven Years In Prison May Try To Return To Congress

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CLEVELAND — Former Rep. James Traficant, who was recently released from prison after serving seven years for corruption, said Thursday that he i...

James Traficant, Ex-Congressman, Released From Prison: Should Someone Call The Fashion Police? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Former Ohio representative James A. Traficant Jr. was released from prison on Wednesday after serving seven years for bribery, racketeering and fraud....