iOS app Android app

Salvatore Dimasi

Convicted Ex-State House Speaker Has Rare Form Of Cancer

AP | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- A former Massachusetts House speaker who's in federal prison on a corruption conviction has been diagnosed with cancer. Debbie DiMasi, the ...

Friday Talking Points -- Give 'Em Hell, Barry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama opened his re-election campaign last night with a wowzer of a speech to a joint session of Congress.

Massachusetts Lawmaker Compares Lobbyist ID Badges To Holocaust Tattoos

Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

A Massachusetts proposal that would require lobbyists in the statehouse to wear ID badges was met Wednesday with a comparison to Holocaust-era tattoos...

Ex-Democratic State House Speaker Convicted On Charges Of Conspiracy, Extortion

AP | BOB SALSBERG and STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday in a scheme to steer two state contracts ...

The Fraud of Honest-Services Fraud

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Essentially, honest-services fraud makes prosecutors omnipotent, because they can charge anybody they want with a federal felony.