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Senate Ethics Committee

Investigation Into Dem Senator Echoes Past Scandals

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ethical cloud is following Sen. Robert Menendez in Washington, even as he has leading roles in some of Congress' most important polic...

Menendez Case Highlights Need for Medicare Reform

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Congress hasn't acted on obvious reforms thanks to the lobbying of the drug industry. This is tragic and costly to our nation. What would be even worse is if a senator blocked investigations of fraud in the use of expensive drugs.

NYT: Menendez Discouraged Giving Port Security Equipment To Dominicans

The New York Times | ERIC LIPTON and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, cit...

Ethics Panel Condemns GOP Senator For Unprecedented Actions

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. David Vitter undermined public trust when he blocked a raise for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar unless he issued more deep-wat...

Jason Linkins

10 Sordid Facts We Learned From the John Ensign Senate Ethics Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

Sweet fancy Moses, y'all. In my lifetime, I have read some sordid accounts of the many scandalous ways our elected officials have broken society's "se...

Elise Foley

GOP Senator Helped Cover Up John Ensign Affair: Senate Ethics Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn played a more active role than previously known in the negotiations between ex-Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and his former ...

26 Sitting Lawmakers Corrupting the Halls of Congress

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

Ethics isn't about Republican or Democrat; it's about right and wrong. Both houses of Congress and both political parties have a less-than-stellar record on this issue.

John Ensign Emails Show Senator Sought Lobbying Work For Doug Hampton, Ex-Lover's Husband

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — E-mails turned over to the FBI and Senate ethics investigators provide new evidence about Sen. John Ensign's efforts to find lobbyi...

John Ensign to Face Senate Ethics Panel Investigation

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Ethics Committee will continue its investigation of Sen. John Ensign's affair with an ex-staffer, despite a nascent Justice Department prob...

Ensign Probe Is Encouraging Sign

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

The fact that the FBI is investigating Sen. Ensign's conduct sends an important message: no one -- not even a powerful U.S. senator -- is above the law.

Goodies Galore: Here's How to Cajole Roland Burris Into Voting for the Heath Care Bill

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Whether he wins or not, maybe Sen. Burris could have "Nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize" carved on his much-ridiculed tombstone.

John Ensign Affair Details Revealed: Nightline Interviews Doug Hampton About Senator's Affair With Cindy Hampton (VIDEO)

Kevin Freking | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down to watch video of Nightline interview. WASHINGTON (AP)- A Nevada man whose wife had an affair with Sen. John Ensign said he discovered th...

Arthur Delaney

CREW Files FEC Complaint Over Landrieu's $25,300 'Donation' To The U.S. Treasury

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commision over a myster...

Vitter Slapped With Prostitution Complaint

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility (CREW) has filed a bar complaint with the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel against Sen. David Vitte...

Louisiana Dems File Ethics Complaint Against Vitter

The Hill's Briefing Room | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The head of the Louisiana Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on Friday, accusing Vitter of using his taxpaye...

Obama's Brilliant Shot Across the Bow

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

Obama made clear that he would not remain passive in the face of tactics such as the Willie Horton ad that undermined the 1988 campaign of Dukakis or the Swift Boat attacks against Kerry.

Sarah Palin: You're No Dan Quayle -- and That's Not a Compliment!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

John McCain sold his soul in the bleakest of hopes that he could convert angry Hillary voters to his cause.

Sen. Coleman May Be Investigated For Cheap D.C. Apartment

National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A government watchdog group in Washington today called on the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate whether Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., violated Sena...

Ethics Panel Says Craig Acted Improperly

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Ethics Committee said Wednesday that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig acted improperly in connection with a men's room sex sting l...