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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Amanda Terkel

Revere America: George Pataki's Group To 'Repeal And Replace ObamaCare' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Revere America is one of the biggest outside spenders this election season, dropping $2.5 million so far in an effort to "repeal, reform...

Why Won't President Obama Take on the FEC?

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

In the past few weeks, we have been bombarded with advertisements across the political spectrum. In fact, according to a recent study by the Wesleyan ...

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.

Earmark Reform: Building a Bridge to Somewhere

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

Over the past Congress, both parties have tried to outdo each other in cutting back on earmarks, but at this point, neither party has proposed a workable long-term solution to the problem.

Christine O'Donnell Can't Outrun Her Past

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

As Ms. O'Donnell's former staff members reported, she used tens of thousands of dollars from her campaign to finance her personal life. She also claimed other personal expenses, such as meals, gas and even a bowling outing, were campaign related.

Just When You Think Senator David Vitter Can't Sink Any Lower

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

Senator Vitter, who has largely avoided questions about his former aide Brent Furer, should be required to answer questions about what he knew and when he knew it.

Senator Ensign and the Land of Opposites

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

Somehow in his land of opposites, Ensign found a way to claim the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is responsible for his troubles.

The Future of Education in the U.S.

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

What is the best way for us to have an educated population while we face a challenging economic environment both at home and internationally?

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.

David Vitter Took Illegal Campaign Donations: Watchdog

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An ethics watchdog group filed a federal complaint Thursday accusing Republican Sen. David Vitter of accepting illegal campaign con...

CREW, VoteVets File IRS, FTC Complaints Against Sean Hannity Charity Freedom Concerts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Freedom Concerts, Sean Hannity's scholarship charity for the children of fallen soldiers, has violated its charitable tax status, according to a Washi...

The Payday Industry's Powerful Friend

Gary Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Rivlin

The country's payday lenders and check cashers gave more in campaign donations to Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) than any other Republican in Congress.

22 Million Missing Bush White House E-mails Found

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Computer technicians have found 22 million missing White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush and the ...

Arthur Delaney

McCain Robocalls Prompt Ethics Complaint | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) broke Senate rules when he recorded a robocall touting his amendment to the health care bill, according to a complaint file...

Arthur Delaney

22 Former Bush Administration Officials Now Lobbying On Climate Policy | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Twenty-two former Bush administration officials once responsible for climate policy are now lobbying on the climate change issue, mostly for the oil, ...

Feds Raid Firm Tied To Democratic Rep. John Murtha

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The FBI raided the offices of a defense lobbying firm with close ties to Democratic Rep. John Murtha (Penn.), sources tell ABC News. The FBI searched...

Sam Stein

Ethics Groups Pounce On Gibbs' Statement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama may have instituted the most far-reaching ethics policy in the history of the White House, as his communications staff is keen to say. Bu...

Watchdog Group Seeks Ethics Investigation Of McCain

CNN | Martina Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, commonly referred to as "CREW," has requested that the Senate Ethics Commi...

Helping Put Rove in Contempt

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

Linda Sanchez (D-CA) has been a true leader in the fight to hold Rove in contempt. "I think it's ridiculous that Karl Rove thinks that he doesn't have to follow the law," Sanchez told me.

Sam Stein

Homeland Security Dept. Plagued By Corruption, Mismanaged Billions | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Department of Homeland Security has wasted and mismanaged billions in taxpayer dollars and is plagued by internal criminal activity, a study relea...