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Melanie Sloan

Say What? White House Plots With Secretive Investment Firm With Ties to Bushes And Bin Ladens?

Paul Alexander | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

President Obama likes to say that his is "the most transparent administration" ever. But members of the environmental community and biofuel industry -- some of his most ardent supporters in the past -- might beg to differ.

Daily Caller, Once Rabid Protector of For-Profit Colleges, Attacks School Tied to Clintons

David Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

The Daily Caller, a conservative web publication, devoted much space in recent years to attacks on critics of America's for-profit colleges, echoing claims made by for-profit college owners at a time when that controversial industry has been seeking to avoid accountability.

GOP Lawmaker Slapped With Tiny Fine For Affairs With Patients

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) was fined $500 Thursday by Tennessee medical authorities for carrying on sexual affairs with his patients. DesJarla...

Michael McAuliff

Scott DesJarlais Faces Request For Congressional Ethics Probe

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ethics watchdog asked Congress on Tuesday to investigate whether Tennessee Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais lied about an audio recor...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Congressman Hit With Ethics Complaint For Sex With Patient

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The anti-abortion Tennessee congressman and doctor who admitted last week to an affair with a patient was hit with an ethics complaint M...

Saki Knafo

Watchdog Group: Thanks For The Shout-Out, Rove, But You're Still Unethical

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

When Karl Rove's nonprofit group Crossroads GPS released a recent series of ads quoting the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and ...

Michael McAuliff

STOCK Act's Unintended Consequences May Invite Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bill to ban insider trading by members of Congress may have unintended consequences, including possibly muzzling whistleblowers and ...

Amanda Terkel

Jack Abramoff Seeking Cash On Road To Redemption

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Looking to host an event and have $25,000 to spare on the entertainment? You could hire Snooki. Or maybe you'd prefer famous Notre D...

Michael McAuliff

Calif. 'Super Congress' Member Claims Tax Breaks On 'Principal' Home -- In Maryland

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of congressmen representing districts far from Washington -- including one member of the new debt-cutting 'Super Congress' -- hav...

Toobin Is Wrong, Senator Stevens was Guilty

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

DOJ's handling of the Ted Stevens case was appalling, whether due to malfeasance or incompetence. Nevertheless, the department's blunders hardly exonerate the late senator.

What of Ethics Office, Mr. Boehner?

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

Boehner's threat to shut down the Office of Congressional Ethics does not inspire confidence that Republicans will take ethics more seriously this time around.

Denial Isn't Just a River in Egypt

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

"The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet." -- Mark Twain In a way, Mark...

Amanda Terkel

Revere America: George Pataki's Group To 'Repeal And Replace ObamaCare'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Scarlett Johansson's Mom Adopts: Melanie Sloan Adopts Ethiopian Baby Girl

usmagazine.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson's mom, Melanie Sloan, has adopted a baby girl from Ethiopia, a source tells UsMagazine.com. Sloan missed her daughter's Iron Man...

Arthur Delaney

Steve Buyer To Retire Amid Allegations Of Impropriety

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine-term Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), dogged by accusations that he ran a phony charity that took campaign donors on golf outings instead of giving out...

Congressional Research Service Praises Lobbying Reforms Under Obama

politico.com | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Critics across the political spectrum have lambasted the Obama administration's restrictions on lobbying as everything from a loophole-ridden politica...