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The Only Form Of Corruption The Supreme Court Cares About Is Almost Impossible To Prosecute

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In striking down long-standing campaign contribution limits last week, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the right to donate to as m...

FEC: Prison Is No Excuse for Campaign Filing Failures

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Incarceration is apparently no excuse for not disclosing your political campaign committee activity.

Melissa Bean, Corporate Voice, Instead of Elizabeth Warren? No Way.

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

War is peace. Lies are truth. And, now, Melissa Bean is like Elizabeth Warren. That is the instant thought I had when reading about the rumors that th...

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.

Where Is the Corruption Rhetoric in the US?

Rosalia Gitau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rosalia Gitau

A more appropriate definition of corruption today would be the abuse of public trust for private gain. The US has the resources to pursue such a definition both at home and abroad.

Strip Jefferson of His Retirement

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric C. Anderson

I am aghast to discover former congressman William J. Jefferson could depart Washington a convicted criminal and still take home approximately $60,000 a year in retirement pay.

William Jefferson, Ex-Congressman, Gets 13 Years In Freezer Cash Case

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 cash in his freezer was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for tak...

William Jefferson Files For Bankruptcy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A former Louisiana congressman convicted of corruption after federal agents found cash in his freezer has filed for Chapter 7 bank...

The Silly Season In Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Silly season" refers to late summer, when governments go on massive taxpayer-funded vacations all over the world. This year's season could produce a bumper crop of silly.

William Jefferson, Former Congressman, Convicted In Freezer Cash Case

AP | BY MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Louisiana congressman accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes was convicted in federal court ...

William Jefferson Corruption Trial Begins

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Jury selection has begun in Virginia in the trial of a former Louisiana congressman charged with taking bribes. A pool of nea...

GOP Rep. Cao Faces Recall Petition For Voting Against Stimulus

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bayou Buzz reports that Rep. Joseph Cao, the Republican who replaced scandalized Democrat William Jefferson, now faces a recall petition over his stim...

Anh "Joseph" Cao: The Surprises Are Just Beginning

Eric Tang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Tang

The improbable victory of Joseph Cao gave Republicans something to gloat about in the wake of its November defeats. But Republicans may soon learn that they're getting more than they bargained for.

GOP Leader: "The Future Is Cao"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is there a lesson to be learned from the defeat of William Jefferson, an incumbent indicted on bribery charges and found with $90,000 in cash in a fre...

William Jefferson Loses Louisiana Congressional Seat

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Voters in Louisiana ousted indicted Democratic Rep. William Jefferson on Saturday, instead electing a Republican attorney who will...

Rule by Thieves

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We, the taxpayers, will be the ones to pay the bill when it comes due.

Prosecutors Accuse Embattled Rep. Jefferson Of Two More Schemes

Washington Post | Allan Lengel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal prosecutors on Friday accused Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) of soliciting bribes in two alleged schemes that had not been previously discl...