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The House Ethics Committee has been defunct for a year: If now is not
the time for both parties to get serious on Congressional ethics, when
will it be?

For a long time on Capitol Hill, no one was interested in lobbying reform. Now everybody wants to get in on the act.

Testing a Congressman's memory of the former super-lobbyist: Good old
what's-his-name...but me? I hardly knew him.

Cleaning up Congress after the Abramoff scandal involves far more than
limits on gifts and perks. It requires barring the 'legalized bribery'
of major campaign contributions.

What irony that Jack Abramoff and other once-young Republicans, who hectored their elders about defending the nation's taxpayers and security forces, should now be accused of deeply betraying both.

The unfolding Jack Abramoff corruption scandal exposes the hypocrisy of
the GOP "revolution," which promised to restore morality to Washington
but instead sank deepinto a cesspool of corruption.

As Justice Department investigators follow the cash flow from lobbyist Jack Abramoff's influence-peddling scandal, the evidence mounts against Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Ney. Who's next?

Senator John McCain's latest Senate inquiry into über-lobbyist Jack Abramoff strikes deep in the corrupt heart of the
Bush Administration.

For working in the shadows of K Street pay-to-play, here's to The
Hammer getting the slammer.

Blogs

It’s not about his record: it’s part of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo, and to keep the gun industry unregulated. 

March 18, 2014

Even though he's in the ‘cooling off’ period, Kyl is lobbying on a proposed tax overhaul.

March 10, 2014

Some of Jolly's clients won millions of dollars worth of contracts from Young after Jolly left a staff position with the representative to take up lobbying. 

March 5, 2014

Money spent on lobbying in DC now enjoys a 22,000% return on investment.

February 25, 2014

Censorship at Jewish museums and a crude new anti–J Street documentary suggest a pro-Israel establishment in a panic.

February 21, 2014

The oil industry is getting increasingly cozy with the Committee, which has undermined efforts to tackle global warming and air pollution.

February 21, 2014

The new rules proposed for 501(c)(4) issue groups may miss the mark. 

January 10, 2014

Third Way conceds most of its money comes from Wall Street executives.

December 11, 2013

The conservative group ALEC, now in the news, also played a role in Nelson Mandela's struggles.

December 6, 2013

Third Way's fundraising consultant's biggest client is a group devoted to defeating Third Way Democrats.

December 6, 2013