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Scandals abound in the smoking remains of the Alexander Strategy
Group.

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.

Blogs

If Democrats lose Senate races in North Carolina and Iowa, will the party stop campaigning on reproductive rights?

November 3, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

How the Israel lobby is pushing us to war with Iran.

September 2, 2014

Documents allege a profit motive behind a prominent anti-Iran group backed by a Francophile New York philanthropist with a penchant for large cats.

August 15, 2014

The Department of Justice finally takes notice.

July 28, 2014

Why we shouldn’t listen to the neocons on Iran. 

July 21, 2014

Will the fossil-fuel lobby leverage its considerable pull within the House GOP to ensure Scalise becomes House majority whip?

June 18, 2014

Eric Cantor’s fall might mean a change for the House GOP's foreign policies.

June 11, 2014

There's a reason corporations want the TPP negotiations secret—it wouldn’t pass otherwise.

May 15, 2014

The food industry is now the most unequal sector in the American economy.

April 24, 2014