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Abramoff Plea Threatens Rep. Bob Ney, Powerful Members of Congress

The Campaign for America’s Future is targeting Rep. Bob Ney’s connection to the Abramoff scandal in an ad run next week to “highlight Rep. Ney’s involvement in the worst corruption scandal to hit Washington since Watergate.” Here’s their press release: The Campaign for America’s Future today announced that it will unveil new advertisements next week […]

Pelosi: Intelligence Panel Had Clue About Spying

According to a letter released today by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressional intelligence committees had at least a “hint in October 2001 that the National Security Agency was expanding its surveillance activities after the 9/11 attacks.” Pelosi had raised questions to General Michael Hayden, the NSA director at the time, about the legal authority […]

Senators Who Made Us Proud in 2005

Yellow Dog, Bob Geiger gave out his Senate Weasel of the Year Award last week. Today he posted about “Democrats who vote like they understand their party affiliation and who consistently make us proud.” Here’s a quip: Think all Democratic Senators are made of the same stuff? Think again. Then, take a look at the […]

DeLay Prosecutor Subpoenas Abramoff Documents

The prosecutor in Tom DeLay’s money laundering case issued subpoenas today looking for possible links between lobbyist Jack (I’ll be singing like a bird) Abramoff and fundraising by Tom DeLay. District Attorney Ronnie Earle issued the subpoenas in Austin the same day that Abramoff pleaded guilty in Washington to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion […]

Abramoff to Plead Guilty to 3 Felony Charges

Jack Abramoff is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Washington today at 12:15 p.m., to plead guilty to 3 counts of conspiracy, honest services fraud and tax evasion. The plea deal opens the prospect that Abramoff could provide testimony about members of Congress and congressional staffers in a wide-ranging political corruption investigation focused […]