Texas Republican and former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay -- a/k/a, "The Hammer" -- has been sentenced to three years in prison for conspiring to launder $190,000 in corporate money into a political campaign fund that would have gone to a number of Texas Republicans vying for spots in the s ... More >>
Decades ago, when I was new to the pages of the Voice and when my work actually appeared on pages, I was visited at the office by state investigators. They had in their hands a campaign filing by Al Vann, then a young and ballsy assemblyman from the heart of Bed Stuy. I was astoni ... More >>
Alex Gibney's Casino Jack and the United States of Money is indispensable viewing
Gaga for Google and every twittle thing that made the Aughts fraught with fakery and fun
Sarah Palin's worst nightmare, Levi Johnston, is posing for Playgirl magazine, which is perfect for him--it's online and it's basically a bunch of pictures.
It's lovely to go on TV and rag on someone besides Carrie Prejean for a change. So last night, I appeared on Countdown With Keith Olbermann to discuss the wacky hype behind Sarah Palin's lucrative public appearances--the ones she stepped down from her silly little gubernatorial post to cash in on ... More >>
ABC's Good Morning America has increased its credibility by hiring comedian Steve Harvey to dispense relationship advice. Since achieving national attention as an expert dispenser of swear words and homey anecdotes in the movie The Original Kings of Comedy, Harvey has become a cuddly sitcom a ... More >>
Not much to say during the mid-evening info-doldrums: Liddy Dole got canned in North Carolina, even after the sure-fire tactic of calling her opponent Kay Hagen "godless." Now we'll see if she moves back in with Viagra-gobbling husband Bob. We hope What Would Tyler Durden Do is watching! Also, John ... More >>
The electorate in Tom DeLay's old Texas stomping grounds is getting friendly-ish with a spiffy new way of voting, reports our sister paper down there, the Houston Press: "People said we want the paper ballots," said one poll worker. "Well, I can"t do anything about that." See "Wheel of Fortu ... More >>
"Do you support Congressional Democrats using filibusters and other tactics to block the most extreme Republican legislation or the worst of President Bush's judicial nominees?" So asks the 2006 New Directions Survey sent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to targeted Democratic vote ... More >>
Abramoff scandal snares one Republican after another
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Getting a grip on the Hammer and that criminal conspiracy charge
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