Oh thank God, something interesting happened during the State of the Union. We'd thought the highlight of the evening might be watching House Speaker John Boehner stubbornly refusing to crack a smile, glowering over the president's shoulder, while next to him, Joe Biden beamed maniacally and method ... More >>
Even as we were processing the latest details of Weinergate Redux last week, new problems were brewing in Camp Weiner. Over the weekend, as the Times first reported, Anthony Weiner's campaign manager abruptly quit. It's almost impossible to figure out why 30-year-old Danny Kedem might have felt the ... More >>
The New York Post ran an "exclusive" story yesterday suggesting that Long Island Congressman Steve Israel's 2008 support of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) for financially strapped banks is the reason he was granted a "bailout" on the mortgage for his Dix Hills home. The bank that holds Isr ... More >>
Recently released photo of GiffordsMark Kelly, the astronaut husband of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has announced his retirement, effective October 1, from both NASA and the Navy. Giffords, who was shot in the head in January in a Tucson supermarket parking lot, was recently released fro ... More >>
According to a breaking news alert from the New York Times, disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to resign over his sexting scandal. The Times reports that Weiner "came to the conclusion that he could no longer serve after having long discussions with his wife, Huma Abedin," who had returned ... More >>
If you feel bad for poor, censured Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel, good news: he's taking donations again -- this time to pay the lawyers who failed him in his ethics trial. The House ethics committee (the same one that convicted him) just approved the creation of a fund to help pay his legal defense ... More >>
Congressman Charlie Rangel of New York's 15th congressional district, who was recently re-elected, was found guilty of 11 ethics violations on Tuesday. The House Ethics Committee is currently holding a hearing by which they'll hand down his punishment. There have been some pretty harsh words ... More >>
Several news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, are reporting that House Ethics Committee has found veteran congressman Charles Rangel guilty of 11 ethics violations after less than 24 hours of deliberation. The 80-year-old Rangel, who served as chairman of the House's Ways and Mea ... More >>
Joe BrunoBy Adam Schwartzman Five prominent New York politicians have dipped into their campaign funds to pay for nearly $3 million in legal expenses associated with investigations of their possible misconduct, a Voice examination of campaign disclosure reports has revealed. While it's unclear if t ... More >>
Legendary, veteran political journalist Daniel Schorr -- who won Emmys, Peabodys, and inclusion in Richard Nixon's "Enemies List," which he considered to be among his greatest achievements -- passed away this morning in a Washington, D.C., hospital. He was 93. NPR has a comprehensive, compell ... More >>
Republicans may be feeling confident about their chances in the 2010 midterm elections, but you have to wonder about this kind of exuberance ... Not only has scandalized former Representative Vito Fossella been mulling a comeback, but the Staten Island Republican Committee is endorsing him, ... More >>
David Paterson took a lot of heat for saying racism was behind his poor press and dismal poll numbers. When he tried to rope President Obama into the act, the White House distanced itself from the governor more strenuously than they did even from Bill Thompson. We wondered some time ago if maybe hi ... More >>
Is Charlie Rangel in trouble? The House Ethics Committee has "expanded" its probe of the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, begun this summer, to include his most recent financial disclosure statements, made in August, when he must have known the heat was on and been extra careful about them. ... More >>
Getting a grip on the Hammer and that criminal conspiracy charge
While congress is set to sit in judgment of President Clinton, many of its members have their own indiscretions to deal with. Lucky for them Ken Starr isn't investigating them and the notoriously lax ethics committee is.
Every time Gerry Ferraro runs for office, she is caught in the crosshairs of her husband's sleazy business practices. Now she's positioned herself for casino gold by dumping the partner who found her Foxwoods deal.