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    April 28, 2014

    Rep. Michael Grimm Could Face 257 Years in Prison For Tax Evasion, Perjury and Fraud

    Representative Michael Grimm surrendered to the FBI on Monday morning on 20 -- count 'em! -- federal charges, including "five counts of mail fraud, five counts of wire fraud, three counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of false federal tax returns, one count of conspiring to defraud the ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Rep. Michael Grimm Non-Apologizes For Threatening to Throw NY1 Reporter "Off This Fucking Balcony" [UPDATED]

    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 >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Anthony Weiner Denies He Spent $43,000 in Campaign Cash to Investigate Who Tweeted Those Pictures of His Junk

    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 >>

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    October 9, 2012

    NY GOP Wants Investigation Into Rep. Steve Israel's Sketchy Mortgage "Bailout"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords' Husband Mark Kelly Will Retire From NASA; Couple to Write Memoir

    Recently released photo of Giffords​Mark 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 >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Anthony Weiner to Resign, Reports New York Times

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Charlie Rangel Taking Donations to Backpay His Ethics Lawyers

    ​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 >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Censure for Charlie Rangel, House Ethics Committee Says (Liveblog)

    ​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 >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Charles Rangel Convicted On Ethics Violations

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Joe Bruno, Other Pols Use Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Expenses

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    The Village Voice Remembers Daniel Schorr

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Vito Fossella Mulling a Comeback, Staten Island Republicans Say All Is Forgiven, Apparently

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Vast White-Wing Conspiracy? 15% of Black House Members Under Investigation

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Rangel Probe Widens, GOP Keeps Up Pressure

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Rangel Paid Parking Tickets with Campaign Funds, FWIW

    It has been weeks since someone turned over any dirt on Charles Rangel, so let's thank the Daily News for noticing the Ways and Means Chairman's use of campaign funds to pay his parking tickets. Of course Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the watchdog group that broke the story, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Rangel Holds Fast, Will Hire Accountant

    Though his financial dealings have become a national issue, Charlie Rangel has no plans to step down as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, reports the New York Post. He has, however, announced plans to hire a "national forensic accounting specialist," says Web CPA, to help untangle his ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2005

    What's the Deal With the Tom DeLay Indictment?

    Getting a grip on the Hammer and that criminal conspiracy charge

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    April 18, 2000
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    March 9, 1999
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    September 29, 1998

    House of Hypocrites

    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.

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    September 1, 1998

    Hiding Her Cards

    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.