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Dennis Hastert Pleads Not Guilty
Embattled former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, out of public view since allegations of sexual abuse surfaced, pleaded not guilty to charges of bank fraud and lying to the FBI.
The 'Soul' of the Civil Rights Movement: How James Brown Brought the Power of Music to Politics
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10 Capitol Hill Scandals: Who Survived? Who Was Sent Packing?
A Look at the Lawmakers Who Made it Through a Scandal -- and Those Who Didn't
Meningitis Outbreak: Restoring Confidence in the Drug Industry
With as many as 14,000 people exposed to tainted steroid injections , resulting in more than 200 infections and 15 deaths, and more expected in the coming weeks, the drug delivery system is once again coming under scrutiny and has been threatened with loss of confidence. In the shameful steroid
Democrats Trash Lobbyists In Speeches, But Party with Their Cash
Inside the Democratic convention hall in Charlotte this week, the lobbyists and special interests took a rhetorical beating from the party that has tried to carry the mantle of Washington reform. "If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the
Dems Punt on Plan to Stage DNC Without Corporate Money
For more than a year, the Democratic National Committee touted its "unprecedented" plan to prohibit corporate and lobbyist funding of the 2012 convention in Charlotte, but it found it just couldn't put on a show without the money. The convention's host committee has acknowledged that it established
Pols, Lobbyists Schmooze at Lavish Convention Parties
TAMPA -- The Republican National Convention, which got into full swing here Tuesday, and next week's Democratic version in Charlotte, will be the two most expensive, extravagant pairs of political conventions in U.S. history. And most of the fun is paid for by the big corporations, lobbyists and
Live Blog: Republican National Convention Day 2; Ann Romney, Chris Christie
Republican National Convention 2012 Live Blog – Here’s a lively and curated live blog of the events in Tampa surrounding the Republican National Convention. After Monday’s delay due to Hurricane Isaac, the gathering of GOP delegates gets underway in earnest with a packed schedule that...
Abramoff : Lobbyist Money 'Well Spent' at Republican National Convention
The man who brought scandal and disgrace to the Republican Party has returned to the scene of the crime. Former super lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- who served 43 months on fraud, bribery and tax evasion charges -- has come to the Republican National Convention in Tampa seeking redemption through
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: BACK TO THE FUTURE: All week long, President Obama’s ad makers have kept a laser-like focus on Mitt Romney’s business dealings at Bain Capital while the Romney team has made it clear that they would rather...