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In offhand comment, Trump reignites debate over congressional earmarks
During Tuesday's White House meeting--already unusual for being open to cameras and the public--President Trump threw a curveball to the 20 lawmakers present when he brought up earmarks--the mere mention of which is pretty much banned along with the practice itself. “I hear so much about earmarks
Chris Christie, Born to Run (The Note)
By AMY WALTER (@amyewalter), ELIZABETH HARTFIELD (@lizhartfield) and CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES: HURRICANE SANDY FUNDING FIRST VICTIM OF FISCAL CLIFF IMPASSE. ABC’s Jonathan Karl reports on “Good Morning America” that the $60 billion request from the White House is likely to fall flat on
Politicians Have Trouble With Their Taxes Too
Politicians and policy makers are no strangers to tax trouble. From fumbled deductions to outright fraud, members of both parties have been in the spotlight for their tax payments, or lack thereof. Whether it's navigating the ins and outs of the self-employment tax or not reporting income, the
Political Prisoners: Elected Officials Behind Bars for Behaving Badly
Before the sun rose over Illinois this morning, the camera flashes and helicopter spotlights of a media mob outside former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's house lit up the pre-dawn sky. After more than a decade as a constant presence in the spotlight, this would be the last time for the next 14 years that
GOP Establishment Mobilizes Against Newt Gingrich
As Newt Gingrich's momentum seems to be slipping in the days leading up to the Florida primary, Republican politicians and conservative pundits have launched attacks against the former House speaker. Recent polls in Florida show Mitt Romney back ahead, which is in part because of an anti-Gingrich
Don't Tap Me, Bro
Lawmakers are nervous, thanks to news that a wiretap picked up Rep. Jane Harman's (D-CA) conversations with a suspected Israeli spy, reports Roll Call (sub. req'd). House Democratic leaders want to talk with the Justice Department about drawing up “new...
Watchdogs Blast Justice over Stevens Fiasco
The failed prosecution of former Sen. Ted Stevens is a giant step backward for anti-corruption efforts, experts say. Prosecutors won a conviction against former Alaska U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, but their effort was so tainted by their misconduct Attorney General...
Details of CIA Fraud to Stay Secret, Judge Rules
Public Won't See Secret Grand Jury Transcripts from Kyle "Dusty" Foggo Case
Russian Bribery Tops $33 Billion a Year
New President Medvedev Vows to Wage Extensive Campaign to Curb The Problem, but Experts Skeptical
Is Pardon Reversal a Sign of a Broken System?
Critics Say Pardon System Needs 'Radical' Change After Reversal of the Isaac Toussie Pardon