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First Tier of Lawmakers Revealed in Abramoff Scandal

Yesterday during the Alito confirmation hearings, Senator Graham (R-SC), speaking after Senator Feingold’s tough questioning regarding the Vanguard case in which Alito initially didn’t recuse himself, made a joke about the Abramoff scandal: That was an interesting exchange. I guess there’s no rule against beating a dead horse, or

Hillary Clinton’s Vindictive Streak Alive And Kicking

For Hillary Clinton, repeatedly denying her many wrongdoings (and those of her husband) is the norm and rarely do her pals in the media challenge her version of the facts. This week, however, several publications are questioning her continued denial of placing a hold on President George W. Bush’s nomination…

Cuban Spies at Major U.S. University

It’s no secret that most academic institutions in this country lean far to the left and now the case of a longtime South Florida college professor turned Cuban spy helps support that fact. For decades, the Florida International University (FIU) psychology professor, Carlos Alvarez, and his wife, an FIU psychology…

IRS Withholds Public Information

The Internal Revenue Service is one of the nation’s largest and most powerful agencies and both Democrat and Republican administrations have been accused of using it as a political tool. Now a veteran college professor, who has tracked the IRS for 30 years, is suing the agency for illegally withholding…

Lobbyists Thrive On Congress’s Laziness

Today on Slate, John Dickerson theorizes that one of the reasons lobbyists thrive in Washington is because of the laziness of members of Congress and their staffers. It’s a point not as obvious as greed for campaign contributions and free golfing, which makes it a bit more interesting to discuss.…

Democrat Senator Keeps Abramoff Money Because It’s a “Republican Scandal”

While most lawmakers are frantically trying to distance themselves from the Jack Abramoff scandal by returning money linked to the disgraced lobbyist, some refuse to give it up with one well-known senator offering a most interesting reason. “Abramoff was a Republican operative and this is a Republican scandal.” A top…

Julie Myers Gets Recess Appointment From Bush

In an astoundingly disappointing action, President Bush yesterday appointed the inexperienced Julie L. Myers to be the head of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This recess appointment means she will only work for the next 11 months before the Senate gets to decide whether or not to confirm…

Media Covers For Democrats In Abramoff Coverage

While the Jack Abramoff scandal is huge and clearly involves both political parties, media coverage would lead anyone to (erroneously) think that only Republicans had ties to the disgraced lobbyist who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud. From an Associated Press story published nationwide, to a…

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