A one-time chief of staff to former Rep. Bob Ney pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from a congressional bribery scandal. William Heaton, 28, smiled nervously as he entered the plea. He admitted to accepting favors from convicted
But there's far more to Ruttenberg's case than mere allegations. There are witnesses, sworn affidavits, videotapes, audio recordings, and court documents. Maybe the city has answers for all of that. I'd like to see the mayor explain why h
A group of families has filed a lawsuit seeking to block Gov. Rick Perry's executive order requiring schoolgirls to be vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer. Do not believe Perry had the legal authority to issue the order.
The city insisted it acted properly because it was owed $574 in fees and fines from the parking tickets. It also produced a document, later proven to have been a forgery, claiming that Watson had been properly notified of the seizure.
In 2005, Kentucky won a $36,300 grant from the Dept of Homeland Security to protect bingo halls from terrorist infiltration, and last year, the federal government granted $46,908 in homeland security funds to protect a limo and bus service
Gov. Rick Perry's chief of staff met with key aides about a new vaccine to prevent cervical cancer on the same day its manufacturer donated money to his campaign.
The drug maker, which announced the change Tuesday, had been criticized for quietly funding the campaign, via a third party, to require 11- and 12-year-old girls get the three-dose vaccine in order to attend school.
Fannie Mae's board has decided not to give out executive bonuses potentially worth $44.4 million for some of the years when the federally chartered housing finance company's earnings were misstated.
Philip Perry, general counsel of the Office of Management and Budget was brusque and to the point. The Bush administration was not going to support granting regulatory authority over chemical security to the EPA. “If you send up this legislation,” h
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons accepted unreported gifts or payments from a company that was awarded secret military contracts when Mr. Gibbons served in Congress. The FBI is examining whether gifts or payments
Carol Lam, the U.S. attorney in San Diego who successfully prosecuted the sensationally crooked Republican Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, was fired for no known reason while she is still pursuing important leads in that historic case.
The Defense Department Inspector General's report may only spell the beginning of inquiries into the intelligence activities of Douglas Feith's office.
While police in 23 jurisdictions throughout Georgia have embraced photo enforcement, a couple is being threatened with jail this week for having turned the speed cameras on police. Lee and Teresa Sipple spent $1200 to mount three video cameras and a
A South Texas prosecutor who has tried to oust several county officials for alleged misconduct was himself arraigned on corruption charges filed by a special prosecutor. [hummm]
Police seized a vehicle belonging to a Michigan State University student claiming her license plate, which had NOT expired, was illegal. The State is in the process of issuing new plates that make it easier for photo radar systems to read license num
The 110th Congress opened with the passage of new rules intended to curb the influence of lobbyists by prohibiting gifts. It did not take long for lawmakers to find ways to keep having lobbyist-financed fun. Invited lobbyists to help pay for a catalo
One of President Bush's uncles, William H.T. Bush, was among directors of a defense contractor who reaped $6 million from what federal regulators say was an illegal scheme by two executives to manipulate the timing of stock option grants, documen
Three US Army Reserve officers and two US civilians have been charged with taking or helping funnel more than $1 million in cash, sports cars, jewely and other items as bribes to rig bids on Iraqi reconstruction contracts, US officials
This bit of news comes from no less a source than the NRO's inspector general, Eric Feldman. Yet Feldman and other NRO officials are mum about just how big the flood is over there. This might not be such a big deal were stakes
Violence against speed cameras and the firms that operate the devices for profit have been targeted in both the UK and Australia. Two men in Melbourne were seen yesterday at 11:45pm shooting a speed camera in Blackburn North with a pistol.
The railroad industry is hiring relatives of Capitol Hill lawmakers and staff members as it faces tighter federal safety legislation, employing a tactic untouched by the Democrats' new ethics proposals: lobbying by congressional family members.
Even as contractors built patrol boats with buckling hulls and a large new cutter with structural flaws, a Coast Guard review gave their performance high marks, extended their deal for nearly 4 years and paid them a multimillion-dollar bonus, governm
Here Ron Paul is speaking at the Mises Institute on the topic of "The Trouble With Washington". A refreshing and often humorous discussion of the goings on inside the beltway, inside the congress and inside the mind of the most independentEntered By: Dave Gallagher
Two of the government's top investigators told lawmakers Tuesday that the Homeland Security Department has delayed and complicated their investigations, specifically because of the problems they have had with the department's office of genera
The Homeland Security Department has delayed and complicated their investigations, specifically because of problems they have had with the department's office of general counsel, which is run by Vice President Dick Cheney's son-in-law.
"This is not an emergency," said Nelson, who routinely works closely with the governor, also a Republican. She said she plans to ask Attorney General Greg Abbott for an opinion on the legality of Perry's order. "It needs to be dis
CIA officers operating in northern Iraq bought drinking water from a bottling plant there for years prior to the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein. That changed soon afterward. A CIA officer handling logistics for the Middle East and other
In June, short of people to process cases of imcompetence and fraud by federal contractors, officials at the GSA responded with what has become the government reflexive answer to almost every problem. They hired another contractor.
New York officials claim this was an isolated mistake and that police review tickets before they are issued. In this case, it is clear an SUV appears in the photograph, not a boat. Nonetheless, the city's camera program has generated more than $1
The US government wasted tens of millions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction aid, including scores of unaccounted-for weapons and a never-used for housing police trainers with an Olympic-size swimming pool, investigators say.