More Corruption Articles

  • DC prosecutors defer to judge in corruption case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't oppose a light sentence for a former District of Columbia Council candidate who lied about his campaign financing. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1vLlEXt ) reports that prosecutors say they will defer to Judge Anita Josey-Herring at Jeff Smith's...

  • Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, accelerating the practice under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the state's top investigator decreed in a...

  • Perry PAC Web ad responds to governor's indictment

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry's new political action committee has released a Web video responding to his indictment on felony charges of abuse of power. RickPAC's video features footage of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's unruly behavior following her 2013 drunken...

  • Blagojevich, state corruption feature in ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court took on the issue of Illinois corruption under now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as it revived a lawsuit alleging that racetrack owners bribed the Democrat to get him to push through legislation that cost casinos $90 million. In reinstating the case...

  • Texas' Rick Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.

  • Scott won't reinstate acquitted Miami Lakes mayor

    MIAMI (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott says he won't reinstate Michael Pizzi as mayor of Miami Lakes despite his acquittal on federal corruption charges because the office is already occupied. Miami Lakes voters elected Wayne Slaton mayor in an October 2013 special election held after Pizzi was indicted...

  • Inspectors general say Obama aides obstruct investigations: Examiner Editorial

    Billions of tax dollars are being lost every day to waste, fraud and corruption in the federal government, but President Obama's administration is blocking inspectors general -- the officials who are most likely to find and expose such wrongdoing -- from doing their jobs.

  • VIDEO: US-Africa summit eyes trade, political corruption

    Three day U.S.-African Leaders Summit seeks to strengthen economic ties and encourage democratic development.

  • The Environmental Corruption Agency

    The lofty motto of the Environmental Protection Agency is "protecting people and the environment."



From the Weekly Standard

  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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