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Paying the high price for political arrogance

The House ethics committee, the existence of which you might have understandably forgotten, is back in business, investigating the handling of a now former member's unhealthy interest in young male…

GOP Rep. Bob Ney convicted for taking bribes

A Republican congressman pleaded guilty on Friday in the Jack Abramoff political corruption investigation, becoming the first lawmaker convicted in an election-year scandal that has reached into Congress and the…

Taxpayers footing bill for Foley alcohol rehab

A taxpayer funded medical plan covers the type of alcohol rehabilitation program that former Rep. Mark Foley is using, a spokeswoman for the clerk's office at the U.S. House of…

Rummy’s here to stay, at least for the time being

Count on this: Nothing will budge embattled Pentagon chief Don Rumsfeld from his post, at least until December ends. If he can stick it out that long _ and those who…

Democrats poised to reap benefits of GOP failures

Republicans are in danger of losing control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 7, their brief September hopes for a surge of momentum burst by a barrage of…

God’s gonna get the Bush boys for making fun of him

No one should be surprised that President George W. Bush and his senior aides privately ridiculed right-wing Christians and evangelicals that helped put them into office. Bush has shown repeatedly…

Bush’s words have a habit of coming back to haunt him

President Bush says he will pursue diplomacy to try to persuade North Korea to abandon its goal of being a nuclear power, as opposed to the military means he used…

Putting self-preservation above everything else

If members of Congress are guilty of anything in the Mark Foley scandal, it is their intense and congenital preoccupation with self-preservation. Foley was a well-liked, respected member of the House…

Congress allows mob thugs to work at nation’s ports

Before Congress passed a port-security bill on Sept. 30, a House-Senate panel deleted a proposed ban by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., on current or future dockworkers convicted of murder, conspiracy,…

Even in disgrace, Foley will get lavish benefits

Now that he's resigned from office, just how much money can former Rep. Mark Foley expect to receive in the coming years? When he turns 62, Foley, who turned 52 last…