Jack Abramoff, the scandal-ridden lobbyist at the center of a Washington influence-peddling scandal that threatens to gut the Republican party, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Wednesday for fraud in the purchase of a Florida casino cruise line.
By DALE McFEATTERS
When all else fails, the White House has not been afraid to boldly blame the supernatural.
In 1973, Alexander Haig, a backup chief of staff brought in from the bench to rescue the faltering Nixon White House, blamed the erasure of a vital — and most likely damning — presidential tape on "a sinister force."
U.S. Capitol police said they were investigating reports that Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney hit a police officer after an incident at a metal detector in the House building on Wednesday.
By GREG GORDON
A jury began weighing the death-penalty case against Zacarias Moussaoui Wednesday after prosecutors blamed his lies for contributing to the Sept. 11 carnage, and a defense lawyer denied he was even part of the operation.
The all-white jury of nine men and three women must sort out sharply conflicting scenarios about what would have happened if Moussaoui had truthfully answered federal agents’ questions when he was arrested in Minnesota 26 days before the suicide hijackings.
By MARGARET TALEV
Pollster Sergio Bendixen was surveying legal immigrants this month about their attitudes on illegal immigration when he came across a man from India now working in Massachusetts as a demographer for a financial investment firm.
The demographer said he found the debate polarizing Americans and Congress ironic.