Critics question the propriety of a sitting justice attending a closed-door partisan session, but the event organizer insists all members of Congress are welcome at the 'Conservative Constitutional Seminar.'
The liberal group Common Cause asks the Justice Department to investigate whether Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Thomas should have stepped aside in a major campaign finance reform case a year ago.
Despite his conviction on ethics violations by a jury of his peers, Charles Rangel will likely not be forced out of Congress. But his legacy and clout have been diminished, which is no small thing.
Rep. Charles Rangel said he was being treated unfairly by the House ethics subcommittee in his trial for alleged misconduct. By walking out of the hearing, did he create leverage?
US Congress must respond swiftly and forcefully to ensure that corporations do not take over the electoral process.
The Supreme Court campaign finance ruling on Thursday means corporations can spend freely on political ads leading up to elections. The Thursday decision invalidates a part of 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform law that sought to limit corporate influence.
The FBI is probing some 2,500 public corruption cases – a 50 percent jump since 2003.