Topic: Office of Congressional Ethics
Robert Blagojevich, brother of jailed ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, is expected to talk this month to the House ethics panel about Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Jackson's interest in being appointed to Obama's former US Senate seat is the likely topic.
Obama said the move to bar insider trading among lawmakers would assure everyone 'plays by the same rules.'
Jesse Jackson Jr,, a Democratic member of the House from Illinois, has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with any wrongdoing. The case was deferred in September 2009.
10/20/2011 10:24 am
With the federal deficit at $1.5 trillion, some voters are balking at politicians who tout a record of securing ‘pork barrel’ projects.
08/19/2010 01:21 pm
California Rep. Maxine Waters, a powerful 'liberal institution' in Congress, has raised ethics eyebrows in the past.
08/03/2010 06:43 pm
Rep. Maxine Waters of California is the second Democrat in two weeks to face a trial over alleged ethics violations. Republicans will use the charges to try to gain ground in midterm elections.
08/02/2010 08:23 pm
Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are poised to have House trials on ethics charges right before midterm elections. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pledged to 'drain the swamp' of Washington corruption.
08/01/2010 01:30 pm
The public airing of Charles Rangel's alleged ethical lapses is the highest profile test of the 2006 Congressional pledge of greater accountability.
07/23/2010 09:17 pm
Car dealerships are exempt from federal regulation in the House financial reform bill. A House ethics committee is probing eight congressmen for fundraising events and campaign contributions shortly before the vote.
06/18/2010 02:26 pm
Rep. John Murtha (D) of Pennsylvania, who died Monday, was the first Vietnam veteran to be elected to Congress. He also brought home billions in defense-related earmarks for his struggling district.
02/08/2010 08:13 pm