Rep. Charles Rangel (D) of New York – Stepped down today from his post as chair of the House Ways and Means committee. Has been dogged by real estate and tax scandals since July, 2008.
Tom DeLay, former House majority leader, was accused of illegally routing $190,000 in corporate political contributions through the Republican National Committee.
Paul Ryan has been making a lot of speeches lately extolling the value of small government and lower taxes. But small government under the influence of big money would still be dominated by the interests of high rollers such as Sheldon Anderson and the Koch brothers.
The former Speaker of the US House and current GOP presidential candidate defended himself Wednesday after news that he received money from the now-troubled government mortgage giant.
If Occupy Wall Street coalesces into something like a real movement, the Democratic Party may have more difficulty digesting it than the GOP has had with the Tea Party.
Illinois' redistricting plan is poised to turn half a dozen Republican seats Democratic and could help Democrats retake the House in 2012.
As the No. 2 Republican in the House, majority leader Eric Cantor will have his hands full navigating fired-up freshmen members through a series of controversial votes.
Tom DeLay was convicted of conspiring to direct laundered money to Republican candidates for the Texas legislature in 2002. The attorneys for Tom DeLay are appealing the conviction.