Eric Massa of New York, facing a House sexual harassment probe, resigns his seat – but he has slammed fellow Democrats, claiming they want him out because he opposed their healthcare reform bill. He'll speak out again Tuesday on TV talk shows, perhaps with more choice words.
New York Rep. Eric Massa will resign Monday afternoon, rather than at the end of his term, his office said Friday. The House ethics committee was investigating the freshman congressman.
The retirement of Rep. Bill Delahunt (D) of Massachusetts hands the GOP yet another opportunity in its bid for a House takeover in the fall.
Other speakers at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tenn., have pulled out, citing ethical questions about the for-profit event. But Sarah Palin says her $100,000 speaker’s fee 'will go right back to the cause.'
With two major speakers throwing in the towel, the first-ever Tea Party convention is giving Americans a glimpse at internecine fighting over the direction of the libertarian movement. But for now, the show goes on in Nashville.
The attempt to remove Charles Rangel from his seat as chairman of an influential House committee keeps allegations of bribery in the public eye.
Democrats promised to make Congress more ethical. Did they succeed? A little ... maybe.