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ACORN    Andrews, Rob    Arredondo, Ben    Atkins-Grad, Patte    Barnett, Ross    Barrett, Tom    Barry, Marion    Bateman, Paul    Baucus, Max    Bauer, Jason    Bean, Melissa    Bell, William    Berger, Sandy    Berkley, Shelley    Berman, Howard    Berrios, Joe    Beshear, Steve    Biden, Joe    Bishop, Sanford    Blagojevich, Rod    Blount, Bill    Blumenthal, Richard    Bolsen, Karen    Bordallo, Madeleine    Bordallo, Ricardo    Boren, Dan    Boxer, Barbara    Boyland, William    Brady, Bob    Brooks, Steven    Brown, Jerry    Brown, John    Brown, Kwame    Brown, Robert    Bryant, Angela    Buffett, Warren    Burris, Roland    Bustamante, Albert    Byrd, Robert    Campbell, Bill    Carnahan, Russ    Carson, Estelle    Clapp, Larry    CBC    Clarke, Yvette    Cleaver, Emanuel    Clinkingbeard, Cynthia    Clinton, Bill    Clinton, Hillary    Coakley, Martha    Cohen, Scott    Conrad, Kent    Conway, Jack    Conyers, John    Conyers, Monica    Cook, Vivian    Coons, Chris    Corzine, Jon    Costa, Jim    Cranston, Alan    Crawford, Carrol    Crowley, Joseph    Cummings, Elijah    Cuomo, Andrew    Daley, Richard    Daschle, Tom    Davis, Danny    de Castro-Font, Jorge    Decheine, Robert    DeConcini, Dennis    DeFazio, Peter    DeFiglio, Anthony    DeWeese, Bill    Dicks, Norm    DiMasi, Sal    Dimora, Jimmy    Dixon, Sheila    Dodd, Chris    Durbin, Dick    Durkee, Kinde    Easley, Mike    Edwards, John    Ellison, Keith    Emanuel, Rahm    Epstein, David    Epstein, Jeffrey    Errichetti, Angelo    Eshoo, Anna    Etheridge, Bob    Faleomavaega, Eni    Feingold, Russ    Feinstein, Diane    Fields, Rhonda    Filner, Bob    Finneran, Thomas    Flaherty, Charles    Flake, Floyd    Ford, Harold    Forrest, Nathan Bedford    Frank, Barney    Franken, Al    Fresolo, John















ACORN

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now


Sting videos by Hannah Giles & James O'Keefe

Baltimore    Los Angeles    New York    Philadelphia    San Bernardino    San Diego    Washington, D.C.


Obama gave ACORN $541K this year - July 11, 2011

"This means the Obama administration has given at least $540,905 in taxpayer money to ACORN this calendar year alone. The money was given to ACORN apparently in defiance of Public Law 111-117 which spells out in pretty clear terms that ACORN shouldn't be getting any government funding."


Obama’s favorite gangsters convicted again - April 14, 2011

"Are Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins registered to vote in Nevada? In a Las Vegas courtroom last week, prosecutors found the fictional characters not guilty but convicted those impersonating them of voter fraud."


Auditors want $3.2 million from ACORN - November 9, 2010

"A government audit said Tuesday that the advocacy group ACORN should pay back $3.2 million in federal funding, mostly because it hasn't shown that its lead removal work was performed at a reasonable cost. The auditors also said some of the grant money was spent inappropriately, including for political campaigns and fundraising."


Busefink pleads no contest to election fraud - November 8, 2010

"ACORN executive Amy Busefink has pleaded "no contest" to conspiracy to commit voter registration fraud in Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting. Sentencing is set for Jan. 10."


ACORN survives and thrives - October 25, 2010

"Many Americans -- and some lawmakers -- believe Congress permanently cut off ACORN from funding last year, but this belief is unfounded."


Appeals Court rules against ACORN - August 13, 2010

"Congress can continue to withhold federal money from ACORN following a federal appeals panel decision Friday that rejected a lower court's ruling about funding for the community activist group."


Appeals Court reinstates ACORN funding ban - April 21, 2010

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a stay on the December 2009 injunction by Clinton-appointed Judge Nina Gershon that declared the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) funding ban was unconstitutional."


Guide to ACORN's rebranding - March 29, 2010

"Tracking Acorn’s Rebranding Process: A Handy Guide"


ACORN swap? - March 23, 2010

"...ACORN actually isn't going anywhere, just rebranding under different local organizations with new names but with the same mission."


ACORN folds - March 22, 2010

"The ACORN Association Board met on Sunday March 21 and approved a set of steps to responsibly manage the process of bringing its operations to a close over the coming months."


Obama restoring ACORN funding - March 19, 2010

"While America is distracted by Democrats’ attempts to unconstitutionally ram government-run healthcare down the throats of the American people, the Obama administration began preparing to resume funding to President Obama’s favorite community organizing group."


ACORN branches rename, rebrand - March 15, 2010

"The letters A, C, O, R and N are coming off office doors from New York to California. Business cards are being reprinted. New signs with new names are popping up in front of offices."


ACORN is out of Ohio's elections - March 11, 2010

"The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now will permanently surrender its Ohio business license by June1 as part of a legal settlement with the conservative Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, both sides said yesterday."


ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies - February 18, 2010

"Documents and testimony from ACORN whistleblowers reveal that ACORN activities – despite contentions they are intended to help the poor – fulfill a self-serving and political purpose."


ACORN official accused of fraud - December 1, 2009

"Investigators on Tuesday alleged that a Brooklyn-based bookkeeper and community organizer for the beleaguered antipoverty group Acorn improperly received $500,000 in merchandise for a corporate rewards program with Verizon, the telephone company, through a complex fraud scheme that went on for more than four years."


Oklahoma document dump - November 24, 2009

"ACORN’s San Diego office isn’t the only place its been careless with sensitive documents. Late last year, ACORN abandoned an office in Oklahoma. In its haste to vacate the office–and skip out on the landlord’s claim of back-rent–ACORN abandoned piles of documents, as well as a computer."


San Diego document dump - November 23, 2009

"Shockingly, we now learn that the ACORN office in National City (San Diego County) engaged in a massive document dump on the evening of October 9th, containing thousands upon thousands of sensitive documents, just days prior to the Attorney General’s visit."


ACORN mismanaged DOJ funds - November 20, 2009

"For example, ACORN received a $20,000 sub-contract to do community outreach on crime prevention in New York. The organization that contracted with ACORN has not released the funds yet, claiming that ACORN submitted reimbursements "outside the scope of the agreement," including "fringe benefits" for the salaried staffer working on the project."


ACORN sues federal government - November 12, 2009

"In an attempt to regain the millions in funding it lost in the wake of a hidden-camera scandal, ACORN is suing the federal government over congressional legislation that cut off funding to the community organizing group."


Louisiana A.G. raids ACORN offices - November 6, 2009

"State investigators raided Acorn’s offices here on Friday, taking hard drives and documents in an investigation into accusations of embezzlement and tax fraud when the group’s national headquarters was in New Orleans."


Dems sneak ACORN funding back into budget - October 27, 2009

"It was complicated, with lots of different proposals and a good bit of misunderstanding. But when the dust settled, Democrats had outmaneuvered Republicans, and the new bill they approved could allow organizations like ACORN to play a role in the highest levels of the new consumer protection agency."


ACORN helped Ohio Democrats in 2008 - October 18, 2009

"ACORN, under attack for other misdeeds, plotted privately to help elect liberal congressional candidates in several 2008 Ohio races, a previously undisclosed ACORN political plan shows. This is the first time that ACORN, formally called the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has been linked to Democratic congressional election efforts in Ohio."


ACORN embezzlement was $5 million, La. AG says - October 6, 2009

"Louisiana's attorney general has broadened the scope of an investigation of ACORN to include a possible embezzlement of $5 million a decade ago within the community organization, five times more than previously reported."


Ballot fraud rampant in New York - September 26, 2009

"Dozens of forged and fraudulent absentee ballots from people registered to vote on the Working Families Party line were filed in the Sept. 15 primary elections in Troy, the Times Union has learned." [Connection to ACORN detailed here.]


ACORN dodges congress - September 21, 2009

"ACORN's top officer on Sunday dodged repeated calls to come before Congress and testify about the embattled group's finances and ties to other organizations."


Schwarzenegger Wants ACORN Investigated - September 16, 2009

"Raising the stakes involved in the scandal surrounding the anti-poverty group ACORN, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging a "full investigation" by California Attorney General Jerry Brown into ACORN's California activities."


ACORN staffer confesses: "I shot him" - September 15, 2009

"An ACORN worker in San Bernardino, Calif., says she built the groundwork for a case of self-defense, then picked up a gun and shot her former husband. The statements by a woman identified as Tresa Kaelke at an ACORN office in California come in a new video released on Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com website."


ACORN staff in New York helps pimp & hooker - September 15, 2009

"The scandal surrounding the left-wing activist organization ACORN has spread to New York, with employees at its Brooklyn office caught on video helping supposed ladies of the night get loans for their dream houses of ill repute."


Washington ACORN helps 'pimp' too - September 11, 2009

"Two more ACORN officials were fired Friday after a second video surfaced showing staffers in the community organizers' Washington office offering to help a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute acquire illegal home loans that would help them set up a brothel."


Baltimore ACORN tells 'pimp' how to lie to IRS - September 10, 2009

"Officials with the controversial community organizing group ACORN were secretly videotaped offering to assist two individuals posing as a pimp and a prostitute, encouraging them to lie to the Internal Revenue Service and providing guidance on how to claim underage girls from South America as dependents."


Arrest warrants for 11 ACORN workers in Florida - September 9, 2009

"Arrest warrants have been issued in Miami for 11 people suspected of falsifying information on hundreds of voter registration cards -- including registering the name of the late actor Paul Newman -- the Florida state attorney told FOXNews.com."


Vegas ACORN director to testify against group - August 19, 2009

"A former Las Vegas director for a political advocacy group accused of illegally paying canvassers to register voters during last year's presidential campaign has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and agreed to testify against the group and another employee."


"Go after ACORN," judge says - June 30, 2009

""Somebody has to go after ACORN," Senior District Judge Richard H. Zoller said about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. "It's happening all over the country. All you have to do is turn on the television," he said, referring to voter registration fraud charges brought recently against ACORN and its workers in Nevada."


ACORN changes tarnished name, sues whistleblower - June 21, 2009

"Wade Rathke, who founded the organization, announced on his blog that ACORN International has officially changed its name to “Community Organizations International.”"


4 ACORN workers face trial for vote fraud in Penn. - June 5, 2009

"Four former ACORN workers in western Pennsylvania will face trial on charges that they forged, illegally solicited or illegally filled out voter registration cards before the November election."


ACORN destroying American elections - February 26, 2009

"ACORN antics include embezzlement, cover-ups, document destruction, misuse of taxpayer funds for political purposes, voter fraud, campaign finance violations, and non-profits abuse."


ACORN keeps collecting federal money - November, 2008

"In reality, the organization is a union-backed, multimillion-dollar outfit that uses intimidation and other tactics to advance a highly partisan agenda."


National Review summary of ACORN sleaziness - October 31, 2004

"Given that federal funding is used "flexibly" within the ACORN empire, what kind of return is the government getting on its investment? Historically, failed 1960s-style leftism, intimidation and rabble-rousing, and questionable business practices — and hypocrisy. The EPI study documents ACORN's involvement in an $850,000 labor-union embezzlement scheme in the late 1990s..."





Robert Ernest "Rob" Andrews

U.S. Congressman (New Jersey)


Ethics Committee launches probe - July 17, 2012

"The chairman of the Camden County Republican Party in New Jersey asked the Ethics Committee and the OCE to investigate Roberts last November, following a series of articles that appeared in the Newark Star Ledger. The articles allege the lawmaker used more than $9,000 in campaign funds to pay for a trip to Scotland with his wife and two children, and more than $10,000 to host a party at Andrews’ home celebrating his Congressional service and his daughter's graduation. The paper also stated that Andrews’ campaign made a $12,500 donation to a local theater gala, in which his daughter was performing." [Ethics probe continues.] [Ethics Committee announces formal investigation.]


$9,000 of campaign funds for donor's wedding - November 19, 2011

"A three-night stay at a five-star hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, for a wedding: $7,725. A set of china from Bloomingdale’s for the bride and groom: $463. Cab rides, meals, tips and airline baggage fees: $953. Expensing it to your campaign account: Priceless." [Knowingly and willingly violated campaign finance law.]





P. Ben Arredondo

Former State Congressman (Arizona, 2011-2012)


Pleads guilty to two felonies - October 5, 2012

"Democrat state legislator Ben Arredondo has pleaded guilty to two felonies related to public corruption in federal court today. Each felony count carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 20 years and $250,000 in fines. Up to $50,000 in restitution could also apply. His plea deal includes his resignation from the Arizona Legislature." [More here.]


Dumb politician falls for FBI free ticket trap - May 16, 2012

"Undercover FBI agents running a fake real estate company bought former Tempe City Councilman and current state Representative Ben Arredondo a few thousand dollars’ worth of tickets to baseball and football games. He loved this gesture so very much that in return, “Arredondo brokered meetings between the undercover agents and other public officials, divulged information regarding the city of Tempe’s bidding process, and attempted to persuade other city officials to approve the purported development project..."" [More here.]





Patricia "Patte" Atkins-Grad

City Commissioner (Tamarac, Florida)


Refuses to resign after recall petition submitted - February 23, 2013

"Vice Mayor Harry Dressler and Commissioner Pamela Bushnell, both of whom have not minced words while seeking Atkins-Grad's resignation, kept up the pressure on her. They each say Atkins-Grad continues to embarrass the city with her actions. Referring to the recent groundbreaking ceremony at a city park, Bushnell said Atkins-Grad had harassed a resident, yelling in his face, and also said, "Shut up, you b****," when Bushnell tried to intervene. "I will never again invite her to any event held in District 1," Bushnell said. "I hope she has the good sense to stay away. I still see her through the meetings, grinning like a demented Cheshire cat. Perhaps she thinks this is all a joke. For me, it is no laughing matter."" [18 signatures short, recall committee will try again.]


Reinstated with backpay & value of benefits - January 3, 2013

"Patricia Atkins-Grad regained her seat on the Tamarac City Commission this month after a jury acquitted her of bribery charges. Atkins-Grad was suspended from office in June 2010 after prosecutors charged her with six felonies including two counts of bribery... According to Chait, Atkins-Grad knew all along that he was making the illegal donations and he expected to own her vote on the City Commission in return. A jury, however, determined Atkins-Grad presented reasonable doubt about her guilt. Atkins-Grad may have unwittingly benefited from Chait telling the jury he thought Atkins-Grad was “dumb as a box of rocks.”"


Acquitted: "too stupid to know" defense works - December 11, 2012

"Atkins-Grad, a Democrat, admitted she took $6,300 worth of benefits from developers Bruce and Shawn Chait, who paid for her election victory party and helped lease a BMW for her. But her lawyer argued that she was politically naïve, possibly "over her head" in the job she was elected to do — but not corrupt. On Tuesday, Atkins-Grad said she would have to "give some serious thought" to returning to the unexpired portion of her elected term but gave every indication that she would."


Arrested on corruption charges - June 26, 2010

"Another South Florida politician has found herself arrested on corruption charges... Authorities allege Atkins-Grad received and did not disclose a $2,300 lease payment for a BMW from father and son developers Bruce and Shawn Chait, whose building projects she voted to approve. One of the projects was stongly opposed by residents."





Ross Robert Barnett

Former Governor (Mississippi, 1960-1964)


Role in 1962 desegregation riots - November 7, 1987

"Governor Barnett denied Mr. Meredith admission to the university after pressuring the Legislature to cloak him with legal authority usually exercised by the state's College Board. When Mr. Meredith and Federal marshals arrived at the school, an army of segregationists assembled just off the campus. They poured onto the campus when the Highway Patrol was withdrawn from the entrances, and in the subsequent rioting two people were killed and hundreds were injured. As early efforts to register Mr. Meredith were unsuccessful and public disorders seemed in prospect, Governor Barnett and President Kennedy held a tense telephone conversation. The Governor finally yielded and Mr. Meredith registered for classes. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit cited Governor Barnett for contempt for his part in the affair and he was assessed a penalty of $10,000 a day and sentenced to jail. He never served prison time or paid the fine, and the charges finally were dropped in 1965."





Thomas Mark "Tom" Barrett

Mayor (Milwaukee)


Awarded no-bid contracts to campaign donor - May 17, 2012

"Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, who is running against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the upcoming state recall election, allegedly awarded illegal no-bid contracts to a campaign donor, according to two metal recycling firms who are threatening to sue the city."





Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr.

Councilman and former mayor (Washington, D.C.)


Son pleads guilty to drug possession - July 27, 2011

"The son of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug possession charges, according to D.C. Superior Court documents. Marion Christopher Barry was arrested in May after police were called to his apartment in Southwest for a report of a fight."


Barry arrested for stalking - July 5, 2009

"Police say former Washington Mayor Marion Barry has been arrested and charged with stalking a woman." [More here.]


Barry avoids jail time over tax charges - June 21, 2007

"A federal judge on Thursday upheld former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry's probation in a criminal tax case, meaning the longtime politician will avoid the possibility of prison. Barry, 71, and now on the D.C. Council, pleaded guilty in 2005 to misdemeanor charges for failing to file tax returns from 1999 to 2004."


Barry sentenced to six months in federal prison - October 27, 1990

"U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, saying that D.C. Mayor Marion Barry had violated the public trust, yesterday sentenced Barry to six months in prison and ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine for his conviction of cocaine possession."


Barry arrested on cocaine charges - January 19, 1990

"D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine last night at the downtown Vista International Hotel after a fast-moving undercover investigation by the FBI and D.C. police that began several weeks ago, according to law enforcement officials and sources familiar with the arrest."





Paul Bateman

Former City-County Councilor (Indianapolis)


Pleads guilty to federal fraud charges - January 23, 2013

"A former Indianapolis City-County councilor will plead guilty to federal charges of using a charitable foundation to defraud an investor out of $1.7 million. Paul Bateman, who will plead guilty to 13 counts of money laundering and fraud, was among three men charged in connection with alleged misappropriation of money by the Russell Foundation." [More here.]





Max Sieben Baucus

U.S. Senator (Montana)


Accepts tobacco $, eliminates roll-your-own shops - July 6, 2012

"The man who pushed for this bill is Sen. (Max) Baucus from Montana, and he received donations from Altria, a parent company of Philip Morris. Interestingly enough, there are also no RYO machines in the state of Montana. It really makes me question the morals and values of our elected speakers."


Marrying girlfriend/staffer/DOJ-recommendee - January 3, 2011

"Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, will wed a former staffer whom he once recommended for a U.S. Attorney position, according to a statement released by the Montana Democrat's office on Monday."


Baucus gives senate speech while drunk - December 23, 2009

YouTube video of Sneator Baucus giving a speech on healthcare legislation while three sheets to the wind.


Baucus gave girlfriend $14,000 raise - December 11, 2009

"Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, gave a nearly $14,000 pay raise to a female staffer in 2008, at the time he was becoming romantically involved with her, and later that year took her on a taxpayer-funded trip to Southeast Asia and the Middle East, though foreign policy was not her specialty."


Baucus & girlfriend met with divorce lawyer - December 10, 2009

"Sen. Max Baucus’ former state director — and now his live-in girlfriend — met at least twice with the senator’s divorce attorney to discuss the Baucuses’ divorce eight months before the senator and his wife, Wanda, separated. The meetings took place in the summer of 2007..."


Baucus defends nominating girlfriend - December 5, 2009

"Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus defended recommending his girlfriend for appointment as Montana's U.S. attorney, saying Saturday his one-time staff member and the former state prosecutor is "highly qualified" but eventually withdrew her nomination."


Baucus nominated girlfriend for U.S. Attorney - December 4, 2009

"Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus’ office confirmed late Friday night that the Montana Democrat was carrying on an affair with his state office director, Melodee Hanes, when he nominated her to be U.S. attorney in Montana."


Baucus caught breaking his own pledge - July 21, 2009

"Today, the Washington Post reported... "To avoid any appearance of favoritism, his aides say, Baucus quietly began refusing contributions from health-care political action committees after June 1." How admirable. But just hours later, the Sunlight Foundation found that on June 15, Baucus took in $5000 from Schering-Plough Corporation Better Government Fund."


Big beneficiary of pharmaceutical companies - May 21, 2009

"Baucus has been one of the biggest Senate beneficiaries of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries. From 2003 to 2008, he received about $3 million from the health sector, including $852,813 from pharmaceutical companies... Moreover, a number of ex-staffers with whom he is still close, among them, former chief of staff, David Castagnetti, are now working for the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries."


Not actually a Montana resident - November 17, 2007

"Democratic U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, who is running for his sixth term next year, didn't own a home in Montana for 11 years of his 29-year Senate career. State Republicans say Baucus has become a full-time Washington, D.C., politician who no longer really lives in Montana." [More here.]


Baucus returns Abramoff funds - December 20, 2005

"Included in the returned donations was an estimated $1,892 that was never reported for the use of Abramoff's skybox at the MCI Center in downtown Washington in 2001."





Jason Bauer

Former Oakland County (Michigan) Democratic Operations Director


Two charged in Tea Party election fraud - March 17, 2011

"Two former leaders of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing a total of nine felonies for allegedly forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on November's ballot." [More here.]


Oakland County Dems force resignation - August 23, 2010

"The Oakland County Democratic Party says it has requested and accepted the resignation of operations director Jason Bauer in the wake of accusations he notarized campaign filings for a fake Tea Party candidate."





Melissa Luburich Bean

Former U.S. Congresswoman (Illinois, 2005-2011)


Threatens constituents physically - August 16, 2010

"Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL) brought Bruno the Bone-Crusher with her to a town hall meeting this weekend to threaten constituents." [YouTube video.]





William A. Bell, Sr.

Mayor (Birmingham, Alabama)


Fired city accountant (twice) for being white - January 11, 2013

"The Birmingham city accountant fired twice on allegations of racism and incompetence today slapped the city with a federal lawsuit saying it was Mayor William Bell's administration that was the true perpetrator of racial discrimination. Virginia Spidle's federal lawsuit alleges that the city has a pattern of discrimination and retaliation against white employees. Much of the 49-page lawsuit recounts the testimony heard in days of hearings at the Jefferson County Personnel Board, where Spidle was ultimately cleared of her initial firing charge."





Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger

Former National Security Advisor (1997-2001)


Clinton authorized access to National Archives - January 4, 2007

"Clinton signed an April 12, 2002, letter designating Berger – and another person whose named is redacted – as "agents on his behalf to review relevant NSC documents...""


Sandy Berger hid and stole secret documents - December 20, 2006

"President Clinton's national security adviser removed classified documents from the National Archives, hid them under a construction trailer and later tried to find the trash collector to retrieve them..."





Rochelle "Shelley" Berkley

Former U.S. Congresswoman (Nevada, 1999-2013)


CREW's Most Corrupt - 2012

"Rep. Berkley has repeatedly intervened to stop proposed cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates for nephrologists while taking thousands in campaign contributions from the renal physicians’ main political action committee, of which her husband is a former chairman."


House Ethics Committee launches inquiry - July 9, 2012

"Berkley is facing questions about whether her efforts to block a federal agency from closing a kidney transplant center at a Las Vegas hospital conflicted with congressional ethics rules. Her husband, Dr. Larry Lehrner, is a nephrologist and had a contract with the University Medical Center."


Her cause is often her husband's gain - September 5, 2011

"In pleading for a reprieve, Ms. Berkley and other members of Nevada’s Congressional delegation said they were acting on behalf of the state’s families, citing dire health consequences if the program was halted. But the congresswoman’s efforts also benefited her husband, a physician whose nephrology practice directs medical services at the hospital’s kidney care department — an arrangement that expanded after her intervention and is now reflected in a $738,000-a-year contract with the hospital."





Howard Lawrence Berman

Former U.S. Congressman (California, 2003-2013)


Skyrocketing wealth - February 10, 2012

Wealth increase between 2004 and 2008 as caculated by the Center for Responsive Politics. [Video explaining how unscrupulous congresscritters get rich.]





Joseph "Joe" Berrios

Assessor (Cook County, Illinois)


Has 15 family members on gov't payroll - November 16, 2012

"For Joe Berrios, the Cook County assessor who is also the county Democratic Party chairman, government is the family business. That got him in trouble with the county ethics board, which called for Berrios to fire three family members who are on his staff and fined him $10,000 for violating the county?s anti-nepotism ban by hiring two of them -- his son and sister -- after he was elected assessor in 2010." [More here.] [Layoff don't apply to family members.]


Violating campaign contribution limits - October 2010

"A fundraising machine, Joe Berrios has five personal political funds, not including the one for the Cook County Democratic Party, which he also controls. He has pocketed more than $3 million in political contributions over the past decade—a good haul for a down-ballot politician in an office that a lot of people have never heard of. His daughter Maria Antonia “Toni” Berrios, a Democratic state representative, has a fund, too, bolstered by contributions from many of the same property tax lawyers who give to her father."


Collecting donations from property tax lawyers - January 28, 2010

"By day, Joseph Berrios is the longest-serving member of the three-man board that holds the power to cut the property tax bill for any parcel in Cook County. By night, Mr. Berrios is a master fund-raiser, bringing in about $3 million in political contributions over the last decade from the same lawyers who ask him and the board to give tax breaks to their clients." [Probed by ethics board.]





Steven Lynn "Steve" Beshear

Governor (Kentucky)


Shakedown of state employees - August 1, 2011

"A veteran state employee has alleged in a letter delivered to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s office Monday that some government workers were threatened with termination if they did not contribute to Democratic Governor Steve Beshear’s re-election campaign." [More here.]





Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.

Vice President of the United States of America


Lies about playing college football - October 15, 2012

"During a campaign stop in Athens, Ohio, on Saturday September 8, Vice President Joe Biden said the last time he was in the town, playing against the Ohio University football team on October 19, 1963, he almost got arrested for walking into a girls’ dormitory. It’s a good story. It’s just not true… at all."


Mafia hit-man helped Joe become a senator - September 7, 2012

"The Vice President of the United States got his job as U.S. Senator with help from a Mafia hit-man and Delaware Teamster boss. No wonder Barack Obama keeps Joe as his running mate."


Privileged Democrats & their houses - September 24, 2010

"It's all the sanctimonious Democrats who have exploited their entrenched political incumbency to pay for multiple manses and vacation homes -- while posing as vox populi."


Openly bribes Kenyan legislature - July 13, 2010

"Joe Biden told Kenyans that by passing the pro-abortion constitution, they would “allow money to flow” to Kenya from other countries... Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) is protesting this intervention—this pro-abortion meddling—by Joe Biden in the affairs of a self-governing African nation. He notes that Biden’s heavy-handed intervention may well be against federal law. Since 2006, the law has said “no foreign assistance funds may be used to lobby for or against abortion.” This sounds like another case of Joe Biden over the line."


Biden's connection to Amtrak IG scandal - June 23, 2009

"And Biden’s son, Hunter, sits on Amtrak’s board of directors. Take a whiff. Yep, smells like old-school cronyism to me, too."


Slanders dead man - September 17, 2008

"Pam Hamill wants America to know that her father was not responsible for the death Senator Joe Biden's wife and infant daughter in 1972. "[My dad] raised seven children, he was married to my mother for 53 years before he passed, and wasn't a drunk driver." Hamill's father, Curtis Dunn, was the driver of the tractor trailer that crashed into the Biden family's car on December 18th, 1972 in the town of Hockessin, Delaware. Neilia Biden was driving her station wagon with her three young children after picking up a family Christmas tree. According to a police investigation, Mrs. Biden pulled out into the intersection and didn't see Curtis Dunn's tractor trailer coming down the highway." [More here.]


Biden's son gets paid to lobby his father - August 24, 2008

"The son of Barack Obama's vice presidential pick, Sen. Joe Biden, is a top partner at a Washington law firm that has lobbied his father's office, a family tie that could prove embarrassing for a campaign that has positioned itself as fighting lobbyists and special interests in Washington.""





Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr.

U.S. Congressman (Georgia)


Suspicious earmark money disappears - September 22, 2012

"Why is this name an important association? Well, it seems that it also shows up on this website where the Decatur County notes a $75,000 Sanford Bishop Grant Disappears, yes, “Disappears.” The website refers to the $75,000 that seems to be missing from a Sanford Bishop grant. The grant was for a school program that was unauthorized and using a building that was built without a permit on a closed road that the city denied. Nothing ever came out of the purpose of the grant so what happened to the grant?" [More here.]


Makes CREW's list of most corrupt - 2011

"Common sense should dictate that steering scholarship money to your family and friends isn’t the most ethical thing to do. Nevertheless, Rep. Sanford Bishop handed out scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his relatives and others with ties to him and his wife."


Under scrutiny for scholarships - September 10, 2010

"Records... show that Bishop, a nine-term congressman who is active in the Congressional Black Caucus and who's up for re-election this year, apparently awarded scholarships to his stepdaughter and his niece in 2003 and 2005."


Gave scholarships to family members - September 9, 2010

"Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) awarded three scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his stepdaughter and wife’s niece between 2003 and 2005, according to records from the nonprofit group."


Bishop funds program employing stepdaughter - March 4, 2009

"That Bishop did not know his stepdaughter was employed in the program — or, if he did, that he did not take into account the perception of conflict, given his role in that program’s funding — strains credulity, to put it mildly."





Milorad "Rod" R. Blagojevich

Former Governor (Illinois, 2003-2009)


Convicted at retrial - June 27, 2011

"Rod Blagojevich, who won two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punch line, was convicted Monday of a wide range of corruption charges, including trying to sell President Barack Obama's Senate seat."


Blagojevich removed from office - January 30, 2009

"Senators voted 59-0 to remove Rod Blagojevich, who walked out of the silent chamber after delivering an impassioned plea for mercy."





William B. "Bill" Blount

Former Chairman of State Democrat Party (Alabama)


Sentenced to 52 months - February 26, 2010

"Former Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount will serve four years, four months in prison for bribing former Jefferson County Commissioner Larry Langford in exchange for county business. He must report to prison May 27. U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler handed down the sentence today in Tuscaloosa after sentencing former lobbyist Al LaPierre to four years in prison. The judge also ordered three years of supervised release after prison."


Pleads guilty - August 19, 2009

"Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy and bribery, agreeing to forfeit $1 million and go to prison for his role in what the government called a scheme between him and Larry Langford over Jefferson County financial deals." [Steep drop from the heights of Alabama politics.]


Criminal charges filed - December 1, 2008

"...United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama filed criminal charges against Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford and his friends William Blount and Albert LaPierre. The 101-count indictment charges Langford, the former president of the County Commission of Jefferson County, Alabama (County Commission); Blount, chairman of Blount Parrish & Co, Inc., a broker-dealer based in Montgomery, Alabama; and registered lobbyist LaPierre with, among other charges, conspiracy, bribery, and money laundering in an alleged long-running bribery scheme related to Jefferson County bond transactions and swap agreements. According to the indictment, between 2002 and 2006, Langford used his position as president of the County Commission to generate $7.1 million in fees for Blount and Blount Parrish in connection with these Jefferson County financial transactions. Blount, in turn, paid LaPierre approximately $219,500. In return, the indictment alleges that Blount and LaPierre gave Langford approximately $235,000 in expensive clothes, jewelry and cash to pay off his personal debts as part of a conspiracy to funnel Jefferson County financial business to them."





Richard M. Blumenthal

U.S. Senator (Connecticut)


He's STILL lying - February 8, 2011

"Nine months after his campaign was staggered by reports that he had incorrectly claimed to have served in Vietnam, Sen. Richard Blumenthal made what seemed to be a similar misstatement Tuesday, putting himself at the center of the action in the historic 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion."


Lying face to face - June 8, 2010

"A member of Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s staff, himself a former major and judge advocate in the U.S. Marines, is calling Blumenthal a liar and disgrace to the Marine Corps for representing himself repeatedly as having served in Vietnam."


Vietnam fibber Blumenthal nailed again - May 22, 2010

"US Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has been caught yet again insinuating he served in Vietnam when he never set foot there."


Candidate’s words on Vietnam differ from history - May 17, 2010

"There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records."


Blumenthal saying he served in Vietnam - March 2, 2008

New York Times video.





Karen L. Bolsen

Board of Education Trustee (Farmington Public Schools, Michigan)


Accepts $2,000 donation 2 days before suspicious vote - June 18, 2012

"On October 16, 2011, two days prior to FPS’s determinative vote on whether to extend the expiration date of the purchase agreement for the ICA to obtain Eagle Elementary, Dr Nabil Suliman, who does not reside in the Farmington School district nor does he have any children in Farmington Public Schools, contributed $2,000 ($1,000 over the legal limit) to FPS Board member Karen Bolsen."





Madeleine Mary Zeien Bordallo

Non-voting delegate to U.S. House of Representatives (Guam)


Skyrocketing wealth - February 10, 2012

Wealth increase between 2004 and 2008 as caculated by the Center for Responsive Politics. [Video explaining how unscrupulous congresscritters get rich.]





Ricardo Jerome Bordallo

Former Governor of U.S. Territory (Guam, 1976-1980 and 1984-1987)


Kills himself on eve of jailing for corruption - February 1, 1990

"The former Governor, Ricardo J. Bordallo, shot himself in the head while draped in Guam's national flag and chained to a statue in a busy intersection. The 63-year-old Democrat served as Governor of the United States territory from 1976 to 1980, and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 1984. He lost a re-election drive in 1988 to Joseph Ada, a Republican. He was convicted in 1987 of bribery and extortion in connection with favors he performed in office for campaign contributions."





Daniel David "Dan" Boren

Former U.S. Congressman (Oklahoma, 2005-2013)


Skyrocketing wealth - February 10, 2012

Wealth increase between 2004 and 2008 as caculated by the Center for Responsive Politics. [Video explaining how unscrupulous congresscritters get rich.]





Barbara Levy Boxer

U.S. Senator (California)


Barb Boxer’s Indian tribe take - October 30, 2010

"For the past 10 years Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has been playing a game that would make Jack Abramoff blush, a game that can best be described using the language of “Get Smart’s” Maxwell Smart as “the ole family-profiting-off-of-the-Indian-tribe-that-you-created trick.”"


Code Pink's favorite senator - October 12, 2010

"Code Pink actively supports terror groups such as Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Taliban, Hezbollah and al Qaeda. The Code Pink website repeatedly praises "our beloved Barbara Boxer." And why not? Boxer has worked with the group and supported its goals on many occasions."


Aide charged with possession of pot - September 8, 2010

"A senior aide for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was arrested Tuesday for attempting to bring marijuana into the Hart Senate Office Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police reports."


Boxer abuses her position, humiliates general - June 18, 2009

"You know, do me a favor, could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?' It's just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it, yes, thank you."


Boxer guilt of writing 143 bad checks to House bank - April 17, 1992

"The public still does not know if any crimes were committed. The public still has only an imperfect idea of who is an abuser and who is not. And instead of pulling together, the members sneered and shouted at each other, pointed fingers and called each other names."





William Frank Boyland Jr.

State Assemblyman (New York)


No-show in Albaby but collects per diems anyway - July 12, 2011

"Boyland, who pleaded not guilty in April to federal charges that he did political favors for Brookdale University Hospital in exchange for a consulting gig, skipped 20 of the Assembly's 60 sessions this year, attendance records show... The absences and lack of bill production did not stop Boyland from collecting $11,845 in per diems for more than 70 days that he claimed to be in Albany, the state controller's office said." [More here.]


Charged with doing favors for no-show job - April 12, 2011

"He and seven co-defendants were charged with multiple conspiracies. Kruger is accused of extorting bribes to help a Brooklyn developer, a longtime lobbyist, a consultant and two hospital executives. Brafman admitted Tuesday that a substantial number of the 30,000 calls the FBI says they intercepted during the investigation involved Kruger "directly or indirectly." Also snared was Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. who is charged with doing favors for Brookdale University Hospital in return for a no-show job. Boyland declined comment after he pleaded not guilty."





Robert A. "Bob" Brady

U.S. Congressman (Pennsylvania)


Skyrocketing wealth - February 10, 2012

Wealth increase between 2004 and 2008 as caculated by the Center for Responsive Politics. [Video explaining how unscrupulous congresscritters get rich.]





Steven Brooks

State Assemblyman (Nevada)


Arrested again - March 30, 2013

"Police chased a former lawmaker on a freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and arrested him at gunpoint following a struggle, hours after he became the first person ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature. Steven Brooks was jailed in California's San Bernardino County after being subdued with punches and a Taser. Police alleged he attacked a police dog with a wrench."


Arrested again - February 10, 2013

"Troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks was arrested early Sunday in Las Vegas on suspicion of physically attacking a family member, then grabbing for an officer's weapon."


Claims Assembly Speaker is trying to kill him - January 25, 2013

"A Nevada assemblyman charged with threatening to kill the state Assembly speaker said he's actually the victim of the speaker's plot to kill him." [Announces he's taking 3 weeks off.]


Arrested for threatening colleague - January 20, 2013

"A Nevada lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to harm a fellow legislator in a case that has prompted security protection to be provided for two top legislative leaders. North Las Vegas police said Sunday that they began a search for Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, on Saturday after receiving corroborating witness statements supporting the victim’s report of a threat. Police didn’t identify the lawmaker who reported the threat." [More here.]





Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr.

Governor (California)


Took $3 million from 9/11 fund - August 2, 2012

"As California teeters near default in many areas, news is breaking that Gov. Jerry Brown may have taken up to $3 million from a fund created "in honor of the victims of the 2001 terror attacks" to make up for shortfalls."


"I lied..." - October 25, 2010

In a 1992 interview, Brown announces that he lied about having a plan the last time he ran for governor.


Defends use of state-owned plane - August 19, 2010

"Brown used a state-owned Beechcraft Super King Air 200 turboprop to attend at least two gatherings of lobbyists and donors at upscale California resorts." [More here.]


The mystery of Jerry Brown's pension - August 13, 2010

"Under the law, Brown should have accrued, at most, 16 years of service credit in this special fund, known as the Legislators’ Retirement System, or LRS. Actuarial statements produced by LRS, however, indicate that an unnamed person of Brown’s age and earning Brown’s exact salary has been credited with 25 to 29 years of service. The difference would mean tens of thousands of dollars in additional pension payments for Brown each year."


Blocks access to public records - November 18, 2009

"In assessing Brown’s strengths and weaknesses as a future governor, what better place to look than the full, candid and unvarnished record of how he governed the first time around? Incredibly, the public has no right to view these documents, which are stored in the library archives of the University of Southern California. Under a 1988 amendment to California’s freedom of information law, gubernatorial records are off-limits to the public for a period of fifty years..." [More here.]


Tapes reporters without their permission - October 30, 2009

"A spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Brown acknowledged Thursday that he taped a phone conversation with a reporter for The Chronicle this week without disclosing the fact or asking permission - and admitted he has taped conversations with other news reporters." Flashback: Brown announces investigation of illegal ACORN videos.


Took money from businessmen he's investigating - June 3, 2009

"Attorney General Jerry Brown, whose office has issued subpoenas in a widening public pension fund corruption probe, has received $52,500 in recent campaign contributions from relatives and a company of the two California businessmen he's now investigating."





John Brown

City Councilman (Troy, New York)


Arrested, pleads guilty to forging absentee ballots - December 21, 2011

"The City Council president, a councilman and two others were arrested Tuesday and charged with felonies for allegedly forging absentee ballots in the 2009 primary to benefit Democratic candidates." [More here.]





Kwame R. Brown

Former City Councilman (Washington, D.C., 2005-2012)


Pleads guilty to bank fraud - June 8, 2012

"Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown softly uttered the word “guilty” in separate courthouses Friday and tearfully apologized to the District for committing bank fraud and authorizing unlawful campaign payments — admissions that contrasted with his defiant reminder that he never stole public funds."


Cuts TV feed during ethics questions - March 16, 2012

"The live television coverage of a D.C. Council news conference was cut on Tuesday as Council Chairman Kwame Brown was being asked a question about the council's ethical lapses and poor approval ratings last year."





Robert Brown

Former state senator (Georgia) and 2011 candidate for mayor (Macon)


Henchman mugs journalist at news conference - December 31, 2010

"A man apparently accompanying state Sen. Robert Brown to a hurriedly called Thursday news conference attacked and injured Telegraph photographer Woody Marshall at Macon City Hall, prompting conflicting stories from those involved. Update: Man who attacked photographer charged with assault, battery."





Angela Bryant

Board of Education Member (Brooks County, Georgia)


Trial date set - October 25, 2012

"The long-awaited trial for the group that has become known as the “Quitman Ten Plus Two” has been set for Monday, Dec. 10, at the Brooks County Courthouse. However, the long wait could be even longer."


Black leaders mobilize to help "Quitman Ten" - January 24, 2012

"Black leaders and elected officials held a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, January 23, 2012, to discuss their concern regarding the Quitman Ten, a group of Black elected officials and voters from Quitman, Georgia, who are facing questionable indictments for voter fraud."


12 indicted for voter fraud - November 22, 2011

"12 former Brooks County officials were indicted for voter fraud. The suspects are accused of illegally helping people vote by absentee ballot."





Warren Edward Buffett

Democrat Contributor/Supporter


Baptist and bootlegger - March 2012

"Warren Buffett is very much a political entrepreneur; his best investments are often in political relationships. In recent years, Buffett has used taxpayer money as a vehicle to even greater profit and wealth. Indeed, the success of some of his biggest bets and the profitability of some of his largest investments rely on government largesse and “coddling” with taxpayer money."


$154 million gain from gov't settlement - February 10, 2012

"Warren Buffett’s stake in Bank of America Corp. increased in value by $154 million after President Obama and the U.S. Justice Department announced a $25 billion foreclosure abuse settlement with the five largest U.S. banks Thursday, records show."


Crook - June 2005

Warren Buffet advocates for keeping the death tax, never mentioning that he's made billions profiting from the death tax.





Roland Wallace Burris

Former U.S. Senator (Illinois, 2009-2010)


Roland Burris is a lying snake - November 20, 2009

"The Senate Select Committee on Ethics has completed its investigation of Sen. Roland Burris, and his office is trumpeting its finding that he committed no "actionable violations of the law." What his press release didn't mention is that the committee also found he had provided "incorrect, inconsistent, misleading or incomplete information" about his appointment to the Senate."


Burris won't run for full term - July 9, 2009

"Illinois Sen. Roland Burris (D) will not seek a full term in 2010, according to an informed Democratic strategist, a decision that was all-but-certain given the appointed senator's ties to former governor Rod Blagojevich."


Burris offered to buy senate seat from Blagojevich - May 26, 2009

"Sen. Roland Burris was recorded on an FBI wiretap suggesting that he could write a check to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign before the ousted governor appointed Burris to the Senate."


Pressure intensifies for Burris to resign - February 22, 2009

"The non-partisan Better Government Association is asking Burris to leave office. And we're told the Senate Ethics Committee will begin looking at Burris' actions to see if they amount to what the Senate would call misconduct."





Albert Garza Bustamante

Former U.S. Congressman (Texas, 1985-1993)


Convicted of racketeering and accepting bribes - 1993

"In 1993 Bustamante was convicted of two counts of racketeering and accepting bribes while in Congress and sentenced to forty-two months at the Federal Prison Camp in El Paso. He began serving his sentence in May 1995."





Robert Carlyle Byrd

Former U.S. Senator (West Virginia, 1959-2010)


Byrd's family will receive his salary - September 28, 2010

"The must-pass spending bill pending in the Senate includes a little-noticed provision that would pay the family of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd for the salary he would have commanded in the next fiscal year."


Byrd's KKK alibi doesn't fly - January 22, 2003

"...Byrd's KKK alibi doesn't stand up to even the most cursory historical scrutiny..."


Robert Byrd, ex-Klansman, shows true colors - March 8, 2001

"Ex-Klansman Robert Byrd, the senior senator from West Virginia, casually used the phrase "white nigger" twice on national TV this weekend."





William Craig "Bill" Campbell

Former Mayor (Atlanta, Georgia, 1994-2002)


Out of prison - October 24, 2008

"A former Atlanta mayor who spent about two years in prison for tax evasion is a free man. A spokeswoman for federal prisons says Bill Campbell, who served eight years as Atlanta's mayor, was released Friday from a halfway house in West Palm Beach, Fla."


Sentenced to 30 months in prison - June 13, 2006

"Former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, who presided over the city's economic renaissance of the 1990s, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison and fined more than $6,000 for tax evasion. U.S. District Judge Richard Story praised Campbell, 53, for two decades of public service but said he could not ignore his crimes... "Yes, Bill Campbell, you did good things, and there is a person in this room that recognizes this," Story said, referring to himself... But the judge added that during the trial he "was overcome, almost appalled, at the breadth of misconduct in your administration.""


Convicted of tax evasion - March 10, 2006

"Former Mayor Bill Campbell was acquitted Friday of lining his pockets with payoffs while guiding Atlanta through a period of explosive growth that helped secure its place during the 1990s as a world-class city. But the jury convicted him of tax evasion. Campbell, 52, could get up to nine years in prison and $300,000 in fines, but legal experts have said it's doubtful he would receive the maximum sentence."





John Russell "Russ" Carnahan

Former U.S. Congressman (Missouri, 2005-2013)


Enriching his brother with stimulus funds - September 30, 2010

"Tom’s history associated with the war against fossil fuels and the world of renewable energy is a short one, beginning in 2005 — the same year his brother entered Congress — when he quit his law practice to start Wind Capital Group LLC to develop wind energy in Missouri. At first, business wasn’t so great, and the Lost Creek project was put on hold. That is, until the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was passed, and along with it, the establishment of the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program. That loan guarantee program, it turns out, has since buttered Tom Carnahan’s bread very nicely."


Firebombing of office - August 17, 2010

"Russ Carnahan already made the pages of BogusHateCrimes.com five months earlier, when he tried to accuse the Tea Party of threatening him with a baby coffin. That invention was intended to help (or excuse) the passage of Obamacare – this one was used as a coverup for campaign shenanigans of some kind. We don't know what kind exactly, because they destroyed the evidence. Here's what happened:"


Baby coffin on front lawn - March 21, 2010

"Another in the string of phony hate crimes concocted by Democrats to undermine the Tea Party and opponents of Obamacare was a coffin reported by Congressman Russ Carnahan, whose office reported that the coffin was "left" on his front lawn as a "threat.""





Estelle Carson

Democrat of the Year (Jefferson County, Colorado)


Stripped of title - October 29, 2012

"The Jefferson County Democratic Party has stripped 66-year-old Estelle Carson of her 2012 award for Democrat of the Year following her conviction last week for stealing from a 71-year-old developmentally disabled, partially blind, wheelchair bound woman."


Convicted of felony theft - October 26, 2012

"The woman named “Democrat of The Year” this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman."





Larry Clapp

Former State Rep. (Wyoming, 1978-1979), Councilman, and Mayor (Casper, Wyoming, 1988)


Dies from self-inflicted gunshot - January 7, 2013

"On October 3, 2012 Clapp was arrested after a months-long investigation after his IP address was flagged as possibly having accessed child pornography on the internet. Authorities obtained a search warrant and found over 100 movie files related to child pornography on his computer's hard drive. His attorney waived a preliminary hearing in November and was expected to file status reports, along with the district attorney, on January 4, 2013. On January 7, Clapp was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."


Arrested for child pornography - October 5, 2012

"Former Casper Mayor Larry Clapp has been charged with two felony counts of possession of child pornography. Clapp appeared in Natrona County Circuit Court on Thursday, one day after his arrest." [More information.]





Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Black Caucus


Troubled waters - August 2, 2010

"Even the CBC appears aware that its activities may be skirting around ethics rules. In May, the CBC sought to curtail the ethics procedures its own Democrat leadership put in place. Twenty members of the CBC signed onto a resolution that would roll back the powers of the independent Office of Congressional Ethics..."


Obscene racist epitaphs shouted at Ralph Nader - July 13, 2004

"Therefore, just as African-Americans demanded an apology from Agriculture Secretary Earl Butts and Senator Trent Lott--prior to their resignation and demotion respectively--for their racist remarks, I expect that you and others in the Caucus will exert your moral persuasion and request an apology from Congressman Watt. Please consider this also my request for such an expression--a copy of which is being forwarded directly to Mr. Watt's office."





Yvette Diane Clarke

U.S. Congresswoman (New York - Brooklyn)


Breaks law by accepting trip to Antigua - September 9, 2009

""This is really a fundamental rule," said Jock Friedly, president and founder of LegiStorm, a nonpartisan Washington group that publishes information about congressional pay, perks and pork. The Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act specifically prohibits any foreign government or representative of a foreign government from paying travel costs for a member of Congress."


State files court lien for unpaid loans - August 25, 2006

"Claiming to have graduated from Oberlin College when she was still several credits shy of a degree isn't the only reason for Brooklyn congressional wannabe Yvette Clarke to be embarrassed. Ten years after the councilwoman left the prestigious Ohio liberal arts school behind, state officials had to file a court lien against Clarke to get her to ante up more than $17,000 in student loans she had failed to pay, records show."


Lies to Campaign Finance Board - August 24, 2006

"CITY COUNCILWOMAN Yvette Clarke, who is locked in a four-way battle for the Democratic nomination for a Brooklyn congressional seat, admitted yesterday that her claims of graduating from Oberlin College were false. But the pol blamed a bad memory for the blunder."





Emanuel Cleaver II

U.S. Congressman (Missouri)


Defaulting on business loan - April 9, 2012

"U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's car wash headache is raging once again. The bank that loaned the Kansas City congressman and his wife $1.3 million in 2002 to buy the Grandview Auto Wash at 12204 Blue Ridge Extension is now demanding payment of more than $1.5 million, after the Cleavers repeatedly fell behind on repaying the loan." [It's an SBA loan guaranteed by taxpayers.]


Lied about Tea Party spitting on him - April 2, 2010

"Oh this is rich. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver claimed he was spit on by a tea partier in Washington, DC. The media picked up on it and made sure they spread the word quickly. You know, even though the video clearly showed that he wasn’t spit on. Now he’s saying he never claimed someone spit on him."





Cynthia Clinkingbeard

Candidate for U.S. House (Idaho, 2012)


Pleads guilty in gun threat case - June 19, 2012

"Former congressional candidate and doctor Cynthia Clinkingbeard has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in a case stemming from a March incident at a Boise Staples store. Prosecutors say Clinkingbeard threatened store employees with a handgun. Employees at the store told police she was buying campaign posters when she started talking about religion and how they were "going to meet God."





Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton

Former U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013) and U.S. Senator (New York, 2001-2009)


Privileged Democrats & their houses - September 24, 2010

"It's all the sanctimonious Democrats who have exploited their entrenched political incumbency to pay for multiple manses and vacation homes -- while posing as vox populi."


Lies about 1995 Belfast visit - October 19, 2009

"Hillary Clinton has been caught out “mis-speaking” again in a manner that suggests that she hasn’t learnt from past experiences of her globe-trotting, “lily-gilding” speeches."


Admits she lied about 1996 Bosnia trip - March 25, 2008

"Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she made a mistake when she claimed she had come under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia in 1996 while she was first lady."


Analysis of the ethics of her futures trading - February 20, 1995

"By the time she closed her trading account ten months later, she had racked up $99,541 in profits, a spectacular 10,000 per cent return on her initial investment of $1,000. Either Mrs. Clinton was a better trader than the legendary George Soros... or she was led by an invisible hand."


Releases records of futures trades - May 27, 1994

"Hillary Rodham Clinton was allowed to order 10 cattle futures contracts, normally a $12,000 investment, in her first commodity trade in 1978 although she had only $1,000 in her account at the time..."


Her first big lie - January 26, 1992

"The congressional hearings on Benghazi last week led me to question just when it was that public integrity ceased to matter. After some research, I came to an unexpectedly specific answer -- January 26, 1992, the day America first met Hillary Clinton."


Fired for lying - 1974

"Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career. Why? “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”"





William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton

Former President of the United States of America (1993-2001)


Role in mortgage crisis - September 12, 2012

"Banks got in trouble because they filled their portfolios with securities built on shaky mortgages. And here is where Clinton does bear responsibility. His secretary of housing and urban development was Andrew Cuomo, now governor of New York and apparent presidential wannabe. Cuomo, as Wayne Barrett wrote in the Village Voice in 2008, made a series of decisions that “helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime markets without putting in place the means to monitor their increasingly risky investments. He turned the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program into a sweetheart lender with sky-high loan ceilings and no money down, and he legalized what a federal judge has branded ‘kickbacks’ to brokers that have fueled the sale of overpriced and unsupportable loans. Three to four million families are now facing foreclosure, and Cuomo is one of the reasons why.”"


TWA Flight 800 - July 17, 2012

"The media did not want to know anyhow, and sixteen years later, they still do not want to know. Not one mainstream journalist has ever bothered to ask why the CIA was recruited to make the preposterous video that would seemingly discredit all of the eyewitness testimony. This is a shame, especially for the family members who have been left only with their grief and their unanswered questions."


Collected $50k/month from MF Global - December 5, 2011

"A former MF Global employee accused former president William J. Clinton of collecting $50,000 per month through his Teneo advisory firm in the months before the brokerage careened towards its Halloween filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy."


Privileged Democrats & their houses - September 24, 2010

"It's all the sanctimonious Democrats who have exploited their entrenched political incumbency to pay for multiple manses and vacation homes -- while posing as vox populi."


Authorized Berger's access to National Archives - January 4, 2007

"Clinton signed an April 12, 2002, letter designating Berger – and another person whose named is redacted – as "agents on his behalf to review relevant NSC documents...""


Arkansas blood scandal - September 29, 1998

"Just when you're certain you've heard about and explored every conceivable crime to which President Clinton has been a party, another bombshell drops."


Settles Paula Jones lawsuit for $850,000 - November 14, 1998

"President Clinton reached an out-of-court settlement with Paula Jones yesterday, agreeing to pay her $850,000 to drop the sexual harassment lawsuit that led to the worst political crisis of his career and only the third presidential impeachment inquiry in American history."


Admits to affair with Monica Lewinsky - August 18, 1998

"Seven months after he wagged his finger and sternly told a national audience that he did not have sex with "that woman," the president said during another live television address that he had not been candid..."


Declaration of Gennifer G. Flowers - March 13, 1998

"My name is Gennifer G. Flowers. I am over twenty-one years of age and I am fully competent to make this declaration. 1. I met Bill Clinton in 1977 while I was working as a news reporter for KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas. Shortly after we met, we began a sexual relationship that lasted for twelve years..."


Declares he did not have sex with "that woman" - February, 1998

Famous video of Bill Clinton lying to the American public about his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky.


Chinese campaign donations - February 13, 1997

"A Justice Department investigation into improper political fund-raising activities has uncovered evidence that representatives of the People's Republic of China sought to direct contributions from foreign sources to the Democratic National Committee before the 1996 presidential campaign..."


Filegate - June 1996

"The White House FBI files controversy of the Clinton Administration, often referred to as Filegate,[1] arose in June 1996 around improper access in 1993 and 1994 to Federal Bureau of Investigation security-clearance documents. Craig Livingstone, director of the White House's Office of Personnel Security, improperly requested, and received from the FBI, background reports concerning several hundred individuals without asking permission. The revelations provoked a strong political and press reaction because many of the files covered White House employees from previous Republican administrations, including top presidential advisors. Under criticism, Livingstone resigned from his position. Allegations were made that senior White House figures, including First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, may have requested and read the files for political purposes, and that the First Lady had authorized the hiring of the underqualified Livingstone."





Martha Mary Coakley

State Attorney General (Massachusetts)


Coakley, Witch Hunter Attorney General - January 18, 2010

"If this were the year 1692 in Massachusetts, the Democrat Senate candidate would fit in perfectly with Puritan hysterics accusing innocent women of witchcraft. After all, she built her career by putting innocent people in jail--based on charges about as credible as those levied in the Salem witch trials."


Says Catholics shouldn't work in hospitals - January 14, 2010

"You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn't work in the emergency room."


Coakley let toddler rapist out with no bail - January 14, 2010

"One of the attorneys who had represented the family of Jeffrey Curley was so outraged at Coakley’s inaction in the Winfield case that he challenged Coakley in her run for A.G. in 2006... After Coakley’s foot-dragging, Winfield eventually was found guilty on all four charges of the August 2006 indictment: two counts of rape of a child with force, one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury. He was sentenced to two life terms."


Coakley's role in the Amirault case - January 14, 2010

"The story of the Amiraults of Massachusetts, and of the prosecution that had turned the lives of this thriving American family to dust, was well known to the world by the year 2001. It was well known, especially, to District Attorney Martha Coakley, who had by then arrived to take a final, conspicuous, role in a case so notorious as to assure that the Amiraults' name would be known around the globe."


Coakley lies about pushing incident - January 13, 2010

"Coakley said she is not “privy” to the facts surrounding the incident involving reporter John McCormack last night..." [Article includes photo of Coakley watching it happen.]


Coakley henchman attacks reporter - January 12, 2010

"As I walked down the street, a man who appeared to be associated with the Coakley campaign pushed me into a freestanding metal railing. I ended up on the sidewalk. I was fine. He helped me up from the ground, but kept pushing up against me, blocking my path toward Coakley down the street." [Link includes video.]


Some saw Coakley as lax on ’05 rape case - January 6, 2010

"...a Middlesex County grand jury overseen by Martha Coakley, then the district attorney, investigated without taking action. It was only after the toddler’s mother filed applications for criminal complaints that Coakley won grand jury indictments charging rape and assault and battery."





Scott Lee Cohen

Candidate for Lt. Governor (Illinois, 2010)


Cohen's rap sheet stuns Illinois Dems - February 4, 2010

"On the same day Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn officially claimed the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, he found out that his newly-minted running mate has a rap sheet that includes alleged domestic battery and tax evasion. The revelation has shocked Democrats..."


Details of domestic violence arrest - February 3, 2010

"Scott Lee Cohen... was arrested about four-and-a-half years ago and accused of holding a knife to a former live-in girlfriend's neck, newly obtained court records show."





Gaylord Kent Conrad

Former U.S. Senator (North Dakota, 1992-2013)


Privileged Democrats & their houses - September 24, 2010

"It's all the sanctimonious Democrats who have exploited their entrenched political incumbency to pay for multiple manses and vacation homes -- while posing as vox populi."


Conrad & Dodd knew they were getting mortgage discounts - July 27, 2008

"Despite their denials, influential Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad and Chris Dodd were told from the start they were getting VIP mortgage discounts from one of the nation's largest lenders, the official who handled their loans has told Congress in secret testimony."


Dodd and Conrad get free Countrywide mortgages - June 12, 2008

"Two U.S. senators... received loans from Countrywide Financial through a little-known program that waived points, lender fees, and company borrowing rules for prominent people."





John William “Jack” Conway

State Attorney General (Kentucky)


Did he tip off his brother about drug probe? - October 23, 2010

"The Senate race in Kentucky has been rocked by revelations that Democrat state attorney general Jack Conway's brother was the target of a drug investigation -- but no charges were filed against Matt Conway..."





John Conyers, Jr.

U.S. Congressman (Michigan)


Detroit home is an eyesore - June 15, 2011

"If Detroit has an image of a crumbling city, it doesn't help to have one of its representatives in the U.S. Congress let his home look unkempt. Charlie LeDuff pays a visit to John Conyers house."


Items stolen from government Cadillac - November 30, 2010

"The son of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., says items were stolen out of the government vehicle he was driving last Wednesday in downtown Detroit, FOX 2's Simon Shaykhet reports. ...the incident brings into question why the son of a congressman was driving a registered government vehicle."


Conyers supported project linked to wife - July 1, 2009

"Rep. John Conyers Jr. reversed his opposition to a controversial hazardous waste project in his district, writing a letter of support to the federal government with the help of his wife, former Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers, whose aide later linked her to receiving money from the contractor in the project."


Implicated in wife's crimes - June 29, 2009

"House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) has been implicated in the corruption scandal involving his wife Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers..."


Conyers, ACORN, and blackmail - June 29, 2009

Column by me.


Conyers abruptly abandons probe of ACORN - June 25, 2009

"House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying "powers that be" put the kibosh on the idea."


Conyers shilling for big campaign donors - March 2, 2009

"The Fair Copyright in Research Works Act of 2009, HR 801, introduced by John Conyers (D-MI), would limit public access to peer-reviewed journal articles and research manuscripts. If passed, the bill would reverse the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy, which has increased transparency and accessibility to journal articles and research manuscripts."


Conyers strikes deal with Ethics Committee - January 3, 2007

"Conyers' credibility as the Democrats' moral watchdog was shredded by the dubious deal he just struck with the House Ethics Committee - which was made public late last Friday in a holiday-weekend bid to avoid publicity."


Conyers aides press ethics complaints - March 3, 2006

"Three former aides to U.S. Rep. John Conyers say the lawmaker used them as baby sitters and personal servants while they were supposed to be working in his Michigan offices."


Fugitive ex-Conyers aide arrested in Africa - January 3, 2006

"A former aide to U.S. Rep. John Conyers has been arrested in Africa after skipping his sentencing on a federal fraud conviction, federal authorities said. DeWayne Boyd, 49, formerly of Detroit, was arrested Friday in Accra, Ghana, said Daniel D. Roberts, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit Field Office. Boyd is a former aide to Willie Brown when he was the speaker of the California Assembly."





Monica Conyers

Former City Councilwoman (Detroit, 2005-2009)


Conyers gets 37 months - March 10, 2010

"A former Detroit city councilwoman was sentenced to more than three years in prison Wednesday for bribery after a federal judge refused to set aside her guilty plea during a stormy court hearing dominated by a dispute over evidence of other payoffs."


Conyers sentencing rescheduled again - December 15, 2009

"The federal judge in the case postponed her sentence to March 10 from Jan. 15. It's the second delay. No specific reason was given."


Conyers sentencing rescheduled for January 15 - November 4, 2009

"The sentencing date for former Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers has been changed. US District Court judge Avern Cohn had set Conyers' sentencing date for Dec. 1. But now, Cohn says, she will be in court Jan. 15. Cohn didn't give a reason for the change, except to say it serves the interest of justice."


Judge will sentence Conyers on December 1 - October 29, 2009

"U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn said Tuesday he will sentence Conyers, 44, on Dec. 1. Detroit attorney Steve Fishman said he will seek probation for the one-time city power broker and wife of House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich."


Monica Conyers pleads guilty to bribery - June 26, 2009

"Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers pleaded guilty this morning to conspiring to commit bribery and is free on personal bond."


Tie to $40K in jewelry probed - June 19, 2009

"Federal agents are investigating allegations that Councilwoman Monica Conyers received thousands of dollars in jewelry from a pawn shop whose owner urged the council to ease off on plans to increase regulation of his business..."


Monica Conyers offered a plea deal - June 17, 2009

"Federal prosecutors have offered Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers a plea deal as part of their wide-ranging investigation of City Hall corruption, but she has not accepted it, the Free Press learned Tuesday."


Conyers has temper tantrum during council meeting - April 11, 2008

YouTube video of Conyers refusing to be follow rules of order and calling the president of the council "Shrek". [Watch 8th graders lecture Conyers about decorum.]





Vivian E. Cook

State Assemblywoman (New York)


Funneled money to friend's phony nonprofit - February 10, 2013

"She told Judge Jack Weinstein that she had an “agreement” with an unnamed member of the Assembly who funneled money to the nonprofit group Parents Information Network, or PIN. “Once PIN received the state funds, I alerted this person, and together we used PIN’s funds for personal shopping,” she said. The Post identified the lawmaker as Cook, an old friend of Huntley’s who also represents Jamaica."


Collecting per diems when she's not there - October 14, 2012

"Claiming she spent a marathon 12 consecutive days in Albany on “legislative business,” Queens Assemblywoman Vivian Cook pocketed $171 for each reported overnight stay — a total $2,197 in taxpayer money from March 21 to April 1, 2010. The Legislature was in session just three of those days — and Cook was absent for all three, records show."


$500k for empty piece of land - March 14, 2010

"The market value of the blighted space was estimated at only $287,000 when the Rockaway Boulevard Local Development Corp. bought it in 2006. Yet the nonprofit group, founded by Assemblywoman Vivian Cook of Queens, inexplicably paid almost double, $560,500, in an all-cash transaction."





Christopher Andrew "Chris" Coons

U.S. Senator (Delaware)


Sued 3 times in 2007 for employee abuse - October 20, 2010

"A third lawsuit alleges that New Castle County Executive Chris Coons retaliated against county employees because of their political views."


Volunteer for liberation theology - September 20, 2010

"Chris Coons, the freshly minted Democrat selected as Tea Party favorite and Republican nominee Christine O'Donnell's opponent in the Delaware U.S. Senate race traveled to Africa in the 1980s -- emerging as a committed leftist after volunteering for an organization supporting Black Liberation Theology."





Jon Stevens Corzine

Former Governor (New Jersey, 2006-2010)


A perjury rap, too? - June 11, 2012

"By playing dumb on key questions, Corzine seemed to shield himself from the serious charge of lying under oath. But he did get specific about a few things — one of which is clearly contradicted by the recent trustee’s report on MF Global’s demise. The former US senator and NJ governor — still a top Obama fund-raiser — could still be facing serious criminal charges. At the very least, it looks like he was trying to mislead Congress as it tried to get to the bottom of the MF Global mess."


Snagged $8.4 million before MF Global Collapse - May 21, 2012

"Former MF Global Holdings Ltd. CEO Jon S. Corzine received more than $8 million in cash and stock options in the months leading up to the brokerage’s collapse, according to recently filed bankruptcy documents."


Corzine ordered funds moved to JP Morgan - March 23, 2012

"Jon S. Corzine, MF Global Holding Ltd. (MFGLQ)’s chief executive officer, gave “direct instructions” to transfer $200 million from a customer fund account to meet an overdraft in a brokerage account with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), according to a memo written by congressional investigators." [More here.]


Regulators investigating MF Global - October 31, 2011

"Federal regulators have discovered that hundreds of millions of dollars in customer money has gone missing from MF Global in recent days, prompting an investigation into the brokerage firm, which is run by Jon S. Corzine, the former New Jersey governor..." [Corzine hires criminal defense lawyer.]


Christie explains why Corzine should be in prison - October 8, 2010

"Chris Christie is one fearless son of a bitch. In this short clip, he explains how former New Jersey Governor John Corzine made a $180 million pay-off to other Democrats just 90 minutes before Christie was sworn into office."


Negotiates state contracts with ex-lover - May 23, 2007

"...the episode stands as a prime example of a muddled, enduring relationship between two extremely powerful people that remains among the most fascinating parlor topics in New Jersey political circles. And it continues to raise complex questions and draw harsh criticism over the intersection of public responsibilities and private commitments."


SUB going 91 mph before crash - April 17, 2007

"The superintendent of the state police says Gov. Jon S. Corzine's SUV was traveling at approximately 91 mph seconds before it crashed into a guardrail on the Garden State Parkway, critically injuring the governor last week."


Jon Corzine's own personal culture of corruption - October 5, 2005

"...Corzine's latest scandal involves a half-million dollar loan he gave his ex-girlfriend, Carla Katz, who just happens to be the head of one of New Jersey's largest state workers unions. Eventually, according to investigators, he forgave the loan giving the impression this was a payoff to gain union support for his election campaign."





James Manuel "Jim" Costa

U.S. Congressman (California)


Skyrocketing wealth - February 10, 2012

Wealth increase between 2004 and 2008 as caculated by the Center for Responsive Politics. [Video explaining how unscrupulous congresscritters get rich.]





Alan MacGregor Cranston

Former U.S. Senator (California, 1987-1993)


Keating Five - 1989

"The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s... Lincoln Savings and Loan collapsed in 1989, at a cost of over $3 billion to the federal government. Some 23,000 Lincoln bondholders were defrauded and many investors lost their life savings. The substantial political contributions Keating had made to each of the senators, totaling $1.3 million, attracted considerable public and media attention. After a lengthy investigation, the Senate Ethics Committee determined in 1991 that Cranston, DeConcini, and Riegle had substantially and improperly interfered with the FHLBB's investigation of Lincoln Savings, with Cranston receiving a formal reprimand. Senators Glenn and McCain were cleared of having acted improperly but were criticized for having exercised poor judgment."





Carrol Crawford

Candidate for commissioner (Rowan County, North Carolina, 2012)


Convicted cross burning KKK leader running for office - March 14, 2012

"...one of two Democratic candidates whom state party officials have taken the unusual step of denouncing. The other is Carrol Crawford, a former Ku Klux Klan leader once convicted of burning a cross in Charlotte. He’s running for Rowan County commissioner." [More here.]


Leads KKK march in Greensboro - June 8, 1987

"Carrrol Crawford, a self-described "mountain boy" who likes to fish, hunt, boat and occasionally slow dance, is the same man who led Sunday's Ku Klux Klan march through downtown Greensboro." [More here.]





Joseph Crowley

U.S. Congressman (New York)


New York congressman lives in Virginia - July 8, 2011

"He may be the king of Queens, but the borough's Democratic Party boss has his castle in Virginia. Rep. Joe Crowley, who has the power to remake the political landscape in the borough -- as when he handpicked a candidate yesterday to replace Anthony Weiner -- actually lives 250 miles away with his family in Virginia..."





Elijah Eugene Cummings

U.S. Congressman (Maryland)


Skyrocketing wealth - February 10, 2012

Wealth increase between 2004 and 2008 as caculated by the Center for Responsive Politics. [Video explaining how unscrupulous congresscritters get rich.]





Andrew Mark Cuomo

Governor (New York)


$100,000 from developer before tax breaks - August 9, 2013

"Twin $50,000 donations were made to Andrew Cuomo’s campaign by two companies that have the same address as Extell Financial Services, which is part of Extell Development Co. — one of five developers to receive hefty tax relief thanks to a bill signed by the governor two days after the contributions."


Crooked Cuomo - August 11, 2011

"In late June, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo sent "one of his top advisers" to meet with Entergy officials and inform them that he is planning to close the Indian Point site..."


Accepts millions from interests he assails - June 23, 2010

"...as he delivered his announcement, Mr. Cuomo was sitting on millions in campaign cash from the very special interests whose influence he said he wanted to limit."


Took cash from opposing lawyers - November 23, 2009

"New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s campaign fund took tens of thousands of dollars from law firms representing clients his office investigated or accused of wrongdoing, state records show."


Fannie & Freddie - August 5, 2008

"How the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history gave birth to the mortgage crisis." [More here.]


Unanswered questions - September 21, 2006

"In 2000, three and a half years after Andrew Cuomo became Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), I met with a senior staff assistant to the Chairman of one of the appropriations committees for HUD. When I asked what was going on at HUD, the staff assistant said, "HUD is being run as a criminal enterprise.""





Richard Michael Daley

Former Mayor (Chicago, 1989-2011)


Maggie Daley's $6.5-mil. city contract - August 3, 2011

"The agency — chaired by Maggie Daley, wife of former Mayor Richard M. Daley — for years has been known informally as the unofficial City Hall charity. In further researching the Orozco matter, I was pointed to records listed on a city's website. (Type in "after" and hit "search" to reach the records.) The city's vendor, contract and payment information site indicates the group was awarded a new, $6.5-million city grant on May 12 -- four days before Mr. Orozco's former boss Mr. Daley left office."


Son profited from airport Wi-Fi deal - June 6, 2011

"For years, City Hall maintained that Mayor Richard M. Daley’s son, Patrick Daley, had no financial stake in the deal that brought wireless Internet service to city-owned O’Hare Airport and Midway Airport. But it turns out that the younger Daley still reaped a windfall of $708,999 when Concourse Communications was sold in 2006, less than a year after the Chicago company signed the multimillion-dollar Wi-Fi contract with his father’s administration..."


Daley can take $1.1 million with him - May 13, 2011

"Because he chose not to run for re-election, Daley still has $1.1 million in his campaign fund. In 1998, the General Assembly banned politicians from converting leftover campaign money for personal use. But, of course, the law included a grandfather clause, so it didn’t affect any of the politicians voting on it. The goody-goody sponsors, Barack Obama and Kirk Dillard, went along with the amendment, because they knew that was the only way to pass the bill."


Feds probe Daley nephew's city pension deal - May 29, 2009

"Federal law-enforcement authorities are probing the controversial investment of city employee pension fund dollars in a real estate firm involving Mayor Richard Daley’s nephew Robert Vanecko."


Jury convicts Daley patronage chief - July 7, 2006

"Striking a resounding blow against what prosecutors called "a new machine" in Chicago politics, a federal jury Thursday convicted Mayor Richard Daley's longtime patronage chief of scheming to reward political workers with city jobs."





Thomas Andrew "Tom" Daschle

Former U.S. Senator (South Dakota, 1987-2005)


Daschle delayed telling Obama about tax evasion - February 1, 2009

"Thomas A. Daschle waited nearly a month after being nominated to be secretary of health and human services before informing Barack Obama that he had not paid years of back taxes for the use of a car and driver provided by a wealthy New York investor."


Senator Daschle & his lobbyist wife - January 23, 2003

"The national press corps didn‘t bother to tell you why Tom Daschle, the Democrats’ Senate leader, decided at the 11th hour not to run for president: In the end, he calculated that he couldn‘t survive scrutiny of his persistent service to the clients of his wife."





Daniel K. "Danny" Davis

U.S. Congressman (Illinois)


FBI ties him to illegal Zimbabwe lobbying - August 7, 2013

"Two Democratic lawmakers from Illinois worked to help lift economic sanctions against Zimbabwe after being targeted by an illegal $3.4 million lobbying scheme, according to FBI testimony unsealed in federal court. Reps. Danny K. Davis and Bobby L. Rush, both of the Chicago area, were identified by Chicago media as “U.S. Representative A” and “U.S. Representative B” in the case, given that they were the only Illinois Democrats to have sponsored a failed 2010 resolution to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe cited in court documents."





Jorge Adolfo de Castro-Font

Former Territorial Senator (Puerto Rico, 2005-2008)


Sentenced to five years - May 18, 2011

"After a long and intense day in which judge Francisco Besosa listened patiently and for a period of five hours the details of the cooperation provided by the former Senator Jorge de Castro Font to federal authorities, the judge imposed a sentence of five years in prison and three of supervised release."


Arrested by FBI - October 3, 2008

"The FBI on Thursday arrested a prominent Puerto Rico lawmaker accused of providing political favors in exchange for cash and services totaling roughly half a million dollars, US officials said. Puerto Rico Sen. Jorge de Castro Font was indicted by a federal grand jury on 31 criminal counts including bribery, wire fraud and money laundering, US Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez Velez said."





Robert B. Decheine

Former Congressional Chief of Staff (Rep. Steve Rothman) and Obama Campaign Advisor


Pleads guilty in sex solicitation case - October 4, 2011

"A congressman's former chief of staff was sentenced to jail after he admitted on Tuesday that he solicited sex online from someone he thought was a minor."


Arrested for soliciting sex from minor - November 24, 2010

"Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ) fired his chief of staff Robert Decheine Tuesday after his arrest last week on a charge of soliciting sex from a minor."





Dennis Webster DeConcini

Former U.S. Senator (Arizona, 1977-1995)


Keating Five - 1989

"The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s... Lincoln Savings and Loan collapsed in 1989, at a cost of over $3 billion to the federal government. Some 23,000 Lincoln bondholders were defrauded and many investors lost their life savings. The substantial political contributions Keating had made to each of the senators, totaling $1.3 million, attracted considerable public and media attention. After a lengthy investigation, the Senate Ethics Committee determined in 1991 that Cranston, DeConcini, and Riegle had substantially and improperly interfered with the FHLBB's investigation of Lincoln Savings, with Cranston receiving a formal reprimand. Senators Glenn and McCain were cleared of having acted improperly but were criticized for having exercised poor judgment."





Peter Anthony DeFazio

U.S. Congressman (Oregon)


Attacks Republican candidate's children - March 7, 2011

"On Nov. 4, 2010, as soon as the election results were in and they were sure their candidate had won, faculty administrators at Oregon State University gave new meaning to the term "political payback." They initiated an attack on my three children – Joshua, Bethany and Matthew – for the purpose of throwing them all out of the OSU graduate school, despite their outstanding academic and research accomplishments. OSU is a liberal socialist Democrat stronghold in Oregon that received a reported $27 million in earmark funding from my opponent, Peter DeFazio, and his Democrat colleagues during the last legislative session."





Anthony DeFiglio

Democrat political operative (New York)


Arrested, pleads guilty to forging absentee ballots - December 21, 2011

"The City Council president, a councilman and two others were arrested Tuesday and charged with felonies for allegedly forging absentee ballots in the 2009 primary to benefit Democratic candidates." [More here.]





H. William "Bill" DeWeese

Former State Representative (Pennsylvania, 1976-2012)


Judge tosses jailed DeWeese off ballot - August 10, 2012

"Former Pennsylvania House speaker Bill DeWeese on Friday was ruled ineligible to run for re-election in his old district because he's serving a prison sentence for public corruption convictions."


Convicted of theft and conspiracy - February 7, 2012

"A jury convicted former Pennsylvania House Democratic leader Bill DeWeese on Monday of theft, conspiracy, and other charges, but he said he would not give up his seat and would continue to seek reelection..."


Top aide pleads guilty - January 18, 2012

"A top aide to ex-state House Speaker Bill DeWeese pleaded guilty this afternoon to charges that she conspired with the Greene County Democrat to use public resources for political campaigns."


Punished those who voted against pay raise - August 5, 2005

"Pennsylvania House Democratic Leader H. William DeWeese is standing by his decision to remove 15 Democratic subcommittee leaders who voted against the recent legislative pay raise, despite a personal request from Gov. Rendell to reverse his action. And that may not be all that DeWeese has done to penalize wayward Democrats."





Norman DeValois "Norm" Dicks

Former U.S. Congressman (Washington, 1977-2013)


Dishonorable mention: CREW's Most Corrupt - 2012

"Rep. Norm Dicks didn’t hesitate to use his powerful committee assignment as a source of big gifts for his son. As the chairman of an Appropriations subcommittee, Rep. Norm Dicks increased federal funding to the Puget Sound Partnership, a nonprofit group where his son, David Dicks, was executive director, from $20 million to $50 million." [The story of the federal money he sent to his son.]


Steps aside after FOIA revelations - March 12, 2012

"At long last, and only out of fear of what is in FBI records on the PMA Group, Norm Dicks decided to throw in the towel and step aside at the end of his term."


Dicks under investigation for ties to PMA Group - October 31, 2009

"U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks said Friday he has been interviewed by the Office of Congressional Ethics, which is looking into his relationship with a once influential lobbying firm that the Justice Department is investigating for possible criminal violations."





Salvatore F. "Sal" DiMasi

Former State Representative (Massachusetts, 2004-2009)


Found guilty on 7 of 9 counts - June 16, 2011

"A federal jury in Boston found former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi guilty yesterday of exploiting one of the most powerful offices in Massachusetts for his own personal gain when he helped a software company win multimillion-dollar state contracts in exchange for kickbacks." [Sentenced to 8 years.]


Indicted - June 2, 2009

"Former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and three Beacon Hill power brokers have been indicted on corruption charges in connection with a State House scandal involving lucrative software contracts, the U.S. attorney announced today." [Case grows.]


Cognos deals face federal scrutiny - December 17, 2008

"Federal authorities have convened a grand jury to investigate the state's awarding of a pair of multimillion dollar contracts to a Burlington software company that, in turn, provided large and often secretive paydays to close associates of House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi as it was winning state work."





Jimmy Dimora

Former Commissioner (Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1998-2010)


Arrested by FBI - September 15, 2010

"It is a shocking and emblematic photograph that could be of New York City's Boss Tweed, 140 years later: Jimmy Dimora, the most powerful man in Cuyahoga County politics, led away in manacles to FBI headquarters, to federal court, and into infamy." [More details here.]


Federal raids target Dimora & Russo - July 28, 2008

"The public-corruption investigation that paralyzed Cuyahoga County government Monday unraveled the political and business ties of the county's most powerful and colorful players: Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and Auditor Frank Russo."





Sheila Ann Dixon

Former Mayor (Baltimore, Maryland, 2007-2010)


Police car still assigned to Dixon's house - February 10, 2010

"With the city in an all-hands-on-deck mode during the third powerful winter storm of the season, the Baltimore Police Department is keeping a patrol officer on a security detail outside former Mayor Sheila Dixon's Southwest Baltimore home."


Baltimore mayor resigns under plea deal - January 6, 2010

"Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned Wednesday as part of a deal with prosecutors, ending a three-year tenure that began with promise but unraveled amid embarrassing allegations that she stole from the poor."


Guilty Dixon still showing up for work - December 2, 2009

"Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has resumed her duties a day after a jury found her guilty of taking gift cards from a program meant to help the city's poor children."


Jury convicts Dixon - December 2, 2009

"The jury convicted Mayor Sheila Dixon on one count of fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary. Dixon was acquitted of felony theft charges. The jury couldn't reach an unanimous decision on count six. The judge declared a mistrial."


Dixon indicted for stealing money from poor - January 9, 2009

"Mayor Sheila Dixon was indicted Friday on charges that she accepted illegal gifts during her time as mayor and City Council president, including travel, fur coats and gift cards intended for the poor that she allegedly used instead for a holiday shopping spree."





Christopher John "Chris" Dodd

Former U.S. Senator (Connecticut, 1980-2010)


Skyrocketing wealth - February 10, 2012

Wealth increase between 2004 and 2008 as caculated by the Center for Responsive Politics. [Video explaining how unscrupulous congresscritters get rich.]


Privileged Democrats & their houses - September 24, 2010

"It's all the sanctimonious Democrats who have exploited their entrenched political incumbency to pay for multiple manses and vacation homes -- while posing as vox populi." [More here.]


Dodd on 2009 list of 10 most corrupt politicians - December 2009

"Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.""


Conrad & Dodd knew they were getting mortgage discounts - July 27, 2008

"Despite their denials, influential Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad and Chris Dodd were told from the start they were getting VIP mortgage discounts from one of the nation's largest lenders, the official who handled their loans has told Congress in secret testimony."


Dodd & wife have health care conflict of interest - June 14, 2009

"A lead architect of health care reform efforts on Capitol Hill said it's "offensive" that questions are being raised about his wife's ties to the health care industry. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., whose wife Jackie Clegg Dodd sits on the boards of four health care companies, disputed the suggestion that his wife's career could pose a conflict of interest."


Dodd's Irish "cottage" suddenly triples in value - June 13, 2009

"A new appraisal of the Irish cottage owned by Sen. Christopher Dodd concludes that it is worth about three times as much as Dodd has been reporting on his financial disclosure forms. The new value of the cottage, located on Inishnee in Galway County, is $658,000, according to Dodd's 2008 financial disclosure form released today." [More here.]


Dodd blames bonus language on Obama - March 18, 2009

"Dodd just admitted on CNN that he inserted a loophole in the stimulus legislation that allowed million-dollar bonuses to insurance giant AIG to go forward – after previously denying any involvement in writing the controversial provision."


Senator Dodd's Irish "cottage" - March 12, 2009

"Senate rules call for valuations to be current and anyone who looked into the estimate would immediately spot Mr. Dodd's lowballing."


Dodd and Conrad get free Countrywide mortgages - June 12, 2008

"Two U.S. senators... received loans from Countrywide Financial through a little-known program that waived points, lender fees, and company borrowing rules for prominent people."





Richard Joseph "Dick" Durbin

U.S. Senator (Illinois)


SALF scandal implicates various Ill. Dems - September 20, 2010

"A voice from inside Chicago's Cook County Jail claims that the Save A Life Foundation (SALF) story implicates both Democrat and Republican pols in Illinois."


Durbin cashed out before stock market collapse - June 13, 2009

"The Illinois senator's 2008 financial disclosure statement shows he sold mutual-fund shares worth $42,696 on Sept. 19, the day after then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke urged congressional leaders in a closed meeting to craft legislation to help financially troubled banks."


Durbin apologizes for comparing U.S. to Nazi Germany - June 22, 2005

"Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) yesterday offered a tearful apology on the Senate floor for comparing the alleged abuse of prisoners by American troops to techniques used by the Nazis, the Soviets and the Khmer Rouge, as he sought to quell a frenzy of Republican-led criticism."





Kinde Durkee

Former Democrat Campaign Treasurer


Sentenced to eight years for fraud - November 28, 2012

"A Democratic campaign treasurer accused of defrauding the campaign war chests of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and other California politicians was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $10.5 million in restitution on Wednesday." [More here.]


FBI arrests prominent Democrat treasurer - September 3, 2011

"A prominent Democratic campaign treasurer who works for federal, state and O.C. lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Loretta Sanchez and state legislators Lou Correa and Jose Solorio has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of mail fraud, The Orange County Register has learned. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek confirmed Saturday afternoon that Kinde Durkee of Burbank-based Durkee and Associates, was arrested by the FBI on a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento." [More here and here.]





Michael Francis "Mike" Easley

Former Governor (North Carolina, 2001-2009)


Convicted of felony - November 24, 2010

"Former Gov. Mike Easley was convicted Tuesday of knowingly filing a false campaign report, becoming the first North Carolina governor to admit to a felony in a deal that halted a lengthy federal investigation."


Feds reveal probe of Easley travel expenses - May 16, 2009

"Federal and state investigators revealed Friday that they are conducting criminal probes of former Gov. Mike Easley's private air travel and his wife's and son's use of vehicles they did not own."


Audit says trip expenses unreasonable - October 30, 2008

"Expensive trips to Europe left taxpayers paying for hundreds of dollars worth of caviar, a linen jacket from France and a $27,000 chauffeured car that went unused."


Mary Easley gets 88 percent pay increase - July 2, 2008

"First Lady Mary Easley said Wednesday that she wasn't bothered by criticism of a new contract she has with North Carolina State University that almost doubles her annual salary."


Easley defends trips to Europe for him and wife - July 1, 2008

"Gov. Mike Easley on Tuesday took issue with reports on how much he and his wife spend on official trips overseas – with state taxpayers picking up the tab – saying they are doing what's needed to keep North Carolina's economy strong."


Prosecutorial misconduct by Easley - February 26, 2004

"The governor should step in and order the attorney general to reopen the case. Ooops, that's not likely to happen, is it? Guess who was attorney general when Gell was convicted in kangaroo court (no offense intended to the judge, jury, defense attorneys, and Bertie County court personnel involved in the first trial)? That right, former Attorney General Mike Easley, currently the governor of our great state, was in charge of the prosecution team assigned to convict Gell."





Johnny Reid "John" Edwards

Former U.S. Senator (North Carolina, 1999-2005)


Judge declares mistrial - June 13, 2012

"The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it will not attempt to retry former presidential candidate John Edwards on corruption charges. The decision brings to a close an unusual and much-criticized campaign finance case against Edwards, who was acquitted of one count on May 31 by a jury in North Carolina that could not reach a verdict on five other counts."


Denies being Manhattan Madam client - March 22, 2012

"Disgraced senator John Edwards today denied allegations he had any involvement with one of the high-class hookers working for alleged Manhattan Madam Anna Gristina after it was claimed he paid for sex while in New York during his presidential bid in 2007."


Indicted on six counts - June 3, 2011

"Filed by the U.S. District Attorney's Office of North Carolina, Alleging Acts of Illegal Campaign Contributions, Conspiracy, False Statements by John Edwards."


Still spending presidential campaign money - December 2, 2010

"Former presidential candidate John Edwards still has nearly $4 million in the account he set up when he made his 2008 run for the White House. It includes federal matching money and donations from contributors. An I-Team review of records shows the campaign has not returned those millions to contributors or the federal Presidential Election Campaign Fund. And, even though he ended his campaign for president nearly three years ago, records show public money still pays the salaries of some on Edwards’ staff, and more is going for lawyers and travel expenses."


Feds issue new subpoenas - October 6, 2010

"An investigation into whether John Edwards illegally funneled funds from his presidential campaign to cover up an affair with a staffer who bore his love child intensified this week, as federal investigators subpoenaed a host of new witnesses to appear before a grand jury..."


Edwards will testify under oath - April 23, 2010

"John Edwards will testify under oath about his relationship with mistress Rielle Hunter, facing questions about the infamous sex tape and whether he spent campaign funds to hide the relationship."


Edwards admits fathering child - January 21, 2010

"Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has finally come forward to admit that he is the father of a child born to a videographer he hired before his second White House bid. "It was wrong for me to ever deny she was my daughter," he said Thursday."


Ex-mistress seen at grand jury courthouse - August 6, 2009

"Rielle Hunter, John Edwards' former mistress, went inside the federal courthouse in Raleigh Thursday morning. A grand jury is meeting in the courthouse. Hunter was taken into a back entrance at the courthouse shortly after 8:30 a.m. by her New Jersey-based lawyer, Michael Critchley, an FBI agent and an agent with the Internal Revenue Service."


Edwards under investigation - May 3, 2009

"The feds are investigating whether former Sen. John Edwards broke any laws - besides those of decency - when he cheated on his dying wife with a campaign staffer. The US attorney apparently wants to know if the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate paid off mistress Rielle Hunter by siphoning cash from his campaign war chest or programs he set up to help the poor."


Dallas lawyer paid for mistress' relocation - August 9, 2008

"John Edwards, who won praise and sympathy as he campaigned for president with his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, admitted Friday that he had an affair with a woman who produced videos for his campaign but denied fathering her child."





Keith Maurice Ellison

U.S. Congressman (Minnesota)


Lied about 9/11 Muslim story - March 10, 2011

"The congressman told a teachable story this morning. One problem: It’s untrue."


Muslim Brotherhood support - April 22, 2010

"Among individual donors, Ellison – the first Muslim elected to Congress – enjoys strong support from Muslim Americans throughout the country, campaign finance records show. That's understandable. Tucked in among those contributions, however, are a handful of donors with a history of Muslim Brotherhood connections."


Louis Farrakhan's first congressman - October 9, 2006

"With the exception of columnist Katherine Kersten, the Star Tribune has scrupulously avoided examining Ellison's long train of troubling associations, foremost among them his ties to the Nation of Islam. Ellison's record also includes a multitude of embarrassments of the traditional kind. He fell afoul of the IRS after failing to pay $25,000 in income taxes; he ignored fines that he had incurred for parking tickets and moving violations so numerous that his driver's license was suspended more times than he can remember; he was fined for willful violation of Minnesota's campaign finance reporting law. It amounts to a striking pattern of lawbreaking since he undertook the practice of law in 1990."


Nation of Islam and CAIR connections - September 24, 2006

"Keith Ellison has a disturbing history with the Nation of Islam and has received financial and other help from a self-identified supporter of Hamas."


License suspended for unpaid tickets - September 17, 2006

"Keith Ellison's Excuse Brigade... cut its teeth on Ellison's 40 or so unpaid parking tickets, and his nine moving violations since 2000. Its candidate hit the campaign trail in June with a suspended driver's license, thanks to his failure to pay his fines."


Campaign finance violations - February 24, 2006

Findings by State of Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board





Rahm Israel Emanuel

Mayor (Chicago)


Rahm lived rent-free in BP flack's apartment - June 8, 2010

"If you or I lived rent free for five years in an apartment in pricey Washington, DC, we would have to pay income taxes on the value of the rent on the place. But apparently not Rahm Emanuel."


Rahm makes big money for short stint at Freddie Mac - March 26, 2009

"Before its portfolio of bad loans helped trigger the current housing crisis, mortgage giant Freddie Mac was the focus of a major accounting scandal that led to a management shake-up, huge fines and scalding condemnation of passive directors by a top federal regulator. One of those allegedly asleep-at-the-switch board members was Chicago's Rahm Emanuel—now chief of staff to President Barack Obama—who made at least $320,000 for a 14-month stint at Freddie Mac that required little effort."


Rent-free apartment not reported on tax returns - February 9, 2009

"White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel lived rent-free for five years in a Capitol Hill apartment owned by fellow representative Rose DeLauro (D-CT)... While the arrangement apparently does not run afoul of House ethics rules, questions are being raised about whether either Emanuel or DeLauro, who is married to Democratic pollster Stanley Greenburg, reported the arrangement to Congress. In addition, Emanuel may not have reported the imputed imputed income he received in the form of the free lodging on his personal income taxes."


Deeper role for Emanuel in Blagojevich scandal - December 18, 2008

"President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had a deeper involvement in pressing for a U.S. Senate seat appointment than previously reported, the Sun-Times has learned. Emanuel had direct discussions about the seat with Gov. Blagojevich, who is accused of trying to auction it to the highest bidder."


Emanuel fast-tracked immigrants to get votes - December 15, 2008

"A former INS official who attended meetings with Rahm Emanuel when Emanuel was a White House aide says the hard-charging Democrat relaxed rules to naturalize even criminal immigrants and secure their votes for President Clinton ahead of the 1996 presidential election."


Blagojevich scandal snares Obama’s chief aide - December 14, 2008

"THE bullish, foul-mouthed but effective Chicago arm-twister Rahm Emanuel has come under pressure to resign as Barack Obama’s chief of staff after it was revealed that he had been captured on court-approved wire-taps discussing the names of candidates for Obama’s Senate seat."


Emanuel director at Freddie Mac during scandal - November 7, 2008

"President-elect Barack Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," according to government reports..."


Emanuel lied about Foley scandal - December 10, 2006

"...in the narrowest and most technical way, an argument could be constructed that Emanuel did not actually "lie" in his responses. But that argument, ultimately, is nonsense. If you listen to the video, there is little doubt that Emanuel was lying in every meaningful sense of that word."


YouTube video about Foley emails - October 8, 2006

Watch Emanuel duck question about whether he knew about the Foley emails.





David Lester Epstein

Columbia professor, Huffington Post writer, and Palin hater


Epstein pleads guilty in incest case - May 25, 2011

"One of our readers has obtained court documents (for Case #2010NY090162) indicating that Epstein copped a plea to a misdemeanor charge of attempted incest. (Click the image to enlarge)."


Palin-hating Columbia professor busted for incest - December 10, 2010

"A popular Columbia professor was charged Thursday with incest – accused of a sick sex relationship with a female relative, prosecutors said. He had relations with his daughter, now 24, from 2006 through 2009, the complaint said." [More here.]





Jeffrey Edward Epstein

Democrat activist and donor


Billionaire pedophile goes free - July 20, 2010

"Victims alleged that Epstein molested underage girls from South America, Europe, and the former Soviet republics, including three 12-year-old girls brought over from France as a birthday gift."


Democrats still want pervert's money - July 19, 2010

"“We are a forgiving people,” says one Democrat National Committee fundraiser. “Look, Eliot Spitzer is going to have his own national TV show on CNN — why can’t someone like Epstein be allowed to support political and philanthropic endeavors he cares about?”"


Cops letting him get off easy - November 12, 2007

"The single felony charge - and the 18-month prison term Epstein is expected to get in return for a plea - is a slap on the wrist compared to what Palm Beach police had recommended at the end of their 11-month investigation last year."


Life of extravagance and young girls - August 14, 2006

"Police interviewed five alleged victims and 17 witnesses. Their report shows some of the girls said they had been instructed to have sex with another woman in front of Epstein, and one said she had direct intercourse with him. In October, police searched the Palm Beach mansion. They discovered photos of naked, young-looking females, just as several of the girls had described in interviews. Hidden cameras were found in the garage area and inside a clock on Epstein's desk, alongside a girl's high school transcript."


Solicited sex from underage masseuses - May 1, 2006

"Prepare to take a shower after reading this remarkably sleazy probable cause affidavit filed in the case of Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier who was arrested Sunday for soliciting sex from a masseuse at his Florida mansion. Beginning in mid-March 2005, Epstein became the target of a sexual battery probe conducted by the Palm Beach Police Department, according to the affidavit, which alleges that Epstein, 53, paid a series of underage girls to engage in sexual activity with him." [Previously agreed to plea bargain.]





Angelo Joseph Errichetti

Former Mayor (Camden, New Jersey, 1973-1981) and State Senator (1976-1981)


Abscam - 1980

"Abscam (sometimes ABSCAM) was a United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation run from the FBI's Hauppauge, Long Island, office in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The operation initially targeted trafficking in stolen property but was converted to a public corruption investigation. The investigation ultimately led to the conviction of a United States Senator, five members of the House of Representatives, one member of the New Jersey State Senate, members of the Philadelphia City Council, and an inspector for the Immigration and Naturalization Service."





Anna Georges Eshoo

U.S. Congresswoman (California)


Skyrocketing wealth - February 10, 2012

Wealth increase between 2004 and 2008 as caculated by the Center for Responsive Politics. [Video explaining how unscrupulous congresscritters get rich.]





Bobby Ray "Bob" Etheridge

Former U.S. Congressman (North Carolina, 1997-2011)


Resident recalls another run-in with Etheridge - June 18, 2010

"Brandon Leslie, who moved away seven years ago and is now an attorney in Oxford, Miss., said he had an encounter with the now seven-term Democratic congressman from Lillington almost 14 years ago."


Attacks a student - June 14, 2010

YouTube video here. Etheridge's apology here.





Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin Faleomavaega, Jr.

Non-voting delegate to U.S. House of Representatives (American Samoa)


Skyrocketing wealth - February 10, 2012

Wealth increase between 2004 and 2008 as caculated by the Center for Responsive Politics. [Video explaining how unscrupulous congresscritters get rich.]





Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold

Former U.S. Senator (Wisconsin, 1993-2011)


The senator from Soros - October 19, 2010

"What if Secret Donor Money -- funneled through a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit with no obligation to reveal its donors -- was used to influence not just your run-of-the mill election, but a sitting United States Senator as he ran a Senate confirmation hearing of a federal judge?"





Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein

U.S. Senator (California)


Husband selling post offices to friends.. cheap - September 18, 2013

"The post office is being killed for political reasons, they assert, pointing out that the corporation with the exclusive contract to negotiate sales for the Postal Service's $85 billion real estate portfolio is C.B. Richard Ellis (CBRE). And that the company is chaired by Richard C. Blum, who is the husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein and a member of the University of California Board of Regents." [Snopes.]


Husband lands high-speed rail contract - April 26, 2013

"The group lead by Tutor Perini bid $985,000,000 to build the initial 29-mile stretch, roughly from Fresno to Madera, which doesn’t include the costs for electrification and land purchase. And, as Laer points out at Crazifornia, they started with this section because it’s the cheapest. (I can’t wait to see what the bids are to lay track through the mountain passes…) I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that the principle owner of the company is husband to a powerful United States senator, who happens to be from the state building said rail system."


Husband cashes in on crisis - April 21, 2009

"On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband's real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms." [CB RIchard Ellis denies.]


Feinstein steers billions to husband's companies - January 2007

"As chairperson and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee (MILCON) from 2001 through the end of 2005, Feinstein supervised the appropriation of billions of dollars a year for specific military construction projects. Two defense contractors whose interests were largely controlled by her husband, financier Richard C. Blum, benefited from decisions made by Feinstein as leader of this powerful subcommittee."





Rhonda Fields

State Representative (Colorado)


Criminal record exposed - March 6, 2013

"According to a Colorado Bureau of Investigations report obtained by Media Trackers, State Representative Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) was arrested in 1976 on a charge of larceny and again in 1991 on a charge of shoplifting. Despite her own criminal record, Rep. Fields has sought to limit the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens." [More here and here.]





Robert Earl "Bob" Filner

Former U.S. Congressman (California, 1993-2012) and Mayor (San Diego, 2012-2013)


Pleads guilty to sexual harrassment - October 16, 2013

[Hidden behind subscriber gate]


Pervert mayor resigns - August 24, 2013

"Disgraced San Diego Mayor Bob Filner agreed to resign yesterday in exchange for the city’s help defending him against a slew of sexual-harassment claims made by 17 women. The accusers — including a great-grandmother and a retired Navy admiral — said the former 10-term congressman groped and kissed them and made salacious comments."


FBI investigating developer deals - July 30, 2013

"Federal agents have expanded their investigation into Mayor Bob Filner’s handling of the Sunroad project in Kearny Mesa to include another housing development held up until the applicant made a six-figure payment to the city."


June trip to Paris questioned - July 26, 2013

"Overshadowed by the sexual harassment allegations against him, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is also being investigated by City Hall over a trip last month to Paris to attend a rally staged by Iranian dissidents." [More here.]


Mayor to go into therapy - July 26, 2013

"Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has called a noon news conference, hours after local Democratic Party leaders voted to ask him to resign and four more women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment. ...says he will enter a behavior counseling center to begin intensive therapy."


Apologizes for behavior - July 12, 2013

"San Diego Mayor Bob Filner released a statement on Thursday afternoon apologizing to city residents, hours after he was accused of sexually harassing numerous female employees. "I begin today by apologizing to you. I have diminished the office to which you elected me. I have reached into my heart and soul and realize I must and will change my behavior," he said in the DVD." [Two more women.]





Thomas M. Finneran

Former State Representative (Massachusetts, 1979-2004)


Disbarred - January 23, 2007

"The respondent's misconduct implicates both the integrity of the judicial system and the honesty of a member of the bar.25 We have no reason to disagree with the finding that the respondent's conduct during the voting rights lawsuit represented an aberrant event in his long career of serving his constituency and the public with loyalty and distinction. But the respondent was convicted of a serious crime involving false testimony to a court under oath in a significant case about fundamental rights. We share the board's view, which is "entitled to substantial deference," Matter of Tobin, 417 Mass. 81, 88 (1994), that the public perception of the bar would be gravely damaged if this court were to impose a sanction less than the generally applicable one of disbarment... Conclusion. This case is remanded to the single justice for entry of an order disbarring the respondent from the practice of law. The disbarment shall be effective retroactive to January 23, 2007, the date of the respondent's temporary suspension."


Pleads guilty - January 9, 2007

"Thomas Finneran, former Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, plead guilty yesterday to obstruction of justice charges brought against him. While he will not be going to prison, Finneran received an 18-month unsupervised probation sentence along with a $25,000 fine. In effect, Finneran also loses his state sponsored pension, and cannot seek a political office for the next five years. This plea was made to remove the other three counts of perjury coming against Finneran." [Loses state pension.]


Indicted - June 7, 2005

"Democratic former House Speaker Thomas M. Finneran was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on three counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice, over his allegedly false testimony in a 2003 federal voting rights case investigating racial gerrymandering."





Charles F. Flaherty

Former State Representative (Massachusetts, 1967-1996)


Pleads guilty to federal tax evasion - April 7, 1996

"These are trying times for state Democratic legislators in Massachusetts. For starters, the Governor, William F. Weld, is a Republican. But last week things got a whole lot worse. Charles F. Flaherty, the popular and powerful Democratic Speaker of the overwhelmingly Democratic Massachusetts House, pleaded guilty to a Federal tax evasion charge involving a 13-year-old tax return, and announced that he would step down at the end of June."





Floyd Harold Flake

Former U.S. Congressman (Queens, 1987-1997) and current Senior Pastor of Greater Allen African Methodist Episcopal Cathedral


Accused of "looting" Wilberforce University - October 9, 2011

"For five years, the former congressman headed one of the largest churches in the country in Queens while simultaneously running a small college in Ohio -- pocketing hundreds of thousands in salary and benefits from both places. Now Wilberforce University faculty members say he bled them dry, setting the storied black Protestant college on the road to financial ruin."


Personal gains from public property - June 17, 2010

"The sale shows how lucrative financial deals involving public money and well-connected insiders can be arranged without competitive bidding and with little public attention."


Power pastor's Queens hellholes - April 12, 2010

"A nonprofit housing-development group run by politically hooked-in Queens pastor Floyd Flake operates like a slumlord, furious tenants charge."


Rev. Floyd Flake is a millionaire - February 10, 2010

"The Rev. Floyd Flake, a key member of the consortium awarded the Aqueduct video-slots contract, pays himself and his wife nearly $1 million a year for their charitable and church work..." [More here.]


The tax-evasion and embezzlement case - April 5, 1991

"This politically and racially sensitive case was lost, it appears from the events of this week, largely because of the legal approach Mr. Maloney's office and the tax division of the Justice Department in Washington had chosen long before the indictment last August."





Harold Eugene Ford, Jr.

Former U.S. Congressman (Tennessee, 1997-2007)


Harold Ford's Tennessee tax dodge - February 12, 2010

"When it comes to his shadow run for Senate, Harold Ford is a New Yorker through and through. When it comes to paying taxes, though, he's still a Tennessean — he's never filed a New York return."





Nathan Bedford Forrest

Confederate Army Lieutenant General and First Grand Wizard of Ku Klux Klan (Tennessee, 1860s)


Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and the KKK - January 16, 2009

"It was at about this time that Forrest, learning of the KKK, expressed a desire to join. The eminent recruit was elected grand wizard, the Klan's highest official, and tried to bring the rapidly multiplying dens under a centralized authority — his own. Forrest probably did not object to the violence, per se, as a means of restoring the pre-war hierarchy, but as a military man, he deplored the lack of discipline and structure that defined the growing KKK. In its methods and aims, the KKK was merely the avenging ghost of the Confederate army. To Forrest's dismay, though, it was not an army that he could command."


1 of 20 most embarrassing moments in Democrat history - undated

"3) Formation of the KKK (1865): Along with 5 other Confederate veterans, Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest created the KKK."





Barnett "Barney" Frank

Former U.S. Congressman (Massachusetts, 1981-2013)


Who is James Johnson? - June 16, 2011

"Only two of the characters in this tale come off as egregiously immoral. Johnson made $100 million while supposedly helping the poor. Representative Barney Frank, whose partner at the time worked for Fannie, was arrogantly dismissive when anybody raised doubts about the stability of the whole arrangement."


Sends his boyfriend to heckle opponent - October 16, 2010

"Upon exiting the most recent debate with Barney Frank, located at WGBH studios in Boston, MA, Republican Congressional candidate, Sean Bielat, gets heckled by a Barney Frank "supporter" while talking to the media. While watching this video, we realized that we recognized this "supporter". We received confirmation from two eyewitnesses that the mysterious cameraman was none other than Barney Frank's pot-growing boyfriend, James Ready."


Free jet ride from bailout recipient - October 13, 2010

"U.S. Rep. Barney Frank... took a free private jet to the Virgin Islands courtesy of a Maine congresswoman’s billionaire fiance — whose company received a $200 million federal bailout..."


Frank on 2009 list of 10 most corrupt politicians - December 2009

"Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.""


Barney present during marijuana bust - November 6, 2009

"FOX25 has learned that Congressman Barney Frank was present during a marijuana arrest at James Ready's home in Ogunquit, Maine. Ready is well-known for his relationship with Congressman Frank."


Barney Frank trying to do it again - September 22, 2009

"At the hearing, and in others across Capitol Hill, Democratic majorities are pressing hard to expand some of the very policies that led to the reckless home lending that in turn helped lead to the great financial meltdown. If Chairman Barney Frank and his fellow Democrats have their way, we'll do it all again -- and more."


Frank asks Fannie/Freddie to loosen standards AGAIN - June 22, 2009

"In a letter to the CEO's of both companies, Representatives Barney Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Anthony Weiner warned that a 70 percent sales threshold "may be too onerous" and could lead condo buyers to shun new developments... The legislators asked the companies to "make appropriate adjustments" to their underwriting standards for condos..."


Frank has hissy fit on CNBC - June 11, 2009

Watch video of Barney Frank objecting to direct questions and then walking out of interview.


Frank uses political power to keep Mass. plant open - June 4, 2009

"No other lawmaker has managed to halt the GM ax. As chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Frank oversees the government's bailout program, known as TARP. Frank's staff said the lawmaker spokes with GM CEO Fritz Henderson on Wednesday and convinced him to keep the Norton, Mass. plant open for at least 14 months."


Timeline showing Democrats ignoring impending financial crisis - September 24, 2008

"Watch Barney Frank, former gay pimp, insist that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are "not in crisis" and are "fundamentally sound"."


Barney Frank's Fannie Mae love connection - September 24, 2008

"Prominent Democrats ran Fannie Mae, the same government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) that donated campaign cash to top Democrats. And one of Fannie Mae’s main defenders in the House – Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., a recipient of more than $40,000 in campaign donations from Fannie since 1989 – was once romantically involved with a Fannie Mae executive."


Frank reprimanded by House - July 26, 1990

408 - 18 - 4 - 3


Frank admits he kept prostitute in his apartment - August 27, 1989

"Frank... confirmed Friday that he paid Gobie for sex, hired him with personal funds as an aide and wrote letters on congressional stationery on his behalf to Virginia probation officials, but Frank said he fired Gobie when he learned that clients were visiting the apartment."





Alan Stuart "Al" Franken

U.S. Senator (Minnesota)


Franken most foul - August 7, 2010

"Franken has become notorious on Capitol Hill for incidents of this kind. He is described as someone who frequently becomes rageful and lacking in control over the behavior related to his emotions. He is susceptible to outbursts, involving Republican Senators as well as staffers, immediately following which he is consumed with regret. He fits the profile of a guy with serious anger management issues."


Felons voting illegally gave him the win - July 12, 2010

"The six-month election recount that turned former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota's Twin Cities."


Minnesota's "absentee" senator - July 2, 2009

"Mr. Franken trailed Mr. Coleman by 725 votes after the initial count on election night, and 215 after the first canvass. The Democrat's strategy from the start was to manipulate the recount in a way that would discover votes that could add to his total. The Franken legal team swarmed the recount, aggressively demanding that votes that had been disqualified be added to his count, while others be denied for Mr. Coleman."


Al Franken, Democrat from ACORN - July 2, 2009

"The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged?"


Minnesota's missing votes - April 18, 2009

"...the state Supreme Court and the canvassing board oversaw a haphazard process by which some counties submitted new batches to be included in the tally, while other counties did not. The resulting additional 933 ballots were largely responsible for Mr. Franken's narrow lead."


Minnesota "Trojan Horse" absentee voter system - March 9, 2009

"It turns out, not surprisingly, that the counties that are careful about applying election laws are Republican-leading counties, while the lax ones--Hennepin, Ramsey and St. Louis--are heavily Democratic. What this means, in practice, is that thousands of votes are counted in Democratic counties that would not be counted if the same voter lived in a Republican county. Coleman observed that we hadn't realized it until now, but every Republican who runs in a state-wide race starts with a deficit of several thousand votes for this reason."


Randi Rhodes says Franken won't be "honest" senator - January 7, 2009

Listen to YouTube recording of Randi Rhodes trashing her old Air America colleague.


The dirty joke from Minnesota - January 6, 2009

"The Minnesota secretary of state, Mark Ritchie, presided over the recount and it became clear quickly that the Democrats would do whatever was necessary to count Mr. Coleman out, stopping just short of borrowing votes from neighboring Wisconsin and Iowa."


Funny business in Minnesota - January 5, 2009

"Strange things keep happening in Minnesota, where the disputed recount in the Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken may be nearing a dubious outcome. Thanks to the machinations of Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and a meek state Canvassing Board, Mr. Franken may emerge as an illegitimate victor."


Ballot madness in Minnesota senate race - December 22, 2008

"The primary problem isn’t the rules. The real problem is the lack of consistency." [INCLUDES IMAGES OF ACTUAL BALLOTS]


ACORN and Soros linked to Franken - December 22, 2008

"Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who orchestrated the recount that gave Democratic challenger Al Franken a lead some six weeks after incumbent GOP Sen. Norm Coleman appeared to win by 725 votes on Election Day, has extensive ties to both the ACORN organization now under federal investigation for vote fraud, and to MoveOn.org ultra-liberal kingmaker George Soros."


'Ballots in my car' story false - November 12, 2008

"OK, so were the ballots ever in a car? Yes."


Minnesota used machines that flunked out in Michigan - November 5, 2008

"Voting machines that recently failed pre-election accuracy tests in Michigan are at the center of a disputed U.S. Senate race in Minnesota that hangs in the balance over fewer than 500 votes at press time."





John P. Fresolo

State Representative (Massachusetts)


Cashes in on per diem reimbursements - March 25, 2013

"The per-diem-dipping lawmakers’ claims of 200-plus commutes far exceeded the House’s 119 formal sessions in 2011, the last year for which complete records are available. Many are showing similar numbers for 2012..."


Put pictures of his genitals on government computer - March 22, 2013

"He allegedly sent 'lascivious photos of his privates' to a computer at the State House, and an aide complained to the Ethics Committee to start the investigation."







Fat greedy pol


February 27, 2013 - All I can say is the people of Minnesota should be so proud of their representative. Acting so dignified and respectful of his elected position and the people he represents. NOT! – Pam T., Virginia

February 27, 2013 - You mentioned you don't watch TV in one of your articles. Then you missed it: Hannitty had a black representative from Minnesota. After the introductions the dude promptly started out telling Hannity that he was the worst journalist ever. Said he was a yellow journalist and then proceeded to go off in a rant for 3 min, oh, and never mentioned the fact that at least 2 of the major news networks have been caught recently editing things that make a liberal's stand on something lean more in their direction. Then there was the black CEO of the black chamber of commerce, he called Obama a communist and a Marxist. Said "Obama is like that bad member of your family, but everyone protects him cuz, you know, he's still family." - Pam T., Virginia
J.P. replies: You're referring to this: Rep. Ellison explodes on Fox. That Keith Ellison is in Congress is an embarrassment to the nation. Our first Muslim congresscritter has ties to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and numerous financial shenanigans in his past. The fact that he seems to have a loyal constituency of Muslim Somalis who vote for him (probably illegally) says all we need to know about America's disastrous immigration policies and the level of fraud in our elections.

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