Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska will stay on the ballot after his conviction Monday on seven felony counts, amid Sen. John McCain's call for his resignation. Anchorage Daily News reporter Michael Carey assesses the case and how it's playing…
A jury found Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens guilty Monday of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from an oil contractor. A Capitol Hill reporter details the court's ruling and how it may impact Stevens' political future.
Various New York lawmakers and newspapers called for Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation Tuesday, after he was linked to a prostitution ring Monday via a federal wiretap. Reporters discuss Spitzer's political career and the fallout from the scandal.
On Thursday, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., challenged allegations that he had an improper relationship with a lobbyist that were raised in a New York Times article, calling it a "hit and run smear campaign."…
Question/Comment: Can you give any positive commentary to help reassure small investors that there is a reasonable chance to expect integrity when dealing with Wall Street? Paul Solman: More than in the past, say? I don’t see why. Here’s an…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Former Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Ney was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison Friday for his role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.
The Democrats held a razor-thin majority of 50-49 Thursday as the 110th Senate convened, while Sen. Tim Johnson is still in critical but stable condition after heart surgery in December. The NewsHour reports on the Senate's opening day and the…
By PBS NewsHour
The House ethics committee criticized members and aides for leaving male pages vulnerable to Rep. Mark Foley's improper sexual advances even though the first concerns were reported more than a decade ago.
The newly elected members of the House had their freshman photograph taken Tuesday on Capitol Hill, while Senate Democrats elected their new leaders. Expert analyze the upcoming changes in the House and Senate.
One week after Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., resigned over explicit messages to a congressional page, the House ethics committee has launched an investigation into how the leadership handled the matter.
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