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Reactions to the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of corporate campaign contributions varied from disappointment on the Democrats' side to excitement from some Republicans. Jim Lehrer talks to analysts about how the ruling will change campaign finance.
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Former Democratic Senate majority leader Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination to be President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services secretary Tuesday, saying he did not want to be a distraction after paying $140,000 in back taxes.
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.
The role played by lobbyists in each of the top three campaigns for president has become a hot button issue as the race to raise campaign cash gains intensity. Analysts debate the role of lobbyists in campaigns and why the…
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 House of Representatives passed an energy bill Thursday to close the first 100 legislative hours of the new congressional session, which included the passage of a number of bills promised by Democrats in their fall campaigns. A guest discusses…
The House on its first day of the new session passed changes to ethics guidelines, including banning gifts and meals paid for by lobbyists and limiting travel paid for by outside groups. Guests discuss the legislation's chances of success.
As part of the wider Jack Abramoff lobbying probe, former chief procurement officer David Safavian was found guilty of one count of obstructing justice and three counts of lying or concealing information from investigators. A reporter covering the trial explains…
Neil Volz, a one-time chief of staff to Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), admitted in court Monday that he tried illegally to influence his former boss on Jack Abramoff's behalf. Experts discuss the Abramoff trial and the impact of Volz's testimony.
A former congressional chief of staff and business associate of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty Monday to charges in connection with the wide-ranging corruption and influence-peddling investigation by the Justice Department.
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