william jefferson

In striking down long-standing campaign contribution limits last week, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the right to donate to as many candidates as you like is protected by the First Amendment and that the government has an interest only in preventing direct quid pro quo corruption.
But Hogan's ruling was overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which found that before reviewing the
Incarceration is apparently no excuse for not disclosing your political campaign committee activity.
Melissa Bean has been a voice for corporate America from the first day she took office. Most of the small bits of information
Politicians have always been an ethically challenged bunch. It's gotten to be a competition to see who can shock America the most with their depraved behavior.
A more appropriate definition of corruption today would be the abuse of public trust for private gain. The US has the resources to pursue such a definition both at home and abroad.
I am aghast to discover former congressman William J. Jefferson could depart Washington a convicted criminal and still take home approximately $60,000 a year in retirement pay.
"Silly season" refers to late summer, when governments go on massive taxpayer-funded vacations all over the world. This year's season could produce a bumper crop of silly.
Americans may trust Mr. Obama, but they don't trust Congress, certainly not about major reform of health care and not in such uncertain times.
Rev. Aubry Wallace of Marrero, who heads the recall committee, told the paper that they have already gathered 8,000 signatures
The improbable victory of Joseph Cao gave Republicans something to gloat about in the wake of its November defeats. But Republicans may soon learn that they're getting more than they bargained for.
Is there a lesson to be learned from the defeat of William Jefferson, an incumbent indicted on bribery charges and found
We, the taxpayers, will be the ones to pay the bill when it comes due.
Federal prosecutors on Friday accused Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) of soliciting bribes in two alleged schemes that
   Warren Buffet's taxes This one (and the next one) are for presidential candidates to use on the campaign trail. Point