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Most Corrupt Congresscritters

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has released a report on the 13 most corrupt members of Congress. On this page, you can click on each of the thirteen names and read the reasons why they’re on the list. Here’s the list: Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-CA) Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)…

Conservatives Against Republicans

Washington Monthly has an interesting set of essays by prominent conservatives on why they want the Republicans to lose in November. Joe Scarborough writes of the virtues of divided government during the 90s: The fact that both parties hated each another was healthy for our republic’s bottom line. A Democratic president who hates a Republican…

Weekly Katherine Harris Update

I don’t know why I find this woman so fascinating. She’s a living train wreck and I just can’t stop watching. In her latest crazy move, she’s once again claiming the support of prominent politicians that don’t support her. Last week, Jeb Bush did a “unity tour” with Republican office seekers in Florida and Harris…

McKinney May Sue Georgia

See Cynthia McKinney lose an election. See Cynthia McKinney whine about how unfair it is and file lawsuits: Outgoing Fourth District Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was considering a lawsuit against the state of Georgia Friday. McKinney questioned whether Georgia’s primary system violates the Voting Rights Act and hinted on Thursday that her supporters may challenge the…

Why I Like the Judiciary

I was watching TV last night and a campaign commercial came on for Debbie Stabenow, the Democratic incumbent US Senator from Michigan. Like most campaign commercials, it was just a medley of scenes of her shaking hands and talking to people with the appropriate look of concern on her face. And the voiceover features her…

FBI Raids Alaskan Legislators’ Offices

Including the son of Ted Stevens. They’re apparently looking at corruption charges involving an oil services company: The offices of at least six Alaska legislators, including the son of Sen. Ted Stevens, were raided by federal agents searching for possible ties between the lawmakers and a large oil field services company, officials and aides said.…

Government PR Contracts

Here’s a Washington Post article about the Pentagon offering a $20 million public relations contract for a firm to collect and disseminate good news about the war in Iraq. Now I don’t know or care how you feel about the war in Iraq, but the very idea of the government using PR flaks to sell…

Yep, it’s Stevens

Senator Ted Stevens’ spokesman confirmed that he was indeed the senator that put a “secret hold” on a bill that would increase government transparency and help us find where our tax dollars are going to. Apparently, the memo about committing political suicide got stuck in the tubes when one of his aides sent him an…

A bill in the Senate that would increase government transparency and accountability has been put on “secret hold” by one or more Senators, who, by Senate rules, can pretty much kill the bill in this manner: A bill to promote government transparency faces an uncertain future because of a far-from-transparent hold placed upon it in…

Harris Explains What She Meant

Stepford Senate candidate Katherine Harris attempted to “clarify” what she meant last week when she told the Florida Baptist Witness that separation of church and state was a lie and that God decides who gets elected. Here’s her explanation: Harris’ campaign released a statement Saturday saying she had been “speaking to a Christian audience, addressing…