Friday, September 17, 2021

Tag: political scandal

Former congressman found guilty of 23 felonies

Former Texas Rep. Steve Stockman's sentencing is currently scheduled for August, and he could face decades in prison for his crimes.

Former House Speaker Pleads Guilty to Concealing Blackmail Payments

Former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert plead guilty on Wednesday to concealing $1.7 million in blackmail payments. In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop the second count—making false statements to the FBI.

Clinton Scandals: If the First Time Is Tragedy…

If Whitewater wasn't a tragedy then Benghazi and Hillary Clinton's email scandal is assuredly a farce. But Republicans think differently as the damned emails will return on Oct. 22, when Clinton appears before the Benghazi committee.

Clinton Emails: Is this Watergate? Or Just Another Whitewater?

The Hillary Clinton email hysteria rages on as the Washington press corps have virtually declared war on her. But is this a Republican stunt to derail the Democratic presidential candidate they fear the most?

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton State Department Emails, Mexico Energy Reform and the...

“[A]s secretary of state, we know that there was quite a revolving door between the oil and gas lobby and her people at State and on her previous campaign staff." So should we be worried about Hillary Clinton standing up to Big Oil and Gas?

Which ‘Senior Official’ Smeared Hillary Clinton?

There is lingering suspicion on exactly who told reporters that Hillary Clinton's emails, which weren't classified, but should have been, were a matter for criminal investigation. Who could it be?

Anticipatory Bribery

It's about time the people that run for office feel the burden of revealing payments based on their economic worth, not anticipated political clout. Have we entered a future of anticipatory bribery?

What Clintons Do Is ‘Scandalous,’ What Republicans Do Is Ignored

It seems that no matter what Hillary Clinton does, America's political media rises up in sustained outrage. But why doesn't the press corps apply the same standards to any Republican politician?

When They Scream ‘Clinton Scandal,’ Wait for the Facts

There is a new frenzy of ignorance and indignation against the the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. But they'll remain innocent until someone produces credible evidence of wrongdoing—which in this case has yet to be done.

As Public Pensions Shift to Risky Wall Street, Local Politicians Rake...

A recent political scandal in which investments done in secret are politically connected with Wall Street's firms who are in return earning millions off of taxpayers is getting little coverage. Journalist David Sirota is revealing his findings about these secrets to Democracy Now.

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It’s time to get this landmark bill passed and build a fairer America.

New bill to prevent Wall Street from continuing to finance fossil fuel industry

“For too long, our federal government has looked the other way while our nation’s largest banks bankroll the dirtiest fossil fuel projects.”

Whatever happened to the Republican Party that stood for limited government?

Today’s Republican Party, while still claiming to stand for limited government, is practicing just the opposite: government intrusion everywhere.
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As wealthy nations debate giving booster vaccine shots, calls grow for global vaccine equity

“This is an emergency that affects all of us because variants are coming from areas where there are large numbers of unvaccinated people.”