Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power & Greed

Editor: Grey House Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-68-217548-4
Category: History - United States -- History
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An important look at how our political system developed and changed and the forces that compelled these changes. With its comprehensive coverage of this interesting topic, Political Corruption in America will prove to be a useful addition to the reference collections of all public libraries, university libraries, history collections, political science collections and high schools.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Publisher's Note
  • Volume 1
  • A
  • Abramoff, Jack (1959–)
  • ABSCAM
  • Adams, Llewelyn Sherman (1899–1986)
  • Addonizio, Hugh Joseph (1914–1981)
  • Agnew, Spiro Theodore (1918–1996)
  • Alexander, Lamar
  • Ames, Adelbert (1835–1933)
  • Ames, Oakes (1804–1873)
  • Archbald, Robert Wodrow (1848–1926)
  • Archer, Stevenson(1827–1898)
  • Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, 494 U.S. 652 (1990)
  • Axtell, Samuel Beach (1819–1881)
  • B
  • Baker, Robert Gene (1928–)
  • Barry v. United States ex rel. Cunningham, 279 U.S. 597 (1929)
  • Barstow, William Augustus (1813–1865)
  • Belknap, William Worth (1829–1890)
  • Biaggi, Mario (1917–2015)
  • Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore (1877–1947)
  • Bingham, Hiram (1875–1956)
  • Blagojevich, Milorad “Rod” R. (1956–)
  • Blaine, James Gillespie (1830–1893)
  • Blanton, Leonard Ray (1930–1996)
  • Brehm, Walter Ellsworth (1892–1971)
  • Brewster, Daniel Baugh (1923–2007)
  • Bridgegate (2013)
  • Brooks, James (1810–1873)
  • Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1 (1976)
  • Bullock, Rufus Brown (1834–1907)
  • Bundling
  • Burton, Joseph Ralph (1852–1923)
  • Burton v. United States, 202 U.S. 344 (1906)
  • Bustamante, Albert Garza (1935–)
  • Butler, David C. (1829–1891)
  • Butler, Roderick Randum (1827–1902)
  • C
  • Caldwell, Alexander (1830–1917)
  • Campaign Finance Scandal 1996
  • Catron, Thomas Benton (1840–1921)
  • Caudle, Theron Lamar
  • Censure
  • Chinagate
  • Chippewa Cree Tribal Scandals (2014–2016)
  • Choate, Joseph Hodges (1832–1917)
  • Cianci, Vincent Albert, Jr. (1941–2016)
  • Civil Service Act
  • Civil Service Reform
  • Claiborne, Harry Eugene
  • Claiborne v. United States, 465 U.S. 1305(1984)
  • Clark, William Andrews (1839–1925)
  • Clayton, Powell (1833–1914)
  • Clean Politics Act of 1939
  • Clinton, William Jefferson (1946–)
  • Code of Official Conduct
  • Coelho, Anthony Lee (1942–)
  • Colfax, Schuyler, Jr. (1823–1885)
  • Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee v. Federal Election Commission, 116 S. Ct. 2309, 518 U.S. 604(1996)
  • Colvin, Harvey Doolittle (1815–1892)
  • Coman, Thomas (1836–1909)
  • Common Cause
  • Congressional Ethics Code
  • Connolly, John Bowden, Jr. (1917–1993)
  • Connelly, Matthew J. (1907–1976)
  • Contempt of Congress
  • Corrupt Practices Act, 36 Stat. 822 (1910)
  • Corrupt Practices Acts (Congressional)
  • Cosby, William (c. 1690–1736)
  • Coughlin, John Joseph (1860–1938)
  • Covode, John (1808–1871)
  • Cox, Charles Christopher (1952–)
  • Cox Report
  • Cranston, Alan MacGregor (1914–2000)
  • Crédit Mobilier Scandal
  • Croker, Richard (1841–1922)
  • Cunningham, Randall Harold (1941–)
  • Curley, James Michael (1874–1958)
  • Curtis, George William (1824–1892)
  • D
  • Daugherty, Harry Micajah (1860-1941)
  • Democracy: An American Novel
  • Denby, Edwin (1870-1929)
  • Dever, William Emmett (1862-1929)
  • Deweese, John Thomas (1835-1906)
  • Dewey, Thomas Edmund (1902-1971)
  • Diggs, Charles Coleman, Jr. (1922-1998)
  • Dodd, Thomas Joseph (1907-1971)
  • Dorsey, Stephen Wallace (1842-1916)
  • Duer, William (1747-1799)
  • Durenberger, David Ferdinand (1934-)
  • Dwyer, R. Budd (1939-1987)
  • E
  • Eaton, Dorman Bridgman (1823–1899)
  • Edwards, Edwin Washington (1927–)
  • Edwards, Francis Smith (1817–1899)
  • Eilberg, Joshua (1921–2004)
  • English, George Washington (1868–1941)
  • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Scandal (1983)
  • Espy, Michael Albert (1953–)
  • Ethics in Government Act, Public Law 95-521 (1978)
  • Ethics Reform Act of 1989, Public Law 101-194 (1989)
  • Evans v. United States (504 U.S. 255 [1992])
  • Executive Privilege
  • Expulsion
  • F
  • Fall, Albert Bacon (1861–1944)
  • Fattah, Chaka (1956–)
  • Fauntroy, Walter Edward (1933–)
  • Federal Corrupt Practices Act of 1910
  • Federal Corrupt Practices Act of 1925, 43 Stat. 1070; 2 U.S.C. § 241 (1925)
  • Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, Public Law 92-225, 86 Stat. 3, 2 USC § 431 et seq. (1971)
  • Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1974, 88 Stat. 1263 (1974)
  • Federal Election Commission (FEC)
  • Federal Election Commission v. Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Inc., 479 U.S. 238 (1986)
  • Federal Election Commission v. National Conservative Political Action Committee, 470 U.S. 480 (1985)
  • Federal Election Commission v. National Right to Work Committee, 459 U.S. 197(1982)
  • Ferguson, James Edward (1871–1944)
  • Ferguson, Miriam Amanda Wallace (1875–1961)
  • Filegate
  • Fletcher, Ernest Lee (1952–)
  • Flood, Daniel John (1903–1994)
  • Florida Right to Life, Inc. v. Lamar, 233 F. 3rd 1288 (11th Cir. 2001)
  • Ford, John N. (1942–)
  • Fortas, Abraham (1919–1982)
  • Foulke, William Dudley (1848–1935)
  • G
  • Garcia, Robert (1933–2017)
  • Garfield, James Abram (1831–1881)
  • Gaynor, William Jay (1848–1913)
  • Gilbert, William Augustus (1815–1875)
  • Goebel, William (1856–1900)
  • Gore, Albert Arnold, Jr. (1948–)
  • Grover, La Fayette (1823–1911)
  • Grunewald, Henry W.
  • H
  • Hague, Frank (1876–1956)
  • Hall, Abraham Oakey (1826–1898)
  • Hanna, Richard Thomas (1914–2001)
  • Hansen, George Vernon (1930–2014)
  • Hastert, John Dennis (1942–)
  • Hastings, Alcee Lamar (1936–)
  • Hatch Act, 53 Stat. 1147 (1939)
  • Hays, Wayne Levere (1911–1989)
  • Hayt, Ezra Ayres (1823–1902)
  • Helstoski, Henry (1925–1999)
  • Helstoski v. Meanor
  • Henderson, John Brooks (1826–1913)
  • Hevesi, Alan G. (1940–)
  • Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951 (1946)
  • Hoeppel, John Henry (1881–1976)
  • Hoffman, Harold Giles (1896–1954)
  • Hoffman, John Thompson (1828–1888)
  • Holden, William Woods (1818–1892)
  • Honoraria
  • Hopkinson, Francis (1737-1791)
  • House of Representatives Banking Scandal
  • House of Representatives Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
  • House of Representatives Post Office Scandal
  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Scandal
  • Hubbard, Carroll, Jr. (1937–)
  • Hubbell, Levi (1808–1876)
  • Hunt, (Harold) Guy (1933–2009)
  • I
  • Impeachment
  • Income Tax Scandal, Department of Justice (1951–1952)
  • Independent Counsel Statute, 28 U.S.C. 1826
  • Independent Expenditures
  • Influence Peddling
  • Ingersoll, Robert Green (1833–1899)
  • Iran-Contra Affair
  • IRS Targeting Scandal (2013)
  • J
  • Jackson, Edward Franklin (1873–1954)
  • Jackson, James (1757–1806)
  • Jackson, Jesse Louis, Jr. (1965–)
  • Jefferson, William Jennings (1947–)
  • Jenckes, Thomas Allen (1818–1875)
  • Jenrette, John Wilson, Jr
  • Jerome, William Travers (1859–1934)
  • Johnson, Thomas Francis (1909–1988)
  • Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980, 28 U.S.C. § 372(c) (1980)
  • Jurney v. MacCracken, 294 U.S. 125 (1935)
  • K
  • Keating Five
  • Kellogg, William Pitt (1830-1918)
  • Kelly, Richard
  • Kerner, Otto, Jr. (1908-1976)
  • Kent, Samuel B. (1949–)
  • Kilbourn v. Thompson, 103 U.S. 168 (1881)
  • Kilpatrick, Kwame (1970–)
  • Kim, Jay Chang-jun (1939-)
  • King, Cecil Rhodes (1898-1974)
  • King, William Smith (1828-1900)
  • Kolter, Joseph Paul
  • Koreagate
  • L
  • Lance, Thomas Bertram “Bert” (1931–2013)
  • Langer, William (1886–1959)
  • Leche, Richard Webster (1898–1965)
  • Lederer, Raymond Francis (1938–2008)
  • Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, Public Law 104-65,109 Stat. 691, 2 U.S.C. § 1601 (1995)
  • Lorimer, William (1861–1934)
  • Louderback, Harold (1881–1941)
  • Lyon, Caleb (1822–1875)
  • M
  • Mandel, Marvin (1920–2015)
  • Manton, Martin Thomas (1880–1946)
  • Marshall, Humphrey (1760–1841)
  • Matteson, Orsamus Benajah (1805–1889)
  • Mavroules, Nicholas James (1929–2003)
  • May, Andrew Jackson (1875–1959)
  • McCormick v. United States (500 U.S. 257 [1991])
  • McCotter, Thaddeus George (1965–)
  • McCray, Warren Terry (1865–1938)
  • McDade, Joseph Michael (1931–)
  • McDonnell v. United States, 529 U.S._(2016)
  • McDonnell, Robert Francis (1954–)
  • McGrain v. Dougherty, 273 U.S. 135 (1927)
  • Mecham, Evan (1924–2008)
  • Miller, Thomas Woodnutt (1886–1973)
  • Mills, Wilbur Daigh (1909–1992)
  • Mitchell, John Hipple (1835–1905)
  • Mitchell, John Newton (1913–1988)
  • Mollohan, Alan Bowlby (1943–)
  • Morales, Daniel C. (1956–)
  • Morrison v. Olson, 487 U.S. 654 (1988)
  • Muckrakers
  • Mugwumps
  • Mulligan Letters
  • Myers, Michael Joseph (1943–)
  • N
  • 1911 Amendments to the Publicity Act
  • 1940 Amendments to the Hatch Act
  • Newberry v. United States, 256 U.S. 232(1921)
  • Ney, Robert William (1954–)
  • Nixon, Richard Milhous (1913–1994)
  • Nixon v. Shrink Missouri PAC, 528 U.S. 377 (2000)
  • Nixon v. United States, 506 U.S. 224 (1993)
  • O
  • Oakar, Mary Rose
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Operation Greylord
  • Ordway, Nehemiah George (1828-1907)
  • P
  • Pardongate
  • Patterson, James Willis (1823–1893)
  • Peck, James Hawkins (1790?–1836)
  • Pendergast, Thomas Joseph (1872–1945)
  • Pendleton, George Hunt (1825–1889)
  • Pendleton Civil Service Act, 22 Stat. 403 (1883)
  • Perkins, Carl Christopher (1954–)
  • Pickering, John (1737?–1805)
  • Poindexter, George (1779–1853)
  • Poindexter Commission
  • Political Cartoons and Corruption
  • Political Corruption as Portrayed in Films and on Television
  • Political Corruption as Portrayed in Literature
  • Pomeroy, Samuel Clarke (1816–1891)
  • Porteous, G. Thomas, Jr. (1946–)
  • Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. (1908–1972)
  • Powell v. McCormack, 395 U.S. 486 (1969)
  • Publicity Act of 1910, 36 Stat. 822
  • Volume 2
  • R
  • Rangel, Charles Bernard (1930–)
  • Rebuke
  • Recall
  • Reed, Harrison (1813–1899)
  • Reeder, Andrew Horatio (1807–1864)
  • Renzi, Richard George “Rick” (1958–)
  • Reynolds, Melvin Jay (1952–)
  • Rezko, Antoin “Tony’ (1955?–)
  • Richmond, Frederick William (1923–)
  • Ritter, Halsted Lockwood (1868–1951)
  • Roach, William Nathaniel (1840–1902)
  • Roberts, Owen Josephus (1875–1955)
  • Robinson, Charles (1818–1894)
  • Ross, Robert Tripp (1903–1981)
  • Rostenkowski, Daniel David (1928–)
  • Rowland, John Grosvenor (1957–)
  • Russian Hacking Scandal (2016–)
  • Ryan, George Homer (1934–)
  • S
  • Schenck, Robert Cumming (1809–1890)
  • Schmitz, Eugene Edward (1864–1928)
  • Schock, Aaron (1981–)
  • Schumaker, John Godfrey (1826–1905)
  • Seabury, Samuel (1873?–1958)
  • Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China
  • Senate Finance Committee Hearings 1997 (Thompson Committee)
  • Senate Select Committee on Ethics
  • Senate Select Committee on Standards of Conduct
  • Shepherd, Alexander Robey (1835–1902)
  • Shuster, Elmer Greinert “Bud” (1932–)
  • Siegelman, Donald Eugene (1946–)
  • Sikes, Robert Lee Fulton (1906–1994)
  • Silver, Sheldon (1944–)
  • Simmons, James Fowler (1795–1864)
  • Skelos, Dean G. (1948–)
  • Small, Lennington “Len” (1862–1936)
  • Smith, Frank Leslie (1867–1950)
  • Smith, John (1735?–1824)
  • Special Prosecutor (Federal)
  • Speech or Debate Clause of the U.S. Constitution
  • Star Route Frauds
  • Starr, Kenneth Winston (1946–)
  • Stevens, Theodore Fulton, Sr. (1923–2010)
  • Sullivan, Timothy Daniel (1863–1913)
  • Sulzer, William (1863–1941)
  • Swartwout-Hoyt Scandal
  • Swayne, Charles Henry (1842–1907)
  • Symington, John Fife, III (1945–)
  • T
  • Talmadge, Herman Eugene (1913–2002)
  • Tammany Hall
  • Tate, James Williams (1831–?)
  • Teapot Dome Scandal
  • Thomas, John Parnell (1895–1970)
  • Thompson, Fred Dalton (1942–2015)
  • Thompson, William Hale (1869–1944)
  • Tillman Act of 1907, 34 Stat. 864 (1907)
  • Tonry, Richard Alvin (1935–2012)
  • Torricelli, Robert Guy (1951–)
  • Traficant, James Anthony, Jr. (1941–2014)
  • Tucker, James Guy, Jr. (1943–)
  • Turner, George (1750?–1843)
  • Tweed, William Magear (1823–1878)
  • Tyner, James Noble (1826–1904)
  • U
  • United States v. Bramblett, 348 U.S. 503(1955)
  • United States v. Brewster, 408 U.S. 501 (1972)
  • United States v. Gillock, 445 U.S. 360 (1980)
  • United States v. Helstoski, 442 U.S. 477 (1979)
  • United States v. Johnson, 383 U.S. 169 (1966)
  • United States v. National Treasury Employees Union
  • United States v. Salinas (522 U.S. 52 [1997])
  • United States v. Shirey, 359 U.S. 255 (1959)
  • United States v. Worrall, 2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 384(1798)
  • V
  • Vare, William Scott (1867–1934)
  • Vermont Right to Life Committee v. Sorrell, 19 F. Supp. 2d 204 (1998), 216 F. 3d 264 (2000)
  • Veterans Administration Scandal (2014–)
  • W
  • Walker, James John (1881–1946)
  • Walsh, Thomas James (1859–1933)
  • Walton, John Callaway (1881–1949)
  • Warmoth, Henry Clay (1842–1931)
  • Watergate
  • Welch, William Wickham (1818–1892)
  • Whiskey Ring Scandal
  • Whitewater
  • Whittemore, Benjamin Franklin (1824–1894)
  • Willett, William Forte, Jr. (1869–1938)
  • Williams, Harrison Arlington, Jr. (1919–2001)
  • Williams, John James (1904–1988)
  • Williamson, John Newton (1855–1943)
  • Wilson, Charles Herbert (1917–1984)
  • Worrall, Robert
  • Wright, James Claude, Jr. (1922–2015)
  • Y
  • Yee, Leland (1948–)
  • Z
  • Zenger, John Peter (1697–1746)
  • Primary Documents
  • Introduction
  • IMPEACHMENT OF JOHN PICKERING
  • 1804: Report on the historic impeachment trial of Judge John Pickering, the second such trial up to that time.
  • THE DISPUTED GOVERNORSHIP OF WISCONSIN
  • THE GOVERNORSHIP OF WISCONSIN
  • 1856: Reports on the fight between the Democrats, wanting to keep Governor Barstow in power amid fraud and corruption charges, and the Supreme Court wanting to replace him with Republican Bashford
  • AMES AND BROOKS
  • 1873: Details the debate in the House on the censure motion against both Oakes Ames and James Brooks for their roles in The Credit Mobilier railroad scandal.
  • THE SECRETARY OF WAR
  • THE CASE IN THE HOUSE
  • THE DISGRACED SECRETARY
  • 1876: Reports on an investigation into the fraud perpetrated by William Belknap's office, the announcement of Belknap's impeachment and resignation.
  • ARCHER STOLE HEAVILY
  • TREASURER ARCHER RESIGNS
  • GOVERNOR JACKSON ACTS
  • HIS FIRST DAY IN PRISON
  • 1890: Detail Stevenson Archer's fraud as Maryland's Treasurer and discusses Governor Jackson's removal of Archer. Also, a report of Archer's first day in prison.
  • GOEBEL SHOT DOWN
  • 1890: Highlights the shooting of William Goebel of Kentucky, who is reportedly the only major politician murdered in American history because of politics.
  • CLARK IS REAPPOINTED
  • 1900: Details the intrigue of Montana Senator William Clark's resignation due to electoral misconduct, and his reappointment by the Lt.Governor while the Governor was out of state.
  • CASE AGAINST SWAYNE
  • SWAYNE NOT GUILTY
  • 1905: Report on Judge Charles Swayne's impeachment by the House, and his acquittal by the Senate on charges of corruption.
  • BURTON'S SUCCESSOR
  • 1906: Details of Senator Joseph Burton's resignation following allegations of illegally accepting compensation for services.
  • LORIMER OUSTED, FIGHTING TO END
  • 1912: Reports on the expulsion of Senator William Lorimer of Illinois on bribery charges–the first sitting Senator expelled on charges of political corruption.
  • ARCHBALD DENIES ALL
  • ARCHBALD “GUILTY”
  • ARCHBALD IS THIRD JUDGE FOUND GUILTY BY SENATE
  • 1913: Details Judge Robert Archbald's fight against corruption charges and the Senate vote to impeach. And, a history of the impeachment of Federal officials up to that time.
  • SULZER, GUILTY ON THREE COUNTS, TO BE OUSTED FROM OFFICE TO-DAY; ACQUITTED OF BRIBERY CHARGE
  • 1913: Details the vote to convict Governor William Sulzer of New York for financial improprieties and other corruption.
  • TRIAL OF ENGLISH TO BE ABANDONED, JURIST RESIGNING
  • 1926: What would have been the 10th federal impeachment trial in American history, had not Judge George English resigned before being tried for “abusing his office through tyranny and oppression.” ABSOLVED BY RESOLUTION OF HAVING ACTED WITH CORRUPT
  • MOTIVES
  • 1931: Details the Senate debate of the actions of Senator Hiram Bingham of Connecticut, accused of illegal hiring practices.
  • ROWBOTTOM SENTENCED ON 4 BRIBERY COUNTS
  • 1931: Heralds the conviction of Rep. Harry Rowbottom for accepting bribes in exchange for Federal appointments.
  • IMPEACHMENT OF JUDGE RITTER VOTED BY HOUSE
  • RITTER GUILTY; SENATE VOTES HIS REMOVAL AS U.S. JUDGE
  • 1936: Reports on Judge Halsted Ritter's impeachment vote and his removal from office, after he was convicted of accepting bribes in cases he was officiating over.
  • MANTON'S CONDUCT UNDER U.S. INQUIRY; HE DEFERS DEFENSE
  • 1939: A report on the investigation into Judge Martin Manton for taking bribes. As he was not a sitting judge, he could not be impeached.
  • CURLEY CONVICTION
  • 1946: The conviction of Rep. James Curley from Massachusetts on mail fraud charges.
  • DISCLOSES DECISION IN TV TALK
  • TEXT OF ADAMS’ RESIGNATION STATEMENT
  • 1958: Details the broadcast resignation of former New Hampshire Governor Sherman Adams due to accusations of accepting gifts From a Boston businessman.
  • BOBBY BAKER MIRRORS THE SENATE HE ‘RAN’
  • BAKER DENIES USING HIS INFLUENCE IN VENDING MACHINE FRANCHISES
  • 1963: Illustrates powerful Majority Secretary of the Senate, Bobby Baker, and the depth of the corruption that led to his resignation.
  • PANEL URGES SENATE TO CENSURE DODD
  • SENATE CENSURES DODD BY 92-TO-5 VOTE
  • 1967: The censure of Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut for misuse of camp aign funds, and the final vote which led to his defeat in Connecticut's Democratic primary.
  • VICE PRESIDENT AGNEW RESIGNS, FINED FOR INCOME TAX EVASION
  • 1973: A report on the 2nd Vice President to resign, and the first due to corruption. Agnew took bribes as governor of Maryland and was unable to pay taxes on the money he received.
  • REP. BRASCO CONVICTED IN BRIBERY CASE
  • 1974: Reports on the conviction of Representative Frank Brasco of New York for accepting bribes in exchange for granting Post Office contracts to a known mobster.
  • REP. PODELL PLEADS GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY
  • 1974: Details the conspiracy charges against Representative Bertram Podell for accepting bribes in exchange for helping an airline out of financial trouble.
  • THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST LANCE
  • 1977: Outlines corruption and financial irregularities charges against Jimmy Carter's Director of OMB Bert Lance, while he was director of a Georgia bank.
  • REP. LEACH INDICTED ON FEDERAL VOTE-BUYING CHARGES IN ‘78 ELECTION
  • 1979: A report of the indictment of Rep. Buddy Leach for vote-buying.
  • FBI ‘STING’ SNARES SEVERAL IN CONGRESS
  • EX-REP. KELLY, 2 OTHERS GUILTY IN ABSCAM TRIAL
  • REP. LEDERER RESIGNS SEAT OVER ABSCAM CONVICTION
  • 1980/81: The unfolding ABSCAM (Arab Scam) scandal–breaking news of the FBI bribing Federal officials to loosen regulations on Arab sheiks, conviction and resignation of major players.
  • IDAHO CONGRESSMAN IS CONVICTED OF HIDING FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
  • HOUSE PANEL ASKS REPRIMAND OF IDAHO LAWMAKER
  • HOUSE REPRIMANDS IDAHO REPUBLICAN IN FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE CASE
  • 1984: These articles document the conviction of Idaho Representative George Hansen for filing false financial disclosure statements.
  • WRIGHT TO RESIGN SPEAKER'S POST, HOUSE SEAT
  • 1989: Reports on Speaker of the House Jim Wright's resignation due to financial irregularities. He was the 4th Speaker to do so, but the first because of political corruption.
  • SENATE REMOVES HASTINGS
  • 1989: This article discusses Judge Alcee Hastings being found guilty of directing a friend to solicit a bribe from an undercover FBI agent.
  • GORE SAYS HE DID NOTHING ILLEGAL IN SOLICITING FROM WHITE HOUSE
  • 1997: Coverage of a press conference in which Vice President Al Gore denies accusations of breaking campaign finance laws.
  • SENATORS ENDORSE CAMPAIGN INQUIRY WITH WIDER SCOPE
  • 1997: The Senate's vote to examine the Clinton/Gore campaign amid allegations of rampant violations of campaign finance laws.
  • HOUSE VOTES, WITH LONE DISSENT FROM CONDIT, TO EXPEL TRAFICANT FROM RANKS
  • 2002: Reports on the House vote to expel Rep. James Traficant for bribery and racketeering.
  • OPERATION OPEN DOORS
  • 2004: Scandal over “superlobbyist” Jack Abramoff, accused of lavish spending on his politician clients.
  • BRAZEN CONSPIRACY
  • 2005: Highlights the conspiracy of House Rep. and former war hero Randy Cunningham, for accepting million of dollars in bribes for major defense contracts.
  • ABRAMOFF PLEADS GUILTY TO 3 COUNTS; LOBBYIST TO TESTIFY ABOUT LAWMAKERS IN CORRUPTION PROBE
  • 2006: A story behind the scandal –reports on the politicians who cavorted with Jack Abramoff, and those he paid for their influence.
  • THE SORRY STATE OF ILLINOIS
  • 2006: The growing corruption scandal of Illinois Governor George Ryan's administration.
  • GOV. BLAGOJEVICH AND OPERATION BOARD GAMES: IT'S “PAY-TO-PLAY … ON STEROIDS”
  • 2006: The discontent of Illinois voters as they discover that they replaced one corrupt governor (see Ryan, above) with another, Rod Blagojevich.
  • HONORABLE EXPLANATION? CHOOSE ONE
  • 2007: Discusses the bribery corruption of Louisiana Representative William Jefferson.
  • MR ROWLAND'S RETURN
  • 2008: Mockery of the hiring of ex-Connecticut Governor John Rowland, by the city of Waterbury (CT), who was forced to resign as governor for taking bribes.
  • THE REAL VICTIMS OF JESSE JACKSON JR.’S FALL FROM GRACE
  • 2013
  • IS MONTANA MORE CORRUPT THAN MIAMI?
  • 2014
  • RECALLING THE INJUSTICE DONE TO SEN. TED STEVENS
  • 2014
  • THE BRIDGE SCANDAL, EXPLAINED
  • 2015
  • IN TWO CORRUPTION CASES, THE CULTURE OF ALBANY WILL GO ON TRIAL
  • 2015
  • SESSIONS’ FIRST MOVE AT DOJ SHOULD BE TO CLEAR REP. RICK RENZI”
  • 2016
  • DECLASSIFIED REPORT SAYS PUTIN ‘ORDERED’ EFFORT TO UNDERMINE FAITH IN U.S. ELECTION AND HELP TRUMP
  • 2017
  • IN THE MATTER OF REPRESENTATIVE CHARLES B. RANGEL OF NEW YORK
  • 2017
  • Appendices
  • 1. Cases of Expulsion, Censure, and Condemnation in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, 1798-Present
  • 2. Senate Cases Involving Qualifications for Membership
  • 3. Independent Counsel Investigations/Special Counsel Investigations
  • 4. House Cases Involving Qualifications for Membership
  • 5. United States Senators Tried and Convicted and Tried and Acquitted, 1806-Present
  • 6. United States Governors in Ethical Trouble–Impeachments, Crimes, and Convictions, 1851-Present
  • 7. Impeachments of Federal Officials, 1799-Present
  • 8. Rules of Procedure and Practice in the Senate when Sitting on Impeachment Trials
  • 9. United States Mayors Involved in Political Corruption
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography