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    1. November 20, 2011

      Support grows for Congress insider trading ban

      The US Senate will this week consider a proposal to ban insider trading by lawmakers, spurred into action by increasing...

    2. January 24, 2011

      Tea Party group seeks to oust ‘crony’ Immelt

      A prominent Republican Tea Party activist has launched a campaign to oust Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive of General...

    1. January 10, 2011

      Ex-US Republican leader gets 3-year prison term

      Tom DeLay leaves the Travis County Jail after being sentenced to three years in prison and posting bail Tom DeLay, the...

    2. November 25, 2010

      Tom DeLay convicted of money laundering

      Tom DeLay, the Republican leader known as “The Hammer” for his uncompromising enforcement of party discipline, was convicted...

    3. September 5, 2008

      St Paul Diary

      Abramoff back to haunt McCain Jack Abramoff, the former Republican super-lobbyist, was sentenced yesterday to serve four...

    4. September 5, 2008

      St Paul Diary

      Abramoff back to haunt McCain Jack Abramoff wants everyone - especially the judge who was expected to sentence him...

    5. September 3, 2008

      St Paul diary: Schwarzenegger skips party

      Schwarzenegger skips the party Where have all the moderate Republicans gone? Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was supposed to...

    6. May 28, 2008

      Candidates in battle to reduce the influences of lobbyists

      It is an irony of the 2008 election that the long shadow of Jack Abramoff, the former Republican super-lobbyist, looms over...

    7. May 28, 2008

      Obama sets himself tough task in resisting lure of lobbyists

      It is an irony of the 2008 election that the long shadow of Jack Abramoff, the former Republican super-lobbyist, looms over...

    8. October 15, 2007

      EU officials could face quandary on lobbying proposal

      From Mr Philip Sheppard. Sir, Your correspondent reported accurately on the European parliament workshop on rules for...

    9. August 1, 2007

      Politicians jump on honesty bandwagon

      “They think they own this government,” says Barack Obama against the backdrop of cheering crowds. “But we’re here today to...

    10. June 4, 2007

      Democratic lawmaker indicted for bribery

      A Virginia grand jury ­on Monday indicted William Jefferson, a Democratic lawmaker, on sixteen counts of bribery,...

    11. April 24, 2007

      Aide charged with helping Abramoff

      A former congressional staffer and high-ranking official for the Northern Mariana Islands has been charged with using his...

    12. April 24, 2007

      Abramoff lobbying scandal ensnares ex-aide

      A former congressional staffer and high-ranking official for the Northern Mariana Islands has been charged with using his...

    13. April 2, 2007

      Investors demand clarity on political donations

      The US business community's traditional secrecy over its political spending is coming under attack from an unprecedented...

    14. March 27, 2007

      All White House e-mails to be kept

      The US's Republican National Committee and the chairman of President George W. Bush's 2004 campaign have been ordered by a...

    15. March 23, 2007

      Ex-Bush official admits lying to Senate

      The scandal surrounding Jack Abramoff claimed another political career on Friday after a former senior member of the Bush...

    16. February 15, 2007

      Former CIA director faces fraud charge over contracts

      A former senior Central Intelligence Agency official has been charged with fraud for allegedly funnelling contracts to a...

    17. February 14, 2007

      Ex-senior CIA official faces fraud charge over contracts

      A former senior Central Intelligence Agency official was yesterday charged with fraud for funnelling contracts to a...

    18. December 8, 2006

      Public sees African anti-graft action as better than west's

      European and North American governments are seento be more corrupt than their African counterparts, according to a...

    19. December 5, 2006

      Lobbyists fear EU crackdown after complaints

      Picking your moment is crucial to good lobbying and there can hardly have been a worse one for the fast-growing industry in...

    20. Brussels Blog

      December 3, 2006

      Opening up EU 'black box'

      When Siim Kallas, head of the European Commission’s administration, embarked on a drive to improve transparency in the EU’s...

    21. October 28, 2006

      REPUBLICANS RECENTLY EMBROILED IN SCANDALS

      *Tom DeLay Indicted in Texas on money- laundering charges related to campaign financing, the party's former majority leader...

    22. October 20, 2006

      Republicans are not down and out

      US voters appear set to inflict an electoral bloodbath on Republicans in two weeks that will leave both houses of Congress...

    23. October 16, 2006

      Mehlman denies role in oustingof official

      Ken Mehlman, the powerful chairman of the Republican National Committee, was yesterday put on the defensive about his...

    24. October 16, 2006

      Associate of Abramoff had 12 meetings with Bush staff

      A lobbyist associated with Jack Abramoff, the convicted former "superlobbyist", met White House officials on 12 occasions...

    25. October 15, 2006

      Mehlman denies role in ousting of official

      Ken Mehlman, the powerful chairman of the Republican National Committee, was on Sunday put on the defensive about his...

    26. October 14, 2006

      Ney falls victim to Abramoff scandal with graft admission

      The scandal over Jack Abramoff, the crooked superlobbyist, claimed its first congressional victim yesterday when Bob Ney, a...

    27. October 13, 2006

      Ney falls victim to Abramoff scandal

      The scandal over Jack Abramoff, the crooked superlobbyist, claimed its first congressional victim on Friday when Bob Ney, a...

    28. October 11, 2006

      Spectre of Abramoff was key in US Congress

      When US Congressman Bob Goodlatte introduced his anti-gaming legislation in February, he sent a letter to his Republican...

    29. October 10, 2006

      Lobbying scandal fuels online gambling criticism

      When Congressman Bob Goodlatte introduced his anti-gaming legislation in February, he sent a letter to his Republican...

    30. October 7, 2006

      Theweek

      888 and PartyGaming, two of the biggest internet gambling companies, will suspend indefinitely business from US customers...

    31. October 7, 2006

      Online gaming tied to US super-lobbyist

      PartyGaming, Sportingbet and other UK-listed online gaming companies paid millions of dollars to Washington lobbyists...

    32. October 6, 2006

      Online gaming linked to US 'super-lobbyist'

      PartyGaming, SportingBet and other online gaming companies paid millions of dollars to Washington lobbyists linked to Jack...

    33. October 6, 2006

      Times get tougher for Ohio's Republicans

      Standing in front of the fire department in Zanesville, a small Ohio town near the middle of the state, Republican Mike...

    34. October 5, 2006

      Gaming websites tied to Abramoff

      PartyGaming, SportingBet and other online UK-listed gaming companies paid millions of dollars to Washington lobbyists...

    35. October 5, 2006

      Times get tougher for Ohio’s Republicans

      Standing in front of the fire department in Zanesville, a small Ohio town near the middle of the state, Republican Mike...

    36. September 9, 2006

      Attempt to enforce law could well be legitimate

      PartyGaming received an e-mail in January last year purporting to be from the attorney-general of Louisiana requesting that...

    37. August 17, 2006

      Key races

      Democrats picked up the 15 extra seats they needed to win a majority in the House of Representatives and won four out of six...

    38. July 20, 2006

      Georgia electorate cuts off 'the Right Hand of God'

      He was once considered so influential that Time magazine put him on its cover under the banner, "The Right Hand of God"....

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