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Capitol Briefing Archive: Ethics and Rules

Hoffman concedes a 2nd time in NY House race

The Conservative Party candidate conceded a race in upstate New York for a U.S. House of Representatives seat for the second time Tuesday, saying he doesn't have enough votes.

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 24, 2009; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Ethics committee says Rep. Harman is not under scrutiny

By Paul Kane The ethics committee is not investigating Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), whose conversation with an Israeli operative four years ago drew scrutiny from the Justice Department and for a time from the committee. The committee's top lawmakers assured Harman that there is no investigation in a letter Wednesday,...

By Paul Kane  |  November 5, 2009; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Ethics committee clears Rep. Shuler

By Ben Pershing The House ethics committee has informed Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) that he has been cleared of wrongdoing and is no longer under investigation by the panel for allegations that a real estate development in which he invested may have received preferential treatment from a government agency. Shuler,...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 5, 2009; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hoyer: number of investigations proves Congress is "most ethical" in history

By Paul Kane House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday said that Democrats are living up to their promise to run the "most ethical" Congress in history, despite a new ethics committee document showing that his party's lawmakers have drawn far more scrutiny than Republicans. Hoyer cited the release...

By Paul Kane  |  November 3, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Oversight panel to subpoena Countrywide info

By Ben Pershing UPDATE 10:02 P.M. ET: Towns and Issa have announced an agreement on subpoenaing Bank of America for records related to the Countrywide mortgage program. Their joint statement is available here, and a copy of the subpoena is here. ORIGINAL POST: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee...

By Ben Pershing  |  October 23, 2009; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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House Ethics Committee Expands Rangel Investigation

By Perry Bacon Jr. The House Ethics Committee announced plans Thursday to expand its investigation of Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), who in August amended his congressional financial disclosure forms to acknowledge hundreds of thousands of dollars in previously unreported income and assets. In a statement, the committee said it voted...

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 8, 2009; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Older Entries in This Category »

GOP Leader Tight-Lipped on Ensign, Web Politics Editor , October 2, 2009
Barney Frank vs. Bill O'Reilly on ACORN, Garance Franke-Ruta , September 24, 2009
Doubts About ACORN Pre-Date Current Scandal, Web Politics Editor , September 18, 2009
House Votes to End Federal Funding for ACORN, Web Politics Editor , September 17, 2009
Ethics Panel Probing Jackson Jr., Graves, Waters, Ben Pershing , September 16, 2009
Inglis Calls on Wilson to Apologize to House, Web Politics Editor , September 15, 2009
Some Democrats Opposed to Reprimanding Wilson, Web Politics Editor , September 15, 2009
Unapologetic Rep. Wilson Addresses the House, Web Politics Editor , September 14, 2009
Lobbying Firm Says It Only Forged 13 Letters, Not 14, Web Politics Editor , September 11, 2009
House Unearths a 14th Forged Letter from a Lobbyist, Web Politics Editor , September 10, 2009
Congress Discovers Another Forged Advocacy Letter, Web Politics Editor , August 18, 2009
More Forgeries Emerge in Climate Lobbying Effort, David A. Fahrenthold , August 6, 2009
GOP: Democrats Censoring Mail on Health Care , Ben Pershing , July 24, 2009
Muted Reaction to Ensign Revelations, Post Editor , July 10, 2009
Photos Released in Jefferson Corruption Trial, Web Politics Editor , July 9, 2009
Impeached Judge Offers Early Resignation, Ben Pershing , June 25, 2009
Sanford 'Agonized' Over Past Argentina Visit, Ben Pershing , June 24, 2009
Colleagues Accept Ensign's Apology, Paul Volpe , June 23, 2009
House Impeaches Imprisoned Federal Judge, Ben Pershing , June 19, 2009
Rep. Visclosky Subpoenaed in PMA Probe, Ben Pershing , May 29, 2009
House Ethics Office Conducting Multiple Probes, Ben Pershing , April 15, 2009
Rep. Lofgren Chosen to Chair Ethics Panel, Washington Post editors , January 20, 2009
Rangel Probe Awaits New Ethics Chair, Ben Pershing , January 14, 2009
Craig Won't Appeal Ruling in Sex Sting Case, Ben Pershing , January 8, 2009
Lott Now Free to Lobby the Senate, Eric Pianin , January 6, 2009
And the Winner (Loser?) Is ... Illinois, Ben Pershing , December 16, 2008
Young Out in GOP Housecleaning, Ben Pershing , December 11, 2008
Is Illinois the Most Corrupt State?, Ben Pershing , December 10, 2008
Craig Loses Appeal in Bathroom Sting Case, Ben Pershing , December 9, 2008
Fossella Gets Five-Day Jail Sentence, Ben Pershing , December 8, 2008
Stevens Expulsion Vote Postponed, Ben Pershing , November 18, 2008
Ethics Panel to Investigate Mahoney, Sort Of, Ben Pershing , October 17, 2008
Ethics Panel Launches Rangel Probe, Ben Pershing , September 24, 2008
Discord on Ethics Panel Over Rangel Probe, Ben Pershing , September 18, 2008
Young to Be Certified Winner of Alaska Primary, Ben Pershing , September 18, 2008
Rangel Keeping Gavel as Succession Question Looms, Ben Pershing , September 16, 2008
Rangel Vows to Pay Back Taxes, Attacks GOP, Ben Pershing , September 10, 2008
Ethics Panel to Get New Chair, Rangel Complaint, Ben Pershing , September 9, 2008
Palin and McCain Share Enemies, Reformist Bent, Ben Pershing , August 29, 2008
Fossella's Drunk-Driving Trial Delayed, Ben Pershing , August 28, 2008
Stevens Wins Alaska Primary, Young in Dead Heat, Ben Pershing , August 27, 2008
What's Next for House Ethics Panel?, Ben Pershing , August 22, 2008
Rep. Tubbs Jones Hospitalized, Ben Pershing , August 20, 2008
Craig Won't Be in Minn., But His Lawyers Will, Ben Pershing , August 7, 2008
Good and Bad News for the Kilpatricks, Ben Pershing , August 7, 2008
Effort to Censure Rangel Fails, Ben Pershing , July 31, 2008
'The Culture of Corruption,' Cont'd, Ben Pershing , July 31, 2008
Stevens Relinquishes Ranking Panel Posts, Ben Pershing , July 29, 2008
Report: Sen. Stevens Has Been Indicted, Ben Pershing , July 29, 2008
One Last Reminder on Convention Parties, Ben Pershing , July 28, 2008
Good and Bad News for Rep. Buchanan, Ben Pershing , July 25, 2008
Ethics Office Takes a Step Forward, Ben Pershing , July 24, 2008
Rangel Goes on Attack Over Post Story, Ben Pershing , July 17, 2008
Members Shell Out for Legal Fees, Ben Pershing , July 16, 2008
Probe Closes In on Ex-Rep. Weldon, Ben Pershing , July 15, 2008
What's Next for Rangel?, Ben Pershing , July 15, 2008
Scandals Hit Members Where They Live, Ben Pershing , July 11, 2008
CREW Files Complaint Against Sen. Coleman, Ben Pershing , July 1, 2008
Trouble Ahead for Sen. Coleman, Ben Pershing , June 27, 2008
'Millionaire' Decision Leaves Races in Limbo, Ben Pershing , June 26, 2008
GOP Embezzler Claims Another Victim, Ben Pershing , June 24, 2008
Can Rep. Jefferson Win a 10th Term?, Ben Pershing , June 18, 2008
Rep. Jefferson Running for Re-election, Ben Pershing , June 17, 2008
Ethics Panel to Probe Dodd, Conrad Mortgages, Ben Pershing , June 17, 2008
NRCC to Reveal Embezzlement Details, Ben Pershing , June 12, 2008
Abramoff Probe Takes a New Turn, Ben Pershing , June 2, 2008
The Next Tell-All Author: Larry Craig, Ben Pershing , May 29, 2008
Ethics Panel Suspends Renzi Probe, Ben Pershing , May 22, 2008
Ethics Committee Will Investigate Fossella, Ben Pershing , May 21, 2008
Fossella Will Retire, Not Resign, Ben Pershing , May 20, 2008
Hoyer Testifies on 'Stolen Vote', Ben Pershing , May 13, 2008
Fossella and Fay's European Vacation, Ben Pershing , May 13, 2008
Player of the Week: Vito Fossella, Ben Pershing , May 9, 2008
Senate Ethics Dismisses Vitter Complaint, Ben Pershing , May 8, 2008
Another Victim in GOP Embezzlement Scandal, Ben Pershing , April 23, 2008
Player of the Week: Don Young, Ben Pershing , April 18, 2008
A Dubious Milestone for Rep. Young, Ben Pershing , April 16, 2008
Mr. Thomas Has the Floor?, Ben Pershing , April 15, 2008
Abramoff Story Lives On, Ben Pershing , April 14, 2008
Two Faces of Earmarks, Ben Pershing , April 7, 2008
On Death and Campaign Cash, Ben Pershing , April 2, 2008
Indictment: Hussein Funded Lawmakers' Trip, Ben Pershing , March 26, 2008
About That New Ethics Office..., Ben Pershing , March 25, 2008
Player of the Week: Michael Conaway, Ben Pershing , March 14, 2008
NRCC Scandal: How Did It Happen?, Ben Pershing , March 14, 2008
House Defeats First Ethics Vote Protest, Ben Pershing , March 12, 2008
House Passes Ethics Bill Amid Squabbling, Ben Pershing , March 11, 2008
Ethics Panel Staff: Reform Bill 'a Bad Idea', Ben Pershing , March 11, 2008
On the Hill, Stunned Silence on Spitzer, Ben Pershing , March 10, 2008
Democrats Struggle With Ethics Bill, Ben Pershing , March 6, 2008
Renzi Pleads Not Guilty, Ben Pershing , March 4, 2008
House Ethics Bill Inching Back to Life, Ben Pershing , March 3, 2008
George Miller's (Un)official Web Site, Ben Pershing , February 29, 2008
Ethics Panel Launches Renzi Probe, Ben Pershing , February 28, 2008
Democrats Keep Pushing on Ethics, Ben Pershing , February 28, 2008
Parties Plot on Ethics Reform, Ben Pershing , February 27, 2008
Renzi Move a Mixed Blessing for GOP, Ben Pershing , February 26, 2008
Renzi Vows to Stay in House, Ben Pershing , February 25, 2008
House Members Regain Flexibility to Fly Home, Ben Pershing , February 25, 2008
Rep. Renzi Indicted, Ben Pershing , February 22, 2008
Rep. Jefferson's Trial Delayed, Ben Pershing , February 21, 2008
GOP's Earmarks Crusade Has its Limits, Ben Pershing , February 15, 2008
House Mulls Contempt Votes Against Bolten, Miers, Ben Pershing , February 13, 2008
As the Earmarks Turn, Ben Pershing , February 7, 2008
Convention Party Do's and Don'ts, Ben Pershing , February 4, 2008
A Note From Our (Lobbyist) Sponsors, Ben Pershing , January 25, 2008
Rep. Jefferson: 'Victim', Ben Pershing , January 18, 2008
Alaska Democrats Try to 'Retire' Ted Stevens, Paul Kane , October 23, 2007
Jefferson, Doolittle Face Major Cash Crunch, Paul Kane , October 17, 2007
Larry Craig: The 'Crime' Scene, Paul Kane , October 3, 2007
Local Officials Again Reject Alaskans' Earmarks, Paul Kane , September 28, 2007
Craig: 'I Will Continue My Work', Paul Kane , September 26, 2007
Judge in Craig Case 'Doesn't Suffer Fools', Paul Kane , September 26, 2007
GOP Leaders Hesitant to Endorse Doolittle, Paul Kane , September 4, 2007
Ethics Vote Could Signal GOP Tensions, Paul Kane , August 2, 2007
New Ethics Panel 'Not Even Close', Paul Kane , August 1, 2007
Guest Post: Following Stevens PAC Money, Paul Kane , July 31, 2007
Stevens Raid May Boost Ethics Reform, Paul Kane , July 31, 2007
Another Justice Official Steps Down, Paul Kane , June 22, 2007
Democrats Look to Anchorage Mayor, Paul Kane , June 7, 2007
Ethics Switch Signals Long Domenici Probe, Paul Kane , April 18, 2007
Corporate Jet Ban and 2008: Spreading the Pain?, washingtonpost.com Editors , January 22, 2007
 
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