Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 13:51
The House approved legislation last night that would put limits on individual contributions to tax- exempt 527 committees. Individual contributions would be capped at $5,000 a year to committees engaged in federal elections and $25,000 to committees engaged in partisan voter registration. Read the Washington Post story for the full scoop.
Submitted by David Donnelly on Wed, 02/22/2006 - 14:20
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) just released a new report called America For Sale: The Cost of Republican Corruption (pdf). It's 118 pages of meticulously researched examples of how money in politics corruption costs you every day of the week in higher gas prices, higher prescription drug prices, higher interest rates on student loans, and so on.
Submitted by Nancy Watzman on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 10:46
What is Tom DeLay's reward for bringing disgrace and scandal to the House of Representatives? A coveted seat on the House Appropriations Committee, that's what. And, get this--DeLay will sit on a subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department which has jurisdiction over the Justice Department. That's right, the same agency that is now investigating the Jack Abramoff scandals. Read the AP story here.