By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and T. Michael Andrews
The president's abuse of power crosses the line
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was officially charged Friday with illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, while his wife was charged with filing false income tax forms.
Embattled former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois has agreed to plead guilty and faces possible jail time as part of a deal with federal authorities investigating accusations he misused campaign money, Chicago news outlets reported Friday.
The head of the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says the agency must be allowed to ease the terms of prepayments into a retiree health care fund and eliminate general mail delivery on Saturday.
After a long struggle with medical and legal problems, Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress on Wednesday, citing failing health as the reason he is stepping down after 17 years but adding he is cooperating with a federal investigation "into my activities."
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has left the Mayo Clinic, where he was being treated for bipolar disorder for the second time since taking a leave of absence in June.
A federal judge sentenced a former Illinois official to four years' probation Tuesday in a "pay-to-play" scheme in which he donated $50,000 to then-Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's campaign in exchange for a state job.
An alliance of union and civil rights groups opposed to Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law has filed a complaint with the United Nations' International Labor Organization.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards got his wish Thursday and is changing his defense team ahead of his criminal trial on charges of campaign finance violations, hiring the same attorneys who once helped his mistress in a lawsuit over the couple's alleged sex tape.
It takes a certain kind of genius to come up with the most unpopular idea in all of politics. A few years ago, Virginia's then-Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, developed a scheme to lease part of Interstate 95 to an Australian company so it could impose a tax on the commonwealth's drivers for the next 75 years. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, a Republican, is prepared to give final approval to this misguided high-occupancy toll (HOT) lane proposal. Before he does so, he ought to talk to his Georgia counterpart.
A former top fundraiser for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, convicted of pressuring firms for kickbacks as part of a political pay-to-play scheme, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 1/2 years in prison but will get credit for time served.
The widow of a Florida tabloid photo editor who died in the 2001 anthrax mailings has reached a settlement in her $50 million lawsuit against the U.S. government.
The Obama administration is challenging Alabama's new immigration law that allows police to detain people they suspect of being illegal immigrants after a traffic stop.
Jurors convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of trying to sell or trade President Obama's old Senate seat and 16 other corruption charges.
In the scandal kingdom, he's only a duke, perhaps.
A prosecutor at Rod R. Blagojevich's corruption retrial sought to methodically discredit the ousted Illinois governor on the witness stand Monday by repeatedly deploying the same weapon against him: His own words.
"I'm leaving with a heavy heart, a clear conscience and I have high, high hopes for the future," Blagojevich told reporters and well-wishers as he left his Chicago home early Thursday for his flight to Denver.
He said one thing he had learned was to "not talk so much."