Governor Chris Christie’s campaign won approval from New Jersey election regulators to use donations to cover the organization’s legal costs stemming from investigations of intentional traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge.
John Ensign may face renewed scrutiny from the Justice Department and the Federal Election Commission after a report by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics found “substantial credible evidence” of criminal wrongdoing by the former Nevada Republican senator.
The imminent resignation of Nevada Senator John Ensign , who was facing an ethics probe and a strong chance of expulsion, adds to a stampede for the exits. Seven other senators have announced they won’t seek re-election in 2012, and unlike Ensign, none of them are embroiled in a sex scandal.
Google Ireland is not a branch office of the U.S.-based search giant Google Inc. It’s a separate corporation, and American tax collectors can’t touch a dime that Google Ireland earns from its core business until it sends profits back home to the mother ship in Mountain View, California.
In November 2009, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd advanced a radical proposal: to create a super-regulator that would take over most of the bank supervision that had been done by the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and other agencies.
The election-year arithmetic in U.S. Senate races is growing increasingly complicated for Republicans, diminishing the party’s prospects of winning a majority that earlier this year was seen as within its grasp.
U.S. Representative Mark Souder , an Indiana Republican whose website says he is “committed to preserving traditional marriage,” is resigning from Congress after admitting to an affair with a staff member.