Representative John Dingell Jr. said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the partisan political climate in the U.S. House of Representatives that he’s dubbed “obnoxious” is probably here to stay.
Tom DeLay, the former Republican congressman from Texas and one of the most powerful leaders of the U.S. House in modern times, won a reversal of his conviction for money laundering from a state appeals court in Austin.
After John Boehner was elected leader of the House Republicans in 2006, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked him what was, at the time, an obvious question: “Medicare prescription drug benefit,” Wallace said. “How do you think it’s working?”
Mandatory ethics training this year for the 138 members of the Kentucky legislature features a lecture by Jack Abramoff, a convicted felon at the center of Washington’s biggest lobbying corruption scandal.
This month the U.S. Census Bureau will deliver reams of data, and states will begin to redraw legislative district lines. Brace yourself for a bacchanalia of self-dealing and partisan knife-fighting, much of it conducted behind closed doors in state capitals.