A disproportionate share of cases have been brought against Congressional Black Caucus members. African-American lawmakers would like to know why.
Emanuel Cleaver, a Methodist minister and the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, stood up and began searching his desk for a Bible. Cleaver wasn’t looking up a particular verse or Psalm. He grabbed the Good Book for emphasis. He wanted to hold it in his hands as he declared, with [...]
The Senate ethics committee has made a criminal referral to the Justice Department in its investigation into former Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.)
“We had reason to believe Senator Ensign violated laws,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the chairman of the panel, said Thursday afternoon.
The Senate Ethics Committee is unveiling its findings from its nearly two-year investigation into the actions following then-Sen. Ensign’s affair with a political aide, in a rare set of [...]
John Ensign, who is under investigation, will resign his Nevada Senate. | AP Photo
Nevada Sen. John Ensign (R) plans to announce Friday he will resign his Senate seat, effective May 3.
Ensign has been under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee over whether he violated Senate rules during his affair with Cindy Hampton, a former campaign aide. Hampton’s husband, Doug Hampton, was Ensign’s deputy chief of staff during [...]