A new report shows that instead of doling out funds to political allies, members of Congress routinely use leadership PAC funds to pay for expensive meals.
American Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
American corruption here involves more blatant uses of money politics to corrode democracy. Forms of corruption obviously vary, but include government related bribery, extortion, cronyism, and embezzlement. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics or our articles on Worldwide Corruption.
Justice Department Michel and Low Taek Jho for conspiring to make and conceal foreign and conduit campaign contributions during the 2012 election.
City Council’s 16 committees are the heart of a favor-trading system that’s enabled mayors to rule like monarchs distributing favors to loyalists.
The Federal Election Commission’s four leaders are offering lawmakers clashing perspectives on the agency’s very purpose.
A special prosecutor in Virginia that he’s presented two indictments of election fraud against someone who worked on a failed re-election campaign.
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday on a request by state election officials to toss a lawsuit challenging how Georgia elections are run.
American corruption isn’t just another scandal it is more about whether, with enough money and power, you can get away with undermining democracy.
Proposal addresses 10 clear, strong solutions that would make Congress more responsive to the needs of all Americans, instead of wealthy special interests.
CLC Action filed suit on behalf of Giffords against FEC for failing to announce actions against NRA for using shell corporations.
While it is common knowledge that the FEC gridlocks frequently, it is less known that the agency is severely understaffed and underfunded.