Tag: bribes

Dear Hotty Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, We Will Wait For You While You Are In Prison, Until We Don’t

Dear Hotty Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, The Touch, the Sigh, the Moment when we wake at Night, in a cold sweat knowing it was just a dream and you are as far from us as you can be, because of...

ShockerScandalBreakingAndWhatNot! DC Rep Eleanor Holmes Norton Asks Someone For Money (In 2010)!

We were pretty sexcited to listen to this audio recording of DC's congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, being "brazen" and "corrupt" and asking for "bribes." From 2010. Which we laughed at when Andrew Breitbart first breathlessly posted it. Which The...

Bronx Democrat Caught Accepting Bribes On Tape Has Awesome Alibi: He Was Reading The Bible

Nah mang, says Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson about reports he was caught on tape accepting bribes from senior centers, WASN'T ME! And you know it wasn't him in those videos taking envelopes stuffed with $20 thousand in cash, because...

Drudge Sirens! Former NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin Charged With Taking Bribes Just Like In Treme!

In an unprecedented instance of a Louisiana politician being accused of corruption, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been charged by a federal grand jury with 21 counts of corruption as foreseen by David Simon in his documentary...

Mitt Romney Drops By To Make Sure You Still Loathe Him

Mitt Romney was lonely. A week after the election, and all anybody was laughing at was Karl Rove and Fox News and Dick Morris and Gallup, and people had kind of forgotten Mitt himself, the onetime standard-bearer of the...

Grocery Shoppers Outraged Their Mexican Election Voting Bribes Were So Puny

In our second segment in the series Everything We Always Wanted To Know About Mexico But Now That We Know Can We Unknow It?, we bring you the latest fashions in election vote-fixing, brought to you by president-elect Enrique...

Your Memorial Day Weekend Happy Funtime Post: Duke Cunningham Still Behind Bars

When your Editrix taught political science in the UC system -- Scandal, Politics and the Press, naturally -- she used TalkingPointsMemo as a class text. This was in the heady days of the Duke Cunningham story, first broken by...

Wal-Mart de Mexico Flips a Peso: Bribes or Baggers? Bribes Win

The New York Times gave the Justice Department more work to do yesterday (the JD is already up to its ears in News Corp bribes to UK cops n’ Russian billboards) when they published a bunker-busting exposé about Wal-Mart...

Tanning Machine Cancer Industry Sends Big Bucks To Boehner

People who are not Sarah Palin and/or "Snooki" may not understand the importance the Indoor Tanning Industry plays in making people look like wrinkled, rotten oranges with melanoma, but weeping boozebag would just be a bright red nose on...

Halliburton Paying $250 Million To Nigeria For Dick Cheney Bribery

Halliburton has agreed to pay a $250 million fine to Nigeria after the country brought bribery charges against the corporation's former CEO, revered and forthright statesman Dick Cheney, and nine others, for their dealings in the 1990s. So yes,...

Jesse Jackson, Jr. Admits To Sexytime With Dolphin Model, Not To Huge Bribe

According to a "major political fund-raiser" who has talked to federal authorities, former fat guy Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. directed him to raise $6 million in campaign contributions to buy the Senate seat Rod Blagojevich was selling. Jackson denied...

Will Government Be Forced To Hold a Victory Parade For Tom DeLay?

The SIX-YEAR investigation into Tom DeLay's ties to lobbyist Jack Abramoff is now over! Hooray Sixth Amendment! The system works! Finally Tom DeLay can get back to his business as House Majority Leader, passing George W. Bush's Mandate. But...

Bob Ney To Flee Ungrateful Country

Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney, famous for accepting all bribes from Jack Abramoff when he was ripping off those Indians, finished his 30-month prison sentence in August -- surprise! -- after 17 months in prison. He is now under...

The Lesser of Two Evils?

Another Bush Official Sent To Prison