Congress voted to fix its insider trading legislation after CNN's Dana Bash found a discrepancy in the STOCK Act.
Members of the House Ethics Committee have voted unanimously to spend up to $500,000 extending the contract of a special counsel examining alleged wrongdoing by California Rep. Maxine Waters, according to a committee statement released Thursday.
The U.S. House voted Thursday to formally reprimand California Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson for misusing government staffers for a variety of political and personal purposes.
California Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson misused government staffers for a variety of political and personal purposes, and should be formally reprimanded by the full House of Representatives, according to a report released Wednesday by the House Committee on Ethics.
A medical ethicist who is also a lawyer disputed an assertion of privilege made Friday by a lawyer for the suspect in last week's mass shooting inside a Colorado movie theater over the contents of a package he allegedly sent to his psychiatrist.
It was a rare show of bipartisanship -- President Barack Obama, flanked by Democrats and Republicans in April, signing into law a bill that would ban insider trading on Capitol Hill. The measure, known as the STOCK Act, had passed the House and Senate at warp speed.
CNN's Dana Bash explains how the Senate and House are interpreting a law differently, hindering transparency on trades.
A recent Treasury Department report of misconduct by a banking regulator is giving watchdogs some ammunition to argue that financial regulators are too cozy with the banks they are tasked with overseeing.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what a mood disorder is.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. should take all the time he needs to get well now that his office has announced the Illinois Democrat is under treatment for a mood disorder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is "receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder," according to a statement released by the congressman's office, which attributed the quote to an unidentified doctor.
Jesse Jackson Jr. grew up in his father's shadow, placing him on history's stage as the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. led civil rights campaigns, including Operation PUSH and the Rainbow Coalition.
The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that it is launching a formal investigation of Nevada Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, a seven-term House member who is running for a U.S. Senate seat.
A congressional report shows Countrywide influenced some members of Congress and their staff through "VIP" loan program.
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., on a leave of absence from Congress since early June, is suffering from a medical condition more serious than initially disclosed, his office revealed Thursday.
Rep. Charlie Rangel is fighting for the Democratic nomination in a newly redrawn New York district after a more than four-decades-long congressional career.
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) discusses his opponents, past scandal, and why he is running for a 22nd term.
Members of the House Ethics Committee escalated their increasingly public spat with Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday, flatly refusing a request from the congresswoman and dozens of other House Democrats to release a special counsel's findings relating to an investigation involving the embattled 11-term California Democrat.
A group of 69 congressional Democrats called on the House Ethics Committee on Thursday to immediately release a special counsel's report dismissing claims that Rep. Maxine Waters' rights were violated during the panel's continuing inquiry into alleged misconduct on the part of the 11-term California congresswoman.
The House committee tasked with investigating ethics allegations against California Rep. Maxine Waters has concluded that the congresswoman's right to due process was never violated during the panel's lengthy -- and still incomplete -- inquiry.
A federal judge has turned aside calls to publicly release video and photographs of the U.S. military raid and aftermath that left al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead.
The bogeyman of judicial activism is back in the news. We owe the latest round of charges to the chorus of commentators, activists and politicians ? now led by President Obama himself ? fearful that the U.S. Supreme Court will upend part or all of his signature health care law.
Which parts of health care have changed or will change soon as a result of Obama's health care reform? CNN explains.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday eased his rhetoric on the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on health care reform but repeated his belief that the justices should follow legal precedent and uphold the law's constitutionality.
Veteran congressman Rep. Charles Rangel and his campaign have agreed to pay a $23,000 civil penalty in a settlement over the use of a rent-stabilized apartment as his campaign headquarters, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
Most American states are doing a subpar job in protecting against corruption and assuring accountability, according a study released Monday.
Sen. Rick Santorum, who is campaigning to become America's second Catholic president, disagrees from the bottom of his gut with the first Catholic to hold the office.
CNN's Dana Bash follows up with former senator John Ensign in an exclusive look at his life after politics.
One minute, he's checking a cat's mouth for gingivitis. The next, he's carefully bandaging a dog's bloody, broken nail.
Welcome to the culture wars 2.0, where the front lines now are religious freedom and contraceptives. Abortion? Gay marriage? Those are so last year.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton take Rep. Darrell Issa to task over his denial of their witness.
Rep. Spencer Bachus, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, acknowledged Friday that he is under investigation for possible violations of insider trading laws, but insisted he will be cleared.
David Axelrod tries to draw a line between President Obama and the GOP candidates saying Obama doesn't "lack empathy."
As Republican candidates attack one another on the campaign trail, Republican outside spending groups are taking aim at President Barack Obama over failed energy company Solyndra.
The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it is continuing to investigate whether Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or an "emissary" engaged in fund-raising efforts for then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in exchange for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.
The White House Thursday condemned the conviction of an Iranian pastor, who may be executed in Tehran for refusing to recant his religious beliefs and convert from Christianity to Islam.
CNN's John King and panel members discuss the huge blow to Newt Gingrich's troubled White House bid.
Newt Gingrich first arrived on the national political scene when, a few years after being elected to the House, he pushed ethics violations charges against then-Speaker Jim Wright, who later resigned.
A new maternal blood test can determine a fetus' sex as early as seven weeks into a pregnancy.
CNN's Dan Simon reports more and more couples are now using in-vitro fertilization to select their baby's gender.
Polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs frequently objected to witness testimony as he faced sexual assault charges during his trial Tuesday in Texas.
Warren Jeffs requests legal assistance so he can properly format his "writing" as he represents himself.
A Texas judge warned Warren Jeffs against calling "for the jury's destruction" shortly after the polygamous sect leader said Friday during his sexual assault trial that those who prosecuted his church would face "sickness and death."
Rep. David Wu of Oregon will not seek re-election and "is considering all options" regarding whether to serve out the rest of his term, Wu's communications director told CNN Monday.
The House ethics committee announced Wednesday it has hired a prominent Washington attorney to review and help complete its investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California.
Dennis Dwyer, a Vietnam veteran, author and tattoo artist, shares why he loves the Fourth of July.
As America celebrates its birthday on July 4, the timeless words of Thomas Jefferson will surely be invoked to remind us of our founding ideals -- that "All men are created equal" and are "endowed by their Creator" with the right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." These phrases, a cherished part of our history, have rightly been called "American Scripture."
With the resignation of Jack Warner, FIFA announces all ethics committee procedures against him are closed.
Veteran Rep. Charles Rangel has sold his villa in the Dominican Republic that was the focus of a House ethics investigation.
The Supreme Court has ruled against a Nevada lawmaker whose public vote on a pending development project put him at odds with a state ethics commission.
Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign and other Republicans began circling Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the weeks before McCain picked her as his 2008 running mate, according to e-mails from her old office.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tells affiliate WVIR that Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign.
Despite mounting pressure from Democratic colleagues to resign over the sexting scandal that dominated the headlines this week, embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner insists he's staying in office.
Democratic leaders in Congress turned their backs Tuesday on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner a day after the New York Democrat admitted to improper sexually-tinged communications with women and lying about it.
Queens, New York residents comment on Rep. Anthony Weiner's recent embarrassing confession.
A married congressman gets caught lying about sending women lewd photos of himself online. He has X-rated conversations online and over the phone. He may have used his taxpayer-funded office to facilitate the illicit relationships.
Democratic leaders took the initiative Monday to go after one of their own, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, hours after he admitted to lying about posting an explicit photo on his Twitter account and carrying on inappropriate relationships with women he'd met online.
As Anthony Weiner is about to find out: When you're a politician, not all lies are the same. There's a big difference between breaking a campaign promise by failing to deliver on something and breaking the public's trust with an outright falsehood.
A conservative legal watchdog group has filed the first lawsuit seeking public release of video and photographs of the U.S. military raid and aftermath that left al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dead.
The Senate Ethics Committee announced Thursday that it has referred key findings of its case against former Sen. John Ensign to the Justice Department, laying the groundwork for possible prosecution of the Nevada Republican.
Michael Carrigan was on the losing side of a public vote that put him at odds with a state ethics commission, but now the Nevada city councilman hopes to win on a larger stage at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, who is the subject of an ethics investigation in the Senate, has announced he will resign his seat on May 3.
Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, who is under an ethics investigation by the Senate, announced Thursday that he will resign his seat on May 3.
Anderson talks with his panel about their thoughts on the continuing investigation into Sen. John Ensign.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and four city councilmen were fined for ethics violations for receiving gifts worth more than $100 and tickets to Hollywood's hottest awards shows, the city ethics commission voted Tuesday.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday that he is taking the first official step toward a presidential bid.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lived until he was just 39. He has been dead now longer than he lived.
The Senate Ethics Committee has dismissed a complaint of alleged corruption by retiring Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, according to statements Wednesday from Dodd and the group the filed the complaint.
Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, responds to the House vote 333-79 to censure him for ethics violations.
The House of Representatives censured veteran New York Rep. Charlie Rangel on Thursday -- a stunning downfall for a man once considered one of the most powerful members of Congress.
A California congresswoman under investigation by the House ethics committee ripped into that committee Wednesday, demanding to know why it secretly put two investigators working on her case on administrative leave on the same day it announced a postponement of a hearing.
Outgoing Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd reflected on the three decades he spent representing Connecticut in Congress during his final speech from the Senate floor Tuesday.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, called on the House ethics committee Monday to either schedule her trial before Congress completes this year's lame duck session or explain why it won't go forward.
A House ethics subcommittee trial originally scheduled for Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, on November 29 will not be held, according to an ethics committee statement released Friday.
The House ethics committee voted 9-1 on Thursday to recommend censure for Rep. Charles Rangel, D-New York, in response to multiple rules violations committed by the 20-term congressman.
The House ethics committee's chief counsel recommends Charlie Rangel be censured by the full House of Representatives.
A House ethics subcommittee found longtime Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty Tuesday on multiple violations of House rules.
The notion that U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel's career could end in defeat or expulsion was once unthinkable.
Complaining of a lack of legal counsel, Rep. Charlie Rangel walks out on his hearing.
The House panel looking into ethics accusations against a key Democratic representative stopped deliberations for the day late Monday afternoon and will return to its executive session deliberations Tuesday morning.
The House ethics committee will hold trial-like hearings on allegations against two Democratic members -- Rep. Charles Rangel of New York and Rep. Maxine Waters of California -- after the November 2 congressional elections in which both are running, the panel's chairwoman announced Thursday.
Facing the prospect of losing control of Capitol Hill in the midterm elections, congressional Democrats return to Washington this week for one final month-long legislative push they hope will persuade voters to keep them in power.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer leaves the door open on a compromise on tax cuts.
California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters says she is eager to show that she did not violate House rules.
A defiant Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, insisted Friday that neither she nor her staff broke any House rules.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, under fire for alleged financial wrongdoing and harming the credibility of Congress, renewed his demand Thursday for a hearing before the House ethics committee.
Embattled congressman Charlie Rangel defends against allegations for corruption for the third time this week.
Embattled lawmaker Charlie Rangel, who is embroiled in an ethics investigation, celebrated his 80th birthday Wednesday with a lavish party at New York's Plaza Hotel.
New York's political elite show up for embattled Rep. Charles Rangel's birthday bash.
Embattled lawmaker Charlie Rangel, who is embroiled in an ethics investigation, celebrates his 80th birthday Wednesday -- but the event may lack much of its promised luster.
Veteran Rep. Charlie Rangel apologized on the House floor Tuesday for causing any embarrassment by violating chamber rules, but he insisted he is not corrupt and refused to resign.
Rep. Charlie Rangel asks the House Ethics Committee to expedite his hearing in regards to alleged ethics violations.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, who is under investigation by the House ethics committee, said Tuesday she has not been given due process and she "will not be a sacrificial lamb for anyone."
A House ethics investigative panel charges Rep. Maxine Waters with violating House rules. CNN's Ed Henry weighs in.
The House ethics committee released a report Monday detailing three counts against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California.
California Rep. Maxine Waters is pressing the House ethics panel to set her trial date before the midterm elections in November.
The founder and head of a now-defunct lobbying firm accused of providing illegal campaign contributions to members of Congress was arrested by FBI agents and charged Thursday.