Congressional Black Caucus Members Make ‘Mockery’ of Travel Rules with South Africa Junket

From Washington Examiner by Alana Goodman: Five members of the Congressional Black Caucus took an official three-day trip to South Africa to be feted as VIPs at a Beyonce and Jay Z concert, according to congressional disclosure records. The stated purpose of the $60,000 trip in December was to attend the “Global Citizen Mandela 100” […]

More Slaps on the Wrist for Corrupt Chicago Reps. Rush, Gutierrez

When it comes to ethically compromised congressmen, Chicago seems to produce a bumper crop. Last Thursday, March 22, the House Ethics Committee released separate reports admonishing Reps. Bobby Rush and Luis Gutierrez, both Democrats from Chicago districts, for violating House rules concerning outside financial activities of members. The committee ordered Rush (in photo, on left) […]