Politics

Arkansas GOP: We'll keep the money

January 6, 2006 - Fallout in the South from GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff's corrupt dealings show no signs of letting up. Add Arkansas to Mr. Neal's survey of Southern entanglements yesterday, although the state GOP is working hard to appear unfazed. In the ongoing saga of who's returning Jack's money and who's not, the Arkansas GOP made it clear that they're keeping the cash:

Swiftboating Phil

By R. Neal
December 15, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal As hard as it is to work up much sympathy for the guy, Democratic Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen appears to be the victim of a coordinated swiftboat-style political attack campaign. The problem is that Bredesen keeps shooting himself in the foot whenever he tries to deflect the incoming fire.

Florida's Harris: I'll keep Duke's money

December 2, 2005 - The Associated Press reports today that several House Republicans are returning money they received from disgraced colleague Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. It's not hard to figure out why Cunningham was able to be so generous:

Who will be number 1000?

By R. Neal
December 1, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Governors around the U.S. are scrambling to avoid the dubious distinction of having their state host the 1000th execution since the Supreme Court lifted the death penalty ban in 1976.