October 26, 2010 An accused murderer representing himself in court was testing the accuracy of a witness's memory when the tactic backfired. The witness, a part-time artist, said she recognized suspected killer Melvin Forte's face from the area of the crime scene.
August 17, 2010 Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has been found guilty on just 1 of 24 counts he was charged with. The judge says he will ask for a mistrial on the remaining charges; the government pledges to retry their case.
July 29, 2010 The last thing the Democrats want as they head into the fall elections is for the GOP to be able to use the "culture of corruption" charge, which brought the Dems to power in 2006, against them. And so they wish the Rangel case would go away.
July 23, 2010 Democrats who breathed a sigh of relief upon seeing the Blagojevich trial come to an unexpected end in Illinois now are nervous about another potential ethics stain on the party: charges leveled against Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York.
June 30, 2010 The Portland Oregonian is reporting that city police have decided to re-open an investigation into a charge by a massage therapist that Al Gore sexually assaulted her in 2006.
May 26, 2010 Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to name a special prosecutor to see if laws were broken when the White House offered a job to Joe Sestak to get him out of the Pennsylvania Senate race.
April 26, 2010 Arizona has passed the strictest immigration measure in the nation. Will it finally get Congress to act on the issue?
February 23, 2010 Former Rep. James Traficant, an Ohio Democrat-turned-independent, may run for Congress again ... now that he's out of prison.
February 9, 2010 Different approaches taken by the three leading New York City newspapers to an alleged scandal — certainly rumors — involving Gov. David Paterson.
January 26, 2010 Four men are in custody, including one who posed as a pimp in a widely-reported incident last year that seriously embarrassed the group ACORN.
January 21, 2010 John Edwards, after years of denial, now admits he fathered a child out of wedlock.
December 11, 2009 South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford is filing for divorce.
November 23, 2009 Wondering whether Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) got off easy with the ethics committee's letter of admonition.
November 20, 2009 Hearings on the possible impeachment of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford begin next week. The Senate ethics committee says Roland Burris (D-IL) didn't commit any "actionable violations," but it gives him a dressing down.
November 13, 2009 The Louisiana Democrat was convicted of bribery and racketeering earlier this year.