Congress is roiled with political scandals in both the House and the Senate, from bribery to influence peddling to illegal campaign contributions. Are ethical breaches a fact of life on Capitol Hill, or a new way of doing the people's business?
Peter Overby, NPR correspondent covering power, money and influence
Julian Zelizer, history professor at Boston University, author of "On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and its Consequences, 1948 - 2000, and editor of The American Congress: The Building of Democracy
Jean Bethke Elshtain, professor of social and political ethics at the University of Chicago and author of Democracy of Trial