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U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit:

Opinion: Akin Incident Shows Contrast Between The Republicans And Democrats

Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.


Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.


New York City Parking Ticket (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Ticket-Fixing Probe Expands To Other Agencies

The NYPD ticket-fixing probe has expanded to seven local and federal police agencies.


Walmart (file / credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

Liu Speaks Out As NYC Pension Funds To Vote Against Walmart Directors

In the wake of a bribery scandal, New York City pension fund managers plan to vote against the re-election of several members of the Walmart board, and City Comptroller John Liu has spoken out.


Sen Carl Kruger, left, with his lawyer (credit: CBS 2)

Former Sen. Carl Kruger Sentenced To 7 Years In Corruption Case

There was an unusual plea for leniency Thursday from a former Brooklyn senator being sentenced on corruption charges. Carl Kruger said he may have taken bribes, but he’s not as corrupt as other Albany politicians. The judge, as it turned out, didn’t agree.


13 NJ doctors have been charged with accepting bribes in exchange for referring patients to one radiology center (Credit:CBS2)

13 NJ Docs Charged In Cash-For-Referrals Scheme

A major bust has resulted in more than a dozen doctors being charged with taking cash payments in exchange for patient referrals.


Assemblyman William F. Boyland. (credit:

Assemblyman Boyland Jr.’s Chief Of Staff Charged With Bribery, Conspiracy

Officials announced the unsealing of a complaint charging Ryan N. Hermon with “bribery and conspiracy to solicit more than $250,000 in exchange for performing official acts for the bribe payers.”


Assemblyman William F. Boyland. (credit:

Assemblyman William Boyland Accused Of Soliciting $250,000 In Bribes

A state lawmaker who was acquitted earlier this month in a bribery case has been arrested on new corruption charges.


Assistant Commissioner Wendell Walters is escorted by FBI agents on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

HPD Official Indicted For Alleged Racketeering, Bribery And Extortion

A top official in New York City’s Housing Department faces a host of charges for allegedly being involved in a kickback scheme.


Joe Spicuzzo (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Court Hearing Set For Former County Sheriff

The 65-year-old was arrested on bribery and official misconduct charges last week.


Joe Spicuzzo (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Former NJ Sheriff Arrested On Bribery Charges

Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joe Spicuzzo was arrested on Monday, accused of selling jobs and promotions at the sheriff’s office for up to $25,000 each, authorities said.


Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Former NJ Lawmaker Acquitted Of Corruption

Smith embraced his attorneys as the verdict was read in Newark federal court. Prosecutors accused him of taking $15,000 from a government informant who posed as a developer.


Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Deliberations To Resume At Former N.J. Pol’s Trial

Prosecutors said Smith took $15,000 from a government informant who posed as a developer in exchange for help with building projects in Smith’s Hudson County district.


Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Jury To Weigh Evidence In NJ Corruption Trial

L. Harvey Smith was charged with extortion, bribery and money laundering in the state’s largest corruption sting.


Government Witness Solomon Dwek (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Hears Closings In NJ Pol’s Corruption Trial

Prosecutors were making their summations in Newark federal court. They called one rebuttal witness earlier Tuesday from the Election Law Enforcement Commission, which tracks campaign donations.