For a steel sculpture of migrating salmon, amongst other goodies, Ted Stevens -- one of the lions of the Senate -- was willing to forfeit the kingdom.
John McCain managed to pull in over $1.75 million for the GOP during an Atlanta fundraiser on Monday, but the event also attracted attention for its potential ties to erstwhile Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed. Barack Obama's camp, among others, is raising questions about Reed's connection to the event.
In case you lost track, Stephen Colbert offers this rundown of Republican debacles. From phantom WMDs to Mark Foley, the "Report" host highlights the greatest hits of GOP mania.
Jon Stewart digests the latest Abramoff developments, including Bob Ney's abuse of the "drinking problem" defense: "If you're keeping score at home, that now makes alcohol responsible for corruption, anti-Semitism and homosexual pedophilia."
Republican Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio is the first politician to plead guilty to charges leveled in the corruption scandal that (hopefully) will bring down the constellation of other corrupt lawmakers connected to lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
From the Wash Po: "Five conservative nonprofit organizations, including one run by prominent Republican Grover Norquist, 'perpetrated a fraud' on taxpayers by selling their clout to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Senate investigators said in a report issued today."
The former head of the Christian Coalition, who is running for Lt. Gov. of Georgia, is now finding himself trailing at the polls, largely as a result of his connection to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
The former Christian Coalition leader and current candidate for Lt. Gov. of Georgia reportedly concocted a scheme with lobbyist Jack Abramoff to collect the life insurance payouts of African-Americans in lieu of charging them fees for the duo's lobbying and consulting services. (Read the whole story in GQ.)