The ethics probes that proved so costly in the midterm elections are still plaguing the Republican Party. Currently, six GOP lawmakers are under some form of investigation, according to Democrats. Meanwhile, two Democrats are also being investigated for ethics violations. (Associated Press)
Think Progress is continuing on the trail of Sen. Ted Stevens. In what seems like an attempt to prevent the Senator from influencing potential investigations, the administration blocked Stevens from having any say in the selection of the most recent Alaska U.S. Attorney.
A Saudi man took his own life in his cell at Guantanamo Bay yesterday, making him the fourth detainee in the past year to do so. (Washington Post)
The Center for Public Integrity investigates how the American military has begun borrowing controversial tactics from Israel, including targeted killing of insurgents and extreme interrogations tactics that include torture.
The CIA has brought in plenty of fresh faces over the past six years, with over half of the workforce hired since 9/11 and roughly 15% of the workforce hired in the past two months. (USA TODAY)
The request of D.C. Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey to delay her criminal case was not taken up by the Supreme Court yesterday. Palfrey insisted that she could not afford to adequately defend herself because her funds had been frozen a concurrent civil case. (Associated Press)
Scooter Libbyâs friends are worried that he will head straight to jail following his sentencing conference in June. (US News)
Sen. Clinton defended her decision to accept rides on the private jet of contributor Vinod Gupta. Clinton claimed that she acted within the scope of Senate ethics rules, and refunded Gupta the equivalent of a first-class ticket for each trip. (Associated Press)
An FBI agent testified yesterday that there was âno doubtâ that he could identify Jose Padillaâs voice on wiretapped phone calls. The agent, who interrogated Padilla in 2002, was not allowed to say how he could be sure without a recording of his conversation five years ago for comparison. (LA Times)