July 30: Honorable Maxine Waters faces ethics charges.
July 29: House Ethics Committee comes up with 13 charges against Rangel. Read 'em here.
July 22: Ethics subcommittee charges Honorable Charles Rangel
July 19: Former member of Congress Scott McInnis in trouble with plagiarism charges.
May 18: Honorable Mark Souder resigns; admits having an affair with staffer.
Mar. 5: Honorable Eric Massa resigns amid sexual harassment charges.
Mar. 3: Honorable Charles Rangel takes a "leave of absence" from chairmanship in face of mounting pressure.
Feb. 27: Ethics Committee clears 7 lawmakers on earmarks grants
Feb. 26: Ethics Committee says Honorable Charles Rangel should have known better.
Jan. 22: Go figure! Honorable John Edwards confesses to fathering Rielle's baby.
Jan. 19: Ensign affair: Justice Department and FBI have begun preliminary criminal investigation
Dec. 5: Honorable Max Baucus nominated girlfriend to U.S. attorney job; she decides to withdraw.
Nov. 5: House Ethics Committee clears the Honorable Heath Shuler in his land deal.
Oct. 30: House Ethics Committee dismissed complaint against Honorable Sam Graves.
Oct. 30: House Ethics Committee broadens its investigation against Honorable Lauren Richardson.
Oct. 30: House Ethics Committee widens probe against Honorable Maxine Waters.
Oct. 1: Honorable John Ensign's troubles are more than just cheating with ex-aide's wife.
Sept. 2: He's back!!! After serving 8 years in prison, the Honorable Jim Traficant is ready to fight again.
Aug. 31: Honorable William Jefferson and wife file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Aug. 8: Senate Ethics Committee clears but admonishes Honorable Senators Dodd and Conrad
Check out the Ethics Committee's letter to Craig.
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Here's a run-down of some of our more recent BadBoys (and a couple of BadGirls, as well). Most of the BadBoys mentioned here are from 1975 to the present, with a few earlier characters thrown in for good measure.
Click here for the BadBoys from 1945 to 1975.
"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress" -- Mark Twain, 1894
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Over 11,700 Members of Congress have served this great Nation. Overwhelmingly, they have been hard working, dedicated, intelligent, and deserving of the courtesy title "The Honorable." But then there are the Congressional BadBoys, the one-half of one percent, or so, of rotten apples, done in by their all too human frailties. It's the same old story: power, money, booze, drugs, and sex.
What's Congress doing about these scandals?
Think you know these guys? Take the BadBoys quiz.
Click here for the full list of BadBoys going back to 1789.
Now you may find all this pretty funny, or pretty pathetic, but just remember, the REAL BadBoys in Congress are the ones who steal us all blind by rewarding their big-spending corporate and labor friends who shower them with campaign contributions. Yeah, we're all getting screwed, no matter how upstanding or self-righteous they act.
2008 absolute worst weasel excuse for cheating-- John Edwards: "First of all, it happened during a period after [his wife Elizabeth] was in remission from cancer, that's no excuse in any possible way for what happened." Shame on you, John. Read the ABC TV transcript from interview with Bob Woodruff.
Click here to see who is in this honorable group.
Check out the Sexual Harassment Caucus
Congressmen and Teenagers
My, my, is no one safe? Click here for more.
What's the deal with Massachusetts?
Congressmen and Other Girlfriends
Click here for the the BadBoys in this category.
Click here to check out the BadBoys Babes
Best (worst) line from a BadBoy: "You can teach 'em to type, but you can't teach 'em to grow tits." Check out the BadBoy Quote Board for other words of wisdom; and check out the Wit and Wisdom of "Good Time Charlie"
The Partisan Score Card: 1975-present.
The Partisan Score Card: 2010 only
Best Excuses and Political Spin
The Sting Operations and Other Scandals
Why Don't They Just Leave?
Congressional Bad Girls
What's with Cynthia McKinney?
Click here for the BadGirls.
The Alcoholics Caucus
Congress has had legendary drunks, serving their country with a splash of bourbon and branch water. Click here for a few of the members of the Alcoholics Caucus.
Two-Time Losers Caucus
Bad enough getting thrown into jail once, but how about twice? Click here to check them out.
Other Interesting Characters
Click here for some more Members and their problems.
Question: Which is worse--10 drunk, horny Congressmen or 1Congressman who will spend $250 million of taxpayers' money for a "bridge to nowhere"?
God, is this what we've come to? The Hammer gettin' it on. The Honorable Tom DeLay of Texas packed it in, left office in June 2006. "Given the chance to do it all again . . . I'd fight even harder." Tom's had some rough spots in recent years. Click here for a summary of Tom's run-ins with the Ethics Committee, Texas justice, the liberal media, and one of his "dearest and closest friends" [see picture below]. He's done making a fool of himself on "Dancing with the Stars." What's next Big Guy?
Jack Abramoff cops a plea (or two) . . . Let the games begin!
Who's having some sleepless nights? Potential BadBoys
Who's been shedding Abramoff money like it came from a leper?
New Feature: The Abramoff Indictment/Prison Scorecard.
Click here for more on Duke. All-time champion congressional bribe taker.
Congressmen who Ended Up in Jail (The Prison Caucus)
Click here for the members of this exclusive, but growing, Caucus.
The Probation Caucus
Click here for the members.
Who's Serving the Most Time?
Check the second team of BadBoys
Do They All Come from New Jersey? Illinois?
How Does Congress Respond?
Check out the full list of cases coming before the House Ethics Committee and its predecessors.
Click here for a full list of Senators censured or expelled.
Click here for punishments received by Senators and House Members.
The Guy behind this Site:
My name is Dickie Tenner. I live in Montgomery, Alabama, and used to work as a political researcher. I got fed up with politics, especially after some creepy little bastard named Russell Drackey got elected to Congress, despite all the research I did against him. Fortunately, Drackey's gone; he's now in Allenwood prison.
I created this website to remind good folks of the rotten apples who sometimes get elected to Congress.
Second row: Larry Craig (R-Idaho); Mark Foley (R-Florida); Bill Jefferson (D-Louisiana); Bob Ney (R-Ohio); David Vitter (R-Louisiana); Ted Stevens (R-Alaska); Tom DeLay (R-Texas); John Doolittle (R-Calif.); Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.); and Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.)
This site was launched on January 20, 2006
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