The Whiskey Ring – The Avoidance of Taxes on Whiskey During 1875

The Whiskey Ring was a scandal which, during 1875, involved diversion of tax revenues in a conspiracy among government agents, politicians, whiskey distillers, and distributors. The scandal started in St Louis but later spread to other places, such as Chicago, Milwaukee, and New Orleans. Before being caught, a group of mostly Republican politicians were able […]

The Teapot Dome Scandal – The Start of Government Corruption

During the 1900s, there were many officials who openly disagreed with holding oil reserves for the navy. The most well known official to have disapproved of the federal reserves was Republican Senator Albert B. Fall. His political allies convinced President Harding to appoint him as United States Secretary of the Interior in March of 1921. […]

Eric Holder Assigns Prosecutors to Investigate Document Leaks

A.G. Eric Holder has assigned two prosecutors to lead the investigation on the leaking of confidential state documents. He said that “The unauthorized disclosure of classified information can compromise the security of this country and all Americans, and it will not be tolerated.” Holder has assigned U.S. Attorney for District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen […]

Marco Rubio Scandal – Narcotics in South Florida

Senator Marco Rubio has given us quite a bit of information about his family over these last three years. During the 2009 U.S. Senate campaign he showed the world that he was proud of the way that his parents raised him and his siblings. However, Univision Investiga found out that Rubio’s older sister, Barbara, was part […]

What was the Checkers Speech?

While the running mate with Dwight D. Eisenhower in the early 1950s, Richard Nixon was faced with public scrutiny regarding campaign funds used for personal expenses as well as controversy over gifts given to him by donors. The press and the public questioned whether he would do favors for those who donated said gifts. Nixon […]

The Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky Scandal

“I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky..” With that now infamous quote from President Bill Clinton, so began one of the highest profile sex scandals in U.S. presidential history. The Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair started in 1995, after Lewinsky was hired to work as a White House intern during Clinton’s first term. […]

Finally, An Honest Political Wife – Jenny Sanford

By amarkow Dignity has been returned to politics, and it has arrived from the heart of cordiality – the South.  Jenny Sanford has walked out on her philandering husband, Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina.  Mrs. Sanford’s departure from the governor’s mansion in Columbia, SC, was a very public moment viewable in video clipss on […]

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