Monday, October 5, 2015
Former U.S. Representative Michael Grimm arrives at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in the Brooklyn Borough of New York

Ex-U.S. Representative Grimm Gets Prison Time For Tax Evasion

A former Marine and FBI agent who won the first of three terms in 2010, Grimm previously made headlines in January 2014 when he threatened to throw a television reporter off a balcony.

July 17, 2015
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5 Signs FIFA Was Always Corrupt

Here are five reminders that we already knew FIFA was corrupt.

May 29, 2015
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Christie Comments On Bridge Scandal Case At Mississippi Campaign Event

Chris Christie avoids any charges in the Bridgegate controversy and challenges defense attorneys to subpoena him if they want to.

May 5, 2015
Rep. Aaron Schock

Rep. Aaron Schock Resigning From Congress

Scandal-plagued Congressman Aaron Schock is on his way out.

March 17, 2015
Uniformed US Secret Service officers patrol Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, DC, March 12, 2015

Report: U.S. Secret Service Embarrassment Gets Worse

This new report certainly won’t help the Secret Service’s damaged reputation.

March 13, 2015
Bill O'Reilly screenshot

Fox ‘News’ Proof Of Old P.T. Barnum Adage

Bill O’Reilly would be barred from most newsrooms. But not at Fox.

March 11, 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at the start of the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26, 2014. (Diana Robinson/Flickr)

Technology Does Not Guarantee Transparency

As New York politicians are proving, the age-old tricks of subterfuge are still available in the information age.

March 6, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a World Bank Forum.

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Is This A Scandal? Or A ‘Scandal’?

Is there any evidence of actual wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her staff – or merely the same old stink of insinuation?

March 4, 2015
David Petraeus addresses the media as CIA Director

David Petraeus To Plead Guilty To Giving Classified Material To Mistress

David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty for sharing classified material with Paula Broadwell.

March 3, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu

Report Blasts Israel’s Netanyahu For Lavish Personal Spending

A scathing report from the state comptroller is shaking up Israel’s elections.

February 17, 2015
Oregon governor John Kitzhaber resigns

In Oregon, A ‘Bizarre And Unprecedented’ Week Of Political Drama

Inside one of the strangest political scandals in memory.

February 16, 2015
John Kitzhaber

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber Resigns Amid Ethics Investigations

John Kitzhaber is stepping down as Oregon governor.

February 13, 2015
John Kitzhaber

Drama Builds As Oregon Governor Is Urged To Resign

What on Earth is going on with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber?

February 13, 2015
Photo: NBC News anchor Brian Williams speaks onstage at 2014 Stand Up For Heroes at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City (AFP/Andrew H. Walker)

Why I’m Pulling For Brian Williams

Connie Schultz explains why journalists want Williams’ career to survive.

February 11, 2015
New York capitol

New York’s Heastie Set To Lead Assembly As First Black Speaker

Meet the man who will likely replace Sheldon Silver as New York Assembly speaker.

January 30, 2015
David Petraeus

Talk Of Petraeus Indictment Raises Legal Questions For His Ex-Paramour

David Petraeus’ former paramour may be in legal trouble, too.

January 13, 2015
Chris Christie CPAC

New Jersey’s GOP Lawmakers Blast Bridgegate Committee

Republicans are rallying to Chris Christie’s defense.

December 9, 2014
George Washington Bridge

Friend Offered Advice To Port Authority Executive As Bridge Scandal Raged

By Shawn Boburg, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — Two days after an email surfaced in January linking the George Washington Bridge lane closures to a deputy chief of staff in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office — and with questions swirling about who else was involved — a top Port Authority executive who […]

September 9, 2014

VA Audit Tracks Mental Health Care

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times DURHAM, N.C. — Andrew Danecki, a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, suffers from sleep apnea that left him nodding off on the sofa and behind the wheel of his car. He said he waited eight months to get a sleep study performed at the Durham VA […]

June 18, 2014
Joe on The Reid Report

WATCH: Joe Conason Discusses Bergdahl Controversy On MSNBC’s ‘The Reid Report’

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason discussed the controversy surrounding the swap of five Taliban officials for American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC’s The Reid Report with host Joy Reid. Video of the segment below, courtesy of

June 5, 2014
Chris Christie 4

Panel In Bridge Scandal Focuses On Christie’s Chief Of Staff

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J.– The legislative panel investigating the Port Authority is turning its attention to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s chief of staff, one of two men tasked with questioning employees in the governor’s office about their involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closures. It was Kevin O’Dowd who […]

June 5, 2014

Christie Aide Details Workings Of Office At Heart Of Bridge Scandal

By Melissa Hayes and John Reitmeyer, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J. — An aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie detailed the inner workings of the political outreach office at the heart of the George Washington Bridge scandal, telling lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday about a supervisor who seemed to take orders rather than […]

May 7, 2014
Chris Christie 4

Bridge Scandal Panel Looks To Get Insider’s View Of Christie Office

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J. — A former aide in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office is scheduled to appear before lawmakers Tuesday at the first in the latest series of hearings as the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures continues. Christina Renna is expected to answer questions about her […]

May 6, 2014
New York Times

Jayson Blair And All The Lies Not Fit To Print

Why did you do it? The movie opens with that question. In response, Jayson Blair makes a joke. “This one again,” he mutters, rolling his eyes in mock consternation at the predictability of it. But predictable as it is and as long as he’s had to ponder it, Blair still ends up punting. “I don’t […]

May 5, 2014
Missing plane

MH370 Relatives Reject Malaysian Conclusions On Plane

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Relatives of flight MH370 passengers have denounced the Malaysian government’s suggestion that it would soon look into issuing death certificates for those on board despite no proof yet of what happened to the plane. The statement, issued in response to a weekend briefing that Malaysian officials gave to families in Kuala […]

April 22, 2014
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