Menendez Watch

Report: Controversial Menendez donor tied to Reid, Obama
Melgen, Obama / AP

A new report ties controversial Democratic donor Dr. Salomon Melgen to President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.).

Who is Richard Windsor?

Questions mount over EPA administrator’s secret email address
Lisa Jackson / AP

Pressure from Congress and independent watchdogs continues to mount on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to explain why she maintained a secret email address under the alias “Richard Windsor.”

Texas Democrat Accused of Campaign Mismanagement

Ethics office recommends investigation
Silvestre Reyes / AP

The Office of Congressional Ethics unanimously recommended that the House Ethics Committee investigate Texas Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes for inappropriate campaign activity and misuse of campaign funds, the committee announced today.

Letter: Menendez Must Be Investigated

NJ GOP focusing in on newly reelected Democratic senator
Sen. Bob Menendez / WC

The Middlesex County Republican Organization is asking the Senate Ethics Committee to launch an investigation into Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) based on public records and media reports indicating the senator failed to disclose and seek permission for a series of flights to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic between 2010 and 2012.

Rahall’s Follies

West Virginia Dem’s D.C. homestead tax deduction is latest ethical blunder
Nick Rahall / AP

A growing number of watchdog groups are calling for an investigation into alleged ethics violations by Rep. Nick Rahall (D., W. Va.) following a report that he obtained a tax deduction by claiming Washington, D.C., as his primary residence.

Reprimanded Rep Retaliates

Former staffers would 'rather be at war in Afghanistan'
Richardson / WC

Representative Laura Richardson (D., Ca) has come under scrutiny from the House Committee on Ethics again for allegations of retaliation and intimidation against staffers who cooperated in a completed ethics probe into Richardson, Politico has reported.