Previously, government-to-government relations were believed to control nearly exclusively how North America was developing. Instead, a wide network is influencing policy directions. The list now includes religious organizations, regional commercial interests, neighborhood associations and non-profit advocates.
Former Enron top executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling await sentencing Sept. 11 on assorted charges of fraud, conspiracy, lying to auditors and insider trading that, if the judge throws the book at them, could send them to prison for the rest of their lives.
The eight-year legal dispute between U.S. Reps. John Boehner and James A. McDermott has the elements and plot twists of the most intriguing kinds of Capitol Hill dramas, and it still has no final episode.
Three ethics watchdogs testified Wednesday that a Bush administration executive left out important details of his relationship with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, including information about a weeklong golf excursion to Scotland and England arranged by the Republican influence-peddler.