A spokesman for lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is under investigation for influence peddling by a federal grand jury and the Department of the Interior, complains that Abramaoff is "being singled out by the media for actions that are commonplace in Washington and are totally proper." Regarding the money spent by one of Abramoff's clients, the Tigua Indian tribe, on golf vacations in Scotland for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), the spokesman notes that "the tradition of lobbyists traveling with members of Congress to visit various jurisdictions so that they could learn about issues that impact the Congress and government policy is well known." In other words, the golf trips were fact-finding missions. Offhand, I can't think of any pressing legislative issues involving Scotland, but I guess if someone offered me a $100,000 trip I could come up with one.
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
Advocating for gun control is no longer enough. On Thursday night, the Democratic presidential candidates promised gun confiscation.
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.