Center for Responsive Politics

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Post Presidential Debates, Rick Perry, Whatchya Plannin? (Please Not A 2016 Presidential Run)

    It's been a bizarre few weeks for the Gov. The madness began in late August when Perry said he would "absolutely" consider another run at the presidency, adding that 2016 is a long ways off and "a lot of good things can happen." Oh, Rick. What "good things" are those? Did you mean the impending Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Houston's Nine Members of Congress: Net Worth of Almost $400 Million

    ​Welcome to Congress!​The Center for Responsive Politics has put out its list of the net worth of every member of Congress, and the Houston delegation are no slackers. The nine representatives have a net worth estimated to be $392.4 million, which is a pretty impressive figure. Actually, m ... More >>

  • Film

    August 11, 2011

    Invasion of Piracy

    Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Rep. Pete Olson, Standing Up Against Those Pesky Pollution Rules

    Texas can police its own air, thankyouverymuch.​Republican U.S. Congressman Pete Olson may not officially be the poster boy for the oil and gas industry, but one could argue that he's really bucking for the job. Last week, Olson of Sugar Land announced that he and a few other politicians on Capit ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The Rise and Fall of the Stanford Financial Group

    Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

    A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.

  • News

    October 16, 2008

    John McCain's Neglected Veterans

    The candidate's fame is based on his POW status, but he has abandoned his fellow veterans time and time again

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Up In Smoke

    Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Contributing Factors

    Debra Danburg swears she'll defend your right to open government. But when it comes to Internet campaign finance reports, ignorance is bliss.

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    GOP Lay-Ups

    Enron fuels Republican soft money machine

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    The Party Boys

    Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style

  • News

    May 1, 1997