Inside Congress: The Shocking Scandals, Corruption, and Abuse of Power Behind the Scenes on Capitol Hill

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Pocket Books, Aug 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
MONEY, SEX, AND SELF-INTEREST TAKEN CONTROL OF CAPITOL HILL

Now more than ever, Congress runs the country. But who is running Congress? New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Ronald Kessler takes you behind the scenes, conducting unprecedented interviews with more than 350 insiders to reveal the shocking answer to that question. Here are the sex scandals, the dirty financial deals, the abuses of power -- the deepest, darkest secrets of Congress -- exposed for the first time, including:

  • How congressional members -- including the entire House Republican leadership -- used taxpayer dollars to lavishly redecorate their offices with custom-made furniture, including $20,000 chairs.
  • Eyewitness accounts of members engaging in adulterous affairs and wild orgies in the parking lots, back rooms, and hidden chambers of Capitol Hill.
  • Evidence of special-interest money-laundering schemes that put millions into the pockets of our elected officials.

Meticulously documented and chock-full of sizzling revelations, Inside Congress is making headlines across the country. Read it -- and find out what your senators and representatives don't want you to know.

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Kessler here builds on the lurid details from his earlier best-selling tell-all, Inside the White House (LJ 1/95). Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Hideaways
3
No Bullets
12
Virgin Village
34
The Favormeister
42
Civility
56
No Tips
69
Mr Burns
78
Follow the Money
97
Revolution
126
The Pack wood Papers 777
189
Reform
218
Epilogue
251
Notes
267
Bibliography
283
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About the author (1998)

Ronald Kessler is the bestselling author of Inside the White House, The FBI, Inside the CIA, Escape from the CIA, The Spy in the Russian Club, Moscow Station, Spy vs. Spy, and The Richest Man in the World. A recipient of sixteen journalism awards, Mr. Kessler is a former investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and his articles appear in leading periodicals. He lives in Potomac, Maryland.

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