By: Zach Rowland

Planned one-year extension of special powers authorized in the USA PATRIOT Act, the Obama White House did not object or propose reforms, as the president said he would do as a candidate.

Alaska wants to tighten corruption laws.

Political Corruption in America: A History of Bribes, Graft, Patronage and Others Types of Abuse

President Lincoln, at the height of the Civil War war brought in Edwin Stanton and fired department head Simon Cameron because of corruption concerns.

Exchanging money for trust in the government to get what they want. President gave $20000.00 to a few congress men to help him pass a bill to get more money for the senate and the president.