Political ethics

FILE - In this March 14, 2016, file photo, Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg speaks during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse in Boston. Rosenberg, who previously had stepped down as Senate president, resigned his Senate seat on Thursday, May 3, 2018, the day after a scathing ethics report said he failed to protect the Senate from his estranged husband Bryon Hefner, who is charged with sexual misconduct, including allowing Hefner to access Rosenberg’s Senate email account. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 03, 2018 - 5:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg announced Thursday he would end his long political career after a scathing ethics report concluded he failed to protect the Senate from his husband, who has been charged with sexual misconduct. The decision to resign came amid...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2016 file photo, Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg speaks during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse in Boston. The Senate Ethics Committee is expected to meet with reporters, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, along with an attorney from a law firm hired to investigate whether Rosenberg violated any rules in connection with sexual misconduct allegations against his estranged husband, Bryon Hefner. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
May 02, 2018 - 10:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg "failed to protect the Senate" from his husband, who has been charged with sexual misconduct, an ethics report released on Wednesday found, prompting calls for the lawmaker to resign. The report prepared by independent investigators...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference about allegations related to his extramarital affair with his hairdresser, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri House Democrats are demanding that the Republican leadership launch immediate impeachment proceedings against Greitens, accusing Republicans of stalling. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 6:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former campaign aide to Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens testified that he was duped into taking the fall when the governor's campaign was trying to explain how it had gotten a list of top donors to a veterans' charity that Greitens had founded, according to a legislative...
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April 30, 2018 - 6:42 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An effort by North Carolina civil rights groups and citizens opposing Republican policies at the North Carolina legislature returned to where it began five years ago. About 150 people attended a get-out-the-vote rally Monday on state government's Halifax Mall in Raleigh. The...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 29, 2018 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez seems in good shape to win a third term despite a harsh rebuke from fellow senators who say he violated chamber rules and federal law, according to political analysts and party colleagues. The Senate ethics committee found that Menendez repeatedly...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pauses while speaking as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 27, 2018 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings. The EPA...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 26, 2018 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey on Thursday for repeatedly accepting gifts of significant value, failing to report them and for advancing the personal and business interests of a donor. The panel began its review in late 2012 and...
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Protesters listen to speakers talk about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the state of the EPA during a protest by the American Federation of Government Employees union, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 26, 2018 - 4:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings Thursday on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to be peppered with questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster. Pruitt was scheduled to...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference with Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta, second from left, in East Chicago, Ind. Perrotta, the security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
April 25, 2018 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with Republican lawmakers' patience running short, President Donald Trump's environmental chief appears to be in no mood to apologize as he faces Congress for the first time since a deluge of ethics allegations has consumed his tenure. Environmental Protection Agency chief...
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April 24, 2018 - 5:05 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State said Tuesday she would refund a major contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law. Deidre DeJear's campaign said it would send back the $5,000...
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