Political ethics

March 17, 2017 - 10:24 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's longest-serving senators has been indicted on ethics charges tied to veteran Republican strategist Richard Quinn. Prosecutor David Pascoe announced Friday a State Grand Jury indicted Sen. John Courson of Columbia on misconduct in office and using...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:48 pm
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-LAWSUITS-JUSTICE Government calls ruling flawed, vows court fight UNDATED (AP) — The Justice Department calls a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that halts President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "flawed in reasoning and in scope." The agency said in a statement Wednesday...
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March 13, 2017 - 9:58 pm
HEALTH OVERHAUL Democrats call budget report a 'knockout blow' WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress say new projections of the impact of Republicans' health insurance bill should be a "knockout blow." House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says Speaker Paul Ryan should pull the bill from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, Agriculture Secretary-designate, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue attends a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 13, 2017 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, the...
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March 13, 2017 - 5:01 pm
HEALTH OVERHAUL NEW: Congress' analyst: 14M lose coverage under GOP health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017. Spicer discussed surveillance during the 2016 presidential campaign, North Korea, anti-Semitic attacks and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 13, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:40 p.m. White House press secretary Sean Spicer is defending President Donald Trump's mass dismissal of top federal prosecutors as standard practice. The Justice Department on Friday asked for all remaining 46 U.S...
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March 13, 2017 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, the...
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March 13, 2017 - 1:47 pm
PENN STATE ABUSE 2 Penn St. ex-administrators plead guilty in abuse case HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State University administrators have pleaded guilty in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case, more than five years after the scandal broke. Ex-Athletic Director Tim Curley and former...
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March 10, 2017 - 4:46 pm
TRUMP-NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WH: Trump didn't know Flynn was to register as foreign agent WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump was not aware his national security adviser was probably going to have to register as a foreign agent for his lobbying work. Spokesman Sean...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, during a meeting on healthcare, Friday, March 10, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 10, 2017 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:00 p.m. The Office of Government Ethics disagrees with a White House belief that government ethics rules don't apply to executive branch employees. In a letter to the Republican and Democratic House Oversight leaders, OGE...
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