Political corruption

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after leading the impeachment acquittal of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 05, 2020 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate acquitted President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges Wednesday amid Republican complaints about what they called a rushed process and Democratic claims that Trump is a threat to democracy. The historic, three-week trial proceeded largely...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., is questioned by reporters as he arrives at the Capitol for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in Washington. Jones, the most endangered Democrat in this November's elections, said Wednesday that he will vote to convict President Donald Trump Wednesday as the Senate impeachment trial reaches its climax. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 05, 2020 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, widely considered the Senate's most endangered Democrat, voted Wednesday to convict President Donald Trump as the Senate impeachment trial concluded with Trump's acquittal — and Republicans will try to use Jones' vote against him as they seek to reclaim...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., tears her copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 05, 2020 - 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — And then she tore up the speech. No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped the paper it was printed on in two. Right there, on camera, behind Trump's back. As he stepped down, she ripped again. Then a third...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and Vice President Mike Pence watch. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
Associated Press
February 05, 2020 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before a Congress and a nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying a land of “American carnage” under his predecessor...
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks with reporters, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at her office in Lansing, Mich., about delivering the Democratic response tonight to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address. She says she will focus on "dinner-table issues" such as infrastructure, jobs and health care. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
Associated Press
February 05, 2020 - 6:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class voters' worries, saying her party is focusing on easing health care costs and other pocket-book concerns. Whitmer mentioned...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
Associated Press
February 04, 2020 - 10:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump leaned hard on the strong U.S. economy as he made the case for his reelection in the State of the Union address — and he threw in a few theatrical flourishes. MUST SEE TV Trump has often seemed to conduct his presidency as the ultimate reality TV show. He...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 04, 2020 - 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Among the made-for-TV moments in President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech: The military husband of one of Trump's guests returned home from deployment and surprised his family. Amy...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Chief Justice John Roberts arrives for the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Roberts, lately a fixture at the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, is expected to be among four Supreme Court justices at House of Representatives Tuesday evening for the president’s State of the Union speech. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 04, 2020 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts, lately a fixture at the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, was expected to be among four Supreme Court justices in the House of Representatives Tuesday evening for the president’s State of the Union speech. Roberts has never missed a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, walks from the Senate Floor on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 04, 2020 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday's virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges, with just two or three undecided members even considering breaking with their party. The chamber's top Republican,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, former South African President Jacob Zuma appears in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The South African Broadcasting Corporation reports that an arrest warrant was issued for former president Jacob Zuma by a judge in South Africa Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, for failing to appear at court in a corruption case. (Michele Spatari/Pool via AP, File)
February 04, 2020 - 7:31 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A judge in South Africa issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former president Jacob Zuma for failing to appear in court on a corruption case that he has sought to avoid for months — now by asserting that he is ill. The National Prosecuting Authority requested the warrant, the...
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