Political corruption

FILE - In this May 15, 2015, file photo, Texas Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, talks to the media at the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas. Texas Republicans are reeling from an internal scandal, involving Bonnen and a hardline conservative activist, that could threaten their long dominance of the state Legislature in the nation's most populous conservative state. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 01, 2019 - 8:57 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An alleged hit list of political opponents, a promise of access, heated denials, an audiotape and suspicions of a setup. Texas Republicans are reeling from an internal scandal that could threaten their long dominance of the state Legislature in the nation's most populous...
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August 01, 2019 - 2:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The first state lawmaker in the United States to be expelled for sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement began is hospitalized and on life support. Don Shooter, a Republican from Yuma, Arizona, was thrown out of the Legislature in February 2018 after being found to have...
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Gen. John Hyten appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 31, 2019 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee on Wednesday approved the nomination of an Air Force general to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, largely discounting an aide's allegations that he had subjected her to unwanted sexual advances. Gen. John Hyten flatly denied the allegations...
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In this July 25, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and House Democrats arrive for a news conference on the first 200 days of the 116th Congress at the House East Front steps of the Capitol in Washington. Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller’s testimony to Congress. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 31, 2019 - 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — a milestone but still probably not enough to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch proceedings. A tally by The Associated Press on Wednesday showed 114 Democrats in the House, and one...
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Gen. John Hyten appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 30, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general nominated to be the nation's number two military officer strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, telling a Senate committee that he was falsely accused and did nothing wrong. "Nothing happened, ever," Air Force Gen. John Hyten told the...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives on Air Force One Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 30, 2019 - 11:06 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that black legislators planning to boycott his appearance at a Virginia event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy are going "against their own people." Trump said African Americans "love the job" he's doing...
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Gen. John Hyten appears before a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 30, 2019 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on confirmation hearings for Air Force Gen. John Hyten (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Air Force general nominated to the Pentagon's second-in-command is strongly denying allegations of sexual misconduct as he appears before the Senate committee considering his...
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In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019 photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, questions former special counsel Robert Mueller as he testifies to the House Intelligence Committee about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump announced Sunday, July 28 that he will nominate Rep. Ratcliffe to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who is leaving his job next month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 29, 2019 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director has been mayor of a small Texas city, a federal prosecutor and a member of Congress. But questions were already emerging Monday about whether those qualifications are adequate for the position as the nation confronts...
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July 28, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The governor of President Uhuru Kenyatta's home region has been detained by authorities, a lawyer said Sunday. It is the latest of a series of arrests of top government officials in a push by Kenyatta to crackdown on runaway graft. Governor Ferdinand Waititu surrendered...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Democratic members of that panel, speak to reporters about testimony from former special counsel Robert Mueller and their plan to continue to investigate President Donald Trump and Russia's interference in the election, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2019. From left with Nadler are Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 26, 2019 - 11:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler filed a petition in federal court Friday to obtain secret grand jury material underlying former special counsel Robert Mueller's report, arguing the panel needs the information as it weighs whether to pursue impeachment of President Donald...
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