Political corruption

Jaroslaw Kaczynski,right, the head of Poland's ruling party, and parliament speaker Marek Kuchcinski after at a news conference where Kuchcinski announces his resignation in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday Aug. 8, 2019. Kuchcinski's resignation was prompted by public anger over his and his family's frequent use of government aircraft. Kuchcinski and Kaczynski insisted that the speaker had broken no law and did nothing wrong but that they were acting in response to the public anger.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 08, 2019 - 8:29 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The speaker of the Polish parliament said Thursday that he is resigning after a scandal erupted over his and his family's frequent use of government planes. The affair was threatening to damage the reputation of the right-wing ruling party, Law and Justice, ahead of...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters aboard Air Force One after visiting Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 08, 2019 - 6:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's "very strongly" considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich), who is serving a 14-year prison term on multiple federal corruption convictions. Trump suggested more than a year ago that he was...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 07, 2019 - 4:08 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump has often railed about an "invasion of illegals" at the southern border, words echoed in a screed the El Paso shooting suspect apparently posted that called the attack that killed 22 people at a Walmart his response to an "Hispanic invasion of Texas."...
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August 07, 2019 - 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House Judiciary Committee will file a complaint in federal court Wednesday aimed at forcing former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify about his interactions with President Donald Trump. The lawsuit will be a step toward possible...
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August 07, 2019 - 6:09 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' central bank has ordered ABN AMRO to check all of its retail customers for possible financial crimes as part of a government crackdown. ABN AMRO revealed the order Wednesday alongside second-quarter results that showed its net profit edged up 1% from...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Air Force One in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 05, 2019 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio (all times local): 10:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling the recent mass shootings "evil attacks" that are crimes "against all humanity" and says unity must replace hatred in society. Trump gave a...
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Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., talks with a constituent after a veterans event on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Ingham County Fair in Mason, Mich. Slotkin, who flipped the 8th Congressional District by defeating a Republican incumbent in 2018, has not backed an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
August 04, 2019 - 2:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Andy Kim came face to face with impeachment fervor at a town hall in New Jersey. "Do your job!" shouted one voter. Several states away, a woman held up a copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report and told freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin at a Michigan...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives for the opening of the adult entertainment fair Venus in Berlin. Just weeks after federal prosecutors revealed they were through investigating hush money paid to protect President Donald Trump from allegations of adultery, the probe has been picked back up by state prosecutors in New York City. A subpoena delivered Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, to the Trump Organization, was for records related to payments that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen helped arrange to Daniels after she claimed she had an affair with Trump. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
August 02, 2019 - 8:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Just weeks after federal prosecutors revealed they were through investigating hush money paid to protect President Donald Trump from allegations of adultery, the probe has been picked back up by state prosecutors in New York City. The president's family business, the Trump...
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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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