Political ethics

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, State Rep. Jaime Andrade holds a flag outside the visitation for Chicago police Officer Samuel Jimenez at a funeral home in Des Plaines, Ill.A federal bribery charge against an Illinois legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers be allowed to lobby other units of government. Illinois like most states allows legislators to lobby outside state government. Andrade said he registered as a Chicago lobbyist and started charging for his services when the state budget crisis from 2015 to 2017 forced lawmakers to go without paychecks. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune via AP File)
November 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government. The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep. Luis Arroyo laid bare the potential ethics tangle. Most...
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November 09, 2019 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about Pam Bondi, a former Florida attorney general, stepping down from a lobbying firm as she prepares to defend President Donald Trump in an impeachment investigation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bondi lobbied for a Kuwaiti company with a U.S...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa. The Colorado Ethics Commission is releasing an investigation into John Hickenlooper's use of private planes while governor. A Republican critic filed a complaint alleging Hickenlooper had improperly traveled on private flights during his administration. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 07, 2019 - 8:40 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Ethics Commission is releasing an investigation into John Hickenlooper's use of private planes while governor. A Republican critic filed a complaint alleging Hickenlooper had improperly traveled on private flights during his administration. Hickenlooper is a Democrat who...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Donald Trump, Jr. speaks to supporters of his father, President Donald Trump, during a panel discussion in San Antonio. President Donald Trump has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of major ethical lapses and railed against Biden’s son for allegedly profiting off his father’s office. But on Nov. 4, Trump used his Twitter feed to publicize a new book by his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., telling his 66.5 million followers that they should “Go order it today!” (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 05, 2019 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of major ethical lapses and railed against Biden's son for allegedly profiting off his father's office. But on Monday, Trump used his Twitter feed to publicize a new book by his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.,...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Lexington, Ky., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Associated Press
November 04, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of major ethical lapses and railed against Biden's son for allegedly profiting off his father's office. But on Monday, Trump used his Twitter feed to publicize a new book by his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, arrives for his first appearance before congressional investigators, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Paperwork was filed Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 for Papadopoulos to run for the Congressional seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill who is resigning amid an ethics investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 29, 2019 - 8:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide who was a key figure in the FBI's Russia probe, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill. Papadopoulos didn't immediately comment, but on Sunday he tweeted, "I love my state too...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., talks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hill says she’s asked for an investigation into intimate photos she says were posted online without her consent. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Rep. Katie Hill, a rising Democratic star in the House, announced her resignation amid an ethics probe, saying explicit private photos of her with a campaign staffer had been "weaponized" by her husband and political operatives. The California Democrat, 32, had been hand-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Katie Hill, then a Democratic Party candidate from California's 25th Congressional district, talks to a reporter after voting in her hometown of Agua Dulce, Calif. She won the election, flipping a traditional GOP stronghold. Now, U.S. Rep. Hill, D-Calif., has apologized to friends and supporters for engaging in an inappropriate affair with a campaign staffer, but she still let down Susan Slates, a fellow Democrat, who said she was "disappointed," but quickly jumped to Hill's defense, saying anything she did pales in comparison to what's she's witnessed under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 26, 2019 - 6:39 pm
AGUA DULCE, Calif. (AP) — California U.S. Rep. Katie Hill has apologized to friends and supporters for engaging in an affair with a campaign staffer, but Susan Slates still feels let down by the 32-year-old Democrat who arrived in Congress just this year. Slates is a beauty salon owner in Hill's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday, Oct. 15, to hold a hearing before the full court of 15 judges. Arguments are scheduled for Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 25, 2019 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's company said Friday it is exploring the sale of its landmark Washington hotel after nearly three years of ethics complaints and lawsuits accusing him of trying to profit off the presidency. The Trump Organization says it will consider offers to buy out the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, former Vice President Joe Biden, center, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., raise their hands to speak during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Associated Press
October 16, 2019 - 6:47 am
A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a...
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