Political corruption

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., walks out of a House of Representatives office building, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 16, 2019 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four Democratic lawmakers of color (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Texas Rep. Al Green has introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, potentially forcing a vote this week on whether to remove the...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, right, listens to speakers along with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, left, during a rally at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va. Northam is struggling to raise big money in a key election year after a blackface scandal nearly ended his political career. New campaign finance reports filed Monday, July 15 show the Democratic governor raised slightly more than $300,000 between April and June. That’s far below the seven-figure hauls his predecessors, former Govs. Terry McAuliffe and Bob McDonnell, raised during similar periods when they were in office. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 16, 2019 - 4:23 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is struggling to raise big money in a key election year after a blackface scandal nearly ended his political career. But he's also managed to remain a major source of campaign cash for Democrats, including those who have previously called on him to...
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Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello holds a press conference, almost two days after federal authorities arrested the island's former secretary of education and five other people on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, July 11, 2019. At the time of the arrests, Rossello was in the middle of a family vacation in France, which he canceled to travel back to the Island. U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez said Gov. Ricardo Rossello was not involved in the investigation. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 16, 2019 - 2:36 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...
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Police block protesters from advancing to La Fortaleza governor's residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 15, 2019 - 10:43 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., joined at right by U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., responds to remarks by President Donald Trump after he called for four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken" countries, as he exploited the nation's glaring racial divisions once again for political gain, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All four congresswomen are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. Omar is the first Somali-American in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 15, 2019 - 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 8:15 p.m. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says President Donald Trump is not a racist. But he also says four Democratic congresswomen of color whom Trump said should return...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington. The Trump administration skirted some usual procedures and ethics rules when it remade the Environmental Protection Agency’s advisory panels to include fewer scientists. That’s the finding Monday of the Government Accountability Office, which reviewed the changes at the request of Democratic senators. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 15, 2019 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency skirted some of its usual procedures and ethics rules when it overhauled key agency advisory boards, slashing the numbers of academic scientists on the panels and appointing more industry figures, the Government Accountability Office said Monday...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during the fourth annual Citywide Iftar Dinner in Austin, Texas. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. He didn’t identify the women but was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 14, 2019 - 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation. House Democrats say preparations for next week's testimony by the special counsel in the Russia investigation include re-reading the report and watching old video of Mueller's testimony on other matters. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 12, 2019 - 9:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress has been delayed until July 24 under an agreement that gives lawmakers more time to question him. Mueller had been scheduled to testify July 17 before two house committees about the findings of his Russia investigation. But...
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July 12, 2019 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government extradited a former Colombian official on Friday to face a prison sentence in the South American nation after he was convicted of embezzlement and other charges. Andres Felipe Arias Leiva, who served as Colombia's minister of agriculture and rural development...
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Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives for a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 11, 2019 - 11:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's report , including President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Lawmakers are also voting Thursday...
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