Political ethics

July 13, 2018 - 11:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency assigns public-records requests from environmental groups or others that it sees as "politically charged" to special internal review, a top agency official told congressional staffers investigating the actions of Scott Pruitt, the scandal-...
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Steven Aiello arrives to federal court in New York, Thursday, July 12, 2018. A federal jury in New York has convicted key players including Aiello of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 12, 2018 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury in New York convicted key players Thursday on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program, leaving some lawyers grumbling that it's a bad time to face corruption charges. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict after a...
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Steven Aiello arrives to federal court in New York, Thursday, July 12, 2018. A federal jury in New York has convicted key players including Aiello of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 12, 2018 - 6:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury in New York convicted key players Thursday on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program, leaving some lawyers grumbling outside court that it's a bad time to face corruption charges. The jury in Manhattan returned its...
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July 11, 2018 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending an Ohio congressman accused of ignoring college wrestlers' allegations of abuse, calling him "a man of honesty, a man of integrity." Rep. Jim Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University from 1987 to 1995. Some former...
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A sign that reads "Families belong Together" hangs on a fence outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Trump administration rushed to meet a deadline Tuesday for reuniting dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 11, 2018 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's use of DNA testing to match migrant children separated from their parents is justifiable as a last resort, medical experts say, but raises a host of ethical problems. That includes the risk of damaging the family fabric by revealing that an adult thought...
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A sign that reads "Families belong Together" hangs on a fence outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Trump administration rushed to meet a deadline Tuesday for reuniting dozens of youngsters forcibly separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 10, 2018 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's use of DNA testing to match migrant children separated from their parents is justifiable as a last resort, medical experts say, but raises a host of ethical problems. That includes the risk of damaging the family fabric by revealing that an adult thought...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, stands with Rep.-elect Michael Cloud, R-Texas, back right, and his wife Rosel Cloud, back center, and children Zoe Cloud, Kent Cloud, and Ean Cloud, far right, during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2018 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Michael Cloud of Texas has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress, succeeding Blake Farenthold, who resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment and an ethics probe. Cloud has worked as a communications consultant and served as a Republican county chairman. He...
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FILE –This Oct. 22, 2015 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill. Two men who were wrestlers at Ohio State University in the 1990s say Jordan isn't being truthful when he says he wasn't aware of allegations team doctor Richard Strauss was groping male wrestlers, NBC reported Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Male athletes from 14 sports at Ohio State have reported alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss, whose 2005 death at the age of 67 was ruled a suicide. Jordan's spokesman says in a statement the congressman never saw or heard about any abuse or had any abuse reported when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 09, 2018 - 11:24 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A watchdog group and a former special counsel to President Barack Obama are seeking an ethics review of U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan even as former colleagues back his statements that he didn't know about sexual abuse of wrestlers while coaching at Ohio State University. Some ex-...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stands on the South Lawn during an afternoon picnic for military families at the White House, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Washington. President Donald President Trump tweeted Thursday, July 5, he has accepted resignation of Pruitt. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 06, 2018 - 11:13 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Scott Pruitt's tenure as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency ended with his resignation, but political experts in his home state of Oklahoma say he could continue his career in public office. The path could lead him back to Washington. Pruitt, a former Oklahoma...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Trump tweeted Thursday, July 5, he accepted the resignation of Pruitt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 06, 2018 - 7:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing out after months of scandals, Scott Pruitt is turning the Environmental Protection Agency over to a far less flashy deputy who is expected to continue Pruitt's rule-cutting, business-friendly ways as steward of the country's environment. With Pruitt's departure, President...
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