Latest Political ethics News

South Dakota investigation weighs Noem's use of state plane

Sep. 24, 2022 07:56 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was returning from an official appearance in Rapid City in 2019 when she faced a decision: Overnight in the capital of Pierre, where another trip would start the next day, or head home and see her son attend his high school prom? ...

Ethics board keeps 'action' secret on complaint against Noem

Sep. 20, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's ethics board won't publicly disclose the “appropriate action” it took after finding evidence Gov. Kristi Noem intervened with a state agency to influence her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license, a lawyer for the board told The...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 14, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 11 The Washington Post on the Respect for Marriage Act The American public overwhelmingly supports marriage equality. More than 70 percent believe same-sex marriage should be legal,...

Rep. Katie Porter's university housing deal draws scrutiny

Sep. 09, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Orange County, California, where the typical house sells for $1 million, Rep. Katie Porter’s four-bedroom, three-bath residence in a leafy subdivision on the University of California Irvine campus is a bargain. The progressive Democrat and law professor, who...

Gov. Kristi Noem tried to avoid ethics hearing, seal records

Sep. 09, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem asked a state ethics board to dismiss a complaint against her without a public hearing and to seal off certain records, documents released Friday by the state’s Government Accountability Board show. The Republican governor,...

House committee reaches deal to get Trump financial records

Sep. 01, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee seeking financial records from former President Donald Trump has reached an agreement that ends litigation on the matter and requires an accounting firm to turn over some of the material, the panel's leader announced Thursday. The long-running...

St. Kitts law criminalizing gay sex found unconstitutional

Aug. 30, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The top court for nine eastern Caribbean nations and territories has struck down a colonial-era law against homosexual conduct in St. Kitts and Nevis, ruling that sexual orientation is covered by the right to privacy. LGBTQ activists celebrated the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 29, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. August 25, 2022. Editorial: Texas should eliminate the tampon tax Abbott’s support signals this tax’s days are numbered. Taxes are, at best, a necessary evil. But there are certain areas where, if we can get the government out...

Ex-British envoy to Myanmar arrested on immigration charges

Aug. 25, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A former British ambassador to Myanmar who now heads a business ethics advisory group in the Southeast Asian country has been arrested on charges of violating immigration laws by failing to register her change of address, the military government said Thursday. Its...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 25, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

New York Post. August 24, 2022. Editorial: Stop telling critics to leave NY, Gov. Hochul — Dems have driven out too many already! “Jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong,” Gov. Kathy Hochul hectored her opponent Lee Zeldin and other GOPers...