Latest Political ethics News

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. David Perdue speaks during a campaign rally on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cumming, Ga. Perdue and Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff are in a runoff election for the Senate seat in Georgia. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Ga. Sen. Perdue boosts wealth with well-timed stock trades

Nov. 25, 2020 8:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low. But for Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, the crisis last March signaled...

FILE - This June 9, 2016 file photo shows Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard answering questions from Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart during his trial in Opelika, Ala. Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been moved to a state prison from a county jail to serve time for his ethics convictions, records showed Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 (Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP, Pool, file)

Judge reduces prison sentence for former Alabama speaker

Nov. 25, 2020 5:06 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday slashed former House Speaker Mike Hubbard's prison sentence from four years to 28 months, significantly reducing the time the once-powerful Republican will spend behind bars for an ethics conviction. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker reduced Hubbard's...

Question in New Orleans: How to watch the watchdog?

Nov. 22, 2020 10:46 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A government ethics panel in New Orleans is looking for ways to provide better oversight over a city government watchdog post following the ouster of the last man to hold the job. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that Inspector General Derry Harper resigned under...

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, on a probe of the FBI's Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

Graham facing ethics complaint over Georgia ballots question

Nov. 18, 2020 4:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Three attorneys have filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, accusing the South Carolina Republican of pressuring a Georgia elections official to toss out legally cast absentee votes in the presidential race. In a complaint filed Wednesday with the Senate Select...

Members of a mobile electoral commission prepare go to voters during local elections in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Polls have opened at Bosnian local elections, where over 3 million voters will have the right to choose their local mayors and city hall parliaments members. Despite the huge number in positive cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Bosnia, thousands of people have flocked the polling stations early Sunday, wishing to choose their local leaders for next four years. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Bosnians vote in local elections overshadowed by pandemic

Nov. 15, 2020 10:05 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians voted Sunday in nationwide municipal elections amid concerns that the turnout will be hurt by a major surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. Some 3 million people were eligible to vote in the small Balkan nation, which has been uneasily split between its...

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks after Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Monday, May 18, 2020. Abbott said that childcare facilities, youth camps, some professional sports, and bars may now begin to fully or partially reopen their facilities as outlined by regulations listed on the Open Texas website. (Lynda M. Gonzalez/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Texas' Patrick offers reward as Trump makes unfounded claims

Nov. 10, 2020 7:19 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick on Tuesday offered up to $1 million in defense of President Donald Trump's unsupported claims of irregularities in the U.S. presidential election, saying he would pay out rewards for information that leads to voter fraud arrests and convictions. The...

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Lincoln Project taking on GOP-linked law firms

Nov. 10, 2020 6:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Lincoln Project has announced plans to launch an advertising campaign against two law firms over their role representing President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in their voter fraud-related lawsuits. On...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., makes a point during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against the GOP incumbent. Although the party makeup of Arizona’s congressional delegation has been remarkably stable for the past decade, Democrats hope to change that this year with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, who is challenging five-term Schweikert in the suburban 6th District that takes in much of north Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

GOP Rep. Schweikert fends off Dem challenger in Arizona 6th

Nov. 7, 2020 3:02 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Rep. David Schweikert has survived a strong Democratic challenge to win another term representing Arizona’s 6th Congressional District. Schweikert defeated Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, who ran a campaign focusing on healthcare and accusations that Schweikert failed to represent his...

This photo provided by Alabama Department of Corrections shows former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.  Hubbard, who is facing a four-year-prison sentence for an ethics conviction, has been moved to Kilby Correctional Facility. Alabama Department of Corrections records show Hubbard is being held in the medical infirmary of Kilby Correctional Facility. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)

Former speaker Hubbard housed at Kilby

Nov. 6, 2020 6:33 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who is facing a four-year-prison sentence for an ethics conviction, is being housed at least for now at Kilby Correctional Facility, records showed Friday. Alabama Department of Corrections records show Hubbard is being held in the medical...

FILE - This June 9, 2016 file photo shows Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard answering questions from Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart during his trial in Opelika, Ala. Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been moved to a state prison from a county jail to serve time for his ethics convictions, records showed Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 (Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP, Pool, file)

Former Alabama speaker transferred to prison for sentence

Nov. 5, 2020 4:34 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been moved to a state prison system to serve time for his ethics convictions, records showed Thursday. Samantha Rose, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections, said Hubbard was taken Wednesday to Draper Quarantine Intake...