Latest Political ethics News

White House says next G-7 to be held at a Trump golf resort

Oct. 17, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it has chosen President Donald Trump's golf resort near Miami as the site for next year's Group of Seven summit. The announcement to hold the event at Trump National Doral comes at the same time the president has accused Joe Biden's family of profiting from...

Debate takeaways: Warren attacked, 70s club avoids age issue

Oct. 16, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

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 steep cost....

Hunter Biden denies wrongdoing in Ukraine, China dealings

Oct. 15, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden, acknowledging that his family name created business opportunities, rejected assertions by President Donald Trump that he did anything wrong by engaging in foreign work in Ukraine and China. But Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, conceded that he failed to...

Kentucky lawmakers offer bills to strengthen ethics laws

Oct. 15, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Kentucky have unveiled proposals that would strengthen executive branch ethics and election laws. One bill would increase reporting of state resources used for personal or political reasons. Rep. Angie Hatton says news reports about Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's...

Ugandan official says new bill will target homosexuals

Oct. 11, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A bill proposing harsh penalties against gay sex is set to be introduced in Uganda's national assembly, according to a senior official who has expressed regret over the failure of an attempt years ago to punish homosexuals. Lawmakers supporting anti-gay legislation have "remobilized"...

EU lawmakers reject France's nominee, deliver blow to Macron

Oct. 10, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitions, his nominee for the next European Commission was rejected Thursday by EU lawmakers assessing whether she was fit for the job. Sylvie Goulard, a close ally of Macron, had been nominated to be part of incoming European Commission...

Sen. Feinstein endorses Biden for president, snubbing Harris

Oct. 8, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has endorsed Joe Biden for president, lining up with a fellow centrist Democrat and onetime Senate colleague and snubbing her home-state counterpart, Sen. Kamala Harris. In a statement Tuesday, Feinstein says she has worked closely with the former vice...

Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal

Oct. 7, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not politics. This...

Tunisian presidential candidate halts campaigning

Oct. 5, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A leading Tunisian presidential candidate has announced he will stop campaigning ahead of the final round of elections October 13 because it would create an unfair advantage against his opponent, media magnate Nabil Karoui, who has been imprisoned by authorities since August. Tunisian...

Proposal for defense of ethics complaints gets pushback

Oct. 3, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Proposed regulations would allow the state Department of Law to represent Alaska’s governor or lieutenant governor against ethics complaints, something a former attorney general says would be an inappropriate use of state resources. The department has proposed rules that would...