Latest Political ethics News

North Dakota lawmakers to organize for 2023 Legislature

Nov. 30, 2022 12:37 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers will return to Bismarck next week to prepare for the 2023 Legislature, where they will lobby for prime committee assignments and get briefings on legislative procedures and ethics. The three-day organizational session that begins Monday...

NY's Rep. Maloney probed for asking about Met Gala ticket

Nov. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat whose 30-year career in Congress is about to end after she lost a contentious primary, is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for possibly soliciting a ticket to the annual gala of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume...

Warnock, Walker advance to runoff for Senate seat in Georgia

Nov. 09, 2022 17:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker will meet in a Dec. 6 runoff in Georgia after neither reached the general election majority required under state law, ensuring an expensive, bitter fight that could still determine which party...

AP sources: Justice Dept. watchdog probing Mass. US attorney

Nov. 07, 2022 18:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's inspector general has opened an investigation of the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, prompted by U.S. Attorney Rachel Rollins' appearance at a political fundraiser featuring first lady Jill Biden, The Associated Press has learned. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 03, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Albany Times Union. October 30, 2022. Editorial: Another ethics flub What part of “distance yourselves from the people you oversee” is unclear? The Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government is off to a lousy start. And considering it’s the...

Attorney defending Idaho’s abortion laws quits AG’s office

Nov. 02, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A high-profile Idaho attorney who has defended in state and federal courts some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation is among the latest attorneys to quit state employment. Former Deputy Attorney General Megan Larrondo is one of eight attorneys...

West Virginia's Mooney runs for Congress but aims at Manchin

Nov. 02, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney is a Trump-backed Christian conservative who is anti-abortion, pro-coal and thinks marriage should be “ between a man and a woman.” Democrat Barry Wendell, his opponent in next week's election, is an openly gay Jewish man...

Sunak makes Parliament debut as PM, axes more Truss policies

Oct. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rishi Sunak faced the opposition in Parliament for the first time as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, promising to restore economic stability after his predecessor’s tax plans triggered market tumult. Sunak ripped up more of predecessor Liz Truss' flagship...

Review: How Meacham's Lincoln defeated 'Big Lie' of his day

Oct. 24, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

“And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle” by Jon Meacham (Random House) Fun fact: Feb. 12, 1809, is the birthdate for both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. While we tend to contemplate “The Great Emancipator” as fully formed well before he became the...

Noem's balancing act: Big ambitions, South Dakota reelection

Oct. 09, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — They had waited in the desert heat in a line that wrapped around the block and now the excitement was palpable when South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem took the stage in a suburban Phoenix convention hall. “She's our governor!” someone yelled. Kari Lake, the...