Latest Political ethics News

Cawthorn broke rules over 'meme' crypto, told to pay $14K

Dec. 06, 2022 18:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Departing U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina has been told to pay over $14,000 to charity after the House Ethics Committee found he financially benefited while purchasing a cryptocurrency that he was promoting and violated conflict of interest rules. ...

New Mexico lawmaker avoids ethics hearing over committee job

Dec. 05, 2022 15:42 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Outgoing New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf, who appointed himself to the Public Regulation Commission nominating committee, has avoided an ethics hearing by resigning. The State Ethics Commission was scheduled to hold a public hearing last Friday after a...

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. ...