Political ethics

In this April 27, 2018, photo, a sign advertises the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nev. A coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists have launched referendums to ban brothels in two of Nevada's seven counties where they legally operate. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 11, 2018 - 2:51 am
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A state marketed as a place where people can indulge in all manner of sins is confronting its status as the only place in America where you can legally pay someone for sex. A coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists has launched referendums to ban...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file phot, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A senior aide wrapped up in the ethics investigations of Pruitt has abruptly resigned. Pruitt announced the departure of aide Millan Hupp in an email on June 6. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 06, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt laughed off questions Wednesday about whether he used his office to try to help his wife get a "business opportunity" with Chick-fil-A, while a close aide abruptly resigned amid new ethics allegations against her boss. Pruitt said...
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This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building in Washington. The Government Accountability Office has agreed to examine the legality of a politically-tinged tweet from the official Environmental Protection Agency account. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 06, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emails show that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, had an agency staffer contact the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A about a possible business opportunity. And a former staffer says the effort last year was aimed at obtaining a franchise for Pruitt's wife...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School, in Union City, N.J. This year’s race for a U.S. Senate seat from New Jersey won’t start officially until after the Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday, June 5. But already incumbent Democratic Sen. Menendez and Republican challenger Bob Hugin are hurling insults at one another in what will be New Jersey’s only statewide contest this fall and an arena in the national fight for control of the narrowly divided Senate. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 31, 2018 - 5:01 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ads with grainy images and pointed attacks? Check. Millions of dollars in campaign coffers? Another check. This year's race for a U.S. Senate seat from New Jersey won't start officially until after Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries. But already incumbent Democratic...
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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. The House Ethics Committee says it’s reviewing an independent watchdog’s referral of Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona and his chief of staff. The committee’s announcement Thursday indicates the independent Office of Congressional Ethics determined there was substantial reason to believe ethics violations occurred. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 31, 2018 - 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says it's reviewing an independent watchdog's referral of Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona and his chief of staff. The committee's announcement Thursday indicates the independent Office of Congressional Ethics determined there was substantial...
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Computer screen shows the Ivanka Trump logo, right, and the website of the Chinese Trademark Office in Beijing, China, Monday, May 28, 2018. China has approved 13 Ivanka Trump trademarks in the last three months and granted provisional approval for eight more, raising fresh conflict-of-interest questions about the White House. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 28, 2018 - 9:26 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Ivanka Trump's brand continues to win foreign trademarks in China and the Philippines, adding to questions about conflicts of interest at the White House, The Associated Press has found. On Sunday, China granted the first daughter's company final approval for its 13th trademark in...
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FILE--In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Montana Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Mont., about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday, May 24, 2018, asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, file)
May 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party's executive director, Nancy...
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