Political corruption

FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence "has plagued all of us." Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent violent crime (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 28, 2018 - 11:46 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence "has plagued all of us." Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent crime. As a federal appeals court judge, Kavanaugh made it...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court in New York. Silver, one of the most powerful politicians in New York for two decades, is scheduled to be sentenced to prison time on Friday, July 27, in the corruption case that ended his career. The same federal judge previously sentenced the former New York Assembly Speaker to 12 years imprisonment for the same crime, but the punishment was thrown out when an appeals court ordered a retrial. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 27, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (all times local): 4:10 A federal judge who sentenced one of New York's longtime Democratic power brokers to seven years in prison says political corruption in New York state "has to stop." U.S...
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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at federal court in New York, Friday, July 27, 2028. Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, will be sentenced for a second time Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 27, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, a former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before criminal charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison by a judge who said political corruption in the state "has to stop." The punishment,...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters as lawmakers prepare to break until Sept. 4, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Ryan firmly rejected an effort by House conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the official who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 26, 2018 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against an effort by a small group of conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, dooming the endeavor for now and easing a months-long standoff between House Republicans and the Justice Department. Ryan said the...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appears before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A group of 11 House Republicans have introduced articles of impeachment against Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 26, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on conservative Republicans effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 11:50 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he does not support an effort by Republican House conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. At a news...
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses reporters during a news conference at the Moakley Federal Building in Boston, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Sessions is defending his top deputy after some Congressional Republicans moved to impeach him. Sessions said Thursday in Boston that he has the "highest confidence" in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He suggested lawmakers instead focus on reforming the nation's immigration system. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 26, 2018 - 12:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his top deputy Thursday after a handful of congressional Republicans moved this week to impeach him. Speaking in Boston, Sessions said he has the "highest confidence" in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and described him as "highly...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appears before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A group of 11 House Republicans have introduced articles of impeachment against Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 25, 2018 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 11 House Republicans on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and has been a frequent target of GOP frustration. The...
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July 25, 2018 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist, was visiting Switzerland in September when she got a phone call from her father. Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, told his daughter that government agents were raiding their family's home in Phnom Penh. "He...
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July 25, 2018 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is planning a major expansion of one of its golf resorts in Britain that would include the construction and sale of 500 homes fetching as much as several million dollars each, raising possible conflict-of-interest issues as his administration faces...
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