Political ethics

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks after leaving federal court in San Diego. Hunter had long dismissed the charges as a politically motivated conspiracy to drive him from office. In an abrupt turnaround Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to illegally use at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, including for his daughter's birthday party at a posh hotel and an outing with friends at a French bistro. Rep. Hunter will resign after the holidays, after pleading guilty this week to illegally using campaign funds for personal expenses, his office disclosed Friday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
December 18, 2019 - 10:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three lawmakers — Republican Reps. John Shimkus of Illinois and Duncan Hunter of California and Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano of New York — missed the historic House votes to impeach President Donald Trump. Hunter, who pleaded guilty to illegally using campaign money for personal...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks after leaving federal court in San Diego. Hunter had long dismissed the charges as a politically motivated conspiracy to drive him from office. In an abrupt turnaround Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to illegally use at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, including for his daughter's birthday party at a posh hotel and an outing with friends at a French bistro. Rep. Hunter will resign after the holidays, after pleading guilty this week to illegally using campaign funds for personal expenses, his office disclosed Friday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
December 18, 2019 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three lawmakers — Republican Reps. John Shimkus of Illinois and Duncan Hunter of California and Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano of New York — missed the historic House votes to impeach President Donald Trump. Hunter, who pleaded guilty to illegally using campaign money for personal...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 photo, a video surveillance camera hangs on a pole outside City Hall in Springfield, Mass. Some city councilors are pursuing a ban against government use of facial recognition technology in surveillance cameras in the city. (AP Photo/Matt O'Brien)
December 17, 2019 - 5:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police departments around the U.S. are asking citizens to trust them to use facial recognition software as another handy tool in their crime-fighting toolbox. But some lawmakers — and even some technology giants — are hitting the brakes. Are fears of an all-seeing,...
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This image released by HBO shows Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep." HBO turned to politics in 2012 with “Seinfeld” alumnus Julia Louis-Dreyfus playing vulgar vice president Selina Meyer on “Veep.” She was a narcissist and bungled one thing after another, from data leaks to campaigning. Somehow, we always ended up rooting for her. (Colleen Hayes/HBO via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics say we’re in an era called Peak TV, with hundreds of original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series competing for eyeballs. But even in a peak era some peak characters emerge. These are some of the fictional folk that we’ll look back respectfully when we think of...
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This image released by HBO shows Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep." HBO turned to politics in 2012 with “Seinfeld” alumnus Julia Louis-Dreyfus playing vulgar vice president Selina Meyer on “Veep.” She was a narcissist and bungled one thing after another, from data leaks to campaigning. Somehow, we always ended up rooting for her. (Colleen Hayes/HBO via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics say we’re in an era called Peak TV, with hundreds of original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series competing for eyeballs. But even in a peak era some peak characters emerge. These are some of the fictional folk that we’ll look back respectfully when we think of...
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In this image released by HBO, Emilia Clarke portrays Daenerys Targaryen in a scene from "Game of Thrones." In the hands of Emilia Clarke, Dany went from a young girl sold into marriage into a fierce, stately queen. She ruled multiple cities, freed thousands of slaves, build powerful armies and, finally, sat on the Iron Throne, if only briefly. Dany stunned when she hatched three dragons and saved Jon Snow from the Night King’s army, prompting many Halloween costumes. But good and evil were often blurred as this fearsome woman went on the march. (HBO via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics say we’re in an era called Peak TV, with hundreds of original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series competing for eyeballs. But even in a peak era some peak characters emerge. These are some of the fictional folk that we’ll look back respectfully when we think of...
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December 10, 2019 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An assistant Interior secretary broke federal ethics rules by twice meeting with his old employer, a conservative Texas-based policy group, to discuss legal tussles between the group and the agency, Interior’s watchdog office said Tuesday. Douglas Domenech, the agency’s assistant...
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December 09, 2019 - 10:19 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico recalled its ambassador to Argentina after a video surfaced suggesting he may have tried to steal a book from a Buenos Aires bookstore. Ambassador Óscar Valero Recio Becerra “has been ordered to return home,” said Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. The...
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November 29, 2019 - 8:31 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s transitional government announced Friday it overturned a moral policing law that criminalized revealing clothing for women and drinking alcohol and moved to dissolve the country’s former ruling party, fulfilling two major demands from the country’s pro-democracy protesters...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes part in an event discussing Mexico's relationship to the U.S., in Mexico City. With Bloomberg now running for president, the news service that bears his name said Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, it will not “investigate” him or any of his Democratic rivals, and Bloomberg Opinion will no longer run unsigned editorials. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
November 24, 2019 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With Michael Bloomberg now running for president, the news service that bears his name said Sunday it will not “investigate” him or any of his Democratic rivals, and Bloomberg Opinion will no longer run unsigned editorials. Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait announced the...
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