Political scandals

FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump delivers a speech to scouts as Secretary of Energy Rick Perry uses his phone at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean, W.Va. Long after more flamboyant Cabinet colleagues fell out of Trump’s favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile Perry, the folksy former Texas governor, survived in part by steering clear of controversy as energy secretary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 19, 2019 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long after more flamboyant colleagues flamed out of President Donald Trump's favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile and folksy Rick Perry survived in the Cabinet in part by steering clear of controversy. Until now. The former Texas governor said Thursday he was quitting as energy...
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Newly elected Mayor of Budapest Gergely Karacsony, right, candidate of most of the oppositional parties speaks during the parties' event after the nationwide local elections in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, October 13, 2019. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 5:33 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Prime Minister Viktor Orban's dominant right-wing Fidesz party suffered large losses in Sunday's local elections in Hungary. Opposition candidates won the mayoral race in Budapest, the capital, and were also projected to win in 10 of the country's 23 largest cities. In 2014...
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Candidate of most of the oppositional parties for the mayor of Budapest Gergely Karacsony is accompanied by his son, name not given, as he prepares to vote at the nationwide local elections in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 3:39 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Hungary (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The candidate backed by several opposition parties has been elected mayor of Budapest, defeating the incumbent supported by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party. With 74% of the votes counted in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
October 12, 2019 - 11:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters in his crimson state denied him a primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The Democratic incumbent was unable to...
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Former US Rep. Pete Sessions speak to the McLennan County Republican Party Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Waco, Texas as he runs to fill the seat of Bill Flores who is stepping down (Jerry Larson/ Waco Tribune-Herald, via AP)
October 11, 2019 - 5:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions' climb back into Congress was already off to a rough start, with some in his own party suggesting he was carpetbagging by leaving the Dallas district he lost last fall to try to get elected in a far more rural and politically safe one. Now...
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West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman pauses at Boone County Circuit Court in Madison, W.Va., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that derailed the impeachment trials of three West Virginia Supreme Court justices, including Workman. (AP Photo/John Raby)
October 07, 2019 - 5:27 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place a court decision that derailed the impeachment trials of three West Virginia Supreme Court justices accused of corruption. The case was one of a long list of those the Supreme Court announced it wouldn't hear, and as...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 1974 file photo, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., center, speaks to reporters after meeting with President Richard Nixon at the White House to discuss Nixon's decision on resigning. Flanked by Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, left and House GOP Leader John Rhodes of Arizona, right, Goldwater said Nixon has made "no decision" on whether to resign. The three top Republican leaders in Congress paid a solemn visit to Nixon, bearing the message that he faced near-certain impeachment due to eroding support in his own party on Capitol Hill. Nixon, who’d been entangled in the Watergate scandal for two years, announced his resignation the next day. (AP Photo)
October 05, 2019 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On Aug. 7, 1974, three top Republican leaders in Congress paid a solemn visit to President Richard Nixon at the White House, bearing the message that he faced near-certain impeachment due to eroding support in his own party on Capitol Hill. Nixon, who'd been entangled in the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 1974 file photo, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., center, speaks to reporters after meeting with President Richard Nixon at the White House to discuss Nixon's decision on resigning. Flanked by Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, left and House GOP Leader John Rhodes of Arizona, right, Goldwater said Nixon has made "no decision" on whether to resign. The three top Republican leaders in Congress paid a solemn visit to Nixon, bearing the message that he faced near-certain impeachment due to eroding support in his own party on Capitol Hill. Nixon, who’d been entangled in the Watergate scandal for two years, announced his resignation the next day. (AP Photo)
October 05, 2019 - 9:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years into the Watergate scandal, three Republican leaders in Congress paid a visit to President Richard Nixon at the White House in August 1974. They brought the message that Nixon faced near-certain impeachment due to eroding support from his own party on Capitol Hill. Nixon...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts to media questions during Ukraine Belarus forum in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Three House committees have released dozens of texts between U.S. diplomats in Ukraine discussing how to handle a response to President Donald Trump’s demands that the country launch an investigation into Joe Biden’s family. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
October 05, 2019 - 8:23 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — First the obsequious phone call, now the embarrassing text messages. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's troubles might be just beginning. Revelations of how far Zelenskiy's administration appeared willing to go to please U.S. President Donald Trump are depleting...
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Former Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Fla., now a partner at Dentons, a multinational law firm in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. McCollum was one of the 14 House impeachment "managers" who presented the case against President Clinton to the Senate in 1998. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 03, 2019 - 7:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some have regrets. A few can’t talk about it. Others would do it all again. But the Republicans who carried out President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are unanimous in urging caution and restraint as Congress embarks on yet another impeachment struggle, this time over...
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