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Stories with subject: Political scandals
  • Colorado GOP committee backs chair in blackmail scandal 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 7:10 pm

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado - The Colorado Republican Party's executive committee on Friday voted overwhelmingly to support the party's chairman after he contended that the state attorney general and others tried to force him to resign his post by threatening to release details of an affair he denies.

  • Watchdog blames IRS incompetence for lost tea party emails story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Investigators are blaming two IRS workers at a computer center in West Virginia for erasing thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal, impeding congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative political groups.

  • Mario Biaggi, former congressman from NYC, dies at 97 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:33 pm

    NEW YORK - Mario Biaggi, a former 19-year congressman whose career ended in disgrace after a pair of corruption convictions, has died. He was 97.

  • Colorado GOP says lawyer spoke with prosecutors over scandal 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 8:22 pm

    DENVER - A Colorado Republican Party spokesman said Tuesday that party lawyers have talked with prosecutors about allegations that several leading Republicans tried to blackmail the chairman of the state GOP into resigning.

  • Ex-Utah GOP leader convicted of child abuse 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 9:05 pm

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah - A former Utah GOP leader has been convicted of child abuse in an assault on his 13-year-old son last year.

  • Arrests, leadership changes mean hard year for lawmakers story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 2:13 pm

    ALBANY, New York - For decades, it was the way Albany did business: The governor and the two legislative bosses gathered behind closed doors to hammer out deals affecting millions of New Yorkers.

  • As budget showdown looms, corruption probe quietly ends 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 10:53 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - As Pennsylvania lawmakers brace for the annual clash over how to spend billions of taxpayer dollars, the final chapter in a starker government drama is quietly playing out in the state prison system.

  • Ex-mayor shouldn't have to pay legal fees in receivership 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 12:50 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Supreme Court says the disgraced former mayor of Central Falls should not have to pay legal fees from the city's receivership case.

  • Guatemalan court brakes effort to strip president's immunity 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 11:08 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's constitutional court on Thursday temporarily blocked an effort to strip President Otto Perez Molina of immunity as corruption investigations advance.

  • South Korean lawmakers approve new premier 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 11:41 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's ruling party-controlled legislation on Thursday approved President Park Geun-hye's choice for prime minster, ending a lengthy merry-go-round at the country's No. 2 job caused by political wrangling and corruption scandals.

  • Guatemala targets head of congressional probe of president 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 5:44 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Prosecutors in Guatemala are leveling corruption allegations at the head of a congressional probe of President Otto Perez Molina as a flurry of graft scandals swirls around his government.

  • Mayor rejects criticism about handling of ex-police chief story has photos
    Updated: Jun-12-15 6:31 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The ousting of Salt Lake City's police chief amid growing questions about the handling of female officers' sexual harassment claims came abruptly. But activists and the police union were left wondering Friday why it didn't happen sooner.

  • Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial story has photos
    Updated: Jun-12-15 1:29 pm

    LILLE, France - Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a caustic reaction as four years of legal battles involving sex charges on two continents ended without a single conviction: "All that for this?"

  • VA nomination on hold in Senate over Agent Orange dispute 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 12:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - Three Democratic senators are holding up a confirmation vote on President Barack Obama's nominee for Veterans Affairs' top health post, citing the department's delay in extending disability benefits to Air Force reservists possibly exposed to Agent Orange.

  • Polish officials resign over eavesdropping scandal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-10-15 4:30 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Four Polish government ministers and the parliamentary speaker resigned on Wednesday amid a revived 2014 scandal over secret recordings made of them and other officials.

  • Poland probes leak of secret files from govt taping inquiry 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 2:19 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Polish prosecutors are investigating the publication of classified files from a probe into the illegal taping of government ministers.

  • Mexico president poised for majority despite discontent story has photos
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:40 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Despite widespread disillusionment with his government, President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday emerged from midterm elections with an expected congressional majority that will let him forge ahead with his reform agenda without compromising with opponents.

  • Janek out as Texas health chief; move follows agency scandal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 5:40 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek is on his way out, state officials announced Friday, shaking up Texas' biggest agency that plunged into turmoil over a $110 million no-bid contracting scandal that remains under criminal investigation.

  • Thousands protest in Honduras cities following scandal 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:36 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A protest movement organized over social media in Honduras has led to large demonstrations in cities around the Central American country.