- Rubio says strength is only way to maintain peace with China Updated: Aug-27-15 8:20 pm
MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights.
- Group turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in Maine Updated: Aug-24-15 5:35 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The president of a hedge fund contributed $1.25 million to the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to defeat Maine's gay marriage law in 2009, providing more than half of national anti-gay marriage group's donations during the campaign, according to a campaign disclosure report.
- 'Dark money' case puts AG Paxton's office against big donor Updated: Aug-20-15 12:17 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An ethics investigation into an influential conservative group has brought Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office into court against a major donor who guaranteed a $1 million loan for his campaign last year.
- Audit finds no major problems with Wisconsin elections board Updated: Aug-20-15 11:04 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - An audit released Thursday looking into how Wisconsin's nonpartisan elections and ethics board handles complaints found no major problems, leading the panel's director to say it should put to rest concerns about its operations even as Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker plan major overhauls.
- Longtime Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes dies at 90 Updated: Aug-19-15 2:20 pm
CLEVELAND - Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, a 15-term congressman from Ohio who took on tough assignments looking into assassinations and scandals, has died at the age of 90, his family said Wednesday.
- Chung slams 'cynical' FIFA ethics probe of charity money Updated: Aug-19-15 9:26 am
GENEVA - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon has accused football's governing body of trying to "misrepresent" charitable donations he made to relief donations to Pakistan and Haiti.
- Ethics complaint filed against Pennsylvania attorney general Updated: Aug-18-15 3:46 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A citizen activist filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against the state's attorney general, accusing her of creating a conflict of interest by using government resources while she fights criminal charges.
- 'Justice' march arrives in N. Carolina later this month Updated: Aug-18-15 1:38 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The chief leader behind recent nonviolent protests at the North Carolina General Assembly says similar demonstrations could be coming to the halls of Congress to press for restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act.
- Indiana officials issuing fewer waivers to state ethics law Updated: Aug-17-15 3:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Government officials in Indiana have been issuing fewer waivers that would let state employees take related jobs in the private sector before a yearlong wait, according to state records.
- Israeli force-feeding law pits doctors against state Updated: Aug-14-15 12:07 pm
RAMAT GAN, Israel - Hospitalized and shackled, Palestinian Mohammed Allan was 60 days into a hunger strike to protest his detention without charge in an Israeli jail when he slipped into unconsciousness Friday.
- Sen. Kirk's campaign defends putting caregiver on payroll Updated: Aug-12-15 3:54 pm
CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's campaign manager said Wednesday the Illinois Republican did things "by the book" when he gave a campaign job to a personal caregiver hired to assist him following a 2012 stroke.
- Ethics complaint against Missouri lawmaker dismissed Updated: Aug-10-15 8:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against a state House member over allegations that he allowed lobbyist gifts for others to be reported as his.
- NY advocacy groups may appeal after bid to hide donors fails Updated: Aug-06-15 5:15 pm
ALBANY. N.Y. - Two political advocacy groups are considering a legal appeal after a New York state ethics board rejected their request to shield major donors from public disclosure.
- Ethics panel clears lawmakers in 2013 Azerbaijan trip Updated: Jul-31-15 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee said Friday it found no evidence of wrongdoing by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who went on a 2013 trip to Azerbaijan paid for by that country's government.
- Sifton drops out of race for Missouri attorney general Updated: Jul-30-15 6:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Democratic state Sen. Scott Sifton said Thursday that he's dropping out of next year's race for Missouri attorney general and instead will seek re-election to the Senate.