Political corruption

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators _ and they’re returning to work this coming week with mixed hopes of success. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 13, 2019 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It's a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington as...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks in Portsmouth, N.H. President Donald Trump on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, stood behind personal attorney Giuliani, one of his highest-profile and most vocal defenders, amid reports that federal prosecutors in the city Giuliani led as mayor are eyeing him for possible lobbying violations. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 13, 2019 - 5:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday stood behind personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, one of his highest-profile and most vocal defenders, amid reports that federal prosecutors in the city Giuliani led as mayor are eyeing him for possible lobbying violations. Behind the scenes, however...
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This 1865-1880 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows a damaged glass negative of President Andrew Johnson. Johnson, a Democrat, became vice president under Republican Abraham Lincoln on a unity ticket elected amid the Civil War in 1864. He became president after Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865. (Brady-Handy photograph collection/Library of Congress via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 8:47 am
The president traveled the country, fanning racial animus. He viewed the Congress with disdain. He also tried to undo some of the most important achievements of his predecessor, using executive power. That was not Donald Trump, but another president who faced the ignominy of impeachment: Andrew...
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This 1865-1880 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows a damaged glass negative of President Andrew Johnson. Johnson, a Democrat, became vice president under Republican Abraham Lincoln on a unity ticket elected amid the Civil War in 1864. He became president after Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865. (Brady-Handy photograph collection/Library of Congress via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 8:46 am
Andrew Johnson has never ranked among America's most famous presidents, though he's widely considered one of the worst. He's now attracting a surge of attention, as historians and political pundits compare his impeachment trial in 1868 with the ongoing impeachment inquiry targeting President Donald...
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Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, arrives on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers on Friday as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 12, 2019 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying in defiance of President Donald Trump's ban, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators Friday that Trump himself pressured the State Department to oust her from her post and get her out of the country. Yovanovitch told...
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Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, arrives on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers on Friday as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 11, 2019 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying in defiance of President Donald Trump's ban, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators Friday that Trump himself had pressured the State Department to oust her from her post and get her out of the country. Yovanovitch told...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Lake Charles Civic Center, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Lake Charles, La. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 11, 2019 - 8:59 pm
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his argument that the House impeachment inquiry is nothing more than an attempt to overturn his election. Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his profane denunciations...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, turns to speak with media members with Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., right, after they spoke about lowering the cost of prescription drug prices Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
October 11, 2019 - 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump has become a "potty-mouth," but that's not why House Democrats are pursuing impeachment. In a conference call Friday, Pelosi told her House Democratic colleagues to stay focused on their "just the facts, ma'am," impeachment probe...
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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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Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, arrives on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers on Friday as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 11, 2019 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and the House impeachment probe (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The chairmen of three Democratic committees say they subpoenaed Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, before she began closed-door...
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