Political scandals

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018 file photo, N.C. Sen. Dan Bishop speaks during a joint N.C. House-Senate committee meeting on judicial reform and redistricting held at the Legislative Office Building in downtown Raleigh, N.C. Bishop of Charlotte filed on Thursday, March 14, 2019 to run in the 9th Congressional District re-do election. He faces at least two others in May's Republican primary. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 4:34 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are heading for a lively and rapid-fire faceoff to decide who'll represent the GOP in a new North Carolina congressional election mandated after a ballot-rigging scandal blocked the former Republican candidate's presumed victory in November. Ten Republicans filed by...
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March 13, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 12 about Senate confirmation of Paul Matey as an appeals court judge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Matey is senior vice president and general counsel at University Hospital in New Jersey. He left the hospital in August 2018 and became a partner...
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March 11, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand is standing by her Senate office's response to a former staffer who resigned over the handling of her sexual harassment claims. Politico reported Sunday that the female staffer alleged that one of Gillibrand's closest aides made...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen through a beveled pane of glass in a door as he takes part in a news conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Nothing illegal is being alleged, but the no money, no sex scandal engulfing Trudeau could topple him in the election this fall. The ex-justice minister and attorney general says Trudeau and senior members of his government inappropriately tried to pressure her to instruct prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution of a major Canadian engineering company. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 10, 2019 - 5:57 pm
TORONTO (AP) — There's no money, no sex and nothing illegal happened. This is what passes for a scandal in Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump has been engulfed in allegations involving possible collusion with Russia and secret payments to buy the silence of a porn star. Canadian Prime Minister...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives at the adult entertainment fair "Venus" in Berlin. The 2018 arrest of Daniels at an Ohio strip club was improper but not planned ahead of time or politically motivated, according to an internal police department review released Friday, March 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
March 08, 2019 - 3:55 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2018 arrest of Stormy Daniels at a Columbus strip club was improper but not planned ahead of time or politically motivated, according to an internal police department review released Friday. The investigation looked into allegations that police officers who support...
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FILE - This Jan. 23, 2018 file photo shows state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Investigators say Mendoza likely engaged in unwanted "flirtatious or sexually suggestive" behavior with six women. He resigned in February 2018 and is a Democrat. The California Legislature says it racked up more than $1.8 million in legal costs from sexual harassment investigations during 2018 and the first month of 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)
March 08, 2019 - 8:40 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature racked up more than $1.8 million in legal costs from sexual harassment investigations during 2018 and the first month of this year when at least nine current or former lawmakers faced allegations of misconduct, according to records obtained by...
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During a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel about prevention and response to sexual assault in the military, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., recounts her own experience while serving as a colonel in the Air Force, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, says she was raped in the Air Force by superior officer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2019 - 2:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again." The Arizona Republican...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif. In remarks before a business conference in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Obama says he tried to build a culture centered around problem-solving and not personal gain during his time in the White House. He said on Wednesday it was an effective strategy for any organization that also prevents big scandals and indictments. Obama didn't mention President Donald Trump and wasn't asked about him during a question-and-answer session. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
March 06, 2019 - 5:39 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he tried to build a culture centered around problem-solving and not personal gain while in the White House — an effective strategy for any organization that also prevents "big scandals and indictments." Obama's comments drew...
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During a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel about prevention and response to sexual assault in the military, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., recounts her own experience while serving as a colonel in the Air Force, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, says she was raped in the Air Force by superior officer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 06, 2019 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again." The...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2019, image made from video Glendell Robinson, a Bladen County resident, pauses in Bladen County, N.C. A ballot-fraud scandal that has led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the Republicans since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. But there are also fears that the scandal could cut both ways, with fatigue and disillusionment over the electoral system keeping some voters home. “It could be a lot of folks is not going to vote. Period,” said Robinson, a Democrat who plans to vote. He said he has never seen anything like the scandal, having lived all of his 78 years in Bladen County, and hopes others will be able to overcome fears that their votes won’t count. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
March 04, 2019 - 12:58 am
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A ballot-fraud scandal that brought down a Republican candidate and led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the GOP since John F. Kennedy was in the White House...
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