Political scandals

Sporting a folk costume Piroska Kovacsne Bablena takes over her ballot papers at the nationwide local elections in the village of Rimoc, Hungary, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Peter Komka/MTI via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 10:27 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Hungary (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Officials have begun counting votes cast in Hungary's local elections, with a more unified opposition trying to dent the prolonged power of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party. Sunday's election is...
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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 - 4:52 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him into a runoff. Republicans were trying to hold Edwards under the 50% benchmark the region's only...
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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 - 2:47 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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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 - 7:32 am
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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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 - 6:23 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 - 1:07 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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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. Amodei is facing Republican backlash after being asked what he thought of the Democrats’ impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, and replying, “Let‘s put it through the process and see what happens.” (Andy Barron/Reno Gazette Journal via AP, File)
October 01, 2019 - 12:15 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — GOP Rep. Mark Amodei's comment seemed harmless enough. Asked what he thought of the Democrats' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, the Nevada Republican gave reporters a vague dodge: "Let's put it through the process and see what happens." Within about an hour, Amodei...
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Former Austrian chancellor and top candidate of the Austrian People's Party, OEVP, Sebastian Kurz arrives for a closing rally ahead of federal elections in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 29, 2019 - 12:31 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austrians are electing a new Parliament, four months after a corruption scandal brought down ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party. Some 6.4 million voters aged 16 and up are eligible to cast ballots for Sunday's election. The Alpine...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a multilateral meeting on Venezuela in New York, during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 28, 2019 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the moment Donald Trump became a national political figure, he has been shadowed by investigations and controversy. They have been layered, lengthy and often inconclusive, leaving many Americans scandal-weary and numb to his behavior. And with each charge against him, Trump...
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People watch former President Jacques Chirac on a giant screen set up at the Paris town hall, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 in Paris. Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86. (AP Photo/Alexander Turnbull)
September 26, 2019 - 2:05 pm
PARIS (AP) — Affable but armed with a steely will, Jacques Chirac was a consummate politician who served as Paris mayor, lawmaker, prime minister and then president of France for 12 years, always championing the nation's sense of its own grandeur. Chirac's ambition and determination, which won him...
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