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GOP Senator Cheered For Saying Trump Needs To Release His Tax Returns

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) told constituents on Friday that she thinks President Donald Trump should release his tax returns, making her ...

This D.C. Restaurant Just Sued Trump And His Hotel For Unfair Competition

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Cork Wine Bar is suing President Donald Trump and his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., for unfair competition. The lawsui...

White House Won't Penalize Kellyanne Conway For Plugging Ivanka Trump's Brand

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― White House officials have determined that President Donald Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway will not face disciplinary action for pr...

It's Time To Talk About Impeachment

Ron Fein | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Ron Fein

There’s a growing realization that something is not right with President Trump. The president’s Twitter outbursts, bizarre fixations on ‘Saturda...

Trump Can Clear Up Questions About His Russia Ties By Releasing His Tax Returns

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As revelations continue to mount about the Trump campaign’s communication with Russian officials during the presidential race, there ...

What Happened To Jason Chaffetz's Backbone?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

At a recent town hall event in Cottonwood, Utah, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) got a chance to hear from his constituents, and they gave him an earful....

Here's Why The Ivanka Trump Nordstrom Scandal Is A Really Big Deal

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Before taking the oath of office as president of the United States, Donald Trump swept aside concerns about conflicts of interest arisi...

The Emoluments Clause, Impeachment, and Trump: An Explainer

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Many of the Wikipedia-driven insta-experts on the Electoral College and immigration law are now transforming into insta-experts on the Emoluments Clau...

Donald Trump's Demolition Derby

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Trump came to Washington to tear the government down for parts, and as far as we can tell, he doesn't seem to have anything at all in mind to replace it except turning back the clock to when business took what it wanted and left behind desperate workers, dirty water and polluted air.

Why Tom Price's Biotech Stock Has Medical Ethicists Worried

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living

As Senate Democrats grilled Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) at his confirmation hearing Wednesday over concerns that his trading in health care company stock v...

Donald Trump Never Gave Business Documents To Ethics Office, Democrat Says

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Before he was sworn in, President Donald Trump disappointed ethics experts by refusing to sell his business empire. Instead, he present...

'Emoluments' Lawsuit Against Trump May Get Kicked Out Of Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK ― A Washington ethics watchdog that sued President Donald Trump on Monday over his ongoing business dealings with foreign governments may n...

President Trump Has Already Violated The Constitution, Lawsuit Claims

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK ― A government ethics watchdog filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump, claiming that he is violating the Constitu...

ACLU Announces Mass FOIA For Donald Trump's Business Conflicts

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Moments before Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States, the American Civil Liberties Uni...

Democrats Home In On Tom Price Stock Trades Ahead Of Nomination Hearings

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats want to postpone confirmation hearings for Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head th...

Conflict: Tillerson Would Write the Rules For Exxon's Major Oil Find in Guyana

Jesse Coleman | Posted 01.20.2017 | Green
Jesse Coleman

A little known program at the Department of State is now one of the biggest conflicts of interest sitting in the way of Rex Tillerson's confirmation a...

Conflict of Interest? I'll Give You CoI

Roger D Barris | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Roger D Barris

Whenever a failed CEO is fired with a cushy payoff, the outrage is swift and voluminous.  The liberal press usually misrepresents this as a hypocrit...

Republicans Threaten Government Ethics Official Who Criticized Trump

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to address potential conflicts is “meaningless,” the head of the Office of Government Ethics said Wednesday....

Trevor Noah: Donald Trump Ran For President Just To Avoid His Sons

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.13.2017 | Comedy

President-elect Donald Trump claims he’s dealing with potential conflicts of interest by handing his multibillion-dollar real estate and licensing c...

Trump's Corporate Cabinet

Robert Weissman | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Robert Weissman

We're facing the prospect of a government literally of the Exxons, by the Goldman Sachses and for the Kochs.

U.S. Ethics Chief Ordered Gushing Tweets About Trump's Claim He Was Cutting Business Ties

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 12.31.2016 | Politics

Newly obtained records reveal that the head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics personally ordered several oddly enthusiastic tweets after Preside...

On Trump Conflicts, Don't Forget About the Other Emoluments Clause

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

There's been a lot of talk lately about the many conflicts of interest posed by a Trump presidency. And rightly so. After all, these conflicts are a c...

House Democrats Convene Hearing To Talk About Trump's Conflicts Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Even though they hold no committee gavels in their hands and no subpoena power to command witnesses to testify, House Democrats are goi...

Trump Denies Conflict Of Interests -- He Says What's Good For Donald Trump Is Good For America

Christopher Lamb | Posted 12.13.2016 | Comedy
Christopher Lamb

"What's good for Donald Trump is good for America," he said.

Donald Trump Delays Plans To Resolve His Conflicts Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump will not hold a press conference on Thursday to announce plans for his billion-dollar real estate and lice...