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Trump's Voter Fraud Lies Have Gone From Bad To Worse

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Michael Keegan

What could be worse than the U.S. president spreading lies and conspiracy theories about voting fraud to make himself feel better about losing the pop...

Trump's Russia Scandal Means Sessions And His Justice Department Now Face A Choice

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Less than a week on the job as U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions faces a potentially explosive situation: He was a top adviser to Do...

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness From Victims Of Clergy Sex Abuse

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.15.2017 | World

Pope Francis is asking victims and their families for forgiveness for the “horrible sin” of clerical sexual abuse. Francis’ statement comes in ...

Dan Rather: Trump's Russia Scandal Could Rival Watergate

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

The apparent coziness between the Trump administration and the Russian government could be the nation’s biggest scandal since Watergate, legendary T...

The Story Of The Suicide Of A Powerful Lobbyist Threatens To Rock K Street

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― On Thursday, July 9, 2015, Evan Morris, a super lobbyist with the biotech firm Genentech ― one of the largest pharmaceutical companie...

France's Wild Presidential Race Is Mired In Scandal, Uncertainty

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.08.2017 | World

France’s presidential candidates are beginning to ramp up their campaigns months before the election, but the race is already mired in scandal, rumo...

Former South Korean Culture Minister Indicted On Corruption Charges

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.07.2017 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s special prosecutor has indicted a former culture minister and a former top aide to President Park Geun-hye on charge...

Facing unemployment, austerity and scandal, Brazil struggles to keep it together

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.27.2017 | Latino Voices
The Conversation Global

For Brazilian citizens, it sometimes feels like the whole country is on fire right now. Adriano Machado/Reuters Laura Carvalho, University of São Pa...

South Dakota GOP Rushes To Repeal Ethics Reforms Passed By Voters

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republican lawmakers in South Dakota are ready to declare a legislative emergency so that they quickly and completely wipe out an ethic...

Police Regularly Violated Civil Rights In Chicago, DOJ Probe Finds

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

CHICAGO ― The Chicago Police Department regularly violates citizens’ civil rights, routinely fails to hold officers accountable for misconduct and...

In 2 Terms, Barack Obama Had Fewer Scandals Than Donald Trump Has Had In The Last 2 Weeks

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Scandal has consumed the final four years of every two-term president in modern history ― George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan...

Joe Biden Is A Hero Among Women's Rights Groups. But It Wasn't Always That Way.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Joe Biden will leave a legacy of staunch advocacy for women’s rights when he steps down as vice president in a week. He was a leader ...

We Can’t Forget All The 'Scandals' Of The Obama White House

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

This piece is part of a series on Obama’s legacy that The Huffington Post will be publishing over the next week. One of the lowest points of Barack...

Samsung Leader Named A Suspect In South Korea Political Probe

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.11.2017 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean special prosecutor’s office will question Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee as a suspect in a widening influence-pedd...

Jeff Sessions Tried Very Hard To Convince Americans He Is Not Racist

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and his supporters sought on Tuesday to convince the American public that he won’t discriminate against p...

New Rule Allows House Members To Hide Records From Ethics Probes

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

Just when you thought ethics standards couldn’t get much worse on Capitol Hill... It’s emerged that the House GOP quietly changed a rule last week...

House GOP's Blueprint To Gut Ethics Office Looks Like It Was Copied From Azerbaijan Scandal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In 2013, nine U.S. House members jetted off to Baku, Azerbaijan, beside the Caspian Sea for an all-expenses-paid trip sponsored by a no...

Police Question Israeli PM Netanyahu Over Corruption Allegations

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.02.2017 | World

JERUSALEM, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours under caution at his official residence in Jerusalem ...

Retired Politician Accused Of Molesting 103-Year-Old Former In-Law

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

A retired politician in Pennsylvania has been accused of indecently assaulting a 103-year-old woman. Police in Radnor Township have charged William Sp...

Ex-Argentine President Fernandez Indicted, Tied To Nuns And Guns Scandal

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.27.2016 | World

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was indicted on Tuesday on charges she ran a corruption scheme with a public wo...

Top City Officials Charged In Flint Water Crisis Investigation

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) announced criminal charges Tuesday against four former Flint officials as part of an investigation into th...

Appeals Court Deals Rebuke To Controversial Prosecutor Who Targeted Aaron Swartz

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

A federal appeals panel on Monday overturned the 2014 convictions of three former Massachusetts probation officials accused of running a patronage-bas...

"Make Government Work Better": What Every Democratic Politician Should Promise in This Election

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Government touches our lives in many ways---at the federal, state, and local level. But those ways in recent years have not been altogether good, even including, sorry to say, during the Democratic administration of Barack Obama.

How Anthony Wiener Could Have Saved His Career

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.04.2016 | New York
Lev Raphael

Imagine how different his career would have been Anthony Weiner had fessed up to his raunchy tweets right away and used some of that caustic New York wit he was famous for.

Eliot Nelson

A Strange, Confusing Evening With Marion Barry | Eliot Nelson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - On Friday evening, Marion Barry sat with a group of journalists and delivered a stirring defense of yogurt. "Yogurt is more healthy t...