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Political Ethics

Who Cares About Ethics?

Meredith McGehee | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Meredith McGehee

This past Sunday, WaPo ran an op-ed, asking whether "a little corruption should matter to voters." The most logical explanation for this reaction is the low expectations that most Americans already have for their public (and especially, elected) officials -- a streak that is as American as apple pie.

GTCR's Former Nursing Home Point Man a Top Rauner Donor

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Rauner still refuses to explain with any specificity his role and that of his former firm in the nursing home industry.

John Celock

Lawmakers Tackle 'Unprecedented' Last-Minute Move

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Utah legislators are rushing through a last-minute piece of legislation that would allow an independent investigation into the state's embattled attor...

Political Ethics: Arrested Political Development -- and Forgiveness -- in Delray Beach

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.08.2013 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

In a world characterized by an unforgiving 24/7 news cycle and relentless and political pundits and bloggers, politicians more than ever are subjected to extraordinarily high standards of behavior and severe rebuke for immoral behavior. Take the upcoming in Delray Beach.

Beware Theater in Politics

Carla Seaquist | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Crucially, the president himself must become a critic. One flop may not an election make, but a second one? Can't happen. At the next rumble -- er, debate -- Mr. Obama must pull off Mr. Romney's many masks and expose his contradictions.

John Celock

Failing Grade Leads To State 'Cleanse'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

New York politics is going through an ethics "cleanse" after receiving a failing grade in ethics enforcement earlier this year and a string of politic...

John Celock

Dem Lawmakers Want To Stop 'Embarrassing', 'Abysmal' Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

A pair of Democratic lawmakers in North Dakota are pushing to establish ethics safeguards -- again -- following a March report that gave the state a f...

Rahm Talks Ethics Reform, Limits Lobbyist Gifts To $50

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

In a move intended to "rein in the influence of lobbyists and ensure everyone in City government is working for Chicago’s taxpayers," Chicago Mayor ...

Blagojevich Charges: 'Just Politics'?

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Politicians make deals every day. They do favors and ask them in return. They kowtow to campaign contributors. It may be unsavory,...

My Favorite Mistake: Helen Thomas Talks About The Mistakes She Could Never Make

Seema Kalia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Seema Kalia

"My Favorite Mistake" is a new biweekly series in which writer Seema Kalia interviews various luminaries about the one mistake that taught them the mo...