Political scandals

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, author and producer Mark Halperin appears at the Showtime Critics Association summer media tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Halperin’s book “How to Beat Trump,” his first since his career was upended by allegations of sexual harassment, sold just 502 copies in its first week. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Halperin's first book since his career was upended by allegations of sexual harassment is clearly no "Game Change." "How to Beat Trump" sold just 502 copies in its first week. The numbers were reported Wednesday by NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85% of print sales. Published...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up the pressure on Facebook and Zuckerberg to follow suit. Zuckerberg doubled down on Facebook’s approach in a call with analysts Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, he reiterated Facebook’s stance that “political speech is important." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 04, 2019 - 7:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and accusations that Facebook crushes...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Katie Hill speaks during an interview after voting in Agua Dulce, Calif. Hill announced her resignation over the weekend following the publication of explicit photos that outed the relationship. She describes the photos as “revenge porn” and is vowing to fight the problem so that women and girls don’t shy away from politics in the future. Hill's resignation in a sex scandal she blamed on an abusive husband has observers wondering if women are held to higher standards in public life and what the future holds for politicians coming of age in the iPhone era. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 31, 2019 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — California freshman congresswoman Katie Hill bid a defiant farewell to the House on Thursday, suggesting a double standard forced her resignation amid a messy divorce, "gutter" politics and nude photos made public. Leaving her apartment, she said, for the first time since the...
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Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai speaks to reporters after submitting his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Kawai resigned over election fraud allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about his own gift-giving allegations reported in a tabloid magazine. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 8:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister resigned Thursday over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about his own reported gift-giving, becoming the second Cabinet minister to step down in a week. Katsuyuki Kawai's resignation and that of the trade minister last...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a press conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Northam is actively campaigning for Democratic legislative candidates ahead of Election Day (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 30, 2019 - 11:10 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is actively campaigning for Democratic legislative candidates ahead of Election Day. It's a sign of how far he's come since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office in February. There were nearly unanimous calls from within his own...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Katie Hill speaks during an interview after voting in Agua Dulce, Calif. Hill announced her resignation over the weekend following the publication of explicit photos that outed the relationship. She describes the photos as “revenge porn” and is vowing to fight the problem so that women and girls don’t shy away from politics in the future. Hill's resignation in a sex scandal she blamed on an abusive husband has observers wondering if women are held to higher standards in public life and what the future holds for politicians coming of age in the iPhone era. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 28, 2019 - 5:54 pm
The resignation of a female congresswoman over a consensual, sexual relationship with a campaign aide has sparked questions about whether women are held to higher standards in public life. First-term California Democrat Katie Hill announced her resignation Sunday following the publication of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Katie Hill, then a Democratic Party candidate from California's 25th Congressional district, talks to a reporter after voting in her hometown of Agua Dulce, Calif. She won the election, flipping a traditional GOP stronghold. Now, U.S. Rep. Hill, D-Calif., has apologized to friends and supporters for engaging in an inappropriate affair with a campaign staffer, but she still let down Susan Slates, a fellow Democrat, who said she was "disappointed," but quickly jumped to Hill's defense, saying anything she did pales in comparison to what's she's witnessed under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 26, 2019 - 6:39 pm
AGUA DULCE, Calif. (AP) — California U.S. Rep. Katie Hill has apologized to friends and supporters for engaging in an affair with a campaign staffer, but Susan Slates still feels let down by the 32-year-old Democrat who arrived in Congress just this year. Slates is a beauty salon owner in Hill's...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, right, with Governor Greg Abbott, left, speaks at a news conference at the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas. Bonnen said in a statement Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 he will not run for re-election, making the announcement less than a week after the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Bonnen sought help ousting members of his own party in 2020 and called a female lawmaker "vile." (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 24, 2019 - 11:28 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A district attorney says Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen won't face criminal charges for offering House media credentials in exchange for campaign help. Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne released a statement Thursday calling Bonnen's actions and statements "...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during talks with journalists in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Ukrainian President is holding an all-day “media marathon” in a Kyiv food court amid growing questions about his actions as president. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
October 23, 2019 - 7:08 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Wednesday urged a group of lawmakers to take a lie detector test to show they are not involved in a widening corruption scandal. Volodymyr Zelenskiy's ruling party has been shaken by local media reports that several of its members at the Supreme Rada...
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 2:44 am
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau's Liberal party took the most...
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