Political corruption

In this photo taken on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine chief Artem Sytnik speaks, during an interview to the Associated press in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency has been a major symbol of reforms in the country, a key driving force behind efforts to combat endemic graft that has depleted the nation’s resources and worried Ukraine’s Western allies. But two years after its creation, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has found itself under fire from President Petro Poroshenko’s allies, who have sought to limit its operations and trim its powers. (AP Photo/Oleksandr Stashevskyi)
December 11, 2017 - 3:50 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation's resources and worried its Western allies. But the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine instead has come under...
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FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Dora, Ala. Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they're voting for Moore for U.S. Senate, but the state's senior U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby didn't vote for Moore. Polls show Moore in a tight race with Democrat Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 10, 2017 - 4:11 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can "do better" than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate, making clear that a write-in candidate was far preferable to a man accused of sexual misconduct. Days before...
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Police block supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili who are gathered outside the police station where Saakashvili was taken on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. The words on a poster of Saakashvili reads 'Poroshenko, free Saakashvili!' Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili are rallying in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to demand his release from jail. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
December 10, 2017 - 8:24 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili rallied in the Ukrainian capital Sunday, demanding his release from jail and calling for the country's president to be impeached. Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia turned opposition leader in...
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Doug Jones' campaign volunteer Dana Ellis, right, talks to Ebonique Jiles, top left, and her son, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala., about voting on Tuesday's senatorial election, The Jones campaign is targeting African-Americans and moderate Republicans in particular as they fight to energize a coalition to defeat Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/Steve Peoples)
December 09, 2017 - 7:13 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat Doug Jones. In a state where Democrats are used to losing, malaise hangs over this quiet African-American neighborhood in...
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The Ukrainian Security Service officers detain Mikheil Saakashvili at the entrance of his house in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Ukraine's prosecutor-general announced late Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, that opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili has been arrested. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
December 09, 2017 - 4:59 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — From his jail cell in Ukraine's capital, opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili is calling on supporters to rally for the impeachment of the president and has declared a hunger strike. Saakashvili, the former governor of the Odessa region who was stripped of his citizenship this...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
December 08, 2017 - 9:07 pm
PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to elect a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win the hard-fought campaign instead. Trump gave a boost to the...
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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday morning, Dec. 7, 2017. Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 08, 2017 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of both parties are glum and guarded after a shocking week in which Sen. Al Franken and two other members of Congress have resigned after accusations of sexual harassment. Democrats say their handling of the issue gives them a weapon for the 2018 congressional elections...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, file photo, Harold Ford Jr. talks to reporters at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, Morgan Stanley fired former Congressman Ford following allegations of misconduct. In a tweet Ford denied the allegations. Ford joined Morgan Stanley in 2011 as a managing director. He was a Democratic congressman for Tennessee from 1997 to 2007. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
December 08, 2017 - 6:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. will not be a contributor on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program until allegations of misconduct against him are resolved. "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski announced Friday that Ford and MSNBC agreed the frequent contributor would not appear until...
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USA TODAY
December 07, 2017 - 11:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Arizona Rep. Trent Franks' resignation (all times EST): 7:10 p.m. Arizona Republican Trent Franks says he is resigning from the House because he discussed with two female staff aides whether they would consider being a surrogate mother. Franks says he deeply regrets...
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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday morning, Dec. 7, 2017. Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2017 - 11:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local): 8 p.m. Sen. Al Franken has reluctantly announced he's resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations. But the Minnesota Democrat is...
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