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Posts Tagged ‘ Political corruption ’

Jared Kushner To Be Senior Adviser To Father-In-Law Donald Trump

10/01/2017

President-elect Donald Trump announced Monday that he was naming his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior White House adviser. Kushner, the 35-year-old husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, served as a close adviser during the campaign, and has provided input on hiring decisions during the transition. Ivanka Trump will not immediately take on a...
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GOP Plans To Tear Down Obama’s Legacy As New 115th Congress Sworn In Today

03/01/2017

The 115th Congress begins Tuesday with Republicans, set to control the House, Senate, and presidency for the first time since 2006, planning to start dismantling many Obama-era financial and environmental regulations, and undo parts of Obama’s signature healthcare reform law. President Obama is meeting with fellow Democrats on Wednesday to discuss how to prevent...
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House Republicans Vote to Gut Ethics Committee

03/01/2017

On Monday night the House Republicans voted 119-74 to eviscerate Congress’ outside ethics watchdog and put it under the control of the very same lawmakers it’s meant to be keeping in check. Under a proposal by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the Office of Congressional Ethics, set up in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct...
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Law Firm Leaks Millions Of Tax Evasion Papers [VIDEO]

04/04/2016

Eleven million documents leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca reveal how it has helped its high-power clients move money offshore and dodge taxes. The documents show connections to 72 current or former heads of state, including some dictators who are accused of looting their own countries. The company alleges that it has...
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Brazil Ex-President Lula Arrested Over Corruption Charges [VIDEO]

04/03/2016

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been detained as part of a huge fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras. The former president’s house was raided by federal police agents and he was brought in for questioning. Lula, who left office in 2011, has denied allegations of corruption. The long-running...
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Chris Christie has a Massive Food Expense Budget of 300k

11/05/2015

According to a records analysis by New Jersey Watchdog, $300,000 of his $360,000 from the expense budget, went toward consumption of food, groceries and booze. That includes $82,594 being shelled out over the course of 58 visits to the concessions operator at MetLife Stadium during the 2010 and 2011 football seasons. Besides the $82,594...
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Mexico’s President New Steps Against Crime, Corruption [VIDEO]

28/11/2014

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday announced a series of measures to stem the infiltration of organized crime into municipalities and city halls around the country following the wave of protests over the disappearance of 43 teaching students two months ago in the southern state of Guerrero. In a national address, Peña Nieto...
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Rachel Maddow: Press Perpetuating Bob McDonnell Legal Defense [VIDEO]

31/07/2014

Rachel Maddow: Press Perpetuating Bob McDonnell Legal Defense Rachel Maddow discusses the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, and how the media has taken part in perpetuating their legal strategy.
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Former New Orleans mayor found guilty of corruption

12/02/2014

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been found guilty on 20 of 21 corruption charges, including taking bribes while in office. Prosecutors in the federal corruption case alleged Nagin took bribes worth more than $500,000 through various criminal acts, starting before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 and continuing through the storm’s recovery, according to...
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Bill De Blasio Tops Mayoral Primary; Runoff Possible

11/09/2013
Bill De Blasio Tops Mayoral Primary; Runoff Possible

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who ran an upstart campaign pledging to fight New York City’s economic inequality, emerged as the surprising top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks — and another electoral fight — before becoming his party’s nominee. The swirling, chaotic campaign to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg,...
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