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Supreme Court lets embryonic stem cell research proceed

The Supreme Court refused to step into the emotionally charged debate over embryonic stem cell research Monday, declining to hear a case that sought to stop government funding on ethical grounds.


Panel Finds Waters Didn't Violate Ethics Rules in Bank Case

Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, did not violate House ethics rules when she contacted the Treasury Department in 2008 about a bank matter, a special investigator announced on Friday.


SC lieutenant governor resigns amid probe of campaign expenses for personal items

South Carolina's lieutenant governor resigned Friday as he was indicted on a string of ethics charges over an alleged scheme to fake campaign contributions while at the same time using thousands of dollars in donations for personal shopping sprees and trips.


Newt Gingrich fires back at Nancy Pelosi

Newt Gingrich said Monday that Nancy Pelosi’s threat to discuss what she learned about the former House speaker from a 1990s ethics investigation is “an early Christmas gift.”


Democrats call for ethics probe of Weiner scandal

Top congressional Democrats are calling for an ethics investigation - and the truth - about whether scandalized New York Rep. Anthony Weiner broke any rules or used government resources to send lewd pictures over the Internet....


Blatter cleared, top FIFA officials suspended

FIFA's ethics committee cleared president Sepp Blatter of any wrongdoing as two of soccer's most senior officials were suspended on Sunday in the worst corruption scandal to blight the sport's governing body.


Warren Buffett says ex Berkshire exec clearly violated ethics standards with Lubrizol trades

Warren Buffett says ex Berkshire exec clearly violated ethics standards with Lubrizol trades

Warren Buffett believes David Sokol clearly violated Berkshire Hathaway’s ethical standards when he bought stock in Lubrizol before recommending that Berkshire buy the chemical company.


Nevada Sen. John Ensign announces resignation

Nevada Sen. John Ensign announces resignation

Embattled Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada announced Thursday that he will resign amid an ongoing ethics investigation, a move that could spare him from the continued embarrassment of the closely watched probe....


House censures Rep. Rangel

House censures Rep. Rangel

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to censure 20-term Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel after the ethics committee found he violated House rules.


Bracing for punishment, Rangel makes a plea

After the House ethics panel's chief counsel backs censure for improper financial and fundraising conduct, N.Y. Dem asks for "a drop of fairness."


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