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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.


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."


Rangel Easily Defeats Five Primary Rivals; Re-election Is Virtually Assured

Rangel Easily Defeats Five Primary Rivals; Re-election Is Virtually Assured

Charles B. Rangel, facing a host of ethics charges in Washington, was leading in a district in which the Democratic nomination is tantamount to a general election victory.

Senh: Amazing. I guess that speech that he made in Congress helped.


Bank at center of Rep. Waters inquiry has checkered past

OneUnited Bank has been criticized as having a poor record of lending to people in some low-income areas. It also paid for a luxurious lifestyle for its chairman despite posting huge losses.

OneUnited Bank, the financial institution at the center of a congressional ethics investigation involving Rep.


Top Dems rally around Rep. Rangel at NY fundraiser

New York's Democratic political establishment came out in force for embattled US Rep. Charles Rangel on Wednesday, packing a sold-out fundraiser to praise Rangel's service to the city and state over a 40-year career recently tainted by ...


Rangel says he's not quitting despite ethics case

New York Democrat Charles Rangel says he's not resigning, despite 13 charges of ethical wrongdoing. In a rambling floor speech Tuesday, Rangel told colleagues: "I am not going away." The former Ways and Means Committee chairman pleaded ...


Ethics committee outlines charges against Waters

Ethics committee outlines charges against Waters

The House ethics committee Monday unveiled a three-count charge against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) alleging she broke congressional conflict-of-interest rules when she helped arrange a meeting of bank officials and Treasury Department ...


Stage set for Maxine Waters' ethics trial

Stage set for Maxine Waters' ethics trial

A House panel finds 'substantial reason' to believe that the Democrat may have broken rules in her dealings with OneUnited Bank. She vows to fight the charges. A congressional panel set the stage Monday for an ethics trial for Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring liberal politicians, over her actions involving a bank with ties to her husband that received federal bailout funds.


Second senior Democrat to face ethics trial: source

A second senior Democratic lawmaker may face a public ethics trial this fall, posing a possible setback to the party's efforts to keep control of the House of Representatives in the November elections.


Rangel charged with 13 ethics violations

Rangel charged with 13 ethics violations

A settlement appears unlikely at this point, and a trial could come as early as September, creating a headache for Democrats before the midterm election.

A House panel on Thursday accused New York Rep. Charles B.


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