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Politics Nov 11After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
In a meeting during a trip to Ukraine, Energy Secretary Rick Perry handed the new Ukrainian president a list of people he recommended as energy advisers. One of the four names was his longtime political backer Michael Bleyzer.
Politics Sep 23Trump’s claims about the Bidens, explained
There's been no evidence of wrongdoing by either then-Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter Biden.
Politics Jul 09Biden earned millions after leaving White House, financial reports shows
Biden's first book briefly topped bestseller lists in 2017 and he earned $540,000 as a professor and namesake of the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
Politics May 16Trump financial disclosure shows revenue steady at key properties
While Trump has refused to release his tax records, he has been filing the less-specific financial disclosure reports since he began running for president. They list revenues rather than profits, and many figures are given in ranges rather than specific…
Politics Apr 15Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns
The filings show that Sanders, who throughout his career has called for an economy and government that works for everyone and not just the 1 percent, is among the top 1 percent of earners in the U.S.
Politics Apr 02Pelosi says Biden should stop being touchy-feely after 2 women speak out
A second woman said Monday that the former vice president had acted inappropriately, touching her face with both hands and rubbing noses with her in 2009.
Politics Feb 27AP Analysis: 5 takeaways from Michael Cohen’s testimony to Congress
In his testimony, the former Trump lawyer drew a troubling picture of his former boss, implicating the president in lies big and small to the American public.
Politics Jan 16Government agency ignored Constitution when it approved Trump hotel lease, inspector general says
The GSA's inspector general said in a report released Wednesday that the "president's business interest" in the Trump International Hotel site at the Old Post Office building in Washington raises emolument issues that "might cause a breach of lease."…
Politics Jan 04Watchdog group urges probe of Ivanka Trump’s role in a tax break program
The complaint from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington follows an Associated Press investigation last month.
Politics Dec 16Kushner-linked firm targets richer areas in program for poor
A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks but isn't that interested in steering its investors to the poorest, most-downtrodden areas that the…