Posts Tagged ‘ ethics ’

Husband of Alaska Governor Refuses to Testify in Legislature’s Trooper Inquiry

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: United States

The Palins have long denied wrongdoing, and the governor initially said she would cooperate with the bipartisan legislative inquiry. Now that she is Senator McCain’s running mate, however, the campaign says the inquiry has become a partisan political circus. It has accused Alaska Democrats of using it to hurt the Republican ticket.



Sex, Drug Use and Graft Cited in Interior Department

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: United States

In three reports delivered to Congress on Wednesday, the department’s inspector general found wrongdoing by a dozen current and former employees of the Minerals Management Service, which collects about $10 billion in royalties annually and is one of the government’s largest sources of revenue other than taxes.



Disclosures on Palin Raise Questions on Vetting Process

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

Aides to Senator McCain said they had a team on the ground in Alaska now to look more thoroughly into Sarah Palin’s background. Sources said the team assigned to vet Ms. Palin in Alaska had not arrived there until Thursday, a day before Mr. McCain stunned the political world with his vice-presidential choice.



Ethics probe raises questions about Palin choice

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008, Lead Stories

After the stunning announcement by Senator John McCain on Friday that he had chosen 44-year-old Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his running-mate, new information emerged over allegations that Ms. Palin tried to use her gubernatorial office to take revenge on her former brother-in-law.



Ethics Thicket for Convention Parties Crimps Events

Aug 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

Corporations and convention party planners are scrambling to comply with sweeping ethics rules in the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 that prohibit lobbyists from paying for gifts, including meals and music. In place of the old rules, confusion over what is legal has taken center stage.