Ex-Trump Official Fined and Barred From Government Over R.N.C. Video

Lynne Patton recruited and interviewed public housing tenants in New York City for a pro-Trump re-election video. The residents accused her of tricking them into participating.

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Beyond Impeachment, a Push for Ethics Laws That Do Not Depend on Shame

Congressional Democrats and a slew of groups are preparing to push for the kinds of ethics and governance changes not seen since the post-Watergate era.

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Democrats Are Determined to Pressure Biden to Investigate Trump

Wide segments of the party are eager to see investigations and prosecutions of President Trump and his allies, while President-elect Joseph Biden is taking a more measured approach.

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Trump Promised Seniors Drug Discount Cards. They May Be Illegal.

A proposal announced by President Trump last month was to send older Americans $200 discount cards to offset prescription costs. It’s not going to happen before the election, and maybe not ever.

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DeVos to Be Investigated for Potential Violation of Ethics Law

A watchdog filed a complaint over the Education Department distributing a Fox News clip of Secretary Betsy DeVos criticizing Joe Biden, potentially in violation of the Hatch Act.

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Was That Ride on the Trump Train Worth It?

The president has proved as hazardous to his allies as to his enemies.

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Republican Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Night 2

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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Pompeo to Deliver R.N.C. Speech From Israel With Eye on 2024

No sitting secretary of state has addressed a national political convention in at least 75 years.

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Radical Break From Tradition: Trump to Accept Nomination at the White House

But President Trump’s convention speech — and those of Melania Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — are only the latest examples of how Mr. Trump has further blurred the lines between the government and his campaign.

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Republicans Rush to Finalize Convention (‘Apprentice’ Producers Are Helping)

The party is promising a more traditional in-person spectacle with President Trump speaking every night. Coming into this weekend, producers at the major TV networks had only a foggy idea of what to expect.

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Trump Teases a Gettysburg Convention Speech. Experts Say It’s an Ethics Breach.

If he accepts his nomination at the Civil War battlefield, the president will be conducting partisan business on federal property.

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Federal Employees Can Express Support for Black Lives Matter, Watchdog Says

The Office of Special Counsel’s finding came weeks after President Trump called Black Lives Matter a “symbol of hate.”

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Trump’s White House Grows Bolder in Flouting Ethical Norms

The outcry over a photograph of Ivanka Trump with a can of Goya beans reveals how the president and his aides continue to disregard traditional boundaries between the official and the political.

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Pompeo Releases Letter Clearing Him of Violating Law With Kansas Trips

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also criticized Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, who has opened an investigation into the firing of the State Department inspector general.

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