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August 8, 2000 | By David Goldstein and Jodi Enda, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Vice President Gore will make history today by tapping a Jewish senator, Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, as his running mate. Democrats hope Lieberman's reputation for moral rectitude - including his condemnation of President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky - will offset Gore's association with scandal. Gore called Lieberman to offer him the vice presidential slot yesterday afternoon, hours after Gore's campaign put out word of the selection. Before ending their call, the Southern Baptist vice president and the Orthodox Jewish senator prayed together.
NEWS
July 13, 2004
I'M SORRY TO hear that Cardinal Bevilacqua is sick, but I have no sympathy for him. He wasn't sick when the priest sexual-abuse scandal broke. He wasn't sick when the attorneys the diocese hired played hardball with the victims and their families. He wasn't sick when the coverups were going on. He wants to claim that the grand jury is disrespecting him, but what about the victims and their families who were disrespected by diocesan attorneys, and who were lied to - what about them?
NEWS
July 7, 2011 | Associated Press
LONDON - Britain's phone-hacking scandal intensified yesterday as the scope of tabloid intrusion into private voice mails became clearer: Murder victims. Terror victims. Film stars. Sports figures. Politicians. The royal family's entourage. Almost no one, it seems, was safe from a tabloid determined to beat its rivals, whatever it took. The focal point is the News of the World - now facing a spreading advertising boycott - and the top executives of its parent companies: Rebekah Brooks, former News of the World editor who is now chief executive of News International, and her boss, media potentate Rupert Murdoch.
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April 25, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Three more Secret Service employees have been forced out of the government, bringing to nine the number of people who have lost their jobs in the prostitution scandal roiling the agency. Two employees have resigned and a third is having his national-security clearance revoked, the Secret Service said Tuesday. The employee whose clearance is being revoked can appeal the decision. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said one of the resigning agents stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, where Obama stayed for the Summit of Americas.
NEWS
December 14, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
So what are we to call this emerging scandal? How about "Iranamok"? Or "Contradeceptive"? Or maybe "the Swiss Connection"? While Washington goes about the serious business of sorting out who did what and who knew what in the matter of U.S. arms sales to Iran, through Israel, with some of the payments diverted to Nicaraguan rebels, known as contras, by way of a Swiss bank account, a lot of less-serious folks are struggling to come up with...
NEWS
August 8, 1999 | By Dick Polman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yup, they're all here, indelibly etched in black and white, quaint artifacts pulled from a time capsule, images plucked from an bygone era of bushy sideburns, rotary phones, bell-bottom jeans, electric typewriters, and smoke-choked rooms. Start with Richard Nixon, the star of this Smithsonian Institution photo exhibit, the President who announced 25 years ago tonight that he was resigning his office. He's up there on the museum wall in all his fading glory - scowling, pacing, cajoling, stalking along a rainswept beach with bodyguards.
NEWS
December 7, 1986 | By Robert S. Boyd, Inquirer Washington Bureau
There was an almost audible sigh of relief from Republicans last week when President Reagan came down from his California mountaintop and, as he phrased it, put "the machinery in place" to "restore complete confidence" in his shaken administration. Party leaders interviewed around the country expressed fervent hope that the worst of the Iran arms-sale crisis was past - a hope mixed with an uneasy uncertainty that such is really the case. As if in a chorus, almost all of them said "it's too early to tell" what the long-term impact of the crisis will be on the party or the 1988 presidential election.
SPORTS
November 15, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The U.S. Olympic Committee directed more than $60,000 to support sports in Africa and the Mideast in hopes of currying favor for Salt Lake City's bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics, yesterday's Los Angeles Times reported. The newspaper said it obtained an internal USOC report which revealed that the USOC underwrote training costs and supplies for athletes and coaches from Sudan, Mali, Uganda and Turkey to help Salt Lake City win the 2002 Games. The USOC spent thousands of dollars on equipment such as basketballs and even gave out "pocket money" - $150 a month to each of three Sudanese athletes and a coach for four months in 1995, according to the report, which was said to give the most detailed account to date of the USOC's role in the worst corruption scandal in the history of the Olympic movement.
NEWS
April 7, 1987 | By Jeffrey K. Hadden and Anson Shupe
It is difficult to imagine how anything good could come out of the scandals that have rocked religious broadcasting in recent weeks. In the shadow of all the fun humorists and skeptical columnists have had at the expense of some of the stars of the electric church, the woes of religious broadcasters are no laughing matter. Three national public opinion polls conducted last week point to anger and disillusionment with the video vicarage. Those televangelists most directly involved are most badly damaged.
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July 13, 2004 | By William Safire
All our July chin-pulling about polls and veeps and CIA missteps has little to do with November's election, which will be decided by unforeseeable events. Instead, let's counter-program, to examine a political corruption story beginning to gain traction that will reach warp speed in hearings and headlines next spring. At least eight official investigations have begun into the largest financial rip-off in history: preliminary estimates from the GAO point to $10 billion skimmed or kicked back or otherwise stolen in the United Nations dealings with Saddam Hussein.
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August 24, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, in an email to his political supporters Monday morning, said he takes "full responsibility" for failing to disclose $160,050 in gifts in the last five years. That represents an evolution of Williams' approach to the controversy, which went public when his amended statements of financial interest were first reported on Aug. 15. "One of my requirements as an elected official is to fully disclose all gifts and or in-kind services I receive, even those from my closest friends and families," Williams said in an email issued by his campaign.
NEWS
August 18, 2016
PETTY. VINDICTIVE. Paranoid. Politically naïve. Dismissive of the wisdom of advisers. We're not talking about Donald Trump. We're talking about former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, whose career ended Tuesday with her resignation - although it really ended Monday when a jury found her guilty of two counts of perjury and seven counts of abusing the powers of her office. When elected by a landslide in 2012, Kane, the first Democrat elected as state AG, was seen as a promising up-and-comer.
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August 13, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
The former athletic director of the Coatesville Area School District was sentenced Thursday to at least two months in prison for stealing $15,000 from the financially struggling school system. James Donato, who resigned three years ago after school officials discovered racist and sexist text messages about students and staff sent between him and the former superintendent, pleaded guilty to felony theft and conflict of interest charges on June 20. He had been facing 139 misdemeanor and felony charges.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
A court filing Tuesday suggested that political motives and concerns over a Supreme Court pornography scandal were behind efforts to alter the wording of a judicial retirement-age ballot question to extend the tenure of Pennsylvania judges to age 75. In a suit that seeks to have the GOP-backed rewrite of the ballot question deemed unlawful, plaintiffs argued that lawmakers sought to obscure what voters would read in the election booth just as scandal...
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | By Mark Fazlollah, Staff Writer
In the latest finding of misconduct among Philadelphia judges, a state disciplinary panel has ruled that Municipal Court Judge Dawn A. Segal violated judicial ethics through her role in a case-fixing scandal. The Court of Judicial Discipline, in a ruling Thursday, found Segal guilty of seven violations, including bringing the courts into disrepute. The panel is expected to rule shortly on Segal's punishment. It could order her removed from the bench. Segal, 56, has not been charged with any crime and remains on unpaid suspension.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
A FORMER principal of Cayuga Elementary School in Hunting Park has been sentenced to 10 years' probation for her role in promoting a school culture of cheating on the state's standardized tests. Evelyn M. Cortez, 61, was sentenced by Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Timika Lane on Monday, the state Attorney General's Office announced. Cortez, who had entered a guilty plea in February, was sentenced to seven years' probation for tampering with evidence and criminal conspiracy.
NEWS
June 20, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TV Critic
Good TV fathers, like real ones, don't always know best. But the best never stop trying. The worst? They're just very trying. We could argue all Father's Day about the relative merits of Fred MacMurray ( My Three Sons ) and Andy Griffith, talk about Ed O'Neill's very different fathers on Married . . . with Children and Modern Family , or try to come to terms with the complicated legacy of Bill Cosby's Cliff Huxtable. Or we could focus on 10 current - or nearly current - characters who deserve a Father's Day shout-out, and a few other Very Bad Dads for whom Hallmark will hopefully never have a card.
NEWS
May 28, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A second Philadelphia judge pleaded guilty to federal charges Thursday in a case-fixing scandal that has roiled Municipal Court for five years. Judge Joseph J. O'Neill admitted he lied to FBI agents who were investigating special treatment he gave to a Democratic Party fund-raiser in a small-claims case in 2011. His plea came two years after another judge and the fund-raiser at the heart of the case pleaded guilty to counts of fraud. Two other judges also have been accused of ethical violations and suspended from the bench but have not been criminally charged.
NEWS
May 15, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - A federal judge on Friday denied a request from an unindicted accomplice in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure case to block prosecutors from disclosing the individual's identity to the news media. U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton did, however, extend to Tuesday a deadline for prosecutors to make public a list of individuals they say joined the alleged criminal conspiracy but whom the government has not charged. In the interim, the "unindicted coconspirator," identified in court papers as John Doe, appealed the judge's decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.
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