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With few GOP allies left, Ted Cruz takes refuge at Mar-a-Lago with his former enemy Trump

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. AP Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump had dinner together Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz spent years at each other's throats, but Cruz became an ally with Trump in office. They face political roadblocks that may have pushed them toward a politically expedient alignment. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. Politics makes for strange bedfellows - and dinner companions.On Tuesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz of Te...
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With few GOP allies left, Ted Cruz takes refuge at Mar-a-Lago with his former enemy President Trump

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. AP Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump had dinner together on Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz spent years at each other's throats, but Cruz became a loyal ally to Trump during his impeachment. Both face potential roadblocks in their political careers right now, which may have pushed them toward a cynical but politically expedient alignment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Politics makes for strange bedfellows - and dinner companion...
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With few GOP allies, Ted Cruz took refuge at Mar-a-Lago with former President Trump

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. AP Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump had dinner together on Tuesday night. Trump and Cruz spent years at each other's throats, but Cruz became a loyal ally to Trump during his impeachment. Both face potential roadblocks in their political careers right now, which may have pushed them toward each other. See more stories on Insider's business page. Politics make strange bedfellows - and dinner companions. On Tuesday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
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Ted Cruz's threat to 'woke CEOs' was 'the most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said,' ethics expert says

"This may be the most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said," the former ethics watchdog said. Getty Ted Cruz's newspaper column on "woke CEOs" was the "most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said," according to the former director of the office of government ethics. The Texas senator in a Wall Street Journal column published last week expressed his anger at corporations objecting to Georgia's new voting laws. "This time, we won't look the other way on Coca-Cola's $1...
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GovExec Daily: The Hatch Act, Enforcement and Congress

The Project on Government Oversight's Walter Shaub and Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette rejoin the podcast to discuss how ethics rules can be strengthened.
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GovExec Daily: Biden's Ethics Executive Order

Former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub and his Project on Goverment Oversight colleague Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette join the podcast to discuss the president's first-day order.
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10 Things in Politics: Cruz facing backlash after Cancun trip

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at the Cancun International Airport. Stringer/Reuters Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Heidi Cruz's texts appear to undercut Sen. Ted Cruz's explanation for going to Cancun.There's a bigger purpose to Joe Biden's ice cream tweets.Australia's Prime...
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10 Things in Politics: Cruz in for a bruisin'

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at the Cancun International Airport. Stringer/Reuters Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Heidi Cruz's texts appear to undercut Sen. Ted Cruz's explanation for going to Cancun.There's a bigger purpose to Joe Biden's ice cream tweets.Australia's Prime...
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Graham ‘Can’t Explain’ What Makes GA Sec Of State ‘Tick’ After Claims Of Ballot Interference

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took to “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning to gripe that he “can’t explain” what makes Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensberger — who accused the South Carolina Republican of pressuring him to toss out legally cast ballots — “tick.” Graham vehemently denied Raffensperger’s allegations during his “Fox and Friends” interview Thursday morning. Raffensberger, a Republican, accused Graham of demanding that he disregard all absentee ballots in counties where there was...
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Senate Ethics Committee is asked to investigate Lindsey Graham over claims he pressured a Georgia official to throw out thousands of legal mail-in votes

Lindsey Graham. Getty The Senate Ethics Committee has been asked to investigate allegations that Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham pressured an official in Georgia to disqualify thousands of legal ballots. Three ethics experts, including a former Bush administration official, asked the six-person committee to look at whether what Graham asked Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about vote counting broke chamber rules. Raffensperger this week said Graham directly asked whether he cou...
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The Senate Ethics Committee has been asked to investigate Lindsey Graham over claims he pressured Georgia officials to throw out thousands of legal mail-in votes

Lindsey Graham Getty The Senate Ethics Committee has been asked to investigate Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham over allegations of pressuring officials to disqualify thousands of legal votes in Georgia. Three ethics experts, including a former Bush administration official, wrote to the six-person committee asking it to look at whether Graham's probing of Georgia's election count broke chamber rules. Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger this week said Graham in a phone call direct...
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READ: Formal request to Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Sen. Lindsey Graham

Three ethics experts -- Walter Shaub, a former top ethics watchdog for the federal government, Richard Painter, the chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush's administration, and Claire Finkelstein, the director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law -- asked the Senate Ethics Committee on Wednesday to look into Sen. Lindsey Graham's call last week with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and whether Graham "suggested" that Raffensperger "dis...
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Emily Murphy, the official blocking Biden's transition, has a record of working the system in ways that benefit Trump, ethics expert says

Emily Murphy is sworn in as head of the General Services Administration in December 2017. GSA/handout via Reuters A former director of the US Office of Government Ethics accused Emily Murphy, head of the GSA, of being a "partisan loyalist" determined to help President Donald Trump. The GSA is the part of the US government which authorizes the start of a presidential transition. Murphy has not yet done so in the wake of Joe Biden's election victory. Walter Schaub Jr made his charge against ...
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CNN keeps 'anonymous' author as a contributor despite lying to host Anderson Cooper

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Miles Taylor. CNN Miles Taylor, the author of the bombshell opinion column published in the New York Times two years ago, will remain as a CNN contributor despite lying to one of the network's hosts about being the op-ed's creator. Taylor, the former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff, told CNN's Anderson Cooper: "I wear a mask for two things ... Halloweens and pandemics." Taylor was criticized for choosing to remain anonymous until six days before...
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‘This Is A Propaganda Video’: Interior Blasted Over Post Boosting Trump’s Re-Election

The Interior Department is taking heat after posting a video on Instagram a week before the presidential election touting President Trump’s “historic feats for conservation.” On Tuesday, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt posted a video to his official Twitter account featuring majestic images of national parks, birds, mountains and plains over text praising the Trump administration. The video, which is set to an upbeat tune, abruptly throws in snippets of the President and concludes with Trum...
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Long Lines at Georgia Polling Place Prompt Hysterical Accusations of GOP ‘Voter Suppression’

Footage showing long lines of enthusiastic early voters in a Georgia county drew predictable cries of “voter suppression” from Democrats and Twitter pundits, while election experts said such allegations were baseless and lacked context.A 70-second video of the line to cast early votes at Gwinnett County station on Monday, shared by an Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter, had racked up over 7.5 million views on Tuesday, with plenty using the footage of those waiting to decry the system.> The li...
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A GOP senator said 'rank democracy' is bad for America at a time when Trump is behaving like an authoritarian

Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images GOP Sen. Mike Lee took to Twitter this week to argue that the US is "not a democracy," sparking fierce backlash. Lee's statements, which mischaracterized the nature of the US political system, struck a nerve at a time when President Donald Trump is fueling divisions in the US and undermining the legitimacy of the election. "Authoritarianism in a nutshell," one historian and expert on democracy said in response to Lee's tweets. ...
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Republican senator says 'democracy isn't the objective' of US system

* Mike Lee makes inflammatory declaration in morning tweet * Lee claimed US ‘is not a democracy’ during Wednesday debateA top Republican senator has said that “democracy isn’t the objective” of America’s political system, sparking widespread outrage at a time when his party has been accused by Democrats of plotting voter suppression and questioning a peaceful transition of power in November’s election.The Utah senator Mike Lee made the inflammatory declaration in an early morning tweet followin...
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Government ethics experts slam Trump's use of the White House for his RNC speech as an 'abuse of power'

Guests gather to watch U.S. President Donald Trump deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former government ethics chief Walter Shaub said President Donald Trump was violating ethics codes when he hosted the final night of the Republican National Convention on the White House lawn. Shaub called it an abuse of power for personal gain. Experts have accused Tr...
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DHS employees were told not to engage in 'partisan political activities' 2 days after their boss appeared at the RNC for a naturalization ceremony

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf. Samuel Corum/Getty Images) The Department of Homeland Security sent an email to its employees reminding them to avoid participation in partisan political events on Thursday.Acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf appeared at a partisan event just two days ago.Wolf oversaw a naturalization ceremony for five immigrants alongside President Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention — a possible violation of federal law.Visit Busines...
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Trump's chief of staff says 'nobody outside of the Beltway' cares that the White House has been accused of using taxpayer money to campaign for the president

President Donald Trump speaks as White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (R) listens prior to Trump's Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House July 29, 2020 in Washington DC, for a campaign trip to Texas. Alex Wong/Getty Images "Nobody outside of the Beltway really cares" if the Trump administration violates the Hatch Act, according to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from engaging in certain political activities, inclu...
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Trump aides 'take pride' in violating ethics laws because it upsets the media at no cost to them, reports say

Mike Pompeo addresses the RNC in a pre-recorded speech from Jerusalem. C-SPAN The RNC has featured a series of moments which critics have suggested violate ethics laws, prompting outraged reactions.They included appearances by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf, as well as the use of the White House as a backdrop.Sources close to Trump, speaking anonymously to the media, have suggested that they revel in breaching norms meant to stop the politicizati...
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Trump knows he's going to lose. This tweet proves it.

Womp womp. Someone knows he's gonna lose, and lose bad. Tweeted Donald Trump on Monday, June 22: RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES! Some analysis from election-watchers below. Competition for THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES is fierce. https://t.co/OY9bbYZXxN — David Gura (@davidgura) June 22, 2020 Regarding foreign countries... 1) Trump asked for and received Russian help to win in 2016.2)...
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Coronavirus: medical experts denounce Trump's theory of 'disinfectant injection'

Doctors warn US president’s musings on disinfectant as a cure for coronavirus could lead to death * Coronavirus – latest US updates * Coronavirus – latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has stunned viewers by suggesting people could receive injections of disinfectant to cure the coronavirus, a notion one medical expert described as “jaw-dropping”.At Thursday’s White House coronavirus taskforce briefing, the US president mused on new government research into how ...
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Twitter Fans Yearn For A Leader Like The Queen After Moving Speech

It was so "heartbreakingly good," former White House ethics chief Walter Shaub wrote.
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Trump Org Reportedly Seeking Debt Help From Deutsche As Bank Is Probed By DOJ

Former White House ethics chief Walter Shaub called it the "absolute nightmare" he has warned against.
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Where Things Stand: Then What Purpose Does A Federal Stockpile Serve, Jared?

Not to pile on Jared Kushner for a second day in a row … but what is he talking about? As Twitter has informed me, I wasn’t the only one who noticed the White House senior adviser’s befuddling remarks about the federal stockpile during the briefing last night. To recap: Kushner made the head-scratching assertion that Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies belonged to the federal government — and not the people living in U.S. states. “The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supp...
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Ex-Government Ethics Chief Issues War Cry Against ‘Catastrophe For Democracy’

Walter Shaub launched an urgent appeal after top DoJ officials meddled in the sentencing of Trump adviser Roger Stone.
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Trump's lawyers attack the Bidens during impeachment trial

After much speculation, President Trump's defense team finally reeled the Biden family into the Senate impeachment trial Monday.For the most part, the case against impeachment was focused on poking holes in the Democrats' opposing argument, but former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who's defending the president, made former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and Burisma -- the Ukrainian gas company upon whose board Hunter Biden sat -- the centerpieces of her presentation,...
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