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Calls for President Trump's impeachment growing more vocal

Washington - It's official: Cambridge, Mass. City Council voted last night to call on the House of Representatives to investigate whether Trump should be impeached. As Trump's popularity continues to drop, calls for his impeachment are rising.

Growing list of cities call for President Trump's impeachment

Cambridge - A Massachusetts city is joining with a number of other municipalities across the nation in calling for the House of Representatives to convene an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump based on alleged conflicts of interest.

Trump investments raise question of conflict of interest in DAPL

It has been confirmed that Donald Trump does have investments in Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Phillips 66, which has a one-quarter share of the Dakota Access project. This is in addition to ownership stakes he holds in over 500 companies worldwide.

Nigerians say no to Monsanto's GMO maize and cotton

One hundred groups representing over five million Nigerians are vehemently opposing Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified maize and cotton into the country's food and farming system.

Op-Ed: Scientist who is the darling of climate change deniers feels heat

A scientist who is the darling of climate change deniers is feeling the heat after it was discovered that he has accepted $1.3 million in funding from private interest groups, including Exxon Mobil and Koch Industries.

Op-Ed: Conflicts of interest reveal why Internet must be a public good

The Daily Dot has revealed a troubling bit of information: Two prominent opponents of net neutrality, Bret Swanson and Tom Hazlett, who recently published op-eds in The Wall Street Journal and TIME, respectively, are maybe a bit too cozy with ISPs.

Op-Ed: Facebook Cop is risky idea, but don't stop companies from giving

At first, it seems like the height of corporate generosity: Facebook is paying the salary of a local police officer, allowing the "Facebook Cop" to assist in community education and helping businesses plan for crises. But is this a conflict of interest?

Op-Ed: News fails to reveal major conflicts of interest in Syrian debate

Last month, the news was full of pundits advocating “intervention” (that means bombing) in Syria. The guests gained credibility with titles like “Former National Security Adviser,” but their current positions may have been much more relevant.

Alberta premier under investigation for conflict of interest

Edmonton - The province's Ethics Commissioner announced he is conducting a formal investigation to determine if Premier Alison Redford breached the Conflicts of Interest Act when the government awarded a lucrative contract to her ex husband's law firm.

Op-Ed: Did Toronto Mayor Rob Ford just do it again?

Toronto - A day after an Ontario Superior Court judge ordered him removed from office,Toronto's embattled mayor Rob Ford read a prepared statement to the public announcing he's appealing the order. But nowhere does he appear to take issue with the judge's decision.

Mayor Rob Ford in court for conflict of interest

Toronto - Today, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's conflict of interest trial began with the judge allowing Twitter comments to be sent from within the court room.

Did Toronto Mayor Ford not read the councillor handbook? Special

Toronto - Did Mayor Rob Ford know what he was doing when he allegedly used city resources to seek donations for his own foundation?

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 2) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada where he dismisses false allegations about the recent Keystone XL pipeline. It continues from What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline PART 1.

Pentagon dollars flow to military contractor, earns investigaton

Washington - A new series of government investigations has begun over financial dealings of the director of the Pentagon’s chief research agency, after records revealed the agency has been awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts to her family firm.
 

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Detail from Corrupt Legislation. Mural by Elihu Vedder. Lobby to Main Reading Room, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. Main figure is seated atop a pedestal saying "CORRUPT LEGISLATION". Artist's signature is dated 1896.
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