North Carolina GOP censures Sen. Richard Burr for supporting Trump impeachment

U.S. 02/16/21, 00:07

A senator from North Carolina became the latest Republican to be scrutinized for helping political rivals impeach the former president. The North Carolina Republican Party recently expressed deep disapproval of Sen. Richard Burr after he betrayed his national party president and voted to convict Donald Trump of the so-called incitement of ...

Pelosi rules out Trump censure if House can’t impeach him

Politics 06/19/19, 09:31

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday ruled out censuring President Donald Trump if the House doesn't impeach him, downplaying a less drastic censure as "a day at the beach" for the president. Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor that censure would be "just a way ...

Update: Greek government survives confidence vote

Europe 05/10/19, 13:43

The Latest on a government confidence vote in Greece (all times local):9:35 p.m.Greece's left-wing government has survived a confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras nearly two weeks before the European Parliament elections.  New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, right, delivers a speech as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, drinks ...

Greece’s Tsipras faces confidence vote after backing ally

Europe 05/10/19, 05:21

Greek lawmakers are holding a vote of confidence in the left-wing government, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras turned a censure motion against a junior minister into a test of his entire administration.Tsipras is expected to win the ballot late Friday. His Syriza party has 145 seats in the 300-member parliament, ...

Australian senator censured for blaming Muslim victims

World 04/02/19, 20:55

An Australian senator has been censured by his colleagues for seeking to blame the victims of last month's mosque shootings and vilify Muslims.Sen. Fraser Anning was the target of widespread condemnation for blaming the attack in New Zealand on immigration policies. He faced more criticism later for physically striking a ...

Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attack

World 03/16/19, 15:45

An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings.Sen. Fraser Anning came under blistering criticism over tweets on Friday including one that said, "Does anyone still dispute the ...

Calls for Maryland lawmaker to resign renewed after censure

U.S. 03/01/19, 16:37

Lawmakers, civil rights leaders and voters renewed calls for a white Maryland lawmaker to resign Friday, a day after she was censured unanimously in a House vote for making a racial slur.The NAACP joined black lawmakers and voters from the district of Del. Mary Ann Lisanti in calling for her ...

Maryland House censures lawmaker who made racial slur

U.S. 02/28/19, 19:56

A white Maryland lawmaker was censured by the state's House of Delegates on Thursday for making a racial slur about a legislative district in a majority-black county, but she said she would not resign despite calls for her to do so.The House voted 137-0 for the body's expression of severe ...

Commission censures ex-judge who lost attorney general bid

California 02/27/19, 15:08

The unsuccessful Republican nominee for California attorney general last year has been barred from serving on the bench or working with any state court.California's Commission on Judicial Performance on Wednesday censured former El Dorado County judge Steven Bailey.The commissioners say Bailey "engaged in a broad spectrum of misconduct on and ...

Council votes against censure for former Nashville mayor

U.S. 02/06/19, 11:27

Officials in Tennessee have opted not to censure former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, who resigned from office after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of taxpayer dollars to carry on an affair with her bodyguard.The Metro Nashville Council decided Tuesday that Barry's resignation a year ago was punishment enough for her ...

Dem pushes censure for Rep. King over white supremacy remark

Politics 01/14/19, 16:30

A senior member of the Congressional Black Congress promised Monday to introduce a formal punishment for Rep. Steve King over his latest remarks on white supremacy. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., said his censure resolution against King would announce to the world that Congress has no home for "repugnant and racist behavior." "As ...

Romania government faces censure vote over judicial overhaul

Europe 12/20/18, 07:13

Romania's Social Democrat government on Thursday, Dec. 20, faced a no-confidence vote over a contentious judicial overhaul that opposition politicians said has harmed the rule of law and democracy in this European Union member nation. Ahead of the vote, Premier Viorica Dancila told lawmakers she would not comment on the overhaul ...

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