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10 Sordid Facts We Learned From the John Ensign Senate Ethics Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

Sweet fancy Moses, y'all. In my lifetime, I have read some sordid accounts of the many scandalous ways our elected officials have broken society's "se...

Elise Foley

GOP Senator Helped Cover Up John Ensign Affair: Senate Ethics Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn played a more active role than previously known in the negotiations between ex-Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and his former ...

Ex-Ensign Aide Indicted In Lobbying Case

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nevada Sen. John Ensign's former administrative assistant, whose wife had an affair with the senator, was indicted Thursday for all...

John Ensign Ethics Complaint Dismissed

AP | SHARON THEIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint against Sen. John Ensign over a $96,000 payment his parents made to his forme...

Senate Ethics Committee Lawyers Go To Las Vegas For John Ensign Investigation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — Attorneys for the Senate Ethics Committee were in Las Vegas questioning executives from Nevada companies and others about U.S. Sen. ...

John Ensign Emails Show Senator Sought Lobbying Work For Doug Hampton, Ex-Lover's Husband

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — E-mails turned over to the FBI and Senate ethics investigators provide new evidence about Sen. John Ensign's efforts to find lobbyi...

Ensign Probe Is Encouraging Sign

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

The fact that the FBI is investigating Sen. Ensign's conduct sends an important message: no one -- not even a powerful U.S. senator -- is above the law.

WSJ: Ensign's Senate Prospects Grow Cloudy

wsj.com | NAFTALI BENDAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sen. John Ensign's future grew more unsettled Friday as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to offer his support or express confidence in ...

Sen. Ensign: "I Fully Plan On Running For Reelection"

The Las Vegas Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Sen. John Ensign said Monday that not only does he have no intention of resigning in light of his affair and his parents' payout to the wom...

John Ensign Affair: Read The Letter He Sent To His Lover

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The husband of John Ensign's mistress spoke publicly for the first time today, claiming that the Nevada Senator continued to pursue his wife, Cynthia ...

Ensign Mistress' Husband Pleaded To Press: Help Expose "Heinous Conduct"

Las Vegas Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a letter dated five days before Sen. John Ensign's public confession of an extramarital affair, Doug Hampton pleaded to a national Fox News anchorw...

Danny Shea

Fox News Denies Report: We Didn't Force Ensign To Admit Affair

HuffingtonPost.com | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox New is denying claims that Doug Hampton — whose wife Cynthia is the other woman in Senator John Ensign's sex scandal — sent the networ...

Ensign Mistress' Salary Doubled During Affair

Las Vegas Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The one-time mistress and campaign treasurer of Sen. John Ensign saw her salary double during the time of the affair, according to federal election do...

Ensign Mistress's Son Was Paid By GOP Senate Committee During Affair

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The son of the couple at the center of the sex scandal that has engulfed Sen. John Ensign was being paid by National Republican Senatorial Committee i...

Cindy Hampton And John Ensign Affair

The Post Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nevada Senator John Ensign has confessed to an affair after his mistress' husband approached him about money, according to reports. Senator John Ensig...