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Ensign Affair

Tom Coburn Gets Big Penalty From Fellow Senators

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Republican Sen. Tom Coburn on Friday over his contact with a top aide to former Sen. John En...

Tom Coburn: John Ensign Ethics Report 'Inaccurate'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn on Thursday decried as "totally inaccurate" an account by the Senate ethics panel of his role in negotiations invol...

John Ensign's Legal Troubles Far From Over

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

By Murray Waas It was one of the most high-profile investigations of a senator in years: John Ensign of Nevada had conducted an affair with his...

Timing Of Ensign Resignation Raises Questions

AP/The Huffington Post | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 06.23.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The resignation this week by U.S. Sen. John Ensign raised questions about what an ongoing Senate ethics probe has uncovered, while also m...

Husband Of GOP Senator's Ex-Lover Calls For Resignation

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada man whose wife had a monthslong affair with Sen. John Ensign said in a rare statement Wednesday that the Republican shoul...

GOP Senator Aims To Rebound From Sex Scandal

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — His conservative reputation wounded by the true-life soap opera of an extramarital affair and a betrayed best friend, Nevada Sen. Jo...

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...

Senator Ensign and the Land of Opposites

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

Somehow in his land of opposites, Ensign found a way to claim the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is responsible for his troubles.

John Ensign: 'If You Don't Hold Us Accountable, We'll Do Some Real Bad Things In D.C.'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) recently told a group of business leaders at a local Nevada golf club that if no one holds lawmakers on Capitol Hill account...

John Ensign Says He's A Victim Of 'Gotcha' Journalism'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, Politico's Manu Raju reported that Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada GOP Senator who last year admitted to having an affair with a married sta...

John Ensign Probe: Grand Jury Subpoenas Issued

AP | PETE YOST and KEN RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to a Republican campaign committee and companies in Nevada in a probe of Sen. John Ensign...

John Ensign to Face Senate Ethics Panel Investigation

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Ethics Committee will continue its investigation of Sen. John Ensign's affair with an ex-staffer, despite a nascent Justice Department prob...

FBI Investigates John Ensign Affair

Politico | MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal agents have started interviewing people connected to Sen. John Ensign's (R-Nev.) sex scandal, a potential sign that the Nevada Republican coul...

Sam Stein

CNN's Sanchez Grills Ensign On His Affair (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some generally awkward television took place Thursday afternoon when Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) -- invited on CNN to discuss the botched Christmas ter...

Ensign Confronted Outside Office By CNN, Denies Affair Wrongdoing (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Ensign said Tuesday that he complied with Senate ethics rules and the law when he arranged a "soft landing" as a lobbyist...

John Ensign Scandal: Mistress's Husband Speaks Out, Says Senator Kept Pursuing Affair (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Doug Hampton, the friend of John Ensign who discovered the Republican Nevada senator was having an affair with his wife, sat down with ABC News to dis...

Doug Hampton: Ensign Should 'Resign Immediately,' C Street Protecting Him (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Doug Hampton, whose wife had an affair with John Ensign, said in an interview that the Nevada senator should "resign immediately," claiming that power...

Ensign Investigation Confirmed By Barbara Boxer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The second-ranking Senate Republican offered no support Sunday for embattled Sen. John Ensign, facing renewed criticism over an ext...

Tom Coburn: I Didn't Help Negotiate Ensign Affair Pay-Off

George's Bottom Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told me flatly that he did not offer to broker a million-dollar deal between his Senate colleague, John Ensign, R-Nev., and ...

John Ensign Affair: Time For Cindy Hampton To Tell All

Lynda Obst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynda Obst

The John Ensign affair is mysterious in only one way to me: the quiet Mrs. Hampton.

WSJ: Ensign's Senate Prospects Grow Cloudy | 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 ...

GOP Senate Leader Won't Comment On Ensign

AP | PETE YOST and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Ensign of Nevada was only beginning to emerge from a self-imposed political exile over fallout from his extramarital affa...

Emails: Ensign Affair Known About By NRSC

Las Vegas Sun | Lisa Mascaro (Contact) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Sen. John Ensign is methodically trying to turn the page after admitting to having an affair with a former campaign staffer, but new detail...

Sen. Ensign's Dad Could Lose Casino Project Over Scandal

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Ensign, the father of Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), may be finding his business deals threatened after he admitted to giving his son's mistress and...

Revenge, European Style

Eva Nagorski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Eva Nagorski

Europe's political wives are no longer standing by their men. In fact, they're more inclined to stand anywhere where they can give them a good clean kick in the derriere.