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Ensign Affair

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 cam...

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...

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 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...

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.

Sam Stein

CNN's Sanchez Grills Ensign On His Affair (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 for...

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...

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 ...

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.

Rick Santorum Mum On Whether He Tipped Off Ensign

Politico | MANU RAJU | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum refused to say Tuesday whether he tipped off Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) before the story of the Nevada Republican's extramari...

Ensign Has Dropped 22 Points In Poll Since Admitting Affair

Las Vegas Review Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign's status in the eyes of his constituents has further eroded in the last month, as revelations about his extramarital affair with a fo...

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...

Rick Santorum May Have Tipped Off Ensign To Affair's Exposure

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A number of conservative Republicans appear to have become entangled Nevada Sen. John Ensign's affair and its aftermath. First, his mistress' husband ...

Sanford and Sin

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The subject of adultery won't be going away, at least as long as the GOP depicts itself as, on the one hand, a bastion of morals, and keeps getting singed by its peccadilloes, on the other.

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 network a lett...

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...

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...