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Former Aide To GOP Senator Punished

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A judge sentenced a onetime top aide to former Sen. John Ensign to a year's probation Wednesday for violating federal lobbying rest...

The Ensign's Meaning to Me

Thomas Brennan | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Thomas Brennan

While reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and taking your hat off during the National Anthem are a few of the ways we honor our nation's colors, there lives a man in Richlands, North Carolina who chooses to honor the flag differently.

Former Ensign Aide Faces Consequences

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An aide to former Republican Sen. John Ensign pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor violation of a law that prohibits congressio...

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...

Friday Talking Points [167] -- Happy Friday the Thirteenth, Ron!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ron Paul, apparently, is not a superstitious kind of guy. Tempting fate, as it were, he announced today that he's running for president once again -- on Friday the thirteenth.

Scandal-Plagued John Ensign Could Face Huge Challenges In 2012

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) may no longer be the subject of an investigation into whether he violated federal restrictions after partaking in an extrama...

Sex Scandal-Plagued John Ensign Believes He Has 'A Lot To Offer' His State

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) said Wednesday that his new plans to seek reelection in 2012 shouldn't be spoiled by his ill-famed marital indiscretions wit...

John Ensign Secured Earmark Nearing $1 Million From Health Care Reform He Opposed

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) reportedly successfully petitioned the Obama administration for a grant of almost $1 million in the wake of the passage of a...

John Ensign Resignation Calls Mount: Nevada Republicans Call For Senator's Ouster

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) has come under increasing internal pressure this week from Nevada Republicans who believe he should resign due to increasing...

Wall Street Blackjack Player Busts, Busted, and Barred

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

They do quite a bit of surveillance at most casinos. Frankly, those paid to watch the games of chance do a better job than those paid to watch our stock markets. Take this recent case.

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 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...

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...

Advice to Tiger Woods: Ignore Brit Hume

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The obvious Christian bias would be astounding if not so disturbingly common. What if Woods was a Christian and Hume told Woods he should convert to Islam or Judaism for redemption?


Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Everyday the news is filled with statements that just don't make any sense. I write them down and then I study them later. Many still puzzle me. Maybe you can help me make sense of them.

Nevada Republican: Ensign Affair Hurting State

Politico | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) has repeatedly insisted that he's focused on his job in the aftermath of the sex scandal surrounding his extramarital affair...

Left, Right & Center: Olympics, Unemployment Rate 9.8%, Iran, Baucus Bill, Sex!

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

The economy, touted as recovering, continues to be a jobless recovery: unemployment is at 9.8%. Arianna says Larry Summers and Obama's economic advisors are the problem, not the solution.

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.

Wake-Up Call For GOP's "Values" Hypocrites: Unions Are Pro-Family, Report Finds

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

GOP officials have emphasized fighting gay marriage, supporting prayer in schools, and banning abortion as the keys to promoting family values.

Ensign Gave $5,000 To GOP Housemate After Scandal

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eight days after admitting to an extramarital affair, Sen. John Ensign gave $5,000 to the Tennessee gubernatorial campaign of Rep. Zack Wamp - a fello...

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...

A Comical Failure of Moral Values: Twisted Ideas of Theory and Practice in the Republican Party

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The appeal to God to promote a political agenda does not work. Republicans are all the proof we need. We need a new way.