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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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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 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.

Jason Linkins

John Ensign Scandal Escalates: "It's Not Good" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For a long while, the inspiring tale of Mark Sanford's Latin American jaunt on or near "the sex line" had gripped America with its romantic melodrama....

Ensign Paid Mistress' Family $96,000

AP/Huffington Post | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — The sex scandal engulfing Sen. John Ensign has deepened now that his former mistress's husband has revealed new details about the relati...

Coburn's Ensign Advice "Privileged"

UPI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Thursday he would invoke privilege if asked about advice he gave to Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., on handling an extramarit...

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...