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Eric Massa

Weiner Campaign Spending Cash Long After Resignation

Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

Former New York Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner's decision to resign on June 24 following his admission of inappropriate sexual contact with wom...

Michael McAuliff

Rep. Gregory Meeks Investigated Over $40,000 'Gift'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York members of the House are keeping the ethics committee awfully busy these days, with yet another member of the delegation being ...

Win Some, Lose Some

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.10.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

With the loss of two New York seats, the question arises: which two districts out of the 31 will be made to disappear by whichever legislative body, independent commission or Federal court ends up drawing the final lines?

11 Top Political Sex Scandals

latimes.com | June 8, 2011 | Posted 08.08.2011 | Divorce

Although political scandals date to the country's earliest days, attention to sex-related wrongdoing in Congress began in earnest in the 1970s. Here a...

Stay Classy, Politicos

Edward Headington | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

Careers built over a lifetime can be ended in the amount of take it takes to hit "upload" or click "comment." Given that realization and Rep. Weiner's Twitter travails, here are five rules for aspiring politicos.

The Real Reason Everybody Hates Chris... Brown, That Is (It's Not Why You Think)

Keli Goff | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media
Keli Goff

Today, no one responsible for anything apologizes anymore. Despite his handlers' fears, a sincere, detailed apology could only help Chris Brown. Goodness knows it can't make things any worse.

Repeal the "Repeal It Now" Ad!

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

If Mike Huckabee wants to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate, he needs to up his game. Have problems with the health care bill? Please, Mike, make your case like an adult.

The Year in Resignations

Joe Rodota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Rodota

Most resignation letters are just a few sentences long, if that. But now and then someone gets inspired and treats their exit strategy as a creative writing assignment. Here are some of the more interesting resignation letters of 2010.

Pelosi Proves She's No Lame Duck

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

There is only one Democrat in DC that has any balls -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

A Guide to Gaffe-Gate

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

Gaffes seem to be gushing as much as Gulf Coast oil. Why do some public people in the public's crosshairs self-immolate while others endure and prevail?

Friday Talking Points [120] -- Republicans Chicken Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats had a pretty good week last week. As attention shifts to the struggle in the Senate over Wall Street reform, the two parties almost seem to have changed their normal methods of playing the political game.

Eric Massa FBI, DOJ Investigation Began Days After His Retirement Announcement

Washington Post | Carol D. Leonnig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal authorities have launched a public corruption investigation into events surrounding former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), according to documents ob...

Eric Massa Staffers Complain Of Sexual Advances, Touching, Overnight Trips

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post on Tuesday reported new details in the scandal that enveloped former New York Congressman Eric Massa, including allegations levele...

Women + Politics = Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Internationally, America is ranked 84th in the number of women serving in the national legislature, lagging behind Afghanistan and Cuba.

Jason Linkins

Eric Massa, Glenn Beck Receive The 'Auto Tune The News' Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Here is the latest jam from the Auto Tune The News crew, pretty much fulfilling their obligation to do something funny with Eric Massa's painfully uncomfortable interview with Fox News's Glenn Beck.

Eric Massa: Esquire Interview Details Drunken, Ambien-Induced Wandering, Suicide Attempts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just when the spotlight seemed to have faded from disgraced former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y), the congressman who resigned after a wave of sexual harass...

Politicians' Ethical Race to the Bottom

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Politicians have always been an ethically challenged bunch. It's gotten to be a competition to see who can shock America the most with their depraved behavior.

Blumenthal, Souder and Other Liars: What's the Point?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Why do politicians tell lies time and again when common sense dictates they'll be caught, especially now that online searches allow facts to be instantly checked and communicated?

Joe Biden At 2010 Radio & TV Correspondents' Dinner: VP Biden Jokes About Israel Visit, Naked Rahm, Tips From Tiger Woods (VIDEO)

Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden delivered some very funny one-liners Wednesday night at the 2010 Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner. While Biden ...

The Whooping Cough of Aspen Fashion Week

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Meredith C. Carroll

Despite my fashion allergy, that someone thought to credential me for Aspen Fashion Week has piqued my interest enough that I might just pick up my laminate and attend an event or two.

The Glenn Beck Massacre

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

The disastrous hour Glenn Beck spent with Eric Massa was not a disaster for Mr. Massa. He was clearly a joke before that. The disaster was all Glenn Beck's. A dangerous, divisive, empty, cruel, out-of-control puff of air.

Eric Massa is Taking Back the Spotlight From the Starlets

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tina Dupuy

When actors were seen as vermin, the object of our affections and repugnance were people with actual power: politicians. Politicians like Massa are just taking back their country from Hollywood.

SNL Takes On Eric Massa (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

SNL opened the show last night with a sketch mocking Eric Massa and the ever-growing list of "non-sexual" acts he engaged in with his staff. Cutting a...

Kooky Kabuki Terrain.

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Durst

This health care thing has driven people crazier than Johnny Depp in a Max Fleischer cartoon on acid. Pro or con, your rhetoric better be cranked up t...

Seinfeld Appears On 'SNL' To Rip Eric Massa (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Continuing to promote "The Marriage Ref" by simply being Jerry Seinfeld, the comedian joined Seth Meyers last night for the segment "Really!?! With Se...