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Friday Talking Points -- GOP Anti-Trump Rants

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This column has always loved a good rant. Most of the time, we provide our own rant at the end of the column, on a subject too big to be contained in talking points.

The Scandal That Ended Dennis Hastert's Control Of The House

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

A federal grand jury in Chicago on Thursday indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) on charges of bank fraud and lying to the FBI. He al...

Rachel Dratch Talks About Her New Political Comedy Show 'Tail! Spin!'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

As Mark Twain wrote, "truth is stranger than fiction." In fact, truth can also be much funnier and often more surreal. Such is the case in the new comedy Tail! Spin!

Tail-Sucking Mobius Loop

Will Durst | Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously uttered "there are no second acts in American lives" but bless his heart, the besotted scribe seems blissfully unaware of the loophole large enough to taxi a C- 130 through that exists for American politicians.

TWO-FACED: 15 Political Hypocrites

The Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) recently made headlines when a phone call transcript revealed that he had sex with a patient while working as a physic...

Bill McKibben: 'We Broke The Arctic'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green

Appearing on the October 5 episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher," author and environmentalist Bill McKibben cautioned Maher's panel on the effects of...

Mark Foley Shouldn't Have Used The Phrase 'Little Guy' In Front Of Bill Maher

Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy

Mark Foley, former United States Representative from Florida, appeared as part of the "Real Time With Bill Maher" roundtable on Friday, and for a mome...

Jennifer Bendery

Report: Mark Foley's Longtime Partner, Layne Nisenbaum, Dies | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Layne Nisenbaum, the longtime partner of former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), died Thursday. Nisenbaum, 53, was waiting for a liver trans...

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...

Disgraced Former Congressman Reveals He Has Cancer

Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. Congressman Mark Foley has prostate cancer. "I learned five weeks ago after a routine exam that I have prostate cancer," Foley, 56, sai...

Michael McAuliff

Breitbart: David Vitter Is Same As Anthony Weiner | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andrew Breitbart says he is "not a fan" of Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) for the same reason he doesn't like ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner: Both le...

Politician "Must Have" Item: Designer Chastity Belt

Malcolm Harris | Posted 08.09.2011 | Style
Malcolm Harris

It has become crystal clear in light of "WeinerGate" that these guys can no longer be trusted to keep their private parts out of the public domain. I feel that it is my civic duty to make this small contribution in order to preserve our American way.

11 Top Political Sex Scandals | 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...

Explaining Weiner

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The rise and ultimate fall of Rep. Anthony Weiner's once-brilliant political career has many elements of a classic Greek tragedy, where the highly ambitious, competent, powerful protagonist suffers a horrible fate.

Time to Tuck Weiner Back Into the Nation's Pants and Move On

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

While people like Anthony Weiner violate their marriages and abuse the trust they have with their wives, they've broken no laws. Their fates belong to their wives, families and to voters -- not to Congress or the media.

Raiding the Closet

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Seems the closet isn't just for homosexuals who fear societal and familial disapproval anymore. It's also for hypocrites who don't want to lose their soap boxes and megaphones.

Mr. Lee Leaves Washington: Tail Interrupted

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

There once was a rep named Chris Lee Whose bod none of us cared to see He showcased his pecs (More cut than Glenn Beck's) Guess he won't run for term ...

Disgraced Ex-Congressman Considering Return To Public Office

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), who was forced to step down after multiple incidents of sending lurid instant messages to young male Congressional pa...

Power, Politics, and Polarization

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Birute Regine

Fewer women in Congress is not just a woman's issue. It leaves the Congress comprised largely of men, and perfect conditions for even more posturing. Boys always behave better when girls are around.

Federal Court Overturns CA's Prop 8 Ban on Gay Marriage. Closeted Republicans Everywhere Rejoice

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Following the Walker decision, gays from New York to California rejoiced over the decision, and were no doubt joined in celebration from the likes of Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen and countless others.

Moffat's Sex. Nietzsche's Memory.

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

It used to be sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll -- now it's sex, drugs, rock 'n roll, politics and Wall Street. For some reason, a lot of folks just get hung up about that sex thing.

Mainstream Media Swoon Over Rove's Power Play

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

One doesn't have to buy in to the deification of Rove to acknowledge just how effectively disingenuous he can be.

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.

Sen. Roy Ashburn Is the Latest to Succumb to Faustian Legend

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Ashburn's public acknowledgment this week that he is gay gives him the tragic distinction of being added to the cocktail party punch line of public officials guilty of the vilest hypocrisy.

Roy Sekoff: Massa Is The Navy's Problem Now (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Wednesday to weigh in on yesterday's bizarre media blitz by former Democratic congressman Eric Massa. When asked...