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GOP Rep Makes Joke About Mark Sanford Affair

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor who reentered politics despite a sex scandal, wants to make a fresh start in Congress...

Sanford Comeback Complete

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor whose extramarital affair derailed his political career, returned to Co...

Congressman Opens Up About Daily Meditation Practice

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford (R), who won his old seat in Congress back in a special election on Tuesday, is one of the latest public f...

Sanford & Scum

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

It seems that South Carolina voters are all too ready to forgive the "family values conservative" who misused public funds, secretly left the country and lied to his entire staff about his whereabouts and deceived his wife about his sexual affairs with his South American mistress.

Mark Sanford's Back To Square One

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Now that former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has resurrected a once-promising political career by regaining his old House seat...

15 People We'd Rather Elect Than Mark Sanford

Posted 05.08.2013 | Comedy

There is no shortage of people named either "Mark" or "Sanford" who we'd rather see hold public office than congressman-elect Mark Sanford, the philan...

Sanford Could Be Wild Card In Congress

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

* Republican Sanford does not owe national party after win * Democrats say result undermines Republican pitch to women (Adds settle...

Mark Sanford Wins

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Sanford Nabs Big Tea Party Endorsement

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) was endorsed by the Tea Party Express in the special election for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional Dis...

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.

Sanford Makes Poor Choice, Democrats Pounce

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Over the weekend, GOP congressional candidate Mark Sanford gave voters his personal cell phone number and asked them to call him in a full-page ad in ...

Mark Sanford Complains About His 'Rough Week'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

GOP congressional candidate Mark Sanford picked an inopportune time to release a newspaper ad complaining about his "rough week." After a six-day s...

Colbert Busch Builds Lead Over Sanford

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Elizabeth Colbert Busch has climbed to a 9-point lead over Mark Sanford in the race for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, according to a su...

Sanford Picks Up Big Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is endorsing former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford (R) in his bid for Congress, The Hill reported Tuesday. ...

Who Is Maria Belen Chapur?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford won the GOP nomination in the race for an open House seat in his state Tuesday night, and in a rare public app...

Mark Sanford Makes Rare Appearance With New Fiance

Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) won the Republican nomination for the state's 1st Congressional District race on Tuesday, later making a r...

Mark Sanford: No Gays on the Appalachian Trail

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Keegan

Sanford's own experience, you would think, would make him a natural ally of anyone whose unconventional love story has been the object of public scrutiny. Yet, when it comes to gays and lesbians, the former governor's allegiance lies with the Republican right wing.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Mark Sanford In Tight Race: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is running just ahead of Republican former governor Mark Sanford in the race to represent South Carolina's 1st Distri...

Colbert 'Not Worried' About Breaking Character

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.25.2013 | Comedy

The debut episode of Jake Tapper's new CNN show, "The Lead," pulled out the big guns last night. Tapper's friend Stephen Colbert (heard of him?) showe...

Republican Free-For-All On The Horizon In House Race

AP | BILL BARROW and BRUCE SMITH | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As national Republicans look for answers after last fall's disappointments, a congressional primary along the South Carolina ...

Disgraced Republican Looks For Resurrection

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

* Four years after affair, Sanford runs for Congress seat * Quiet period on his farm since 2011 * Republican primary foe...

Mark Sanford: 'I Absolutely Failed,' But...

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina governor and GOP congressional candidate Mark Sanford continued to confront his scandal-plagued past on Tuesday, admitting failu...

Republican Confesses 'Mistakes' In Campaign Push

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford does not shy away from the scandal that consumed the end of his second term in his firs...

Disgraced Republican Looks For Forgiveness Ahead Of Next Big Move

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

This is the sermon the fallen governor of South Carolina is now preaching to former constituents as he launches his official repentance/comeback tour...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Lance Armstrong finally came clean, telling Oprah: "I'm here to say 'sorry.'" Whole Foods CEO John Mackey offered regrets for comparing Obamacare to "fascism." And former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford announced a bid for Congress, saying: "We all hope for redemption." But before there is redemption, there must be contrition -- something sorely missing from the prosecutors of Aaron Swartz who, just days after Swartz's suicide, defended their actions as "appropriate." Also contrition-free: the NRA, whose inaccurate ad featuring the president's daughters was blasted as "reprehensible" by Gov. Chris Christie, among many others. And there was no contrition from House Republicans, who softened their stance on the debt ceiling while reserving the right to hold the economy hostage. Perhaps we do a hostage swap with them -- we get the economy back, they get Manti Te'o's girlfriend.