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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...

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.

GOP's Souder Just The Latest Politician With Sex Troubles

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — On camera, Rep. Mark Souder was a paragon of morality, espousing the virtues of family values and abstinence education. But off ca...

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?

NRA Favorites in Indiana Facing Defeats? Plus Update

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

The NRA seems to have taken an "anybody but Dan Coats" approach to the Republican U.S. Senate primary for the open seat being vacated by Evan Bayh.

Ex-Congressman Mark Souder: 'I Prayed Multiple Times A Day, Sang Hymns' Yet STILL Had Affair With Staffer

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former congressman Mark Souder (R-Ind.), who resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives last month after admitting to having an affair with a mar...

An Inconvenient Truth: Al And Tipper No More

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

It's the curious case of Tipper and the former Veep Of conduct untoward we haven't heard a peep While there's no sign of a jaunt down the Appalachian ...

House Seats Of Congressmen Mark Souder, Eric Massa Won't Be Filled Until November

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The special elections to fill the vacant seats of Indiana's 3rd and New York's 29th congressional districts will not occur until Nov. 2, the same day ...

Mark Souder: Affair Makes Me 'Wonder Whether Life's Worth Living,' But 'I'm Not A Suicidal Guy'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, former Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) said that the fallout from his sexual affair with a married memb...

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Mark Souder and the Duplicity Inherent in 'Family Values'

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

It makes me cringe to see the video of Rep. Souder patting himself on the back for standing up for abstinence -- while talking to his mistress. But I grew up in that Christian Right world, and I know it's full of opportunities to be bitten.

Tea Party Favorite Marlin Stutzman Vying For Mark Souder's Congressional Seat

AP | DEANNA MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOSHEN, Ind. — An Indiana state senator and tea party favorite who finished second in the Republican U.S. Senate primary will get a second shot ...

Jason Linkins

Souder Response Highlights New Focus On Ethics Process | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you're wondering how it happened that Representative Mark Souder (R-Ind.) was shuttled into the spotlight of scandal and out of his seat in Congres...

Abstinence-Only Congressman Can't keep It in his Pants

Mike Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Larsen

One sure tip-off that a married congressman is getting some on the side is that he can't stop talking about family values.

Mark Souder Affair May Not Break Congressional Rules

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The good news for soon-to-be ex-Rep. Mark Souder: There are no rules that expressly prohibit Members of Congress from sleeping with their staff. The ...

Sex, Kid Lies, and Success

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

Here in the U.S. the art of lying is not only having a bumper crop moment in politics and academia - it also is, statistically, a cherished trait in our children.

Mastering the Political Arts: How Not To Take Responsibility

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

In recent days, we have witnessed two versions of the fine art of evasion -- one by a Republican Congressman, the other by a Democratic Senatorial candidate.

Jason Linkins

Souder Blames DC For Sexual Misconduct | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As most people know, the District of Columbia, along with being the home to everything political, is a city filled with monuments, museums, a subway t...

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?

Mark Souder: The Hypocrisy of the Hypocrite

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

But Rep. Souder's cheating scandal underscores something worse than mere hypocrisy: the use of religious faith to 1) manipulate and control others without having to submit the same standards yourself, and 2) cover for one's own sins.

Rep. Mark Souder Cries Over Affair, Resignation (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Rep. Mark Souder, an eight-term Republican who promoted abstinence education, said Tuesday he'll resign from Congress aft...

Jason Linkins

Mark Souder/Tracy Jackson Videos: Getting Hot And Bothered Over Politics | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By now, you've probably already seen this video of newly-disgraced Indiana Representative Mark Souder, being interviewed by his extramarital paramour,...

Ryan Grim

Souder, Leading Drug Warrior, Asks Forgiveness For Sins | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mark Souder resigned his congressional seat on Tuesday, confessing to an affair with a staffer and ending an eight-term career as a Republican from In...

Rep. Souder, Family Values Put You in Congress and Apparently Are Taking You Out

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

I have to point out - as a 30 year resident of the "poisonous environment" of the DC area - that resigning will not save Rep. Souder from a painful, drawn-out process of explaining his affair to his family.

Hypocrisy Watch: Yet Another Legislator of Morality to Resign Over Affair with Staffer

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Yet another in a lengthening line of legislative moralizers will resign today as a result of his own hypocrisy. Today's example is Congressman Mark So...