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Political Sex Scandals

The Great Gay Sex Scandal Switcheroo

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This is political maneuvering at its best. Why had this idea not been used before? Can you imagine how many scandals could have been swept under the rug and how many careers could have been saved?

Return Of The Congressional Sex Scandal

Ozy | Eugene S. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published on Ozy. There’s something about the allure of power combined with the full blush of recent political successe...

Top 10 Political Sex Scandals

Jess Carbino | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Jess Carbino

Presumably the Republican and Democratic leadership should hold training sessions on how to avoid sex scandals. Congressman McAllister, please consult the playbook on handling political sex scandals posthaste.

3 Latino Politicians Whose Careers Were Tarnished By Sex Scandals

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 11.12.2013 | Latino Voices

When he was named to the prestigious board of Princeton University, then Los Angeles School Board President Jose Huizar spoke humbly of how far he had...

Sex Scandals: Another Double-Standard

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.09.2013 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Here's a little test: If you opened the newspaper tomorrow morning and read a story that revealed that Anthony Weiner was, yet again, up to his old junk-sharing adventures, would you: a) be shocked like you were the first time? b) be shocked and furious like you were the second time? c) be shocked and furious -- and then start scanning the Web for more details?

Judges: DSK ‘King Of The Party' At Orgies | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn was the "king of the party" at orgies hosted around the world, according to documents leaked to Le Figaro (via...

The Reason We Are Obsessed With Political Sex Scandals

Myisha Cherry | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Myisha Cherry

Our own morality becomes uplifted at the expense of politicians who fall to sex scandals, or any other person who makes questionable decisions that become publicly exposed.

Pornographer Vows To Help Weiner With 'Don't Pull Out' DVD

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.29.2013 | Weird News

Politics makes for strange -- and often unwanted --- bedfellows. That's especially true for Anthony Weiner, who is getting support from a Los Angeles ...

The Redemption Cycle: Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, George Zimmerman?

Gregory Beyer | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Gregory Beyer

Too often, our twisted approach to redemption consists of rewarding those who are content to turn a blind eye to their own flaws, undeterred by checks and balances of conscience. It is almost always those in a position of advantage -- holding the power, the money, or the gun -- who qualify.

Spitzer and the Future of the Sex Scandal as We Know It

Michael Smerconish | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

There might be more at stake in the race for comptroller of New York City than the future of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. This could be a final referendum on the sex scandal as we know it, and a reboot on the level of intrusion into the private lives of public servants.

The Soiled Men Want Your Vote! And They Think They Can Get It.

Phil Wolfson, MD | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Phil Wolfson, MD

Anthony Weiner's apparent delusion is that he can have political redemption effortlessly--without a process of true sharing of his mind and behavior; that he has suffered sufficiently for voters to trust him with their city.

Politicians Who Have Sought A Second Chance After Sex Scandals

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) made a plea to the nation in an interview published Wednesday, asking for a second chance after a lewd texting sca...

Guess Who's Getting Back Together?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.14.2013 | San Francisco

Well get Dr. Phil on the line. Bill and Nadia are reportedly trying to reconcile. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, California State Treas...

Why The Petraeus Affair Scandal Is Nothing New

Posted 11.12.2012 | Divorce

Gen. David Petraeus' resignation and admission of an extramarital affair Friday caught plenty of people off guard, but for many of us, the story sound...

Why Do Powerful Men Cheat More Than Powerful Women?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Lisa Belkin

We will likely learn that it isn't just sex that means different things to men and women, but also power.

10 Dumbest Excuses for Political Sex Scandals

HP | Posted 12.16.2012 | Weird News

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our friends at TruTV have found the lamest excuses uttered by politicians embroiled in sex scandals. More from   13 Miss...

First Cousins Nude Photo Scandal Rocks City Commission

Posted 10.05.2012 | Miami

Nude photos of a South Florida city commissioner sent to an ex-con lover -- who is also her first cousin -- prompted prosecutors to investigate claims...

GOP State Rep. Resigns Amid Prostitution Scandal

Posted 09.25.2012 | Miami

Florida State Rep. Mike Horner (R-Kissimmee) ended a reelection bid Monday amid reports he allegedly used prostitutes. The married, two-term state ...

Shocking Sex Allegations Against Florida's GOP Lt. Governor

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Miami

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 11 (Reuters) - A former staffer of Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll said she wa...

Jerry Springer And 11 Other Secret Sex Scandals | Posted 02.20.2012 | Weird News

What happens behind closed doors between two consenting adults should be their own business, right? Well, sometimes the nocturnal goings-on are to...

Herman Cain Accused of Affair -- Being Unfaithful Does Matter to Our Country!

Judith Barr | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Judith Barr

Herman Cain has once again been accused . . . this time of having an extra-marital affair. He has denied it. The media is a flurry with the revelation...

Penn State, Herman Cain, and Sexuality: Let's Not Miss the Opportunity to Heal This Time!

Judith Barr | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
Judith Barr

Since 1998, there have been many examples of people in the limelight who have been "caught" acting out sexually. Were any of the revelations of these distortions of sexuality utilized for healing? No! Not one.

PHOTOS: Gloria Allred vs. Sex-Scandalized Politicians

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso & Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Gloria Allred's involvement in the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal, as the lawyer representing one of the GOP presidential candidate's accusers,...

Former GOP Congressional Candidate Accused Of Paying Male Escort For Sex

John Celock | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

A suburban New Jersey mayor who unsuccessfully sought a congressional seat as a Republican is being accused of paying for sex with a male escort and n...

13 Politicians With Secret Love Children (PHOTOS) | David Moye | Posted 10.02.2011 | Weird News

Maria Shriver was shocked to find out that her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a "love child," but certainly secret offspring are nothing new ...