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Vance McAllister, Kissing Congressman, Loses Midterm Election In Louisiana

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), known as the "kissing congressman" after he was caught on video in an intimate moment with one of his married staffers ...

'Kissing Congressman' Gets Very Little Love From Donors

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

While kissing babies may be good politics, kissing a congressional staffer hasn't been at all beneficial to a married Louisiana lawmaker's campaign. ...

GOP Congressman Feels #Blessed To Have A Devoted Wife After Kissing Scandal

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

A married Republican congressman who was caught kissing one of his staffers has brought out his wife to speak positively of his character in a new tel...

Conservative Group Targets 'Kissing Congressman,' Backs 'Duck Dynasty' Relative

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

The conservative Club for Growth said Tuesday that it would support Zach Dasher, a businessman with ties to the infamous "Duck Dynasty" family and one...

GOP Candidate For State Senate Ends Campaign After Admitting Affair

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

A Republican candidate for the New York state Senate ended her campaign on Wednesday after announcing that she had a recent affair. "I have made pe...

Bobby Jindal Blasts Controversial 'Kissing Congressman'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has some harsh words for the "kissing congressman," Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.). In an interview with CQ Roll Cal...

Congressman Refunding Campaign Contribution From Staffer He Was Caught Kissing

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) has refunded campaign contributions made by a former staffer he was caught kissing in a surveillance video, according to...

Just Desserts: The Kissing Congressman and Other Spicy Stories

Marla Romash | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Marla Romash

Before Facebook, Twitter, and texting, before Spotify, Pinterest and Snapchat, before sexting, before cable news channels, there was "The Ear." It was...

Kissing Congressman Reverses Resignation Decision, Will Run For Re-election

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who initially said he would not run for re-election after he was caught on video kissing a female staffer, said Monday ...

Despicable Me: Which Republican Wins the Title?

Gerry Myers | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

What do we have to do to change the hatred and evil ways of the Republican Party so that they love something like... their country?

Duck Dynasty Family Cousin Announces Congressional Bid

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Zach Dasher (R), a pharmaceutical industry businessman and cousin to "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson, announced Monday he plans to run for Rep. V...

Vance McAllister's Latest Snafu Blurs The Line Between Donations, Votes

The Huffington Post | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) said last week he thought he would receive a campaign donation after voting against a bill, according to The Ouachita Ci...

Andrew Perez

Oil Spills In Wildlife Refuge After Republicans Dismiss Need For New Regulation | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after Republican lawmakers dismissed the need for new rules on drilling in national wildlife refuges, federal agencies are cle...

Andrew Perez

Congressman Who Praised Duct Tape Oil Repairs Vows To Fix Three In His District | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maybe repairing leaky oil pipes with duct tape and trash bags isn't something to be glad about. Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) charact...

Michael McAuliff

Congressmen Defend Repairing Oil Pipes With Trash Bags And Duct Tape | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressmen who are angry at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement of environmental regulations were not outraged by an activist's ...

Vance McAllister Not Seeking Reelection After Cheating Scandal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) announced Monday he will not seek reelection, according to the News-Star in Louisiana. McAllister's announcement foll...

Aide Accused Of Leaking 'Kissing Congressman' Video Resigns

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Leah Gordon, the staffer accused of leaking a video of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) kissing his district scheduler, has resigned from the district of...

The 'Front Page Rule'

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Despite an organization's best efforts at reputation management, a nasty (or worse yet, entertaining) anecdote about leadership can go viral in an instant.

GOP Rep's Kissing Scandal Sparks Mixed Feelings From Voters

Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

By BILL BARROW, The Associated Press MONROE, La. (AP) -- To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointm...

Friday Talking Points -- Happy 50th, Civil Rights Act Of 1964!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week was a big week for women's rights, as the Senate pushed for an Equal Pay Act to celebrate Equal Pay Day. It was filibustered, which just goes to show that one party cares about women's rights and one party clearly does not.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 4/11/14

John Zipperer | Posted 06.11.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Unless you've spent the past week underwater looking for Flight 370's black box, you probably know enough to score well on our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Jindal Calls On Cheating Congressman To Resign

Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

MONROE, La. (AP) — Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is calling for the resignation of one of his state's GOP congressmen who was videotaped ki...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner Hints Congressman Who Kissed His Staffer Should Reconsider His Job | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) thought he could put a growing controversy over kissing one of his staffers behind him, House Speaker J...

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.

Vance McAllister's Potential Challenger Calls On Him To Resign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

A potential challenger to married Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who was caught on tape kissing a staffer, has called on him to resign. "This is an...