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And Then There Were Five

Jim Worth | Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Last Tuesday, Senator Tom Coburn announced he was leaving the Gang of Six, citing differences between himself and his colleagues over cuts in Medicare. What caused Coburn's departure, and how will it affect the workings of the group?

Jason Linkins

10 Sordid Facts We Learned From the John Ensign Senate Ethics Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

Sweet fancy Moses, y'all. In my lifetime, I have read some sordid accounts of the many scandalous ways our elected officials have broken society's "se...

Elise Foley

GOP Senator Helped Cover Up John Ensign Affair: Senate Ethics Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn played a more active role than previously known in the negotiations between ex-Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and his former ...

Newt 2012: I Cheat, Therefore I Am (a Patriot)

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

There was once was a fellow named Newt Who gave his first two wives the boot He spoke for the House While he lied to his spouse Seems he just couldn't keep on his suit

Evangelicals Implicated When Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Was Beaten to Death

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The story of the Ugandan legislation to kill gays for being gay was intertwined with the Family and also with representatives of the wider "respectable" American Evangelical community.

C Street House Backers Deny Taking Money From Terrorists

Roll Call | Paul Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The faith-based organization behind the National Prayer Breakfast is vigorously denying new allegations from an Ohio clergy group that foreign trips a...

Republicans and "Christians" vs. Gays

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

In the light (or should I say "dark") of the Republican's stand against repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" we need to understand the wider context of the fight that pits human rights against the conservative Christians who have taken over the Republican Party.

Will You be Voting for a Resident of the Secretive C Street House in the 2010 General Election? (Slideshow)

Jeff Sharlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Sharlet

2010-10-26-Screenshot20101026at1.37.56PM.pngHere is my guide to the C Street men up for election.

Junkets For Jesus: Congressmen Spend Taxpayer Money Traveling The Globe To Preach To Dictators

Mother Jones | Jeff Sharlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Adapted from C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. THE OLDEST AND MOST politically influential Christian conservative organizati...

Ethics Office Investigating C Street House

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Office of Congressional Ethics is apparently investigating whether Members of Congress sharing a residence run by a religious organization have re...

Conservative 'C Street House' Residents Face Ethics Complaints For Below-Market Rent

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The bevy of conservative members of Congress who've resided at the notorious "C Street House" may have violated Congressional gift rules by accepting ...

C Street: Tax Status Of Lawmakers' Religious Refuge Disputed

npr.org | Morning Edition | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The C Street Center, which owns the 1880-vintage townhouse, claims status as a church. And as with other religious organizations, the IRS takes the ce...

Help Us Shame "Mainstream" Religion Into an Alternative (Non-Anti-Gay) Prayer Breakfast

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

It is my great honor to be part of Tuesday Feb 2 press conference to announce the formation of The American Prayer Hour. Why am I doing this? Because ...

Ensign Moves Out Of C Street Home

Las Vegas Sun | Lisa Mascaro (Contact) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign has moved out of the C Street house, the Christian home he shared with other elected officials on Capitol Hill that came under scruti...

John Ensign Affair Details Revealed: Nightline Interviews Doug Hampton About Senator's Affair With Cindy Hampton (VIDEO)

Kevin Freking | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down to watch video of Nightline interview. WASHINGTON (AP)- A Nevada man whose wife had an affair with Sen. John Ensign said he discovered th...

Blue Dog Leader Works With Theocratic "Mafia" Opposed to Health Care Reform

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Those in the powerful, secretive, Washington Christian fundamentalist association known as The Family have led some of the most virulent opposition to health care reform and especially a "public option".

"C Street" and the Military

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

These soldier's appearances on religious programs in uniform isn't just a violation of military regulations, it's a good example of the multiple connections between fundamentalist groups.

Love, Politics and The Media

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Probst Solomon

Though we have elevated women to prime political positions, the media has cast female politicians in an odd, almost asexual maternal role. They're not allowed to wander off the territory.

The Family's Ties

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Papantonio

Since 1935, an organization calling itself "The Family" has been able to operate unnoticed in the Beltway. But that invisibility is disappearing because of the sensational sex lives of Mark Sanford and John Ensign.

Sen. Ensign's Dad Could Lose Casino Project Over Scandal

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Ensign, the father of Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), may be finding his business deals threatened after he admitted to giving his son's mistress and...

Sanford Predicted "Public Humiliation," Asked Spiritual Adviser To Beg Wife For Help

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Less than a month before he traveled to Argentina to see his mistress, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford predicted in a letter t...

Bart Stupak, C Street Democrat: "I Don't Know What You're Talking About"

Michigan Messenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite weeks of media attention paid to the now-infamous "C Street" house owned by The Family, a secretive Christian group, U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak -- ...

Ensign Gave $5,000 To GOP Housemate After Scandal

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eight days after admitting to an extramarital affair, Sen. John Ensign gave $5,000 to the Tennessee gubernatorial campaign of Rep. Zack Wamp - a fello...

C Street Home To Bible Meetings ... And Breaking Up Extramarital Affairs

Politico | Lisa Lerer and Kathryn McGarr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Lawmakers flock to 113 C St. S.E. for cheap rent, weekly dinners, Bible studies and spirituality sessions that serve as a sort of group therapy for so...

Chip Pickering's Wife Claims He Had Affair

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — The estranged wife of former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering claims in a lawsuit that the Mississippi Republican had an affair that ru...