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John Ensign Affair

Former Aide To GOP Senator Punished

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A judge sentenced a onetime top aide to former Sen. John Ensign to a year's probation Wednesday for violating federal lobbying rest...

Tom Coburn Gets Big Penalty From Fellow Senators

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Republican Sen. Tom Coburn on Friday over his contact with a top aide to former Sen. John En...

Michael McAuliff

Breitbart: David Vitter Is Same As Anthony Weiner

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andrew Breitbart says he is "not a fan" of Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) for the same reason he doesn't like ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner: Both le...

Anthony Weiner Is Destroying My Relationship!

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 08.14.2011 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

I have a message for all these guys: Your cheating is not just hurting your family, your careers and your country, it's hurting me. You're making it impossible for me to convince my girlfriend that all men aren't cheaters.

Tom Coburn: John Ensign Ethics Report 'Inaccurate'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn on Thursday decried as "totally inaccurate" an account by the Senate ethics panel of his role in negotiations invol...

John Ensign's Legal Troubles Far From Over

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

By Murray Waas It was one of the most high-profile investigations of a senator in years: John Ensign of Nevada had conducted an affair with his...

Wide Cast Caught Up In Ensign Affair

Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON — With the click of a forwarded email, Rick Santorum let Sen. John Ensign know that the cuckolded husband of Ensign's mistress was g...

WATCH: Howard Fineman On The Fallout From The John Ensign Scandal

Huff TV | Posted 07.13.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Huff Post's Howard Fineman appeared on 'The Last Word' With Laurence O'Donnell, to discuss the fallout from yesterday's Senate Ethics Committee report...

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 ...

Jason Linkins

Embattled John Ensign Gives Farewell Speech To The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

After years of taking fire for scandals in his personal life, the retiring Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.) gave his farewell speech on the Senate floor t...

Timing Of Ensign Resignation Raises Questions

AP/The Huffington Post | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 06.23.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The resignation this week by U.S. Sen. John Ensign raised questions about what an ongoing Senate ethics probe has uncovered, while also m...

Husband Of GOP Senator's Ex-Lover Calls For Resignation

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada man whose wife had a monthslong affair with Sen. John Ensign said in a rare statement Wednesday that the Republican shoul...

Maddow Has A Lot Of Fun With Sex Scandal

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow had a lot of fun with the twisted tale of Senator John Ensign's personal life on her Monday show. Ensign, a Nevada Republican, announ...

Jason Linkins

Ensign's Retirement Promises Another Colorful Year Of Nevada Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ensign's decision will touch off a series of changes to Nevada's political landscape. It places a newly elected Republican Representative in the driver's seat for a Senate promotion. It cracks the door ajar -- ever so slightly -- for a possible Democratic pickup. It provides the previously defeated Sharron Angle with a possible path to Washington, D.C. Jon Ralston is already tweeting up a storm, and why not? His studio is likely to be as popular a destination in 2012 as it was in 2010.

Jason Linkins

Ensign Breaks With Reid On Call To End Legal Prostitution

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that it was time to have an "adult conversation about Nevada's legal sex trade," wh...

GOP Senator Aims To Rebound From Sex Scandal

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — His conservative reputation wounded by the true-life soap opera of an extramarital affair and a betrayed best friend, Nevada Sen. Jo...

John Ensign: 'If You Don't Hold Us Accountable, We'll Do Some Real Bad Things In D.C.'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) recently told a group of business leaders at a local Nevada golf club that if no one holds lawmakers on Capitol Hill account...

Inside Lawmakers' 'Frat House For Jesus' And Ensign's Intervention

The New Yorker | Peter J. Boyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One midwinter night in 2008, Senator John Ensign, of Nevada, the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, was roused from bed when six men ...

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 ...

John Ensign Says He's A Victim Of 'Gotcha' Journalism'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, Politico's Manu Raju reported that Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada GOP Senator who last year admitted to having an affair with a married sta...

FBI Investigates John Ensign Affair

Politico | MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal agents have started interviewing people connected to Sen. John Ensign's (R-Nev.) sex scandal, a potential sign that the Nevada Republican coul...

John Ensign Refuses To Resign

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Embattled Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) on Monday rejected calls for his resignation based on an extramarital affair with a former aide, saying to do so w...

Why Do We Care About Tiger Woods?

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Once we've conflated celebrity with power, it's inevitable that we will see a celebrity's errors as a betrayal. We made him famous, we imputed power to him, and then he took advantage of it.

Tom Coburn: I Didn't Help Negotiate Ensign Affair Pay-Off

George's Bottom Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told me flatly that he did not offer to broker a million-dollar deal between his Senate colleague, John Ensign, R-Nev., and ...