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Senator Who Survived Prostitution Scandal Calls For An Ethics Probe Of His Colleagues

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A proposed Democratic amendment barring senators who have been investigated for soliciting prostitutes from receiving health insurance h...

The New Assault on Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Marc Mauer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Marc Mauer

If policymakers are not moved by hungry children and unfair consequences for communities of color, they should at least be persuaded by this: Bans on public benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals are counterproductive.

After High-Profile Prostitution Scandal, GOP Sen Looks To Rebuild Trust

Washington Post | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is suddenly in high demand. His banishment is over, his rehabilitation almost complete. Several years after acknowledging hi...

GOP Opposes Thomas Perez Nomination at Their Own Peril

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Raul A. Reyes

On Monday, President Obama nominated Thomas Perez to serve as Secretary of Labor. Immediately, conservative lawmakers and commentators began pushing back, calling Perez a radical, political choice.

Sen. Vitter: BP Should Hire LA Firms To 'Make This Right'

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green

* Vitter: too many BP contracts going to European firms * Says BP promised to "make this right" after the 2010 spill * A...

Gulf Coast Leaders Want BP to Clean Up Its Mess

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Regional leaders at a Gulf Coast Restoration Summit said they're relieved that Congress passed the RESTORE Act in June. But they're unsure when money from RESTORE, which devotes 80 percent of BP's Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 spill to Gulf states, will be available.

We're for Local Control (Except, of Course, When We Are Not)

Carl Pope | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

If it was a good day for salmon in Bristol Bay, the signs were mixed elsewhere.

We Want Weiner: 5 Reasons and Slogans for Weiner Support

Katie Halper | Posted 08.10.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

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Vitter Riding High Despite 'Very Serious Sin' With D.C. Madam

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Alpert The Times-Picayune/Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) When Sen. David Vitter admitted in 2007 to a "very serious sin" after his ...

David Vitter Still Running Strong In Louisiana Senate Race Despite Prostitution, Staff Scandals

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Republican Sen. David Vitter survived a 2007 prostitution scandal and has shrugged off fresh questions about his judgment in allow...

David Vitter Took Illegal Campaign Donations: Watchdog

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An ethics watchdog group filed a federal complaint Thursday accusing Republican Sen. David Vitter of accepting illegal campaign con...

Breaking: Senator Reid States He Is Keeping Anti-Immigrant Vitter Amendment From the Senate Floor

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mario Solis-Marich

Today at a press tele-conference with Latino members of the press Senate Majority Leader Reid stated that he was keeping the anti-immigrant Vitter amendment from the floor of the Senate.

California Would Lose Seats Under Census Change

New York Times | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican senator's proposal to count only United States citizens when reapportioning Congress would cost California five seats and New York and Il...

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Bernanke Confirmation: One Hot Committee Room

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cate Long

A fight's a'brewin in room 538 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building... This is the committee room of the Senate Banking Committee...

Louisiana Dems File Ethics Complaint Against Vitter

The Hill's Briefing Room | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The head of the Louisiana Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on Friday, accusing Vitter of using his taxpaye...

La. Dems Respond To Vitter's 'LuvFest' Ad: Our 'LuvFests' Are Legal, Unlike Yours

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Check out this statement we just got from the Louisiana Democratic Party, responding to Republican Sen. David Vitter's recent Web ad going after his p...

David Vitter Agrees To Lift Hold On FEMA Nominee

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's pick to head the nation's emergency management agency Tuesday after a Louisiana Repub...

Craig Fugate, FEMA Nominee, Blocked By David Vitter

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Louisiana senator is stalling Florida emergency management director Craig Fugate's nomination as head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency ....

"Horny" Joe The Plumber's Next Career Move

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Don't get me wrong. It was a stupid joke and Joe definitely is a stupid man, but one thing that Mr. The Plumber does know how to do quite well... is market himself.

Tony Perkins Turns Down Primary Run Against Vitter

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This hasn't been a very good week for Louisiana Sen. David Vitter but it's ending on a positive note: Family Research Council president Tony Perkins h...

UPDATE: Vitter Cleared In Airport Tantrum

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 3/24: Vitter has been cleared in the TSA investigation of his airport tantrum. CNN reports: The Transportation Security Administration said T...

Vitter Slams 'Bloated' Omnibus While Benefiting From $249 Million In Earmarks

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans like Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-AZ), have been attacking the $410 billion omnibus spending bill, claiming that it has too ...

Vitter Champions Family Values In Omnibus Debate

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), whose career became mired in the D.C. Madam prostitution scandal back in 2007, and is now headed into his 2010 re-election c...

Stormy Daniels, Porn Star, May Challenge Vitter For Senate Seat (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 2/13: Daniels has reached out to Hustler publisher Larry Flynt to run her Senate campaign. The Times-Picayune reports: In a telephone intervi...

Vitter: GOP Senators Are "Scared To Death" Of Obama And His Polling Numbers

Hot Air | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A quickie from this morning's chat with Laura Ingraham courtesy of her producer, Tom Elliott. The observation's unremarkable -- the boss mocks the, er...