Tag Archives: scandal

Cocaine, Sex, Graft Scandal Engulfs Department Of The Interior

Sex! Drugs! Corruption! A huge scandal is brewing in the Department of Interior, which oversees the nation’s natural resources. As Congress prepares to debate expansion of drilling in taxpayer-owned coastal waters, the Interior Department agency that collects oil and gas royalties has been caught up in a wide-ranging ethics scandal — including allegations of financial self-dealing, accepting gifts from energy ...

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REVEALED: California Family Council An Illegally Run Sham “Charity”

It turns out the anti-gay Christers at the Focus On The Family-related California Family Council are a bunch of crooks. A look at their finances has revealed that almost all of their fundraising goes to pay the high salaries of their executives. From Justin McLachlan’s well-researched story: The money was supposed to go to support the California Family Council’s charitable ...

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Us Weekly: Babies, Lies & Scandals

Well, this isn’t going to help McCain pull in those women. “Within hours of McCain’s surprise introduction of the little-known, charismatic mother of five as his running mate, the scandals began to emerge as quickly as flies at a Labor Day picnic. “While putting to rest one scandal, Palin appeared to have opened another of even greater significance. Staunchly antiabortion ...

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Olympic Scandal: Chinese Gold Medal Gymnast Underage

Chinese gold medals won in women’s gymnastics are coming under question as proof has emerged that star competitor He Kexin is only 14 years old. In 1997 the minimum age for competing was raised to 16. Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government’s news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13, which would have made ...

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Edwards Admits Affair, Denies Love Child

Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) has admitted to ABC News that he did have an affair with film documentarian Reille Hunter and that he repeatedly lied to the national press about the story. Edwards continues to say that he is not the father of Hunter’s infant son. John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an ...

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Brent Rinehart = Loser

Oklahoma pol Brent Rhinehart, who made national news with his homophobic comic book, came in last in yesterday’s three-way primary. Which gives him plenty of free time to fight those felony corruption charges. After being denounced for mailing out a crude campaign comic book and trounced in his Republican primary, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart now can move on to ...

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Homophobe Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) Indicted For Corruption

Squeeee! Sen. Ted “The Internet Is A Series Of Tubes” Stevens (R-AK), the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, has been charged with seven felony counts of corruption. A federal grand jury in Washington has handed up the indictment against Stevens — which the Justice Department is set to announce very shortly. Stevens, 84, faces seven counts of false statements involving ...

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Scandal For John Edwards?

The National Enquirer is sticking to a story it posted last night which claims that NC Sen. John Edwards has been cheating on his ailing-from-cancer wife and has fathered a “love child” with documentarian Reille Hunter. According to the story, on Monday night Enquirer reporters caught Edwards sneaking in and out of Hunter’s hotel room in Los Angeles, causing the ...

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RUMOR: Anti-Gay Alabama Attorney General Busted In Bed With Male Aide, About To Resign

There’s been an explosion of chatter on Alabama-based blogs today that the state’s Republican anti-gay Attorney General Troy King may be about to resign in the face of a sex scandal with a male assistant. According to multiple sources, King was caught in bed with the man by his wife and thrown out of his home. Via Wonkette: His [King’s] ...

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Jesse Jackson Gelds Himself

Rumors about this gaffe and the other whispered comments that Fox isn’t showing us have been flying all day. What else could Jackson have said that could be so bad that even Fox won’t show it? Jackson’s own son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. even blasted his dad: “I’m deeply outraged and disappointed in Rev. Jackson’s reckless statements about Sen. Barack ...

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Ted Haggard Finally Admits Having Gay Sex And Using Drugs (But Still Lies)

A Colorado Springs television station has obtained an email sent by disgraced former televangelist Ted Haggard to a personal friend in which Haggard for the first time admits having had sex with escort Mike Jones and having used unspecified drugs on several occasions. But considering what the thus far unimpeached Mike Jones has said, Haggard’s email doesn’t tell the “hole” ...

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Anti-Gay Rep. Vito Fossella Gives Up Election Bid

Two weeks after his drunk driving arrest revealed his double life with a longtime mistress and their “love child”, anti-gay “family values” blowhard Rep. Vito Fossella (R-Staten Island) announced that he will give up his reelection campaign Fossella said in a statement on his Web site Tuesday that the choice was a difficult one, based on a need to balance ...

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Rep. Vito Fossella: Another GOP Hypocrite

Anti-gay “family values” blowhard Rep. Vito Fossella (R-Staten Island), the only Republican representing New York City in Congress, was revealed as an adulterer and father of a “love child” this week after his arrest for driving drunk in suburban Virginia. On the night of his arrest, Fossella attended a White House reception, then continued partying at a DC pub where ...

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DC Madam Found Dead

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 52, the infamous “DC Madam” was found dead in a shed outside her mother’s trailer near Tampa today. Police are calling it suicide. The woman convicted of running a high-end Washington prostitution ring that snagged a senator killed herself Thursday, police said, weeks after she was convicted on charges she vowed not to go to prison for. ...

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Sex, Lies, & Videotape

Our long wait (five minutes? six?) for the next Republican gay sex scandal is over. On March 31st, Republican commissioner of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Bruce Barclay was accused of man rape. But home videos have surfaced proving that the sex was consensual, even though Barclay’s partner was unaware he was being taped. And neither were the hundreds of other men ...

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Feds Indict Staffers, Christine Quinn Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer

Two city council staffers were indicted by the feds yesterday for embezzlement and Speaker Christine Quinn, the most powerful openly gay politician in NYC, has hired a criminal defense attorney for herself. The indictment Wednesday of two City Council staffers on charges of stealing $145,000 in a complex money-laundering scheme could be just the beginning, investigators warned. The legal action ...

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Quinn’s Star Dims

After last week’s “Slushgate” revelation that her office had been funneling millions in city funds into sham organizations, openly lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is now facing calls for her resignation. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn burned up the phone lines over the weekend, trying to calm an uprising by rank-and-file Council members infuriated by the financial ...

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Sen.Vitter On DC Madam’s Witness List

David Vitter (the married, family values, hooker hiring, gay marriage ban voting, diaper fetishist Republican Senator from Louisiana) may be called to testify on behalf of the madam accused on running a DC-based prostitution ring. Deborah Palfrey is accused of racketeering and money-laundering. Also on Palfrey’s witness list is Harlan Ullman, the military strategist who came up with the “shock ...

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NYC Speaker Quinn In Financial Scandal

The New York Post says the office of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been funneling money into sham organizations in order to later use the funds to reward those faithful to her. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s office hid millions of taxpayer dollars by allocating grants to phantom organizations as a way of holding the funds to ...

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Another Bush Crony Resigns In Disgrace

Alphonso Jackson, Bush’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development has resigned amid allegations he funneled housing contracts to Republican insiders. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, his tenure tarnished by allegations of political favoritism and a criminal investigation, announced his resignation amid the wreckage of the national housing crisis. He leaves behind a trail of unanswered questions about whether he tilted the ...

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