Tag Archives: scandal

Maddow On Growing Cheney Scandal

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Influence Peddling Scandal Rocks Washington Post

The Washington Post has just canceled an event with lobbyists amid an explosive scandal that they’d been selling the lobbyists access to powerful politicians and their own reporters and editors. Politico has the story: Washington Post Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Katharine Weymouth said today she was cancelling plans for an exclusive “salon” at her home where, for as much ...

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Maria, Maria, The Guv Luuuvs Your Magnificent Boobies, Mariaaaa!!!

From an email from SC Gov. Mark Sanford to his Argentine mistress, Maria: “You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that so fitting with your beauty. I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I ...

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Flashback: Gov. Sanford On Gay Marriage

Dan Savage: Sanford was more than five months into his affair when he gave this interview—and you gotta love Joe shoving his tongue up Sanford’s ass at the end of the interview: “We all love you, Mark.” Get in line, Joe. And Sanford—who ditched his four young kids on Father’s Day in favor of his mistress—opposes civil unions for gay ...

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Portland Mayor Sam Adams Cleared

Openly gay Portland mayor Sam Adams has been cleared of charges that he had an affair with the then-underage Beau Breedlove. After a six-month investigation, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger found no evidence that Portland Mayor Sam Adams broke the law by engaging in a relationship with Beau Breedlove. In a report released this morning, Kroger said Breedlove lacked credibility ...

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Sen. Ensign Scandal Widens

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Maddow On Sen. Ensign

Ensign has resigned from a GOP leadership post, but not from his Senate seat.

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Maddow On Sen. Ensign’s Affair

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Defender Of Marriage GOP Sen. John Ensign Admits To Cheating On His Wife

Presumed 2012 GOP presidential candidate Sen. John “Defender of Marriage” Ensign (R-NV), who has a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition, has admitted to an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer. Oh, and there’s blackmail involved too. The news certainly damages any hope Ensign has of running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 – he had fueled speculation about ...

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Daily Grumble

You know, as much “fun” as it is to write a hundred or so posts about LGBT rights every week, I could totally do with a nice fat juicy right-wing evangelical scandal right about now. Marriage equality, DADT, fierce advocate….blah, blah, blah. Right now I feel like praying to the Black Catholic Priestess Brenda Lee for something really really Haggard-y.

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PETA By The Numbers

According to the website PETA Kills Animals: PETA’s “Animal Record” report for 2008 (PDF), filed with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, shows that the animal rights group killed 95 percent of the dogs and cats in its care last year. During all of 2008, PETA found adoptive homes for just seven pets. Just seven animals — out ...

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Today Show On Miss California Carrie Prejean Topless Photos Scandal

Looks like she’ll lose her crown.

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Miss California Bible USA Carrie Prejean’s Topless Photos Surface

I know many of you have demanded an end to the Carrie Prejean posts, but seriously, how could I pass this by? Self-proclaimed bible thumper Miss California, Carrie Prejean, should start pointing the finger at herself for her own indiscretions. TheDirty.com has received exclusive images of the homophobic debutante that would clearly strip her of her Miss California crown. So ...

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Calls For Burris To Resign Grow Louder

Ever since Blago appointee Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) admitted this week that he tried to raise money for the disgraced former governor in a quid pro quo for his seat, there have been calls for him to resign. Today both the Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune posted editorials demanding his resignation over having perjured himself when asked about Blago. ...

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Ho Hum, Another Evangelical Ousted For Being A Ho Hummer

Yaaaawn. Another day, another top evangelical resigns in disgrace for being unable to control his pervy unholy urges. The pastor of Willow Creek Chicago — the city campus of the evangelical megachurch Willow Creek Community Church — has resigned and admitted to “sexual impurity,” a church spokesman said. The pastor, Rev. Steve Wu, could not be reached, and the church ...

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Sam Adams Recall Effort Launched

A citizens group in Portland, Oregon has launched a web effort to recall openly gay Mayor Sam Adams over the Beau Breedlove debacle. The Web site, www.recallsamadams.com, says Adams, who lied about his relationship with an 18-year-old legislative intern in 2005, doesn’t deserve to run the city. “Mayor Adams has many great ideas for our city, yet lacks the public’s ...

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Anti-Gay Televangelist T.D. Jakes’ Son Busted For Public Gay Sex

T.D. Jakes’ megachurch draws 30,000+ worshippers weekly and in 2001, TIME called him “the next Billy Graham” despite his famous “prosperity” style of preaching which advises that God wants you to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. The flashy Dallas-based televangelist regularly rails against the evils of homosexuality and same-sex marriage on his television shows, calling us a “broken” people. And yesterday ...

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More Scandal At Haggard’s Church

Michelangelo Signorile is helping rip the lid off the seamy goings on at New Life Church. On his Friday show on SiriusXM, Signorile hosted a private investigator who revealed numerous bits of nastiness at the House That Haggard Built. According to the private eye, there are at least ten more cases of sexual misconduct by Pastor Ted, three of which ...

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A-Fraud Or A-Roid?

Best NYC tabloid headline: A-Fraud or A-Roid? You decide. (Via – Gothamist) UPDATE: I knew I should have waited for the Post.

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Beau Breedlove Talks To CBS

Portland mayor Sam Adams’ one-time paramour Beau Breedlove has given his first on-camera interview on the controversy. The state is continuing to consider criminal charges against Adams. (Via – Towleroad)

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