Tag Archives: scandal

BREAKING: Illinois Governor Arrested In Scandal Over Barack Obama’s Senate Seat

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested by the FBI today, accused of “brazenly” trying to sell Barack Obama’s soon-to-be vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder, among other serious charges. Federal authorities arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday on charges that he brazenly conspired to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama to the ...

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Ted Haggard: I Was Molested At 7 Yrs Old

Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard has “broken his silence” on the second anniversary of his downfall to say that the reason he sinned with the menz is because a man that worked for his father molested him when he was seven years old. Haggard gave a pair of sermons at a small church in Illinois where the pastor is an ...

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“Wasilla Hillbillies Looting Neiman Marcus From Coast To Coast”

From Newsweek: NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin’s shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, ...

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McCain & Palin Call For Stevens To Quit

Today John McCain and Sarah Palin issued separate calls for convicted Alaska Senator Ted Stevens to resign. Sarah Palin has told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo that she believes Stevens “needs to step aside and allow our state to elect someone who will be supportive of those ideals of America.” On Tuesday morning, John McCain called for Sen. Ted Stevens to step ...

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Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) Found Guilty On All Seven Counts Of Corruption

Via Politico: Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) was convicted today on seven counts of failing to report more than $250,000 in improper gifts he received from 1999 to 2006, a stunning blow to a political career that has lasted more than 40 years and marked Alaska’s entire history as a part of the United States. Stevens, 84, now faces a question ...

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McCain Worker Admits She Lied About Being Mugged By Obama Supporter

Yesterday the exec VP of Fox News said: “This incident could become a watershed event in the 11 days before the election. If Ms. Todd’s allegations are proven accurate, some voters may revisit their support for Senator Obama, not because they are racists (with due respect to Rep. John Murtha), but because they suddenly feel they do not know enough ...

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The Dirty Details On Chris Ortloff

Yesterday we learned that Chris Ortloff (the anti-gay former NY Assemblyman and current Parole Board commissioner) was arrested for solicitation of sex with a minor and possession of kiddie porn. Today we get the details: A tough-on-crime state parole board commissioner faces up to life in prison after trying to set up a sexual liaison with two young sisters, authorities ...

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Palin’s Alternate Universe

BAM! Rachel Maddow calls Sarah Palin a liar from an alternate universe. Maddow freekin’ ROOOLZ!

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Anti-Gay Pol Busted For Kiddie Porn

Former New York state Assembyman Chris Ortloff, the one-time Assembly assistant minority leader and head of the Clinton County GOP, has been busted for soliciting a minor and possession of child pornography. A former assemblyman and current parole-board member was busted last night on child-pornography and soliciting charges, officials said. Chris Ortloff, 61, was arrested in a Plattsburgh-area motel room ...

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Buh-Bye, Larry Craig

This may be the last you see of Sen. Larry Craig. Here’s a short bit of his final address to the Senate yesterday. It was just last year that Sen. Larry E. Craig riveted political Washington with his arrest in an airport sex sting and subsequent public declaration, “I am not gay.” On Thursday, there was much less hubbub — ...

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No Charges For Mark Foley

Disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) will not face charges for sending lewd emails and instant messages to congressional pages, according to sources that say an official announcement is about to be released. Foley’s attorney, David Roth, has acknowledged that Foley sent the messages to the teenagers, but has maintained that the Florida Republican never had inappropriate contact with minors. ...

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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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