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AP / Richard Drew

Is Anthony Weiner Still Sexting?

The embattled New York City mayoral candidate was asked Monday whether he has stopped his sexting ways. But instead of issuing a forceful denial, the ex-congressman issued a vague response. 

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Seth Wenig

Why They Hate Eliot Spitzer

Corporations have revved their engines back up for round two of the smear campaign against Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who has announced that he will run for New York City comptroller.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 READ MORE


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AP / Steven Senne

Ex.-N.Y. Gov. Spitzer Announces Run for Office

He’s ba-ack! Eliot Spitzer told The New York Times during a telephone interview Sunday night that he was running for New York City comptroller, marking his first bid for political office since he resigned in disgrace amid a prostitution scandal five years ago.

Posted on Jul 7, 2013 READ MORE



bostoncatholic.org

Vatican Lawyer Gives U.S. Media Credit for Uncovering Sex Scandal

For once, the American media might have done some good, at least according to the Rev. Robert Oliver, a lawyer for the Vatican who recently assumed the role of prosecutor on sexual abuse cases within the Holy See.

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AP/Chris O'Meara

Ridiculous Details Emerge From Petraeus Sex Scandal as Investigation Widens

The Petraeus scandal has expanded to involve another high ranking military officer: Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 READ MORE



More Michele Bachmann Hypocrisy, the Latest Political Sex Scandal, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces his endorsement and another GOP political candidate says something dumb about rape.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 READ MORE



GOP Plans Ron Paul Tribute, Romney Goes Birther, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Bill Maher’s advice to Todd Akin on rape and abortion, and Bill Nye’s advice to parents about creationism.

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Naughty Herman Cain

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New Slogan for Cain

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Cain Tells Top Aides He’s Reassessing Candidacy

So much can change in a few short weeks during campaign season. Just last month, Herman Cain was pulling to the front of the pack of Republican presidential candidates, but now his future prospects have dimmed considerably after yet another salacious headline hit the wires.  (more)

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 READ MORE



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Paterno’s Exit Sparks Student Riot

Angry at school officials and the media for ousting football hero Joe Paterno, thousands of Penn State students poured into the streets of their college town Wednesday night, clashing with police, chanting and taking their frustrations out on local property and a news van.

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Sex Scandal Sacks Joe Paterno

Since 1950, Joe Paterno has been a fixture at Penn State’s football program and a legend in college football. He sent more than 250 players to the NFL and ran as clean an athletic program as may be reasonably accomplished, but now he has to end his career on a low note.

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The Last Weiner

For some light holiday reading, we offer this satirical little ditty composed by Larry Beinhart, the wordsmith who wrote the novel that gave birth to the movie “Wag the Dog.” At last, a winning solution to one of our nation’s most compromising and costly political problems.

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 READ MORE


Strauss-Kahn Accusers Call Alarmed Prosecutors

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AP / Seth Wenig

Nation of Weiners

There is a culture gap in this country, between people who are happy to enjoy what’s left of their privacy and people who just don’t think about it.

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Richard Drew

Rep. Weiner Resigns

Rep. Anthony Weiner followed the political playbook closely in dealing with his own sexting scandal: First, deny all wrongdoing. If that doesn’t work, start making vague concessions and/or backroom deals. Next, hold news conference, apologize completely and go to rehab.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 READ MORE


Unsold Hot Dogs

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Hillary and Huma

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Fat Finger Politicians

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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Sex Scandal

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USS Enterprise Captain Booted Over Video Scandal

Although the tawdry videos that cost U.S. Navy Capt. Owen Honors his position on the USS Enterprise as of Tuesday weren’t exactly top secret before, they clearly had enough of a shelf life to generate a fresh scandal—and to spur the Pentagon to tuck Honors away in an administrative post.

Posted on Jan 4, 2011 READ MORE



enterprise.navy.mil

Sexed-Up Videos Stir Up Trouble for U.S. Navy

We will report this story without the egregious use of maritime metaphors: The U.S. Navy is looking into a case involving one Capt. Owen Honors, commanding officer of the USS Enterprise, and the making of some videos showing sexualized encounters between sailors.

Posted on Jan 3, 2011 READ MORE



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Moore: 1, Berlusconi: 0

So, as per usual, Italy’s own media baron and embarrassment-in-chief Silvio Berlusconi is embroiled in another sex scandal involving another teenage girl. This time, however, he’s made it worse with homophobic commentary that didn’t fly with actress Julianne Moore.

Posted on Nov 3, 2010 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / United States Government

So Long, Rep. Souder

Another day, another Capitol Hill sex scandal: On Tuesday, Congressman Mark Souder, a pro-life and pro-abstinence Republican from Indiana, announced that he was resigning after admitting he’d had an affair with a female staffer. The woman in question ... (continued)

Posted on May 18, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama the Naive?; Defending Banking

This week’s show certainly gets lively as the panelists debate whether Wall Street’s work benefits the nation—and the world at large—or just its denizens’ own bank accounts. Also, they take up Obama’s performance as Wall Street’s pied piper and engage in another on-air tussle over the Catholic Church’s crisis.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 READ MORE


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Flickr / rohan_chennai

European Catholic Clergy Faces Fallout From Sex Scandal

Two more high-profile figures are paying the price for their parts, however direct or oblique, in the child abuse scandal still rippling through the ranks of the Catholic church. By Thursday, the Vatican had officially retired ...

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 READ MORE


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White House / Shealah Craighead

Pope on a Rope: Favorability Rating Falls in U.S. Poll

Pope Benedict XVI hasn’t exactly won the hearts and minds of Americans in recent weeks, according to the results of a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Friday, which showed the wear and tear of the ongoing clergy sex scandal on the pope’s public standing ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 16, 2010 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: De-Sexifying Catholicism

Now that the shameful clergy sex scandal has reached its grabby hands all the way to the top levels of the Vatican, it’s time for drastic measures. As John Hodgman makes chillingly clear in this “Daily Show” clip, the Catholic Church is an “extremely sexy place” ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Silvia Izquierdo

Vatican: Pope Has Immunity in Abuse Cases

On Thursday, the Vatican’s top legal official pointed out that Pope Benedict XVI won’t be implicated in any of the sex abuse cases currently under investigation, as he is technically a head of state. Also, the Vatican would like The New York Times to “reconsider its attack mode” regarding the pope.

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / Whitedeer

Catholic Bishop ‘Can See the Arguments’ for Condoms in Third World

The highest-ranking Catholic clergyman in England and Wales, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, has made the slightest of admissions that he understands why contraception use may seem, well, useful under certain conditions—such as poverty, for example.

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


Hitchens

Hitchens on Vatican Sex Scandals: ‘Enough of Forgiveness ... We Need Justice’

It’s no secret that Christopher Hitchens isn’t big on religion, but above and beyond his disdain of deity worship, he’s got some serious issues with the Catholic Church’s handling of both the child abuse claims made against clergy members ... (continued)

Posted on Mar 30, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Charlie Riedel

Tiger Woods to Tee Off at Masters

Tiger Woods’ intermission is coming to a close. On Tuesday, Woods confirmed reports that he would be hitting the green again at next month’s Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga.

Posted on Mar 16, 2010 READ MORE


Woods

Tiger’s Mea Culpa

Golf superstar Tiger Woods has stayed out of the public eye since the news about his expansive infidelity scandal broke last Thanksgiving, but on Friday, an apparently penitent Woods made a brief appearance and a sober apology at a press conference before returning to continue his treatment program. Reactions to his show of contrition, perhaps unsurprisingly, were mixed.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 READ MORE


Mark Foley
gpoaccess.gov

Mark Foley Takes to the Airwaves

Remember the name Mark Foley? It can be difficult to keep all the GOP sex scandals from blending together, especially when trying to remember one so far back as 2006, but Foley’s the ex-congressman from Florida who wound up in big trouble for sending raunchy messages to an underage page. Now, Foley is looking to reinvent himself on AM radio.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009 READ MORE


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blogs.nj.com

Pulitzer? I Don’t Even Know ’Er!

This was a good year for journalists to catch a politician in flagrante delicto, or anything approaching such a compromised position, judging by a couple of this year’s picks for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 READ MORE


Warren CIA
abcnews.com

Sex Scandal Calls CIA’s Self-Policing Into Question

A CIA sex scandal, or, more precisely, allegations that a CIA agent raped two Algerian women, has raised questions in Congress about how the agency polices itself. Oddly, discussions of the controversy have failed to emphasize another significant “oops” moment in CIA operations regarding corruption and the need for oversight: torture.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 READ MORE


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