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  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told, "I'm...
  • Reid to Weiner: 'Call somebody else'

    06/07/2011 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Reid to Weiner: 'Call somebody else' mug.cnnpolitics By: CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid gave embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner no love on Capitol Hill Tuesday. "I know Congressman Weiner and I wish there was some way I can defend him, but I can't. OK?" Reid said. And then there was this exchange with reporters: Q: You didn't say whether you thought Congressman Weiner should resign. Reid: I'm not here to defend Weiner. Q: What do you think he should do? Reid: That's all I'm going to say. Q: Senator Reid, what advice would you...
  • Barbara Walters on Weinergate: Pics Intended for Wife; ‘This is How Much I Miss You’

    06/07/2011 11:06:01 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6-2011
  • Is Larry Craig The Face Of The US Senate? (Dems Inouye, Cantwell, Frank, Robb, Etc Also Discussed

    08/29/2007 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 106 replies · 2,393+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/29/07 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, August 27, news services broke the story that Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, pleaded guilty in early August to lewd conduct in an airport restroom... Craig is hardly the only member of the Senate with a propensity for dropping his pants at inopportune moments... Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, has allegedly sexually harrased or abused at least 10 women. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., reportedly engaged in a sexual affair with an engagd lobbyist, Ron Dotzauer,then gave him a personal loan to help him with his subsequent divorce and threw cash his way... Gerry Studds (re-elected six times after having sex...
  • Rapist preys on men in suburban Houston

    12/26/2006 12:56:01 PM PST · by presidio9 · 68 replies · 2,619+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/26/06 | JOHN PORRETTO
    A rapist who has struck at least five times since April in and around Baytown has not only spread fear in this working-class community but also piqued the interest of those who study the criminal mind. The reason: He preys on other men. That makes him something of a rarity in the world of crime. "It's the least prevalent kind of serial rape, and largely underreported," said Jack Levin, a leading criminologist and director of the Brudnick Center on Violence at Northeastern University in Boston. Levin and other experts say male-on-male rape sometimes stems from sexual encounters gone bad. But...
  • Democrats Find Their Values Issue (Dems Forget Gay Rights For Election Time Alert)

    10/29/2006 7:26:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 711+ views
    Don ^ | 10/22/2006 | Don Feder
    In the most bizarre twist of a surreal campaign, Republicans could lose control of the House of Representatives due in part to disgraced Congressman Mark Foley's salacious e-mails to under-aged pages. If that happens, the beneficiary will be the party that has uncritically embraced the gay-rights movement -- which in turn embraces other things. Speaking of double standards: In 1983, Massachusetts Congressman Gary Studds (who passed away a few days ago) was found to have had sexual relations with a 16-year-old male page (No cyber-stalking for the Bay State perv.) He was censured by the House, then repeatedly reelected by...
  • 'Studds standard' just for Democrats

    10/20/2006 4:58:22 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 29 replies · 1,216+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | October 20, 2006 | Editortial
    Upon his death Saturday, former Rep. Gerry Studds, D-Mass., got a hero's send-off by The New York Times because he was the first openly homosexual congressman and a champion of homosexual rights. He was beloved by the Times, too, because he refused to resign after his censure by the House for his homosexual affair with a teenage congressional page. But the Times lamented that the resignation of Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., "revived interest in Mr. Studds' own dalliance with a teenage page in 1973." Dalliance? As in "playful flirtation"? Here's what the investigative report of the House Committee on Standards...
  • email from Queen Hillary, fundraising for Dim running for Foley seat

    10/19/2006 9:42:12 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 259+ views
    Dear Friend, I'm writing to ask your help for Tim Mahoney, the Democratic candidate running to replace Mark Foley in Congress. This is a great opportunity to take back a seat from the Republicans, and demonstrate that Americans are fed up with the Republican leadership. Tim Mahoney is a great candidate who believes in responsibility and accountability. Please help us take back Congress by supporting his campaign today. Tim is a successful rancher and businessman who has created jobs in his community. He has pledged to fight for fiscal responsibility and integrity, qualities badly needed in Washington today. He...
  • FBI Yet to Find Evidence of Foley-Page Sexual Contact

    10/18/2006 8:14:46 AM PDT · by xtinct · 58 replies · 1,698+ views
    ABC ^ | October 18, 2006 | Brian Ross
    After interviewing some 40 former congressional pages, FBI agents have yet to turn up any evidence of direct sexual contact between underage pages and former Congressman Mark Foley. Instead, according to law enforcement officials and several former pages, a pattern is emerging of seduction by Foley that began when the boys were 16 and 17. In cases where actual sex followed, it was not until the boys were at the legal age of 18.
  • Another Attempt by Democrats to Steal Florida

    10/18/2006 6:59:13 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 174+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/18/06 | Purple Mountains
    Not content with their hypocrisy on the Mark Foley situation (considering their responses to the Gerry Studds, Barney Frank and Bill Clinton escapades), the Democrats in Florida have launched a campaign to keep voters in the dark on November 7. Since the ballots are already printed with Foley’s name, a vote for Foley goes to the Republican substitute, Joe Negron.
  • Foley to reveal name of alleged abuser

    10/17/2006 4:10:27 PM PDT · by SmoothTalker · 36 replies · 870+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    "Disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley will reveal to the Archdiocese of Miami the name of the Roman Catholic clergyman he says abused him as a teenager, Foley's civil attorney said Tuesday." ""It's going to be very clear in the coming days that it is a fact as opposed to any possible allegations that it was a fantasy or something made up for political purposes," attorney Gerald Richman said."

    10/17/2006 7:01:47 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 27 replies · 1,245+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/17/06 | Eric Fettmann
    October 17, 2006 -- THE death over the weekend of former Rep. Gerry Studds, the first openly gay member of Congress, is a stark reminder of how much all those howls of Democratic outrage over the Mark Foley scandal ring so hollow. The Massachusetts Democrat is being hailed by national political leaders, including Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, as a "role model" who "gave a lot of people courage" by coming out of the closet. Yet Studds openly declared his homosexuality only after an investigation revealed he'd had a sexual relationship with a male teenage congressional page and propositioned two...
  • The force of Gerry Studds (Caution: vomit enducing)

    10/17/2006 6:08:12 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 16 replies · 642+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/17/06 | Mary Breslauer
    GERRY E. STUDDS, the blazingly articulate, acerbic former congressman representing some of the most beautiful coastline in the country, left a legacy of accomplishment for everyone, but particularly for those of us who are gay. In an age where even rehab for alcoholism is misused by those seeking to avoid responsibility, Studds faced the most personal of charges in an unforgiving spotlight, and he did it in a direct, unflinching way. When Studds was censured by the House of Representatives in 1983 for having a consensual affair with a 17-year-old page some 10 years earlier, he did it according to...
  • "Reaction to the death of former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds"

    10/16/2006 6:59:28 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 37 replies · 1,375+ views
    Drudge Report/ ^ | Saturday, October 14, 2006 | AP/various sources
    Reaction to the death of former Rep. Gerry Studds, D-Mass.: "Gerry's leadership changed Massachusetts forever and we'll never forget him. His work on behalf of our fishing industry and the protection of our waters has guided the fishing industry into the future and ensured that generations to come will have the opportunity to love and learn from the sea. He was a steward of the oceans." - U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.
  • His 'leadership changed Mass. forever' - Ex-congressman Gerry Studds dies

    10/15/2006 5:13:02 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 52 replies · 1,140+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 15, 2006 | Bryan Marquard
    Gerry E. Studds, who championed environmental, maritime, and fisheries issues during 24 years in the US House of Representatives and lent an eloquent voice to health and human rights matters, died early yesterday. First elected in 1972, Studds entered politics as part of a generation emboldened by its opposition to the Vietnam War and turned his focus in Congress to issues close to the hearts of his constituents. A Democrat, Studds had been reelected five times when in 1983 he became the first member of Congress to openly acknowledge he was gay. [snip] He publicly disclosed his sexual orientation [only]...
  • Gerry Studds; Gay Pioneer in Congress

    10/15/2006 11:00:52 AM PDT · by indcons · 40 replies · 1,162+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, October 15, 2006 | Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb
    Gerry E. Studds, the first openly gay person elected to Congress and a longtime proponent of environmental protection, New England fishermen and human rights, died Oct. 14 at Boston Medical Center, several days after he collapsed while walking his dog. He was 69. Mr. Studds lost consciousness because of a blood clot in his lung Oct. 3. He later regained consciousness and seemed to be improving, but his condition worsened Friday because of a second clot, according to Dean Hara, who married Mr. Studds in 2004 shortly after same-sex marriage was legalized in Massachusetts. A 12-term congressman from Massachusetts, Mr....
  • Democrats can't help but lie. (Studds Vs Foley comparison on Fox News).

    10/08/2006 9:41:24 AM PDT · by Hootch · 25 replies · 1,304+ views
    Fox News Sunday ^ | 10/08/06 | Self
    Congressman Marty Meehan on Foxnews this morning was asked about Gerry Studds and the difference between Studds and Foley. Meehans response was "I was a sophmore (or Senior I cna't remember which) in High School when that happened." Implying that he couldn't be expected to respond to something that was that old and he was so young when it happened. That made me think. I was a junior in High School when that happened and I remember talking about it in our Social Studies/Current Events class. So that guy is my age?? Or within a year of it?? I looked...
  • Former Congressman Gerry Studds Dies

    10/14/2006 6:25:37 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 402 replies · 8,063+ views ^ | Saturday, 14 October | Lauren Oaks
    Former Massachsuetts Congressman Gerry Studds has died. The 69-year-old Studds died this morning at Boston Univesrity Medical Center. He'd been hospitalized after sustaining head injuries from an accident while walking his dog. Studds was a ranking member of the House Democratic leadership and advocated for New England fishermen and the ocean environment. studds, who grew up in Cohasset, was the first openly gay person elected to Congress. He served from 1973 to 1997. He is survived by his husband, Dean Hara. the couple was among the first same sex couples to be legally married in Massachusetts.
  • Studds, first openly gay person elected to Congress, dead at 69 [had sex with 17-year-old page]

    10/14/2006 6:54:45 AM PDT · by HHKrepublican_2 · 108 replies · 2,788+ views
    BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds, the first openly gay person elected to Congress, died early Saturday at Boston Medical Center, a hospital official said. He was 69. Christian Kiriakos, central administrator at the hospital, said Studds died between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. He did not have additional information, and details of Studds' death could not be immediately confirmed. Studds, a liberal Democrat who spent more than 20 years in Congress, was censured by the House in the 1980s for having sex with a 17-year-old male page. He was re-elected for several more terms. Last year...
  • Times change too fast to keep up (will the Foley story be "overtaken by events?)

    10/07/2006 2:00:45 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 11 replies · 951+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 10/7/2006 | Brian Mosely
    Hopefully, I can finish writing this column today before it is OTBE. That's slang for the phrase "Over Taken By Events" On Wednesday, I had cranked out a piece for Sunday on two topics: Reaction to the Amish school murders and the nasty Mark Foley flap that has gripped the halls of power. The first part expressed outrage because members of the Westboro Baptist Church had announced they planned to protest at the funerals of the Amish girls killed Monday in Lancaster County, PA. In case you don't remember them, they're the bunch out of Kansas that pickets the funerals...
  • ABC on Gerry Studds: Only 'A Strong Sense of Loyalty' And Forgiveness From Voters

    10/05/2006 4:31:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies · 1,017+ views ^ | October 5, 2006 | Tim Graham
    Posted by Tim Graham on October 5, 2006 - 14:37. When the story broke in July of 1983 on the sexual affairs with House pages by Reps. Daniel Crane and Gerry Studds, ABC did not fuel days of speculation about whether Speaker Tip O’Neill would resign. (Fun fact: when Studds was censured, Speaker O’Neill did not cast a vote. Three Democrats voted against Studds being censured.) By the time Studds ran in a primary re-election campaign in September 1984, ABC aired a report telling the nation that Studds faced only "a strong sense of loyalty" and forgiveness from the voters in...
  • The Foley Set-Up

    10/04/2006 2:12:07 PM PDT · by backhoe · 155 replies · 5,271+ views
    various FR links and blogs | 10-04-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    The latest- the blogs are all over this- go to them and use their links:   Foley Setup? - Part V - Uncovering the Conspiracy--I don’t think I’ve ever seen a political conspiracy unravel as fast as this one that involves former representative Mark Foley. These you must read to catch up on the story...MacsMind - Foleygate Part IVMacsMind - Foleygate Part V   [Foley Outer] Mike Rogers Tried To Blackmail Senator On Alito Vote--Rogers was named as one of Genre Magazine’s Men We Love. Here's the list of intimidation. I don't think that these Gay activists who...
  • Foley mess just another Gay State-linked scandal

    10/04/2006 1:18:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies · 949+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/04/06 | Howie Carr
    Ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Hot Stud) was born in Newton and lived there as a child. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Hot Bottom) now lives in Newton. Coincidence? OK, of course it is, but why is it that every single homosexual scandal (and a large percentage of the hetero ones as well) seems to have a direct connection to Massachusetts? Welcome to the Gay State. Now entering Sodom and Begorrah. You want to play Six Degrees of Massachusetts Gay Scandal? Let’s start with Mitt Romney. I kid you not, Mitt Romney has a family connection to the first (as far as we know)...
  • Sex, Politics, and Hypocrisy

    10/03/2006 1:28:59 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 104 replies · 2,076+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 03 October 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Rep. Mark Foley, a Florida Republican, has resigned abruptly from the House on the revelation by ABC News of “sexual” instant messages to underage male pages. The Democrats in Congress and in the media are trying to hang this albatross around the necks of Republican leaders, and Republicans generally. There is incompetent reporting, either accidental or deliberate, on this story. Foley sent e-mails to some pages that were not overtly sexual. Almost the entire press has failed to report the differences between e-mails and instant messages. Since most reporters use both methods of communications or can easily get information about...
  • Perhaps GOP Should Take a 'Page' Out of Democrat's Book

    10/03/2006 7:38:21 AM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 1,123+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Oct 03, 2006 | Mac Johnson
    Last week, we learned that Rep. Mark Foley, a Republican from Palm Beach, Fla., is a disgusting old chicken hawk possessed of such good sense that he aspired to seduce a 16-year-old male congressional page in writing—as if a Republican could possibly get away with that. About 15 seconds after that, Democrats began trying to figure out how to frame one man’s nauseating and criminal personal conduct as a national campaign issue. Hey, who says the Democrats aren’t the party of ideas anymore? Not only is “elect us because there is a child molester” a compelling national policy argument suggesting...
  • Mark Foley Experiences Democratic Party Double Standard (Revisitng Rep. Gerry Studds in 1983)

    10/02/2006 7:49:38 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 32 replies · 1,972+ views
    Renew America ^ | October 2, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    Mark Foley experiences Democrat Party double standard Jim Kouri October 2, 2006 While the Democrats are creating political hay out of the sex scandal involving Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), the Democrats were not as outraged when a member of their own party had a sexual liaison with a House of Representative's page. In fact, the Democrat involved in a homosexual affair with a page actually accused the House of Representatives of invading his privacy. in 1983, Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Gerry Studds admitted to having sexual relations with a 17-year-old male page. Studds was not just communicating with the boy, but...
  • Gay Former Congressman Marries in Mass.

    05/15/2005 12:01:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies · 549+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5-15-2005
    BOSTON (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds, the first openly gay member of Congress, quietly married his longtime partner last year after same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts, according to a published report. Studds, a liberal Democrat who spent more than 20 years in Congress, married Dean Hara in Boston on May 24, the Patriot Ledger of Quincy reported Sunday. Studds, 68, and Hara, 47, declined to comment for the Ledger's story. First elected to Congress in 1973, Studds built a loyal constituency that returned him to Washington with an average of nearly 70 percent of the vote over...
  • Gerry Studds among first gays to wed (former MA Congress)

    05/14/2005 4:54:42 PM PDT · by BansheeBill · 24 replies · 1,287+ views
    The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA) ^ | 5/14/2005 | Karem Eschbacher
    Gerry Studds among first gays to wed By KAREN ESCHBACHER The Patriot LedgerThe first openly gay member of Congress, former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds, quietly married his long-time partner one week after same-sex marriages became legal. Studds and Dean Hara, who have been together since 1991, applied for a marriage license on May 18 and were married in Boston on May 24. The Rev. Thomas Green, a minister in the United Church of Christ, officiated at the ceremony in his apartment on Beacon Hill., across from the Boston Common. Although Studds wears a wedding ring, until now the marriage has...