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  • Liberal Media Bias: A Tale of Two Johns at ABC News

    06/03/2011 11:58:40 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 3 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/3/11 | EricTheRed
    Bob Woodruff et al. just reported this on John Edwards Indicted By Federal Grand Jury for Conspiracy and False Statements ... Pretty serious. But I noticed something interesting about the article having read it in its entirety: Number of paragraphs: 24. Number of words: 947. Number of instances Edwards’ party affiliation is mentioned: ZERO.Think that if the indicted was a Republican, Woodruff and friends wouldn’t have told us? Lest one think this it’s wrong to make a generalization from a single article, ABC News’ story about Edwards from yesterday (also by Woodruff, et al.) also fails to mention his...
  • John Ensign report filled with bombshells

    05/13/2011 3:56:15 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/11 | MANU RAJU & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    “These findings are so disturbing … that had Sen. Ensign not resigned and had we been able to proceed to that adjudication, that it would have been substantial enough to warrant the consideration of expulsion,” Ethics Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor.
  • Nevada GOP Sen. Ensign won't seek re-election

    03/07/2011 1:35:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2011 | KEVIN FREKING and CRISTINA SILVA
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, damaged politically and facing a Senate ethics investigation over an extramarital affair, said Monday he won't seek re-election next year. Ensign, who is under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee, said he decided last week against seeking a third term because he was worried about the effect of a campaign on his family.
  • Barbara Boxer overseeing investigation of Sen. Ensign

    02/01/2011 4:50:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 2/1/11 | Michael Doyle
    The long-simmering Senate Ethics Committee investigation of Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada may be heating up, and this puts Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in an intriguing position. Boxer chairs the ethics panel, . . .
  • Congress Overturns Ban of Gays Serving Openly, Sends Bill to Obama's Desk

    12/18/2010 12:48:49 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 454 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 18, 2010
  • Dems will try again Thursday to pass campaign finance bill through Senate

    09/21/2010 5:28:07 PM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Democrats will look to bring up a stalled campaign finance reform bill for another key procedural vote on Thursday. Jim Manley, a top spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Twitter the Senate would debate the Disclose Act on Wednesday, with an eye toward holding a vote on Thursday. The legislation, crafted by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), looks to respond to a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year loosening restrictions on corporate and labor spending in elections. While the legislation enjoys some bipartisan support in the House, Senate Republicans have complained that the bill is a partisan...
  • Ensign tells fellow GOPs to back off Reid

    01/11/2010 6:17:32 PM PST · by freespirited · 72 replies · 1,684+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 01/11/10
    Nevada Sen. John Ensign said Monday it is wrong for his fellow Republicans to call for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over racially insensitive comments he made about President Obama. Reid has apologized to Obama since a new book quoted him describing Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a light-skinned African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Ensign said Monday that Reid's apology was sincere and that the Nevada Democrat regretted how his comments were taken. "I think we need to get away from this politics of gotcha," Ensign told KKOH radio...
  • Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2009

    12/28/2009 11:50:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 3,114+ views ^ | December 28, 2009 | Judicial Watch
    Washington, DCJudicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”  The list, in alphabetical order, includes: 1. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT):  This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 “Ten Most Corrupt” list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from Countrywide Financial, a scandal which still dogs him.  In 2009, the scandals kept coming for the Connecticut Democrat.  In 2009, Judicial Watch filed a Senate ethics complaint against...
  • ObamaCare: Buy Health Insurance Or Go To Jail

    09/27/2009 5:30:39 AM PDT · by CyberRBTmail · 6 replies · 484+ views
    Common Sense 2020 | 2009-09-25 | LukeAmerica2020
    Americans who fail to pay the penalty for not buying insurance would face legal action from the Internal Revenue Service, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. Senator John Ensign (R-NV) received a handwritten note Thursday (September 24th) from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the maximum $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance. Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it “Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold.” (The PDF scanned note...
  • Reid On The Rocks

    09/11/2009 5:53:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 3,563+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 11, 2009
    Politics: The senator who called the president a liar and never apologized may have worn out his welcome in his home state. Harry Reid may be riding the liberal agenda into political oblivion.In 2004, Republicans defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle largely on the theme that he neglected his home state in favor of national party interests. The GOP is hoping that in 2010 lightning will strike a second time, and Nevada polls indicate it may be more than wishful thinking. In 1998, Reid beat John Ensign by a hair-thin 428 votes. Ensign would go on to win Nevada's other...
  • Ensign Says He'll Seek Re-Election

    07/14/2009 11:02:26 AM PDT · by steve-b · 23 replies · 1,167+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 7/14/09 | Rachel Slajda
    Despite admitting to having an affair and having his parents pay off his mistress, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) yesterday said he plans to stay in office -- and run for re-election in 2012. Ensign told the Las Vegas Sun he's been getting emails and phone calls from supporters urging him to stay put. Those supporters, he said, include senators on both sides of Senate leadership. "I fully plan on running for reelection," Ensign said. "I'm going to work to earn their respect back." He quoted his supporters as saying, "Keep your head up. This thing will pass."
  • Senate Floor Offers Refuge for Embattled Ensign

    07/10/2009 6:42:51 PM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies · 383+ views
    Roll Call ^ | July 9, 2009 | John Stanton and John McArdle
    Sen. John Ensign’s (R-Nev.) political future remained unclear late Thursday while his Senate colleagues largely avoided questions over revelations that Ensign’s father paid nearly $100,000 to the family of his former mistress after her husband discovered the relationship.
  • King of Heels

    07/03/2009 2:36:50 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 11 replies · 550+ views
    FOX Forum ^ | July 2, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Is Mark Sanford's behavior contemptible enough to make him King of Heels, or does that (dis)honor belong to John Ensign, Eliot Spitzer or John Edwards? ... Let's compare [them] low-blow by low-blow ...
  • First picture of Cindy Hampton! (Ensign's mistress)

    06/24/2009 4:30:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 3,196+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/24/09 | Cindy Hampton
    "Inside Edition" has beaten everyone to the punch with this lovely photo of Sen. John Ensign, his wife, Darlene, and Cindy and Doug Hampton, the couple at the center of the Ensign extramarital scandal. This picture was taken in 2001 at a high school reunion. "Inside Edition" says, "According to former classmates, Cindy Hampton (known as Cindy Barnes at the time) and the senator's wife, Darlene, were close friends in high school in California. Both women wrote about their lives in the 2001 reunion yearbook. "Hampton writes: 'Doug and I just celebrated our 13th anniversary.Life is awesome and we are...
  • Ensign Returns, Quietly Senator Addresses GOP Colleagues

    06/23/2009 6:06:36 PM PDT · by redreno · 4 replies · 388+ views
    Roll Call ^ | June 24, 2009 | Emily Pierce and Jessica Brady
    Beleaguered Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) appears to be following a path into the shadows traveled by many scandal-plagued lawmakers before him — by hiding from the press, refusing to talk, and hoping that time will push the whole episode into the background.
  • An Imperfect Senator's Road to Redemption

    06/20/2009 5:51:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 788+ views ^ | June 19, 2009 | Kathryn Lopez
    Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign was unfaithful to his wife; there's no excusing broken vows. But the steps he's taken since the story broke on Wednesday provide a reminder that there is a road to redemption in truth. And not just for one U.S. senator and his family, but for American politics. In his public confession and acts of atonement, Ensign has brought a refreshing change to the roster of recent Beltway loose-belt scandals that have hit both sides of the aisle. In a press conference, Ensign -- allegedly motivated by a blackmail threat - admitted to an affair with...
  • Megan Kelly Approached for "help" on Ensign Affair

    06/19/2009 8:54:41 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 37 replies · 4,042+ views
    Doug Hampton, the supposed blackmailer of John Ensign, went to Megan Kelly of Fox News for help, the week before the story broke. "I love this country and considered it a great privilege to work in the US (sic) Senate. I am bringing this to you and Fox News to address this professionally and correctly. I could have sought the most liberal, Republican hating media to expose this story, but there are people’s lives at stake and justice is about proper process as well as outcome. Senator Ensign has no business serving in the US (sic) Senate anymore! I will...
  • Ensign may find it tough to move on

    06/18/2009 7:34:15 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 11 replies · 1,335+ views ^ | June 18, 2009 | Assoc Press
    Sen. John Ensign has been quick to describe his dalliance with an aide in brief and simple terms. The affair is over. The apologies made and accepted. No questions will be answered, the married Nevada Republican said in his brief admission of infidelity. But the first public statement from the woman once involved with the 51-year-old rising political star suggests more is brewing behind Ensign's neat account. Cindy Hampton and her husband, a couple Ensign has described as "close friends," issued sharp remarks Wednesday through an attorney. "It is unfortunate the senator chose to air this very personal matter, especially...
  • SEIU Lies to Members, Uses Bailout to Target Republican Senators (Sen. Ensign)

    06/16/2009 4:12:01 PM PDT · by rvoitier · 11 replies · 557+ views
    The Virginian Federalist ^ | Friday, January 30, 2009
    SEIU is now targeting Nevada Senator John Ensign in an attempt to break Republican ranks against the stimulus bill. Not content with trying to convince the public and its member of how the stimulus bill would benefit them, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger (shown in SEIU photo from Flickr) claims in a press release about their efforts,“The extreme right wing of the Republican leadership seem so stuck in the divisive politics of the past that they didn’t get the memo of change American voters delivered in 2008,” said SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger. “They talk a big game about working together to...
  • Sen. Ensign Admits Affair, But He Is Not The Bad Guy.

    06/16/2009 4:23:54 PM PDT · by vaper69 · 36 replies · 1,641+ views
    We are already seeing Sen. Ensign being attacked by local liberals, and it is spreading to the national level. However, reserve your judgement for a moment. You must consider certain facts about the affair. * Ensign was separated from his wife at the time. * One they reconciled, he ended the affair. * The husband apparently demanded money from Ensign to keep quiet. So it will depend on your own value system as to whether he should really take heat for violating his vows. It would be understandable to hold scorn for Ensign since he slept with the wife of...
  • Ensign to Acknowledge Extramarital Affair

    06/16/2009 3:50:46 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 4 replies · 1,028+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2009 | Chris Cillizza and Paul Kane
    UPDATE, 5:55 p.m.: Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) has acknowledged an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer in a statement released by his office. "I deeply regret and am very sorry for my actions," said Ensign....
  • Ensign to Acknowledge Extramarital Affair

    06/16/2009 2:59:31 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 124 replies · 6,593+ views
    Wash Post ^ | June 16, 2009 | Chris Cillizza and Paul Kane
    <p>Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) has acknowledged an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer in a statement released by his office. "I deeply regret and am very sorry for my actions," said Ensign. He is expected to announce the affair at a press conference at 6:30 pm tonight. The affair, which was with a woman who worked for both Ensign's re-election campaign and his Battle Born leadership political action committee, began in December 2007 and ended in August 2008. Ensign's wife, Darlene, said that the couple's "marriage has become stronger" and added: "I love my husband."</p>
  • Nevada Sen. John Ensign to admit affair; sources say blackmail involved

    06/16/2009 3:30:45 PM PDT · by pissant · 77 replies · 3,571+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/16/09 | Manu Raju
    Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign has told colleagues that he plans to admit an extramarital affair, a senior Republican official tells POLITICO. Political insiders in the Senate and in Nevada told POLITICO that Ensign began an affair with a staffer several months after he separated from his wife. When Ensign reconciled with his wife, the sources said, he gave the aide a severance package and parted ways. Sometime later, a Nevada source said, Ensign met with the husband of the woman involved and had what this source described as a positive encounter. Sources said that the man subsequently asked Ensign...
  • Senator's (John Ensign) visit fuels White House speculation

    06/03/2009 9:49:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies · 480+ views
    Daily Times Herald (Carroll, Iowa) ^ | 6/02/2009 | Douglas Burns
    SIOUX CITY - U.S. Sen. John Ensign, a conservative Republican from Nevada, said Monday in Sioux City his party can appeal to women and minorities on educational choice. "This is an issue we can actually take back," Ensign said. Stirring speculation about a potential presidential run in 2012 the telegenic, silver-haired veterinarian spoke to more than 100 people in attendance for an American Future Fund lecture at the main library in downtown Sioux City. Earlier in the day Ensign toured the Blue Bunny ice cream plant in Le Mars and Trans Ova Genetics in Sioux Center. Before he entered politics,...
  • Ensign: Hold Gitmo detainees until war on terror ends

    05/17/2009 3:07:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 232+ views
    lasvegassun ^ | May 15, 2009 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. John Ensign said Friday that even if military detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are not charged with any crimes, they should remain at the military detention facility and can be held there until the war against terrorism ends. Ensign acknowledged that the Guantanamo facility is not helpful for the United States’ standing overseas, especially in Middle Eastern and European countries. But after returning from a congressional day-trip to the camp on Friday, Ensign argued that the terror suspects are being treated well and are too dangerous to be transferred to facilities in the U.S. “They are...
  • Ensign Adds To Iowa Itinerary

    05/14/2009 8:51:43 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies · 535+ views
    National Journal ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2009 | Erin McPike and James A. Barnes
    Nevada Senator's June Trip Is Raising Talk Of 2012 Sen. John Ensign's June 1 trip to Iowa is looking more and more like a day straight out of a White House hopeful's itinerary, a sign that the 2012 campaign is already under way in the Hawkeye State, which hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. The Nevada Republican is flying into Sioux Falls on the last day of the Memorial Day recess before a four-week work period in Congress. He has three stops scheduled before he heads back to the nation's capital: an address on behalf of the American Future Fund's conservative...
  • Tax cut on foreign earnings could free up $655 billion in working capital: economist

    03/29/2009 10:10:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies · 285+ views
    Financial Week ^ | Tim Catts
    A trade group representing finance executives and treasurers wants Congress to cut the tax rate multinational corporations pay when they tap cash held by foreign subsidiaries. Such a move could help companies hurt by tight credit markets, giving them an alternative source of liquidity, the group said. “Allowing firms to repatriate funds and bring back foreign earnings into the U.S. will free up much needed working capital for U.S. companies,” said Jim Kaitz, the CEO of the Association for Financial Professionals, the organization behind the letter, in a statement. Mr. Kaitz cited a similar tax break enacted in 2004, which...
  • Senator Ensign Making All The Right Enemies

    02/10/2009 5:06:01 PM PST · by vaper69 · 11 replies · 436+ views
    Ensign is doing everything right lately, and as a result he is making all the right enemies. Recently, Ensign again angered just about every Democrat in D.C. by actually trying to keep people in their homes while creating a springboard for new buyers to enter the market. He proposed reducing the mortgage interest rate to between 4-4.5% for those who qualify. This would have had tremendous impact on the housing market in a positive way, but the Democrats showed they clearly are not on the side of fixing housing. Today Ensign has continued to anger everyone who is on board...
  • Bad Mailing Lists? [Clueless GOP blames mailing lists for fundraising problems]

    06/13/2008 11:07:10 AM PDT · by · 33 replies · 68+ views
    Next Right ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    John Ensign said a lot yesterday in a very small number of words: The Senate Republicans' top fundraiser Thursday said he is telling colleagues this is a bad year for members of his party to be up for election."I'm telling them if you have an 'R' in front of your name, you better run scared," said Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). [...]Mr. Ensign dismissed reports that contributions to the Republicans by disgruntled small donors are down this year. He maintained the party's contributor base is intact. The Republican Party long has boasted...
  • Top GOP fundraiser signals fight for seats

    06/13/2008 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 20 replies · 99+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/13/08 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Mr. Ensign dismissed reports that contributions to the Republicans by disgruntled small donors are down this year. He maintained the party's contributor base is intact. The Republican Party long has boasted that it is the party of small donors while the Democratic Party has had to rely far more on wealthy contributors to finance election campaigns. He said the Republican Party never suffered a loss in small donors, only a shrinkage in the net amount of money raised - a decline that he said was not the result of small donors being disgusted with excessive Republican spending in Congress but...
  • Desert Connections (Harry Reid aids Coyote Springs developer)

    08/20/2006 1:47:06 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 33 replies · 1,857+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 20, 2006 | Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper
    One of the most inhospitable places in the country, Coyote Springs Valley is so barren that, until recently, its best use was thought to be as a weapons test range. Yet the valley — an hour northeast of Las Vegas — is on its way to becoming a real estate development of historic proportions, with as many as 159,000 homes, 16 golf courses and a full complement of stores and service facilities. At nearly 43,000 acres, Coyote Springs covers almost twice as much space as the next-largest development in a state famous for outsized building projects. Helping make Coyote Springs...
  • Sen. Ensign: Kennedy, Pelosi Aiding the Enemy

    05/21/2006 10:13:18 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 60 replies · 3,383+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 22 May 2006
    Nevada Sen. John Ensign says Democratic leaders who criticize the Iraq war are aiding the terrorists and hampering the war effort. "Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Ted Kennedy - let me tell you, I say this without reservation - they have hurt our military, they have emboldened the enemy," Ensign told Republicans gathered for the state party convention on Saturday. "They're fighting for the freedom of speech, they're fighting for the right to protest, they're fighting for all those things. But when we are at war, especially the leaders in this country need to be very, very careful of...
  • Caught in party politics, Carter must endure the occasional snub from Reid...

    04/29/2006 10:42:31 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 16 replies · 665+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 29, 2006 | J. Patrick Coolican
    At an informal press conference during the state Democratic Party convention a week ago, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid took questions with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the keynote speaker. Just behind Reid stood Jack Carter, son of former President Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party's best hope of unseating Nevada's other U.S. senator, a Republican. When a question about health care policy came up, Carter started to make a point, until he was cut off by Reid. "OK, Jack, we're doing the press conference, OK?" Reid said in a tone a parent would reserve for an insubordinate child. In...
  • Poll shows incumbent ahead in Nevada Senate race [Carter's son trailing badly]

    04/10/2006 3:14:46 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 35 replies · 910+ views
    AP/LAS VEGAS SUN ^ | April 10, 2006
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Democrat Jack Carter, son of former President Jimmy Carter, is trailing badly in his bid to oust U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll shows. Sixty percent of the 625 voters surveyed last week said they favored Ensign in the contest, while 27 percent said they would vote for Carter. Thirteen percent were undecided. Republican operative Sig Rogich said Ensign is popular and it isn't likely that Carter can succeed in trying to tie the incumbent to controversies involving Republicans in Washington, D.C., and to President Bush's unpopularity. Brad Coker, managing partner...
  • A rising conservative star

    03/23/2006 9:01:49 PM PST · by Crackingham · 25 replies · 2,274+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/23/6 | Tim Chapman
    Last week, Senator Arlen Specter declared the death of a conservative Republican Party. After the Senate approved an amendment he offered to bust the budget by $7 billion for more domestic spending, Specter rejoiced. The Pennsylvania Republican bragged to reporters, “The Republican Party is now principally moderate, if not liberal!” Specter’s comments may be truer than many Republicans would like to admit. But conservatives in the Senate have not disappeared. There are some left, like the junior Senator from Nevada, John Ensign. Ensign has always been a conservative. Elected to the House of Representatives as part of the fabled and...
  • Jimmy Carter's son running for Senate (The Other Peanut)(US Senate race Nevada)

    02/07/2006 3:37:20 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 57 replies · 866+ views
    Reuters via The Washington Post ^ | February 7, 2006 | Adam Tanner
    Tue Feb 7, 1:35 AM ET Democrat Jack Carter, 58, the son of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, smiles at an event in Carson City, Nevada February 6, 2006, where he formally announced a run for the U.S. Senate in his first bid for elected office. (Adam Tanner/Reuters)CARSON CITY, Nevada (Reuters) - Democrat Jack Carter, 58, the son of former President Jimmy Carter formally announced a run for the U.S. Senate on Monday in his first bid for elected office. With his parents sharing a stage in the Nevada capital, Carter invoked many of the same themes his father used...
  • Son of Ex-President Jimmy Carter Seeks Nevada Senate Seat

    02/06/2006 4:55:11 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 55 replies · 1,493+ views
    The Associated Press via ^ | February 6, 2006 | Kathleen Hennessey
    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Democrat Jack Carter, the son of the former president, kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign Monday by calling for a return to "our American values." Carter, a 58-year-old investment consultant in Las Vegas, is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. John Ensign in his first bid for elected office. "The singular difference between the junior senator and me is he works for the Bush administration and I want to work for Nevada," Carter said at a union hall outside Las Vegas, accompanied by his parents, former President Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter. "Common sense, honesty, integrity and...
  • Senator Ensign in Car Accident (DUmmies celebrating, one less cloture vote)

    01/30/2006 10:50:56 AM PST · by johnmecainrino · 68 replies · 3,287+ views
    KLAS TV 8 News ^ | January 30, 2006
    Senator Ensign in Car Accident Jan 30, 2006, 12:03 PM EST Senator John Ensign was transported to the hospital this morning following a car accident. The accident happened before 8 a.m. near Paradise and Sands. Police say the driver of a Jeep swerved into Ensign's lane hitting his vehicle head on. Ensign's vehicle was also rear ended by another car. Ensign was a passenger. His personal assistant was driving and also transported to the hospital. Both are said to not have life threatening injuries.
  • GOP Senate campaign head: Ensign 'strong,' Carter not 'legit' (but, then, neither was dad)

    01/24/2006 8:05:24 AM PST · by presidio9 · 9 replies · 377+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, January 23, 2006 | ERICA WERNER
    Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., is in a strong position for re-election, according to the head of the Republican Senate campaign committee, who dismissed an expected challenge by Democrat Jack Carter by saying he hasn't proved he's a "legitimate candidate." Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, passed up a chance to comment on the possibility that Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman might challenge Ensign, saying she'd wait until he makes a move. Ensign "is a strong member of the United States Senate. He's very effective, I think standing strong," Dole said at a media briefing on...
  • Reid, Ensign show no worry (Reid says as far as he knows he never met the man)

    01/04/2006 9:43:30 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 13 replies · 1,145+ views
    Las Vegas Review ^ | January 04, 2006 | STEVE TETREAULT
    Nevada's senators distanced themselves Tuesday from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who pleaded guilty to charges of influence peddling while agreeing to give authorities information for a widening corruption probe of Congress. Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign said neither they nor their aides have been questioned nor contacted by Justice Department investigators digging into allegations that Abramoff steered campaign donations and expensive perks to lawmakers in exchange for official acts. Neither Senator Reid nor anyone on staff is under investigation or has received any notice" from prosecutors, Reid spokeswoman Tessa Hafen said. Reid said at a news conference in Carson City...
  • A presidential son explores venture into national politics (discharged from Navy - Pot and LSD)

    10/23/2005 2:19:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 2,074+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 23, 2005 | Steve Friess
    ....The presidential son, who moved to Las Vegas in 2003 and campaigned for John F. Kerry last year, said he's about to embark on a ''listening tour" of Nevada to find out ''if my fellow citizens feel the same way about me as I feel about them." Carter, an equities investor who lives with his wife in fast-growing northwest Las Vegas, said he's been contemplating a bid against Ensign for a while. ... ....Ensign spokesman Jack Finn said the senator doesn't know much about Carter and couldn't comment on a possible opponent. Ensign told a local journalist that he didn't...
  • Nevada Senator Joins Call for Annan to Resign From UN Post

    12/03/2004 2:51:43 PM PST · by kattracks · 96 replies · 5,773+ views ^ | 12/03/04 | Randy Hall
    ( - Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) is calling on United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to step down over the growing U.N. oil-for-food scandal. Ensign joins Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), who is heading an investigation into the oil-for-food program in Iraq, in stating Annan should resign. Ensign told KRNV in Reno, Nev., that while nothing indicates Annan has personally benefited from the scandal, the corruption that has been uncovered took place on his watch, and he should be held accountable. "Billions of dollars intended to aid the Iraqi people through the oil-for-food program were stolen while he was secretary-general," Ensign said....
  • Statement by U.S. Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) Regarding John Kerry’s Campaigning in Nevada

    05/17/2004 2:55:40 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 156+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | May 16, 2004
    WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding John Kerry’s campaigning in Nevada today: "John Kerry has been in the Senate for a long time – long enough to vote for higher taxes at least 350 times. Kerry’s plan for $1.9 trillion in new government spending doesn’t add up and would mean higher taxes for all Americans. Kerry promises to roll back the President’s pro-growth policies that helped create more than 625,000 jobs over the past two months. "America needs strong and steady leadership, not uncertainty and opportunism. Days after addressing union members in Michigan and...
  • Ensign blasts Kennedy over Iraq comments

    05/12/2004 3:31:49 PM PDT · by stylin_geek · 54 replies · 245+ views ^ | May 12 2004 | KRNV
    Nevada Senator John Ensign blasted Democrat Ted Kennedy for his "shameful" statements likening US soldiers to Saddam Hussein's torturous regime. The Nevada Republican was commenting on a statement credited to Senator Kennedy Tuesday. Kennedy is quoted as saying, "Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management: U.S. management." Ensign believes Kennedy crossed the line with his comments and called on Kennedy to retract them immediately. "To express disappointment or anger over what has occurred at Abu Ghraib prison is one thing. To put American servicemen and women in the same category as one of the most...
  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) how he really thinks of gun owners!

    01/14/2004 2:24:08 AM PST · by Richard-SIA · 7 replies · 178+ views
    Self | 1/14/04 | Richard Brengman (Harry Reid quote).
    The following is the transcript of a radio spot Harry Reid ran during his election battle agains John Ensign in 1998. It insults gun owners and NRA members in particular. Now Harry is running for reelection, and claiming to be a friend of gun owners! This spot exposes how he really feels about us. ------ “Stand Up” Harry Reid Radio Spot :60 Comedienne: Thank You.  Thank You, Folks.  You know me, John Ensign’s worst nightmare. (Laughs) People ask me if I make up these Ensign quotes.  I tell them, I’m not that funny. (Laughs) Okay, before I begin, do we...
  • Sen. John Ensign: A Tale of Two Attacks

    08/02/2003 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 7 replies · 131+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/03/03 | John Ensign
    The spectacle of senators and House members questioning the president's motives in the decision to use force in Iraq stirred outrage in Washington. One senior senator declared that attacking the president while Americans are risking their lives in Iraq is "as close to a betrayal of the interests of the United States as I've ever witnessed in the United States Congress. It's unforgivable and reprehensible." The secretary of state called such criticism "very unseemly and unbecoming to members of Congress." The vice president declared: "We need national resolve and unity, not weakness and division, when we're . . . engaged...