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  • Kevin Garn, Sheldon Killpack resignations part of bigger ethics picture

    03/14/2010 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 10 replies · 438+ views
    Deseret News ^ | March 13, 2010 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — The resignation Saturday of former House Majority Leader Kevin Garn, a Republican from Layton, over a nude hot-tubbing incident with a teenage girl 25 years ago is fueling the already heated debate over legislative ethics — especially since it follows the resignation of another high-profile GOP legislative leader from Davis County, former Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack of Syracuse. Shortly before the start of the 2010 legislative session, Killpack stepped down after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. "There's no question, it's a black eye," Senate Majority Leader Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, said Saturday. "These...
  • GOP leader's skinny-dip confession stuns Utah

    03/12/2010 1:44:56 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 1,156+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 12 | BROCK VERGAKIS
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A late-night confession by Utah's House majority leader about sitting nude in a hot tub with a minor 25 years ago has shocked this conservative state's political establishment but has not prompted calls from party leaders for him to resign. Rep. Kevin Garn, 55, acknowledged the indiscretion late Thursday immediately after the Legislature adjourned for the session. He said he paid the woman, Cheryl Maher, now 40, $150,000 to keep quiet about the episode when he unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2002.
  • NY Dem Resigns Over Gay Sex Scandal

    03/06/2010 1:52:38 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 46 replies · 1,777+ views
    The Right Perspective ^ | March 6, 2010 | NewsGuy
    New York Democrat Congressman Eric Massa has resigned from his office, admitting he made sexual overtures to a male staff member. “I am guilty,” Massa said when asked by a Corning, New York, newspaper columnist. Later that day, Massa released a statement that he had a recurrence of cancer and would be resigning from his office. He also acknowledged an ethics complaint was filed against him by the male staffer, who felt “uncomfortable” during an exchange with Massa. “During long car rides, in the early hours of the evening, late at night and always in private, I know that my...
  • DC journalist may have split from wife, dated Sen and cried to keep story out of paper

    03/06/2010 2:37:23 AM PST · by Liz · 58 replies · 2,084+ views
    NY POST ^ | 3/5/10 | PAGE SIX
    BUZZ---CNBC correspondent, and NYT political writer, John Harwood, split with spouse, dated Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash).....sources say Harwood sobbed to a reporter until he agreed to kill the story.
  • Scandals Upend New York Politics

    03/05/2010 6:29:48 PM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 5 replies · 379+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 3/5/10 | AP
    The Empire State has a lot to recommend it -- Broadway shows, Niagara Falls, and baseball's World Series champions, the New York Yankees. But politics? As the locals would say, Fuhgeddaboudit. Colorful, ethnic, tribal, the New York political scene is much like the Big Apple itself, a bit rough around the edges. But the political upheaval taking place in the state now has shocked even hardened New Yorkers and given disillusioned voters across the nation more reason to lose faith in their leaders. Just in the past week: -- Democratic Gov. David Paterson dropped his re-election bid because of evidence...
  • Vatican hit by gay sex scandal

    03/05/2010 9:49:59 AM PST · by Cardhu · 128 replies · 2,838+ views
    Guardian ^ | March 4th 2010 | John Hooper in Romei
    Vatican chorister sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for papal gentleman-in-waiting. The Vatican was today rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict's household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting. Angelo Balducci, a Gentleman of His Holiness, was caught by police on a wiretap allegedly negotiating with Thomas Chinedu Ehiem, a 29-year-old Vatican chorister, over the specific physical details of men he wanted brought to him. Transcripts in the possession of the Guardian suggest that numerous men may have been procured for Balducci, at least one of whom was studying for...
  • NY state police chief abruptly retires in scandal

    03/02/2010 7:59:40 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 343+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2010 | MICHAEL GORMLEY and VALERIE BAUMAN
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An unfolding scandal threatening Gov. David Paterson and his administration claimed its second public safety official Tuesday when the head of the New York State Police said he was retiring, partly because of intense media scrutiny. And late Tuesday night, The New York Times reported that Paterson told a state employee in February to contact a woman at the heart of the scandal who had accused a Paterson aide of domestic violence to "make this go away." Soon after, the woman dropped her case against the aide.
  • Barack Obama offers shamed golfer Tiger Woods encouragement in personal phone call of support

    02/28/2010 5:38:12 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 49 replies · 1,018+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:49 PM on 28th February 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    Tiger Woods received a phone call from Barack Obama offering him support as he tries to rebuild his life, it is claimed. Mr Obama, himself a keen golfer, is said to have contacted the 34-year-old Woods following his astonishing TV public apology for 'irresponsible and selfish' behaviour last month. Ex-president Bill Clinton, himself no stranger to humiliating and public exposure over his extramarital affairs, is also thought to have called to offer his support.
  • Obama, Clinton offered support to Tiger Woods: Report

    02/27/2010 1:20:07 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies · 787+ views
    timesofindia.indiatimes.com ^ | Feb 27, 2010 | timesofindia
    US President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party predecessor Bill Clinton offered words of encouragement to troubled golfer Tiger Woods after news broke about his sexual dalliances, the Golf Digest has reported. "President Obama made a personal call to offer encouragement. So did Bill Clinton, whose experience might be particularly instructive," the magazine reported.
  • Scandal Leads to Desiree Rogers' Resignation

    02/26/2010 1:38:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies · 1,128+ views
    observer.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Reid Pillifant
    This ought to make Republicans, particularly New York Congressman Pete King, happy. Mr. King, who's the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, has been trying for months to call Ms. Rogers before the committee, but the White House hasn't made her available, and naturally, Democrats have been reluctant to issue her a subpoena. Mr. King even sent her a letter with 15 questions. "I take this very seriously," he told Good Morning America. Why all the seriousness about a White House party? "[The Gatecrashers] could have been terrorists, they could have been psychopaths, they could have attacked the president,...
  • The Quiet Dignity of Rielle Hunter

    02/24/2010 6:53:47 PM PST · by yorkie · 34 replies · 1,404+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 22, 2010 | Jonathan Darman
    John Edwards, as described by former aide Andrew Young in Young's book The Politician: "Since she was 'a crazy slut' and they had an 'open' relationship, he thought there was only a 'one-in-three chance' that he could be the father of her baby." Elizabeth Edwards, wife of John Edwards, in her book Resilience: "I have come to understand his liaison with this woman … Those with any fame or notoriety or power attract people for good reasons and bad … They flatter and entreat, and it is engaging, even addictive. They look at our lives, which from the outside in...
  • Married CNN legal eagle Jeffrey Toobin in baby mama drama

    with daughter of CBS News' Jeff Greenfield
  • HOLD EVERYTHING! The New York Times Hammers Governor Paterson, Portraying Him As A Lazy...

    02/18/2010 8:11:33 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 604+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2-18-2010 | Henry Blodget
    HOLD EVERYTHING! The New York Times Hammers Governor Paterson, Portraying Him As A Lazy, Out-Of-Touch, Party Boy Henry Blodget Feb. 18, 2010, 10:23 PM Two weeks ago, rumors swirled that the New York Times was working on a "bombshell" story about New York Governor David Paterson. One source told us the story was so devastating that it might lead to the Governor's resignation. For a week, as the media screamed, the New York Times remained silent, publishing nothing. Then, finally, a few days ago, the paper published a mildly interesting but largely irrelevant account of how one of Governor Paterson's...
  • John Edwards Scandal: Andrew Young Offered 'Gigantic' Sum for Sex Tape [Vince Foster Reference]

    02/02/2010 6:40:36 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 40 replies · 1,938+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/1/2010 | SARAH NETTER
    John Edwards Scandal: Andrew Young Offered 'Gigantic' Sum for Sex Tape Andrew Young Tells 'GMA' He Feared for His Life and Thought of Vince FosterBy SARAH NETTERFeb. 1, 2010— The former John Edwards aide who claims to have a sex tape of the one-time presidential candidate and his pregnant mistress said he'd been offered a "gigantic" amount of money to sell it. Young also told "Good Morning America" today that after he broke with Edwards, tensions over the cover-up got so heated that he feared for his family's safety. "For several months, I used to get up at 3 a.m....
  • Gov. Paterson's astounding press conference only deepens the hole he is trying to climb out of

    02/10/2010 4:42:12 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies · 1,090+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2-10-10 | Joanna Malloy
    Most governors facing unsubstantiated rumors and unspoken innuendo would either say nothing or issue a forceful denial and move on. Not in Albany. Not our accidental governor, David Paterson, bless his heart. If Paterson wanted to tamp down the buzz surrounding him, his truly astounding press conference on Tuesday only added to the din. Obviously upset with unsubstantiated rumors - some in print and others in the blogosphere - that he'd had extramarital affairs since taking office, Paterson went into high-drama mode. There he was, on live television, ostensibly to talk about the looming snowstorm, going on and on about...
  • Why the Media Ignored a Scandal

    02/09/2010 4:02:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,206+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | Byron York
    Two weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses, the National Enquirer published a detailed story reporting that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards had had an affair, and that the woman involved -- campaign videographer Rielle Hunter -- was pregnant, and that Edwards had arranged for an aide to falsely claim to be the father, and that Hunter and the aide and the aide's family were being taken care of financially by a wealthy Edwards supporter. It was, to say the least, explosive. At the time, Edwards was a serious contender in the Democratic presidential race, so when the story was published,...
  • So many 'gates'

    02/08/2010 3:41:42 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 8 replies · 377+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 8, 2010 | Editorial
    These are chilly times for global warming. Climategate unmasked the international conspiracy to suppress climate data that undermines the bogus theory of man-made warming. Glaciergate exposed the junk science that went into the 2007 report of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. More recently, scientist discovered the IPCC report contained gross errors about the depletion of tropical rain forests, giving rise to Amazongate. Even Britain's chief science adviser, John Beddington, spoke the other day of the "substantial uncertainties" inherent in "large-scale climate modeling," and of how warmists resort to exaggeration — he omitted prevarications — to paper over yawning...
  • Officers to Retrieve John Edwards Sex Tape

    02/08/2010 10:56:37 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 78 replies · 1,580+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/8/10 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina judge wants security officers to accompany a former John Edwards aide as he goes to retrieve a sex tape of his former boss. Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones said in an order released Monday that the Orange County sheriff has appointed a security firm to help recover the video and other items. Former Edwards loyalist Andrew Young has said he has the original tape and copies stored in an Atlanta safety deposit box. Jones wants the security officer to accompany Young into the vault. Jones has declared Young was in contempt for not...
  • Edwards Aide: I Gave FBI Copy of Sex Tape

    02/05/2010 5:13:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 1,252+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 5, 2010
    (AP) A former aide to John Edwards says in court documents that a copy of a sex tape featuring his former boss has been sent to the FBI. Andrew Young said Friday he has the original copy of the tape showing Edwards in a sexual encounter in a safe deposit box in Atlanta. He said a copy of the tape was sent to his Washington attorney, who turned it over to federal investigators. Young has said the tape shows Edwards and a woman he believes to be the two-time presidential candidate's mistress, Rielle Hunter. Federal investigators have been looking into...
  • "Bombshell" to Explode Governor Paterson?

    02/05/2010 3:41:45 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 38 replies · 1,852+ views
    Gothamist ^ | 02/05/10 | John Del Signore
    The rumor mill is churning right now about a "big, damaging" New York Times "bombshell" story that supposedly features some ruinous dirt about the personal life of Governor David Paterson. Elizabeth Benjamin at the Daily News hears it "will be far worse than his acknowledged extramarital affair with a former state employee."
  • Chris Matthews Asks Former Edwards Aide How He Feels About Being "Basically A Rat Fink" - Video

    02/03/2010 5:20:14 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 03, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Chris Matthews asking Andrew Young, the former Edwards aide who has written a tell-all book, "How do you feel about that, being basically a rat fink?" (Video)Matthews told Young that he "can't imagine being in politics working for a guy that I'd given up on, it seems to me that you ought to get out...don't work for somebody that you think is a louse, you did for a year." Young said what he did was not morally right but he said that he had "responsibilities."
  • Judicial Watch posts documents in ‘Pelosi Air Force Scandal’; travel tops $2 million

    01/31/2010 2:19:29 PM PST · by Crush · 36 replies · 2,039+ views
    The US Report ^ | 29 Jan 2010 | Kay Day
    The government watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of US Air Force aircraft for Congressional Delegations (CODELs). According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. The following are highlights from the recent release of about 2,000 documents related to Pelosi's travel: •Speaker Pelosi used Air Force aircraft to travel back to her district at an average...
  • Billboards expose Oracle executive's affair

    01/23/2010 8:59:10 AM PST · by free1977free · 24 replies · 1,658+ views
    latimes.com ^ | January 23, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn
    Reporting from San Francisco - A prominent Silicon Valley executive with ties to the Obama administration has admitted to an extramarital affair after his former mistress plastered romantic pictures of the two of them on giant billboards in three major cities. "I had an 8˝-year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins," said Charles E. Phillips, co-president of Oracle Corp. and a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. "The relationship with Ms. Wilkins has since ended, and we both wish each other well." Wilkins, a writer and actress, this week had a three-story-tall sign put up near Times Square in...
  • How the Enquirer Exposed the John Edwards Affair

    01/22/2010 5:32:59 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 25 replies · 1,062+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-22-10 | DAVID PEREL
    The former senator might be your attorney general today if our reporters hadn't stuck with the story. It took John Edwards two years to tell the truth. I was surprised; I thought it would take longer. The man who risked the fate of the Democratic Party to satisfy his political narcissism released a statement Thursday finally admitting paternity of Rielle Hunter's daughter. In part, he said: "To all those I have disappointed and hurt, these words will never be enough, but I am truly sorry." His sincerity was as egocentrically superficial as his infamous $1,250 haircut during the 2004 presidential...
  • John Edwards: Yes, I Lied To You Again When I Was Apologizing For Lying To You The First Time

    01/21/2010 9:42:12 AM PST · by FromLori · 25 replies · 1,205+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/21/10 | Henry Blodget
    An interesting PR strategy from the former presidential candidate: Now that I've finally been forced to admit everything, I'm going to be honest with you. So forgive me already. By MIKE BAKER, Associated Press Writer Mike Baker, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 3 mins ago RALEIGH, N.C. – Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards finally admitted Thursday he fathered a child during an affair before his second White House bid, dropping long-standing denials just ahead of a book by a former campaign aide who initially took the fall. Edwards released a statement admitting paternity of the girl, Frances Quinn...
  • Northern Ireland In Uproar Over Lawmaker's Secret Affair With Teen

    01/10/2010 1:47:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 1,060+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 10th 2010 | Henry Chu
    Northern Ireland In Uproar Over Lawmaker's Secret Affair With Teen Iris Robinson, [Pic in URL] family-values advocate and wife of First Minister Peter Robinson, not only carried on a sexual liaison with a 19-year-old but also allegedly helped funnel money his way. By Henry Chu January 10, 2010 Reporting from London - The threat of renewed sectarian violence is at its highest in years. But it's a seamy affair between Northern Ireland's most famous female politician and a man nearly 40 years her junior that has put the province's fragile peace pact between Roman Catholics and Protestants in danger of...
  • Mrs. Robinson's affair with teen rocks N Ireland

    01/09/2010 9:06:10 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 43 replies · 2,259+ views
    Time ^ | January 6, 2010 | David Morgan
    A political scandal riveting Northern Ireland has a certain cinematic feel: an affair by 58-year-old woman named Mrs. Robinson with a 19-year-old male lover. Five separate Facebook groups with hundreds of followers have sprung up, lampooning the affair and comparing it to the 1967 film, "The Graduate." But there is a serious side to the story of Iris Robinson, who also happens to be a member of Parliament and the wife of Peter Robinson — Northern Ireland's government leader. The BBC reported that Iris Robinson allegedly solicited 50,000 pounds ($80,000) from businessmen so her young lover could open a restaurant...
  • White House budget director ditched pregnant girlfriend for ABC News gal

    01/06/2010 4:13:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 54 replies · 3,695+ views
    www.nypost.com ^ | 1-6-10 | RICHARD JOHNSON, JEANE MacINTOSH, and GEOFF EARLE
    President Obama’s budget guru has a secret love child — with the woman he jilted before hooking up with his hot new fiance, The Post has learned. White House budget director Peter Orszag’s ex, shipping heiress Claire Milonas, gave birth to little Tatiana Zoe in New York Nov. 17. That was just six weeks before Orzsag and ABC news babe Bianna Golodryga gleefully announced their engagement on national TV and in the press. Orszag and Milonas, the daughter of New York-based Greek shipping magnate Spiros Milonas, were a serious item when he met the stunning Golodgryga at the White House...
  • Are Governor Ritter and Stephanie Villafuerte having an affair?

    01/05/2010 10:34:47 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies · 2,979+ views
    Election Reform Examiner ^ | December 9, 2009 | Jan Tyler
    Governor Bill Ritter and US attorney nominee Stephanie Villafuerte had an affair as early as 2006, confirming reports circulating among political "in-the-know" for years... The Senate Judiciary Committee will review Villafuerte's nomination for US attorney soon. Senator Max Baucus created controversy by nominating his mistress for a US attorney position, making the Villafuerte's relationship with the Governor relevant. Greg Kolomitz, Governor Ritter's disgraced former campaign manager, first made the allegations in 2006, when he traded insults with Jim Carpenter, Ritter's chief of staff at the time. Now more staff are admitting there was an affair. If there was an affair,...
  • Scandal-Plagued Democrat Senator Chris Dodd Retires at Lowest Point in Career

    01/06/2010 2:40:21 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 85 replies · 3,689+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 6, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Scandal-Plagued Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut retires at the lowest point in an overly long, 35-year, political career. The son of a career politician (his father occupied one of Connecticut's senate seats for 12 years), Dodd has seen his already overly long, Senate career deteriorate among many scandal-plagued issues in the last few years, thus leading to some of the worst poll numbers of his career and a near-impossible matchup against his potential, Republican challenger for his seat. Though Democrats gave Dodd a big role as one of the primary advocates of the ill-fated healthcare "reform" pushed by Obama—how they...
  • AP Selects 2009 Biggest Scandals and shows Sarah Palin as Headliner

    01/04/2010 5:11:55 PM PST · by pfflier · 22 replies · 1,378+ views
    Associated press ^ | 4 Jan 2009 | Associated Press
    I won't reproduce the page because of copyright issues. Go to the lower right segment called "Featured" and you will see Palin's picture headlining 2009's biggest scandals.
  • Freep 2 polls! (Fox News. Biggest story missed? and biggest political scandal?)

    12/31/2009 3:02:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies · 910+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 12-31-09 | Fox News
    What do you think is the biggest story the mainstream media ignored in the past year? and What Do You Think Is the Top Political Scandal of the 2000s?
  • AT&T ends sponsorship deal with Tiger Woods

    12/31/2009 7:34:18 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 16 replies · 789+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 12/31/09 | Staff
    NEW YORK - AT&T says it will no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture and Gillette in dropping support for the golfer after numerous allegations of infidelities.
  • Ethics Committee Launches Investigation of Democrat Pete Stark

    12/29/2009 8:27:53 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 6 replies · 705+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/29/2009 | Brian Faughnan
    If you work in Washington long enough, there are some things you get used to. One of them is the tradition of burying news by releasing it on a Friday afternoon. Or even better: on Christmas Eve. That's when the House Ethics Committee quietly announced the launch of an ethics probe into California Congressman Fortney 'Pete' Stark: The Chair and Ranking Republican Member of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (the Committee) have jointly decided to extend a matter regarding Representative Pete Stark, which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics, for a 45-day period......
  • 12 biggest controversies of 2009 [Libtard's list of top clashes, scandals, debates, and disputes]

    12/29/2009 6:42:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Week ^ | December 29, 2009
    From President Barack Obama's historic inauguration to Tiger Woods' surreal fall from grace, 2009 has proved to be a tumultuous time in American history. As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at the political controversies, celebrity scandals, and public outrages that most defined the end of this decade. JanuaryOBAMA INAUGURATION STIRS RACIAL TENSIONS With the economy teetering on the edge of collapse, the nation's first African-American president is sworn into office under what many commentators consider the most difficult domestic circumstances since the Great Depression. His skin color continues to provoke debate: While Rush Limbaugh...
  • Was The Times ” Hoaxed” By TMZ’s JFK Nudes “Scoop”?

    12/28/2009 7:19:28 PM PST · by AJKauf · 27 replies · 1,592+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 28 | Ron Rosenbaum
    The more I think about it, the more I wonder whether it was just a coincidence that the august New York Times, for whom I’m proud to have written (including eight cover stories for the New York Times Magazine), published an an almost full-page Valentine to the gossip site TMZ this morning. On the very morning TMZ published what they seemed to think was the scandal scoop of the century (”The JFK Photos That Could Have Changed History”). This was an allegedly long hidden or lost photo supposedly taken on a yacht in 1956, supposedly showing JFK sunbathing while nude...
  • UCD Study Shows Cost of Tiger Woods' Problems -- $12 billion

    12/28/2009 2:21:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 943+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 28, 2009 | Bill Lindelof
    UCD Study Shows Cost of Tiger Woods' Problems -- $12 billion Bill Lindelof Dec. 28, 2009 Two University of California, Davis, professors have pinned the loss to shareholders from Tiger Woods' marital infidelity at up to $12 billion. The researchers said the new study speaks to the question of whether celebrity sponsorship has an impact on a firm's bottom line. "Our analysis makes clear that while having a celebrity of Tiger Woods' stature as an endorser has undeniable upside, the downside risk is substantial, too," said Victor Stango, professor of economics. Stango and fellow economics professor Christopher Knittel studied the...
  • Obama's Top 10 Appointment Scandals

    12/25/2009 8:57:01 AM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 8 replies · 537+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 12/25/9 | Peter Andrew
    From lobbyists he promised not to have, to numerous people with tax problems. From socialists to Mao-loving Communists! It's hard to narrow it down to ten, but we managed! On this Christmas Day, we present Obama’s Top 10 Appointment Scandals! Dishonorable mentions have to go to the following people who we could not manage to cram into the top ten: wacko liberal judges David Hamilton (ACLU Board, ACORN volunteer), Edward Chen ("Sometimes I cannot help but feel that there are too much injustice and too many inequalities that prevent far too many Americans from enjoying the beauty extolled in that...
  • Alleged cover-up cuts into Allen credibility

    12/13/2009 11:00:07 AM PST · by skeptoid · 7 replies · 1,366+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 12th, 2009 11:51 PM | RICHARD MAUER
    Anchorage resident Lisa Moore says she traded sex with then-Veco boss Bill Allen in 1996 for an apartment, money and jewelry. He was 59; she was 19. She also says she introduced him to a 15-year-old girl who became his sex partner.
  • Tiger Woods Sex Scandal: Rachel Uchitel Denies She Is A 'Tramp'

    12/09/2009 2:48:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 1,823+ views
    Daily Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 09, 2009
    Tiger Woods Sex Scandal: Rachel Uchitel Denies She Is A 'Tramp' Rachel Uchitel, the first woman named in the Tiger Woods sex scandal, has broken her silence to insist: "I'm not a whore. I'm not a tramp." [Pic in URL] Anita Singh 09 Dec 2009 The 34-year-old nightclub hostess told OK! magazine in the US that she was not a "homewrecker". Without addressing the allegations directly, she said: "In every story you need a villain and a hero. I've been characterised as a villain. "People have called me a homewrecker, gold-digger, tramp, whore. I made mistakes, but I'm not those...
  • BREAKING: Obama's Science Czar JOHN HOLDREN INVOLVED in CLIMATEGATE SCANDAL

    11/26/2009 10:54:41 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 115 replies · 5,304+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/26/09 | Gateway Pundit
    So, will the state-run media be bold enough to hide this, too? Obama’s socialist Science Czar John Holdren, who once said that forced abortions were needed to save the planet, is also involved in the Climategate Scandal. Holdren, another socialist in the White House, was pushing global cooling before he was pushing man-made global warming. NewsBusters and Canada Free Press are doing the work the state-run media would rather ignore and hide: New Climategate revelations made by the Canada Free Press about a White House connection to the scandal will soon make it much more difficult (and ridiculous) for the...
  • Inhofe Says He Will Call for Investigation on "Climategate" (UN IPCC included!!)

    11/23/2009 10:22:42 AM PST · by milwguy · 122 replies · 6,180+ views
    senate.gov ^ | 11/23/2009 | senate.gov
    Senator Inhofe: Well, on this thing, it is pretty serious. And since, you know, Barabara Boxer is the Chairman and I’m the Ranking Member on Environment and Public Works, if nothing happens in the next seven days when we go back into session a week from today that would change this situation, I will call for an investigation. ‘Cause this thing is serious, you think about the literally millions of dollars that have been thrown away on some of this stuff that they came out with. Melanie Morgan: So what will you be calling for an investigation of? Senator Inhofe:...
  • Obama accused of doing favors for ally

    11/22/2009 4:38:51 PM PST · by SueRae · 17 replies · 868+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/09 | Susan Crabtree
    A GOP congressional report accuses the White House of doing favors for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA star and prominent ally of President Barack Obama. The report was spearheaded by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 
 The investigation also found evidence that D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee handled “damage control” after allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct against Johnson, her now-fiancé. The probe was launched after an AmeriCorps inspector general, Gerald Walpin, was abruptly fired...
  • Newly disclosed emails link White House directly to NEA politicalization scandal

    10/30/2009 12:13:46 PM PDT · by dangerdoc · 20 replies · 980+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 10/30/09 | Mark Tapscott
    Former actor and present White House associate director of public engagement Kalpen Modi was directly involved in planning the controversial conference call hosted by a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) flack to encourage tax-supported artists to create propaganda for President Obama, according to emails obtained by Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The emails reveal that Modi worked with now-former NEA national communications director Yosif Sargant in planning the August 10 conference call that was first revealed by Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood.com web site. Participants in the conference call were encouraged to use their talents...
  • Chief of Unit Under Fire for Stevens Case Steps Down

    10/21/2009 6:52:41 PM PDT · by freespirited · 10 replies · 615+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 10/21/09 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    The chief of the Justice Department’s public integrity section, which came under fire for the botched prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, is stepping down from his position. The official, William M. Welch II, who became a subject of an internal inquiry into the handling of the Stevens case, will return to Massachusetts, where he was a longtime federal prosecutor, and resume his career in that role. William W. Taylor, a lawyer representing him, said in a statement Wednesday that Mr. Welch had decided to move back to Massachusetts “for family reasons.” “While the ultimate result in the Stevens...
  • The Volunteerism Scandals Hollywood Won't Be Broadcasting

    10/21/2009 6:28:33 PM PDT · by TopQuark · 8 replies · 575+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 10/21/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Hollywood hearts Obama. Obama hearts government-directed national service. That is why you won't be able to change the TV channel all week without getting lectured about the need to get off the couch and Do Something. (After your favorite shows are over, of course.) Creeped out? You should be. The entertainment industry, inspired by Obama's $6 billion expansion of government volunteerism spending, is coordinating plot lines and ads to push public service. "The message will be nearly ubiquitous, " reports the Los Angeles Times, "starting in the morning with programs such as �Today' and �The View,' and then...
  • Ali Obama And the 40 Lies (Ok, Maybe it's 750!)

    10/20/2009 5:23:03 AM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 4 replies · 445+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 10/20/9 | Peter Andrew
    The Official Obama Administration 'Scandals' List has hit a whopping total of 750 items! This is the ultimate tea partier’s reference guide to President Barack Obama!The Official Obama Administration “Scandals” List contains scandals, mistakes, mishaps, blunders, broken promises, flip flops, gaffes, lies, etc. That’s way too long of a name, so we call it the Scandals List. Okay? Check out the amazing 15 pages of items! President Chaos keeps us very busy! There are 80 different Obama Appointment Scandals, including the latest one: Communist-lover Anita Dunn! “Ali Obama and the 40 Lies”...is an amazing list of 40 whoppers the President...
  • Stars Stand by David Letterman

    10/06/2009 12:21:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies · 930+ views
    people.com ^ | Oct. 6, 2009 | Jeffrey Slonim
    Now David Letterman knows who his friends are – and there are plenty of them. At Monday night's New York City screening of the HBO documentary Good Hair, its star and co-director Chris Rock had nothing but the best to say about Letterman, blackmail scandal or no. "He's the greatest host in the world," said Rock, 44, at the Cinema Society event sponsored by Target. "I would never make a disparaging comment about David Letterman." Talk-show host Wendy Williams is also behind Letterman 100 percent. "I like him even more," she said. "He did a disgusting thing. But I thought...
  • Jay Leno Mocks the David Letterman Scandal - Video

    10/03/2009 8:34:12 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 1,066+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Jay Leno mocking the whole David Letterman Scandal. Leno makes light of it in a good-natured way. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Navigating Our Ship On The Open Sea: Learning - and Teaching - the Lessons of History

    10/01/2009 7:09:44 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies · 892+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | 9/30/'09 | Rabbi Yakov Horowitz
    There is more than a bit of gallows humor in the following Torah thought, which I've heard attributed to several gedolim over the years: Question: Why is it that our children do not ask "Four Questions" on Sukkos? After all, things are far from ordinary - arguably even more so than on Pesach - when we sit down to our first Yom Tov meal outdoors in the sukkah. Answer: Throughout our 2,000-year exile, it was not at all unusual for children to see their families leaving the comfort of their homes and sleeping outdoors. However, when they saw them sitting...