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September 14, 2009 | Brian Haas
"Inside the Mind of Mark Foley," hosted by Florida's disgraced ex-congressman, is set to begin airing on AM radio in north Palm Beach County next week. The Republican resigned from the House in 2006 amid allegations he sent sexually explicit computer messages to an underage page. His show will focus on current politics, WSVU-AM (960) station operations director Joe Raineri said. "We just thought, a former U.S. congressman who knows those guys who are there right now, understands the game of politics -- who better to shed some light on it than Mark Foley?"
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June 11, 2011 | Sandy Banks
What's worse, a love child or a sex tape? A high-priced call girl or a mistress soul mate? An illicit affair with the wife of a friend or a tryst with a stranger in cyberspace? That's the balancing act required to figure out how New York Rep. Anthony Weiner rates in the rogues' gallery of politicians disgraced by sexual shenanigans. Weiner is a Democrat, but no party has a monopoly on sexual indiscretion. Photos: A decade of D.C. sex scandals I think Weiner ranks somewhere between the kings of sleaze — Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had a long-term affair and secret child under his wife's nose with the family's housekeeper, and John Edwards, who betrayed his dying wife with his New Age mistress — and the clueless Chris Lee, the married New York congressman who resigned earlier this year after a shirtless photo revealed he'd been pretending to be a divorced lobbyist while trolling Craigslist for women.
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September 27, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm and Johanna Neuman
Yep, it's true. There's no shame in America, only a rehab industry. Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who left Congress in 2006 amid accusations he sent lurid e-mails to male House pages, is credited with helping to sour the electorate's view of the Grand Old Party in a year when Nancy Pelosi and the Dems swept into power. In the years since, he's been in real estate investment, contemplating a return to politics. On Tuesday, he made his debut as a radio talk show host.
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September 27, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm and Johanna Neuman
Yep, it's true. There's no shame in America, only a rehab industry. Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who left Congress in 2006 amid accusations he sent lurid e-mails to male House pages, is credited with helping to sour the electorate's view of the Grand Old Party in a year when Nancy Pelosi and the Dems swept into power. In the years since, he's been in real estate investment, contemplating a return to politics. On Tuesday, he made his debut as a radio talk show host.
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October 8, 2006 | Walter F. Roche Jr., Times Staff Writer
A former House page says he had sex with then-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) after receiving explicit e-mails in which the congressman described assessing the sexual orientation and physical attributes of underage pages but waiting until later to make direct advances.
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November 17, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ed Foley, 85, a longtime educator and father of former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), died Tuesday at the Hospice of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Fla. He had been ill with cancer since 2003. A native of Newton, Mass., Edward Foley served in the Marines during World War II and fought at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. He moved to Florida in the 1950s and was a biology and geography teacher and later a principal who often campaigned for his son.
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October 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The House Ethics Committee questioned Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's top aide for more than six hours as investigators tried to determine whether Hastert's office knew at least three years ago of Rep. Mark Foley's sexual come-ons to male pages. The closed-door testimony by Hastert chief of staff Scott Palmer could help determine who is telling the truth about when the speaker's office first learned of Foley's conduct. Hastert has said it was in the fall of 2005.
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October 19, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The candidate replacing Florida's disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley on the ballot in next month's election has been barred from posting signs at polling places clarifying that votes for Foley will go to him. Rules prohibited taking Foley's name off the ballot so close to the Nov. 7 election. The replacement candidate, Joe Negron, had asked election supervisors to post signs at the polls telling voters that ballots cast for Foley would elect him instead.
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October 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Responding to the scandal over former Rep. Mark Foley's suggestive messages to teenage boys, the editorial board of the Washington Times called for House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert to step down. "House Speaker Dennis Hastert must do the only right thing and resign his speakership at once," said the lead editorial posted Monday night on the Times' website. The Times, one of the most reliably conservative voices in the nation's capital, criticized Hastert (R-Ill.
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October 30, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
House Majority Leader John Boehner said he might have taken matters into his own hands if he or any GOP leader had known about ex-Rep. Mark Foley's sexually explicit instant messages to former pages. Boehner (R-Ohio) said he told Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) last spring about Foley's too-friendly e-mails to pages and was informed the matter was being handled.
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September 14, 2009 | Brian Haas
"Inside the Mind of Mark Foley," hosted by Florida's disgraced ex-congressman, is set to begin airing on AM radio in north Palm Beach County next week. The Republican resigned from the House in 2006 amid allegations he sent sexually explicit computer messages to an underage page. His show will focus on current politics, WSVU-AM (960) station operations director Joe Raineri said. "We just thought, a former U.S. congressman who knows those guys who are there right now, understands the game of politics -- who better to shed some light on it than Mark Foley?"
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December 9, 2006 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
In a coda to a year of political disasters for Republicans, the House Ethics Committee said Friday that GOP lawmakers and staff members for years remained "willfully ignorant" that former Rep. Mark Foley was making sexual advances toward male congressional pages. Driven by political considerations and fear of exposing Foley's homosexuality, they failed in their duty to protect the teenagers, the committee concluded in its report on the scandal.
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November 17, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ed Foley, 85, a longtime educator and father of former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), died Tuesday at the Hospice of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Fla. He had been ill with cancer since 2003. A native of Newton, Mass., Edward Foley served in the Marines during World War II and fought at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. He moved to Florida in the 1950s and was a biology and geography teacher and later a principal who often campaigned for his son.
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November 10, 2006 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
Lane Hudson had no idea he would bring down a congressman when he sat in his living room and turned on his laptop one Sunday morning nearly seven weeks ago. The former congressional aide, who is gay, had been railing for weeks on his anonymous blog against congressmen who sexually preyed on young people. That day in late September, he decided to post a series of suggestive e-mail exchanges between Rep. Mark Foley and a male former congressional page. "I thought, 'Here we go.
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October 30, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
House Majority Leader John Boehner said he might have taken matters into his own hands if he or any GOP leader had known about ex-Rep. Mark Foley's sexually explicit instant messages to former pages. Boehner (R-Ohio) said he told Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) last spring about Foley's too-friendly e-mails to pages and was informed the matter was being handled.
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October 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The House Ethics Committee questioned Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's top aide for more than six hours as investigators tried to determine whether Hastert's office knew at least three years ago of Rep. Mark Foley's sexual come-ons to male pages. The closed-door testimony by Hastert chief of staff Scott Palmer could help determine who is telling the truth about when the speaker's office first learned of Foley's conduct. Hastert has said it was in the fall of 2005.
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October 18, 2006 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Former Rep. Mark Foley will reveal to the Archdiocese of Miami the name of the Roman Catholic priest he says abused him almost four decades ago, his attorney said Tuesday. The disclosure that Foley, 52, will name the clergyman he said molested him between the ages of 13 and 15 comes two weeks after he abruptly resigned his seat in the House after being confronted with explicit Internet exchanges he had with teenage pages.
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October 4, 2006 | Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writer
Jury duty was the last thing Florida state Rep. Joe Negron needed Tuesday, his first full day as a candidate for Congress. Five weeks before election day, Negron took over that role from Mark Foley, who resigned his seat in the House following revelations of sexually explicit Internet communications with underage congressional pages. But at 8:45 a.m., Negron entered Martin County's Peter L.
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October 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Ethics investigators on Thursday heard from the GOP aide once in charge of the House page program about how he handled cases of ex-Rep. Mark Foley's inappropriate behavior toward the teenage errand-runners. The No. 2 House leader, Majority Leader John Boehner, also testified, repeating his statements that he discussed with Speaker J. Dennis Hastert the "overly friendly" e-mails from Foley to a former male page.
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October 20, 2006 | Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley has stretched across the Atlantic to the tiny Maltese island of Gozo, home to the priest alleged to have molested Foley 40 years ago. The bishop of the Diocese of Gozo said Thursday that an investigation would be conducted into allegations that Father Anthony Mercieca, formerly of South Florida, sexually abused Foley in the 1960s. Mercieca was a priest and Foley an altar boy at Sacred Heart Parish in Lake Worth in 1966 and 1967.
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