September 27, 2009 |
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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November 17, 2006 |
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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June 11, 2011 |
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.
October 24, 2006 |
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.
October 19, 2006 |
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.
October 3, 2006 |
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.