September 14, 2009 |
"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?"
December 9, 2006 |
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 |
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.
November 10, 2006 |
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.
October 30, 2006 |
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.
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.