Why Did John Ensign Commit Legal Suicide?

John Cook · 05/26/11 01:13PM

Much of the scathing Senate Ethics Committee report released earlier this month accusing former senator John Ensign of violating campaign laws was based on more than 1,000 pages of potentially privileged emails that he willingly handed over for no apparent reason, according to Reuters.

Sen. John Ensign Resigns

Remy Stern · 04/21/11 06:47PM

Sen. John Ensign, the evangelical Republican who's faced an ethics investigation ever since he banged the wife of one of his aides and then tried to keep the couple quiet by paying them off, is resigning. Last day: May 3!

Jon Stewart Spanks Congress for Its Sex Scandal Hypocrisy

Matt Cherette · 03/15/10 11:07PM

Tonight on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart issued an equal opportunity slap on the wrist to members on both sides of the Congressional aisle for their party-driven, hypocritical responses to the sex scandals of colleagues. Inside, video of Stewart's remarks.

The Apologies Go On

cityfile · 10/05/09 03:55PM

Were you hoping to see the David Letterman saga subside this week so we could all turn our attention to, say, more serious public sex scandals such as one that quite possibly involved breaking the law? It doesn't look like that's going to be happening. Following another day of over-the-top coverage (including a series of interviews by Gerald Shargel, the lawyer defending alleged extortionist Joe Halderman, Letterman will once again address the scandal on his show tonight and apologize to his wife and staff. [AP, ABC News, NYP]