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Mich. Lawmaker Resigns After Real, Fake Affairs

Rep. Cindy Gamrat expelled an hour after Rep. Todd Courser resigned

(Newser) - At 3:12am today, Michigan state Rep. Todd Courser resigned from his seat in the legislature, though it appears he had no intention of doing so when he entered the room 14 hours earlier. The move came after two failed votes to expel Courser, 43, as well as a lengthy... More »

DNA Tells Tale of a President's Scandalous Affair

Warren Harding did father Nan Britton's child: AncestryDNA

(Newser) - Her 1927 tell-all book describing an affair with America's 29th president—and claiming him as the father of her child—propelled Nan Britton to the title of Warren G. Harding's most famous mistress . But as Britton only revealed the relationship after Harding's death and said she'd... More »

Billy Graham's Grandson Resigns After Sex Scandal

Tullian Tchividjian says both he and his wife had affairs

(Newser) - The grandson of famed evangelist Rev. Billy Graham stepped down from his Fort Lauderdale megachurch pastorship yesterday after admitting to an extramarital affair. In a statement provided to the Washington Post , Tullian Tchividjian writes, "Last week I was approached by [Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church] leaders and they asked me... More »

Adultery No Big Deal if Done for Business: Court

Tokyo courts typically award wife damages, but not in this case

(Newser) - Typically, if your husband cheats on you in Tokyo and you sue his mistress, you'll be awarded damages from said mistress. It's considered a way of protecting marriage, the Japan Times reports, but last year the Tokyo District Court broke with the practice—big time. A wife who... More »

Adultery Is Now Legal in South Korea

62-year-old law is abolished

(Newser) - A prominent South Korean maker of latex condoms ended the day with its stock up 15%, and a manufacturer of the morning-after pill saw a nearly 10% jump. The atypical reason why: The country's highest court today ruled that adultery is not a crime. It's been one since... More »

Cops Dive Deeper in NC Woman's Murky 'Suicide'

Sarah Long allegedly left $1M to secret married lover

(Newser) - A gun found in the left hand of a right-handed suicide victim. A secret married lover. And a $1 million inheritance. These are all clues in the mysterious July death of Sarah Catherine Long, 41, who police in Davidson, NC, at first believed killed herself, People reports. But now, they... More »

RFK Jr. Cheated on Actress Fiancée: Sources

Kennedy accused of having affair behind Cheryl Hines' back

(Newser) - Another day, another Kennedy accused of cheating on his significant other : Sources tell the Daily Mail that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. cheated on his actress fiancée Cheryl Hines—and their wedding at the Kennedys' Hyannis Port compound is just weeks away. The sources say Kennedy met Chelsea Chapman Kirwan,... More »

GOP Rep Caught Kissing Staffer, Fires Her

Vance McAllister 'wrecked my life,' says her husband

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Vance McAllister has provided yet another demonstration of the perils of selling yourself as a candidate of faith and family values. McAllister issued an apology yesterday, after the Ouachita Citizen published surveillance footage from December showing the 40-year-old congressman from Louisiana passionately making out with staffer Melissa Anne... More »

The 12 Things Nearly All Americans Agree On

Surveys show most of us believe in God, are OK with birth control

(Newser) - What can nine out of 10 Americans agree on? Survey says: not much. That's partly because the big polls such as Pew, Gallup, and the General Social Survey are designed to explore differences, not to document what unites the United States. Still, a few questions discover 90% agreement, or... More »

Catholic 'Guilt' Over Sex Is a Myth: Poll

Other religious folk feel guiltier about such things

(Newser) - Catholics feel no more guilty than any other religious people about "sinful" sexual activities like premarital sex and the use of pornography, according to a British survey. In fact, Catholics are slightly below average on the "guilt-o-meter," with only 14% saying they feel guilty compared to an... More »

FBI Knew of Petraeus Affair Months Ago

Officials defend failure to notify other agencies

(Newser) - High-ranking officials at the FBI and Justice Department were aware by late summer that investigators had found evidence of the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of Gen. David Petraeus , the New York Times reports. But the law enforcement officials didn't let anybody outside the FBI and Justice... More »

Petraeus Mistress: I Had Access to State Secrets

Paula Broadwell may have leaked classified info in speech

(Newser) - David Petraeus' biographer and mistress says she had inside information on CIA activities—a piece of which she may have revealed in a speech last month. In a panel chat this summer, she said she would "sit in on high level meetings with General Petraeus" during which she'd... More »

FBI Whistleblower Tipped Cantor Off to Petraeus Affair

House majority leader in turn tipped off the FBI

(Newser) - Deep in the New York Times report about "harassing" emails that Paula Broadwell allegedly sent another woman lies this coda in the downfall of David Petraeus: An FBI whistleblower reached out to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor two weeks ago to alert him to the affair. “I was... More »

FBI Probe Began With Broadwell's 'Harassing' Emails

Investigators only stumbled on her affair with Petraeus

(Newser) - The FBI's investigation into David Petraeus started because someone complained that Paula Broadwell— his biographer and alleged lover —had fired off "harassing" emails, an official tells the New York Times . The official didn't say who complained, but said it wasn't a government official or family... More »

Petraeus Biographer at Center of Scandal

Slate names Paula Broadwell in affair; FBI investigating her over email

(Newser) - The DC press corps is scrambling to fill in the pieces regarding the bombshell resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus, and Fred Kaplan at Slate cuts to the chase: "The woman with whom Gen. David Petraeus was having an affair is Paula Broadwell, the author of a recent hagiographic... More »

CIA's Petraeus Resigns Over Extramarital Affair

He admits 'extremely poor judgment' in letter to president

(Newser) - Wow. We knew President Obama would be replacing plenty of key people, but not like this: CIA chief David Petraeus is resigning over an extramarital affair, reports NBC News . Details are still scarce, but Petraeus has submitted his letter of resignation, which begins:
  • "Yesterday afternoon, I went to the
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Edwards' Betrayed Wife Tore Off Shirt, Collapsed: Aide

Ex-aide testifies about confrontation over Rielle Hunter affair

(Newser) - After learning that John Edwards had lied about breaking off his affair with Rielle Hunter, wife Elizabeth had a meltdown at an airport in North Carolina, a former aide testified at his trial yesterday. Edwards, who was dying of breast cancer, "stormed off and collapsed into a ball in... More »

Heart Patients Told Sex Is Safe—but Not Affairs

Risk of dying during sex miniscule for most patients, study finds

(Newser) - Having sex is safe for the vast majority of heart patients as long as they use a little common sense, according to a report from the American Heart Association. Fewer than 1% of heart attacks are linked to sex and patients cleared for physical activity and capable of climbing two... More »

Man, 99, Divorces Wife Over 70-Year-Old Affair

He found letters she wrote to her 1940s lover

(Newser) - If you think divorce is a tragic way to end an 18-day marriage , how about divorce as an end to a 77-year marriage? An Italian couple—he 99, she 96—are calling it quits after the husband discovered that his wife had an affair ... in the 1940s. The Telegraph reports... More »

Gay Group 'Sorry' for Killing Lawmaker's Marriage

Pens sarcastic letter after affair prompts gay marriage opponent Amy Koch to quit

(Newser) - After a married Minnesota state senator was caught in an "inappropriate relationship" with a male staffer, she quit her post as majority leader. And because Amy Koch was a staunch opponent of gay marriage who had pushed to amend the state constitution toward that end, the local gay community... More »

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