Eric Massa resignation

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I Attempted Suicide Twice: Eric Massa

Esquire delves into his Petraeus conspiracy theory, downfall

(Newser) - On the day he resigned from Congress, Eric Massa called Esquire editor Ryan D'Agostino and invited him to stand witness to, in his own words, “the total and complete destruction of a man.” A month prior, Massa had been feeding D’Agostino a story about Gen. David Petraeus,... More »

Massa Fires Back at Aide

Says former staffer accusing him of sex harassment wrote himself $40K check

(Newser) - Eric Massa fired right back at his former chief-of-staff yesterday, alleging that Joseph Racalto wrote himself a suspicious $40,000 check from Massa's campaign war chest as he was forced to resign amid sexual harassment allegations. Racalto not only decided the amount, but he or someone forged the former congressman's... More »

Massa Faces Sex Harassment Suit From Aide He Paid $40K

Sketchy payout came day after resignation

(Newser) - It's not a good time to be Eric Massa. The former New York congressman is facing a sex harassment complaint from his male former chief of staff—who took a sketchy $40,000 payout from Massa the day after his resignation, reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle . More »

Mate Tells of Massa 'Meat-Gazing' Days on Ship

GOP demands new probe of former congressman's case

(Newser) - More sordid details are emerging about disgraced former NY Rep. Eric Massa and his days ogling and groping shipmates when he was in the Navy. When Massa was a commanding officer in the '90s, he used to take his wash down to the self-serve laundry, which happened to be where... More »

Stewart, Colbert Mock Glenn Beck's Apology

Jon and Stephen agree, however, that the hour wasn't a total waste

(Newser) - Glenn Beck got skewered for his Eric Massa interview by both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert last night. “Yes, Glenn Beck said this interview might change the course of the nation. He never specified which direction,” Stewart said. But, he added, “the night wasn’t a total... More »

Allegations Against Massa Date to Navy Days

As officer, he forced himself on subordinates

(Newser) - Eric Massa, the Democratic congressman who stepped down this week over allegations he harassed male staffers, has a history of such behavior dating back to his days as a US Navy officer in the 1980s and ‘90s, the Atlantic reports, citing sources who say Massa “was notorious for... More »

Beck Meltdown Ends Massa's Fling With Right

Forget about him become a conservative hero

(Newser) - Eric Massa's disastrous interview with Glenn Beck yesterday has brought his brief flirtation with the right to an end, writes Dana Milbank. Tickle fights? Beck himself told viewers, "I think I've wasted your time," after Massa refused again and again to be specific about the promised Democratic dirt.... More »

Latest Limbaugh Racist Quip: Paterson as New 'Massa'

He uses slave term about black governor, Massa controversy

(Newser) - The resignation of New York congressman Eric Massa has given Rush Limbaugh fodder for a new racist comment: Yesterday, he said David Paterson will be playing "massa" if he appoints Massa's replacement—a reference to slavemasters and the governor's African-American heritage. "So, David Paterson will become the massa... More »

Eric Massa Allegedly Groped Male Staffers

Charges are more than 'salty language'

(Newser) - Eric Massa has been under investigation for allegedly groping several male staffers in his congressional office. Massa resigned when sexual-harassment allegations came to light, but he characterized the conduct as being only "salty language." In fact, his inappropriate advances constitute "a pattern of behavior and physical harassment,... More »

Limbaugh, Beck Rally Around Massa

Congressman claims he was forced out on health care opposition

(Newser) - Talk about strange bedfellows: Conservative pundits have rushed to support Eric Massa, the New York Democrat who resigned Monday amid allegations sexual harassment. Massa says he's being pushed out over health care—a claim some pundits seem happy to support. Rush Limbaugh promoted the charge at length on his show... More »

Eric Massa Asked Aide for a Good 'Frakking'

Says he was run out of House for opposition to health reform bill

(Newser) - Eric Massa took the opportunity on his weekly radio show yesterday to accuse other House Democrats of running him out of Congress because of his opposition to health care reform—and to reveal the spicy comments that spurred the ethics investigation that forced his resignation. “Now they’ve gotten... More »

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