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Girls at Sleepover: Candidate Verbally Assaulted Us
Girls: US House Candidate
Turned Our Sleepover Ugly

Girls: US House Candidate Turned Our Sleepover Ugly

Abby Broyles of Oklahoma says combination of wine, sleep medicine made her hallucinate

(Newser) - It's not every day that you see a headline involving an adult apologizing for sleepover behavior, but today is that day. A Democratic candidate who is vying for a US House seat in Oklahoma says she has no recollection of what happened on the night of Feb. 11, but...

Scandal Blew Up His Political Career, but Not His Marriage

'GQ' catches up Andrew Gillum, a former rising star in Democratic circles

(Newser) - For a politician, the scandal was about as bad as it gets. Andrew Gillum, a once-rising Democratic star who nearly became Florida's governor in 2018, was found in a Miami Beach hotel in March with a male sex worker, another man, and lots of drugs. Gillum later entered rehab...

Key Player in Clinton Scandal Is Dead at 70

Linda Tripp made secret tapes of her conversations with Monica Lewinsky

(Newser) - Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died Wednesday at age 70. Her death was confirmed by attorney Joseph Murtha, the AP reports. He provided no further details. In August 1994, Tripp became a public affairs...

Oops: White House Sends Ukraine Stategy to Dems

And Democrats put it up on Twitter

(Newser) - "Unsend," anyone? The White House mistakenly emailed its talking points on the Ukraine scandal to House Democrats on Wednesday, the Hill reports. The offices of Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Don Beyer were among those who confirmed receiving the 11:22am email, which the White House tried to recall...

Russian Scandal Rocks Austria's Government

Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache is out

(Newser) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned Saturday over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a purported Russian investor, the AP reports. Kurz said he would ask President Alexander Van der Bellen to set a date for...

Florida Politician Resigns After Face-Licking Scandal

Florida Commission on Ethics found Nancy Oakley licked the city manager's face in 2012

(Newser) - "I just hope we can all come together and be the quaint little fishing village we used to be," so says the mayor of Madeira Beach, Fla., in the wake of an odd political scandal that has become national news. City Commissioner Nancy Oakley tendered her resignation Tuesday,...

FEMA Chief Nearly Got Fired as Hurricane Brewed

Probe into Brock Long looks at travel expenses and other issues

(Newser) - With Hurricane Florence rolling in, FEMA Administrator Brock Long was close to getting fired—and still could be, the Wall Street Journal reports. Investigators working for the Department of Homeland Security inspector general have already warned the White House about Long taking a caravan of federal workers on his trips...

Old Scandal Resurfaces: 'Dead' Witness May Be Alive

Police in Britain revisit allegations of attempted murder involving politician Jeremy Thorpe

(Newser) - Police are reopening an investigation into one of Britain's most notorious scandals because a main suspect who was thought to have died may be alive. The decision is the latest twist in the story of former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, who was accused of plotting to kill his...

'Pro-Life' Rep. Who Reportedly Urged Abortion Seeks 'Healing'

Tim Murphy will not seek re-election after term ends

(Newser) - Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania will not seek re-election at the end of this term following a report suggesting the anti-abortion Republican asked his mistress to have an abortion. "After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek re-election,"...

Weiner Going to Prison Over Sexting Scandal

Fallen politician sentenced to 21 months

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner is no longer merely a disgraced politician. Soon, he'll be an inmate. A judge on Monday sentenced the former congressman to 21 months in prison for sending explicit texts to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, reports the AP . Weiner's attorneys had argued for probation, saying...

Iceland's President Forced to Walk Back Pizza Comment

Backtracks after saying he'd ban pineapple as topping if he could

(Newser) - It's not every day that the president of Iceland's visit to a high school makes international news, but here we are: Guðni Th. Jóhannesson—a history professor in a former life—last week stopped at a school in the northern town of Akureyri and, during a...

Woman at Center of Korea Scandal: 'I Deserve Death'

Cult leader's daughter mobbed outside Seoul court

(Newser) - Telling reporters Monday that she "deserves death," the woman at the center of a scandal roiling South Korea met prosecutors examining whether she used her close ties to President Park Geun-hye to pull government strings from the shadows and amass an illicit fortune, the AP reports. "Please,...

S. Korean Leader Embroiled in Crazy, Mystical Scandal

President Park Geun-hye linked to adviser who is like a shaman

(Newser) - South Korea is embroiled in a complex political scandal that threatens to bring down President Park Geun-hye. Park has been caught seeking input on key speeches from Soon-sil, a personal friend with no official government position. Quartz describes Soon-sil as a cult-like figure, a "Rasputin-like mystery woman" who exerts...

'Porngate' Unveils One State's Ugly Politics

Pennsylvania's attorney general revealed offensive messages

(Newser) - What do Pennsylvania state officials like emailing one another? Racist, pornographic, and misogynistic messages accompanied by lewd and offensive photos, according to a political scandal dubbed "Porngate." In recent months, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane revealed the messages amid a slew of thousands of emails uncovered in a...

Critics Hammer Marco Rubio on His Troubles With Money

For one, he apparently used GOP money to treat himself to a movie

(Newser) - Does Marco Rubio have the financial discipline to handle the US budget? That's the question critics from both parties are asking this week as the GOP presidential candidate's past financial decisions continue to make headlines. The Tampa Bay Times reports Rubio "routinely" made personal charges on a...

Indiana Lawmaker Resigns in Sex Video Scandal

Rep. Jud McMillin says he wants to 'spend more time with his family'

(Newser) - A formerly ambitious Indiana lawmaker resigned to "spend more time with his family" Tuesday, one week after a sexually explicit video was texted from his cellphone, the Indianapolis Star reports. Republican Rep. Jud McMillin sent the following text to his contacts last week after claiming his phone was stolen...

Pennsylvania's Attorney General Can't Practice Law

Kathleen Kane's license is suspended amid criminal investigation

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's No. 1 legal official is in the unique position of being unable to practice law. The state's Supreme Court suspended the law license of Attorney General Kathleen Kane yesterday as she faces a criminal investigation involving charges of perjury and obstruction, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . The state'...

Sarkozy Detained in Corruption Investigation
 Sarkozy Detained by Police 

Sarkozy Detained by Police

Said to have traded job offer for information

(Newser) - For what appears to be the first time in history, a French ex-head of state has been detained by police, the BBC reports: Nicolas Sarkozy is being held amid reports he traded influence for information. Officials are investigating whether the former—and would-be future—president offered a high-profile job to...

Adviser: Obama 'Madder Than Hell' Over VA Scandal

Denis McDonough says he's got the scars to prove it

(Newser) - White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough today summarized the commander-in-chief's feelings on the VA scandal pretty pointedly: "The president is madder than hell, and I’ve got the scars to prove it, given the briefings I’ve given the president. Nobody is more outraged about this problem,...

Another Holocaust Gaffe: Candidate's Death Camp Ad

Mike Wells says concentration camp picture was an accident

(Newser) - A Fresno, Calif., city council candidate attracted the wrong kind of attention when he sent out a flier on Saturday that featured what looked like a picture of a concentration camp, the Fresno Bee reports. It features a message criticizing Mike Wells' opponent in red letters across the backdrop of...

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