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Baucus Gave Galpal Melodee Hanes a $14K Raise

Senator also took her on taxpayer-funded trip abroad

(Newser) - Sleeping with the boss has its benefits, including, in the case of Max Baucus staffer Melodee Hanes, an almost $14,000 raise. Baucus gave his favorite staffer that little pay adjustment while he was romantically involved with her in 2008, Politico reports. He also took her on a taxpayer-funded trip...

Be Like Baucus, Tiger: A Dork
 Be Like Baucus, Tiger: A Dork 
Dana Milbank

Be Like Baucus, Tiger: A Dork

Senator could teach Woods how to survive a sex scandal

(Newser) - Tiger Woods clearly needs some advice on dealing with a sex scandal, and Sen. Max Baucus is just the man to set him straight. The gentleman from Montana doesn’t have a scratch on him after the recent revelations about his sex life—that he slept with a staffer and...

Baucus Defends Nominating Girlfriend

He says she was highly qualified for job and dismisses idea of 'affair'

(Newser) - Max Baucus today sought to squelch the notion that he acted improperly by nominating his girlfriend for a US attorney post earlier this year. "Everything of it is straight up and up," said Baucus, who called Melodee Hanes supremely qualified for the position in Montana. The two withdrew...

Max Baucus Nominated His Girlfriend for US Attorney

Woman withdrew after she moved in with Senate Dem

(Newser) - Max Baucus was having an affair with a woman he recommended for US attorney last year, the senator's office admitted last night after Roll Call reported the apparent lapse. Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and former state office director Melodee Hanes began their relationship in the summer...

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