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Brady Bunch mom got crabs in affair with NY mayor

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – This would have made an interesting episode of “The Brady Bunch.” Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career politician John Lindsay, who was the mayor of New York…

Elizabeth Edwards left behind video testimony: report

[Ed. note: This story was edited to reflect legal inaccuracies in the National Enquirer's story.] Before she died last winter, Elizabeth Edwards allegedly recorded video testimony about what she knew about her recently indicted husband John Edwards‘ affair with campaign aide Rielle Hunter, The National Enquirer reported. “Elizabeth wanted to…

Santorum’s is latest name to crop up in Ensign scandal

Former Pennsylvania Senator and 2012 presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is only the latest in a string of prominent right-leaning public figures named in the scandal surrounding Senator John Ensign’s affair with the wife of a top aide. Senator Tom Coburn, Ensign’s parents, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, and even a…

Senate Ethics Committee refers Ensign case to DOJ after finding he ‘violated laws’

The Senate Ethics Committee has come the conclusion that former Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) and others broke a number of laws while trying to cover up an affair he had with a campaign staffer between 2007 and 2008. “In the course of its inquiry, the Committee discovered information giving reason…

Episcopal Church: ‘Jack*ss’ ex-NJ governor can’t be a priest

James McGreevey, the former Democratic governor from New Jersey who resigned after admitting he had an affair with another man, won’t be starting a new career as a priest anytime soon. The Episcopal Church has denied the former governor’s request to enter the priesthood, according to The New York Post.…

Ensign announces plan to retire

Embattled Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) announced Monday intentions to retire at the end of his current term. In a press conference announcing the decision, the senator, who had been for months caught up in a scandal that included a criminal investigation, cited his family as a reason for the move.…

After goodbye message, Elizabeth Edwards succumbs to cancer

Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with breast cancer. She was 61. The New York Times reports she died at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. “Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence but she remains…

FEC lets Sen. Ensign’s $96,000 payment to mistress go unpunished

The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint against Sen. John Ensign over a $96,000 payment his parents made to his former mistress and her family. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a campaign finance watchdog group, announced Friday that the commission had dismissed its complaint against Ensign, his…

‘Frat House for Jesus’ senator: Each month we ask, ‘Is anybody here having an affair?’

Buried at the end of a long New Yorker article about a secretive Christian group who own a dormitory for conservative lawmakers on C Street is an odd quote by a sitting Republican senator who was accused of urging a colleague to buy off his mistress. At Talking Points Memo,…

‘Family values’ congressman says he’ll resign over affair

Update: Souder made abstinence video with his mistress Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire blog notes, “This is priceless: Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) — who just resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with a staffer — recorded a video with the same woman praising abstinence education, according to TPM.” At TPM,…

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