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Justice Department ‘almost certain’ to reopen John Ensign case

(Reuters) – It was one of the most high-profile investigations of a senator in years: John Ensign of Nevada had conducted an affair with his campaign treasurer, Cynthia Hampton, the wife of his closest friend and chief of staff. His family later paid $96,000 to the couple, and suspicions arose…

Nevada Sen. John Ensign resigns amid ethics probe

Nevada Sen. John Ensign (R) announced Thursday he will resign his seat on May 3, due to a Senate ethics committee investigation over his extramarital affair with a former campaign aide. “It is with tremendous sadness that I officially hand over the Senate seat that I have held for eleven…

Sharron Angle: I’m running for Congress in 2012

Failed GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle announced Wednesday that she will seek a House seat in 2012, passing up another Senate run in favor of a reliably conservative Nevada district that she stands a much better chance of winning. The ever-colorful Angle earned the fury of liberals for remarks about…

Rep. Peter King introduces anti-WikiLeaks legislation

Legislation aimed at helping the United States prosecute WikiLeaks and other sources of leaked information was introduced to the House of Representatives by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Tuesday. “Julian Assange and his associates who have operated and supported WikiLeaks not only damaged US national security with their releases of classified…

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