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UK lawmakers threatened over probe into Murdoch-owned paper

Fox News owner may face grilling in front of British parliament British members of parliament investigating the phone-hacking scandal at a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch pulled back from the investigation after being threatened with investigations of their private lives by the newspaper, a former parliamentarian says. According to the…

Phone-tapping scandal engulfs India government

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India’s opposition warned Monday that democracy was in danger as it demanded answers from the government over allegations that senior politicians’ telephones had been tapped. Press reports that government intelligence agencies secretly listened in to mobile telephone conversations of leading public figures have united opposition rivals…

Pornstar mulling Senate run embraces GOP after sex-club scandal

RNC made ‘a frugal investment with a keen eye toward maximum return,’ says Daniels Here’s one new supporter the Republican Party might be better off without. Former porn star and lifelong Democrat Stormy Daniels has found a new home in the GOP after its notorious expenditures at a bondage-themed strip…

Subpoenas issued in Ensign ‘sex-and-lobbying’ scandal: reports

Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) isn’t off the hook for last year’s scandal-laden affair with his staffer’s wife. In fact, his troubles now look worse than ever. The Nevada television news station KLAS reported on Thursday that the Department of Justice has enhanced its “criminal” investigation of the events surrounding Ensign’s…

‘Vile Plutocrat’ site spotlights misdeeds of the rich

The swindling saga of legendary Wall Street conman Bernard Madoff has inspired the creation of The Vile Plutocrat, a website devoted to the notion that “rich people suck.” The Vile Plutocrat gathers news about the misdeeds of “the entitled class,” mixes in scathing editorial commentary and then links stories to…

Ensign sex scandal widens as new emails emerge

The scandal that erupted last year when it was revealed that Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) had not only had an affair with the wife of one of his top aides but may have violated Senate ethics rules in an attempt to hush the matter up expanded this week with the…

Did secretive religious group subsidize Congressman’s rent?

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) has been making headlines recently by threatening to torpedo health care reform unless the bill excludes coverage for abortion. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow believes that Stupak is just looking for publicity with “this antiabortion stunt” and that “it is not rational to think that the Democratic-led House…

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