PoliticalScandalsofthe1990s

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America loves a salacious scandal. From Gary Hart & Donna Rice to Bill Clinton & Monica Lewinsky and beyond, these are the political sex scandals that grab our attention and keep our minds off of the real work of government.

  1. Alexander Hamilton-Maria Reynolds affair (1797)
  2. Petticoat Affair or Eaton Affair
  3. President James Buchanan and Senator William Rufus King were the subject of scandalous gossip (alleging a homosexual affair) in Washington, DC for many years
  4. Warren Harding-Carrie Phillips-Nan Britton mistresses and pay-offs
  5. Walter Jenkins (1964)
  6. Neil Goldschmidt (D-OR) former Oregon governor -- affair with underage female, 1970s
  7. Wilbur Mills-Fanne Foxe (1974)
  8. Wayne Hays-Elizabeth Ray scandal (1976)
  9. John Young of Texas (1976)
  10. Allan Howe of Utah (1976)
  11. Fred Richmond of New York (1978)
  12. Robert Bauman of Maryland (1980)
  13. Jon Hinson of Mississippi (1981)
  14. Thomas Evans-Paula Parkinson (1981)
  15. John G. Schmitz (R-CA) -- Extramarital affair resulting in offspring (1982)
  16. Dan Crane of Illinois and Gerry Studds of Massachusetts censured July 20, 1983 in Congressional Page sex scandal (1983)
  17. Gary Hart-Donna Rice scandal (1987)
  18. Ernie Konnyu of California (1987)
  19. Washington Senator Brock Adams (1988)
  20. Jim Bates of California (1988)
  21. Gus Savage of Illinois (1989)
  22. Barney Frank of Massachusetts (1989)
  23. Donald "Buz" Lukens of Ohio, multiple scandals (1989, 1990)
  24. Arlan Stangeland of Minnesota (1990)
  25. Virginia Senator Chuck Robb-Tai Collins affair (1991)
  26. Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill sexual harassment scandal at time of Supreme Court nomination hearings (1991)
  27. Oregon Senator Bob Packwood sexual harassment scandal (1995)
  28. Mel Reynolds of Illinois (1995)
  29. Bob Livingston of Louisiana (1998)
  30. Henry Hyde "youthful indiscretion" (1998)
  31. Bob Barr sexual hypocrisy alleged by Larry Flynt (1998)
  32. Bill Clinton - Monica Lewinsky scandal (1998)
  33. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) -- affair with congressional staffer 1993-1999
  34. Chandra Levy-Gary Condit (2001)
  35. Kentucky Governor Paul Patton affair; became public after former mistress alleged retaliation against her business (2002)
  36. Steven C. LaTourette of Ohio, affair with staffer (2003)
  37. West Virginia Governor Bob Wise affair with state employee (2003)
  38. The Washingtonienne scandal (2004)
  39. Arnold Schwartzenegger (R-CA) California Governor -- admitted groping women early in career
  40. Illinois Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jack Ryan Sex Clubs (2004)
  41. Ed Schrock (R-VA) alleged to have solicited male prostitutes (2004)
  42. Don Sherwood (R-PA) -- Extramarital affair with accusations of abuse (2004)
  43. New Jersey Democratic Governor Jim McGreevey -- closeted homosexual extramarital affair (2004)
  44. Mark Foley; accusations of sexual harassment of underage congressional page (2006)

PoliticalScandalsofthe1990s

Posted on October 27, 2006, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

America loves a salacious scandal. From Gary Hart & Donna Rice to Bill Clinton & Monica Lewinsky and beyond, these are the political sex scandals that grab our attention and keep our minds off of the real work of government.

  1. Alexander Hamilton-Maria Reynolds affair (1797)
  2. Petticoat Affair or Eaton Affair
  3. President James Buchanan and Senator William Rufus King were the subject of scandalous gossip (alleging a homosexual affair) in Washington, DC for many years
  4. Warren Harding-Carrie Phillips-Nan Britton mistresses and pay-offs
  5. Walter Jenkins (1964)
  6. Neil Goldschmidt (D-OR) former Oregon governor -- affair with underage female, 1970s
  7. Wilbur Mills-Fanne Foxe (1974)
  8. Wayne Hays-Elizabeth Ray scandal (1976)
  9. John Young of Texas (1976)
  10. Allan Howe of Utah (1976)
  11. Fred Richmond of New York (1978)
  12. Robert Bauman of Maryland (1980)
  13. Jon Hinson of Mississippi (1981)
  14. Thomas Evans-Paula Parkinson (1981)
  15. John G. Schmitz (R-CA) -- Extramarital affair resulting in offspring (1982)
  16. Dan Crane of Illinois and Gerry Studds of Massachusetts censured July 20, 1983 in Congressional Page sex scandal (1983)
  17. Gary Hart-Donna Rice scandal (1987)
  18. Ernie Konnyu of California (1987)
  19. Washington Senator Brock Adams (1988)
  20. Jim Bates of California (1988)
  21. Gus Savage of Illinois (1989)
  22. Barney Frank of Massachusetts (1989)
  23. Donald "Buz" Lukens of Ohio, multiple scandals (1989, 1990)
  24. Arlan Stangeland of Minnesota (1990)
  25. Virginia Senator Chuck Robb-Tai Collins affair (1991)
  26. Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill sexual harassment scandal at time of Supreme Court nomination hearings (1991)
  27. Oregon Senator Bob Packwood sexual harassment scandal (1995)
  28. Mel Reynolds of Illinois (1995)
  29. Bob Livingston of Louisiana (1998)
  30. Henry Hyde "youthful indiscretion" (1998)
  31. Bob Barr sexual hypocrisy alleged by Larry Flynt (1998)
  32. Bill Clinton - Monica Lewinsky scandal (1998)
  33. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) -- affair with congressional staffer 1993-1999
  34. Chandra Levy-Gary Condit (2001)
  35. Kentucky Governor Paul Patton affair; became public after former mistress alleged retaliation against her business (2002)
  36. Steven C. LaTourette of Ohio, affair with staffer (2003)
  37. West Virginia Governor Bob Wise affair with state employee (2003)
  38. The Washingtonienne scandal (2004)
  39. Arnold Schwartzenegger (R-CA) California Governor -- admitted groping women early in career
  40. Illinois Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jack Ryan Sex Clubs (2004)
  41. Ed Schrock (R-VA) alleged to have solicited male prostitutes (2004)
  42. Don Sherwood (R-PA) -- Extramarital affair with accusations of abuse (2004)
  43. New Jersey Democratic Governor Jim McGreevey -- closeted homosexual extramarital affair (2004)
  44. Mark Foley; accusations of sexual harassment of underage congressional page (2006)

PoliticalScandalsofthe1990s

Posted on October 27, 2006, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

America loves a good scandal. From Iran Contra to Whitewater, these are the political scandals that grabbed our attention in the 1990s.

  1. Senator David Durenberger denounced by Senate for unethical financial transactions (1990)
  2. Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) scandal implicates former Defense Secretary and Washington insider Clark Clifford (1991)
  3. House banking scandal (1992)
  4. Mary Rose Oakar (1992) allegations of "ghost employees" on payroll
  5. President George H.W. Bush's pardon of 6 Iran-Contra affair figures on December 24, 1992 after he had failed to win a second term, days before the perjury trial of Casper Weinberger was scheduled to begin.
  6. Travelgate (1993)
  7. Zoe Baird's nomination as Attorney General and Kimba Wood's subsequent near-nomination were derailed by past employment of illegal aliens as nannies. (1993)
  8. Dan Rostenkowski and other Democratic Members of Congress in the Congressional Post Office Scandal (1991 - 1995)
  9. The evident suicide (1993) of White House lawyer Vince Foster, together with accusations that documents from Foster's office relating to an investigation had disappeared mysteriously, fueled scandalous speculations, including the widely publicized suggestion (dismissed by investigators) that Foster's death had not been suicide.
  10. White House Coffees and Lincoln Bedroom sales -- political donations linked to access to President Clinton, including the apparent sale of "coffees" with him, and what amounted to the renting out of the Lincoln Bedroom.
  11. Walter Fauntroy, Delegate to Congress from the District of Columbia, guilty plea regarding lying on financial disclosure form (1995)
  12. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown investigated (1995)
  13. The 1996 U.S. campaign finance scandal, also known as Chinagate, refers to alleged efforts by the People's Republic of China (PRC) to influence domestic United States politics prior to and during the Clinton Administration as well as the fundraising practices of the administration itself.
  14. Americorps head Eli Segal investigated (1996)
  15. Wes Cooley (1996)
  16. Filegate -- Misuse of FBI resources by White House Security Chief under President Bill Clinton, allegedly to compile an enemies list (1996); investigation found insufficient evidence of criminal wrongdoing
  17. Walter R. Tucker III of California resigned before bribery conviction (1996)
  18. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich financial improprieties leading to House reprimand and assessment of $300,000 sanction (1997)
  19. Secretary of Agriculture Michael Espy forced to resign from office despite ultimate acquittal on criminal corruption charges (1998)
  20. Labor Secretary Alexis Herman investigated (1998) in connection with alleged illegal fundraising and other financial improprieties, ultimately cleared (2001)
  21. Bruce Babbitt, Interior Secretary, independent probe (1998-2000) of alleged lying to Congress concerning influence of money in 1995 American Indian tribe casino decision finds no criminally prosecutable perjury by Babbitt
  22. Vice-President Al Gore (1998) allegations of improper fundraising and "no controlling legal authority" defense
  23. Whitewater scandal (1994-2000)No criminal charges were brought against the Clintons as there was insufficient evidence that either of them had engaged in criminal wrongdoing
  24. Teamstergate Ron Carey's and Bill Clinton's 1996 campaigns for the Presidency of the union and the United States, respectively, swapped Teamsters' Union general treasury funds into Clinton's campaign, for Clinton Campaign funds into Ron Carey's campaign warchest. The Teamsters' political director was jailed. No Clinton officials were charged. Carey's re-election was invalidated; James Hoffa, Jr. was elected when Teamsters election was rerun.
  25. Henry Cisneros resigns as Housing Secretary and, after lengthy probe that began in 1995, pleads guilty (1999) to lying to the FBI about money he paid former mistress Linda Medlar a.k.a. Linda Jones; later pardoned by President Clinton in 2001 (Possibly reclassify or cross-reference to Sex scandal)
  26. Pardongate (1999 - 2001) -- Bill Clinton appeared to write out pardons, during his lame duck tenure, in response to massive contributions linked to the pardoned. This included a scandal which has become traditional for departing presidents; the sudden flurry of pardons during the final month in office, which would probably not have been deemed tolerable at any other time.

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