America's 50 Most Scandalous Political Scandals

America's 50 Most Scandalous Political Scandals

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It takes a certain amount of arrogance for a politician to get caught up in a sex scandal. Do they really always think they won't get caught? But it takes two to tango, and here are 15 women that ha...
Sometimes the proof of a politician's extramarital activities is in the results of a paternity test. Here are 7 stories of politicians who have been scandalized by so-called love children. Eve...
In many parts of the country, it's still difficult for gays and lesbians to make it in politics without hiding who they are. Unfortunately it often takes a scandal for a politician to admit homosexu...
Our politicians remind us all too often that the King and fool are sometimes one and the same. Here are 10 stories of politicians whose strange scandals makes say "WTF?" Jeff Gannon: Male Pro...
When it comes to humiliating ways to end your political career, being caught in a men's room is up there. Here are five stories of politicians whose aspirations were flushed away in the most demeani...
In May 1976, Congressman Wayne Hays' career was ended by a woman scorned.Elizabeth Ray was the beautiful young southern belle Hays had hired to be a secretary, but all she really had to do was make ...
Thomas Jefferson portrait painted byCharles Willson Peale. Philadelphia, 1791.When Thomas Jefferson's wife, Martha, was dying in 1782, he promised her that he would never remarry. He kept his promis...
Vito Fossella (Getty Images) When Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY) met the New York Giants in the White House April 30, 2008, he was understandably psyched to meet the Superbowl champions and hometown hero...
Sol Wachter's book, After the MadnessIn 1992, Judge Sol Wachtler was the head of the New York Court of Appeals, the most powerful appellate court in the country. He was good looking, charismatic and...
Wilbur Mills with Argentine stripper Annabelle Battistella, better known as Fanne Foxe (From NYTimes.com)In 1974, the well-respected congressman Wilbur Mills cracked.To this day, Mills' tale of self...
When Lyndon B. Johnson's top aide, Walter Jenkins, was arrested for giving oral sex to a stranger in a YMCA bathroom in October, 1964, the scandal hit Johnson hard. How hard?"A great deal of the pre...
Ted Haggard with wife Gayle Haggard. (From tedhaggard.com)Though he was never elected to any public office, Ted Haggard was the most influential evangelical Christian in the United States from 2004-...
Police now believe they've found Chandra Levy's killer. Ingmar Guandique is currently awaiting trial for the 2001 murder. But when the case first broke, a LOT of people figured former congressma...
Paula Parkinson in 1980When 3 Republican congressmen joined insurance lobbyist Paula Parkinson for a golfing trip to Florida, they didn't realize it would soon become the most infamous foursome of t...
Long before Bill Clinton famously received oral in the Oval Office, Warren G. Harding introduced his young lover to a nearby closet. Thirty-one years younger than Harding, Nan Britton's obsessio...
(Getty Images) When it rains, it pours, and when the sky opened up on Mark Foley, the leveys failed and the dams broke.It started when a congressional page came forward in the press, alleging that M...
Deborah Jeane Palfrey (Getty Images)When the United States Postal Service busted Deborah Jeane Palfrey for money laundering and prostitution, she wasn't the only one sweating. Palfrey, who would...
Jeff Gannon in an undated photo used to advertise his work as a male escort.When new blood joins the White House Press Corps, reporters tend to notice.So it was when some no-name reporter started lo...
(Publicity Still)Call this one a sex scandal for a new era. In 2004, Jessica Louise Cutler was a staff assistant for Senator Michael DeWine. While she was working for the senator, Cutler kept a...
In June of 2007, Larry Craig made comedians jobs easier for a few weeks when he was arrested in a men's room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.Craig was allegedly trying to pull some...
(Getty Images) More Bill Clinton Pictures >> More Monica Lewinsky Pictures >> When the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke in 1998, it instantly became the most famous presidential affair in history. Bill...
Jim McGreevey's nearly-3-year stint as governor of New Jersey was plagued by rumors of nepotism, misconduct, and a closeted gay lifestyle. And in this case, the rumors were all true.McGreevey came o...
When the Eliot Spitzer scandal broke in March, 2008, the world learned two things about New York's former governor. One: He has expensive taste. Two: When he gets upset, he tries to suck his entire ...
It sucks to get dumped. The pain and humiliation of being sent packing can make you do awful, mean, crazy things. Some people do handle the difficulties with dignity and grace, but former Kentucky G...
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