Reynolds and Boehner say that Hastert knew about Foley

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Dennis Hastert testified to the ethics committee this week about what he did or didn't know about Mark Foley's explicit emails and behavior.  Hastert has said that he first learned about Mark Foley's inappropriate IMs and emails last month when the story became public and Foley resigned.  But Reynolds says that he learned of Foley's inappropriate e-mails last spring and discussed the matter with Hastert.  Of course, Hastert says he doesn't recall that conversation. Majority...Read Full Story

Mark Foley Fallout Continues

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Mark Foley plans to name the priest who allegedly abused him as a boy.  However, he will not press criminal charges because of thestatute of limitations.  "Mark Foley is intending to work with the Archdiocese of Miami and Greater West Palm Beach for the purpose of revealing the name of the particular priest who is involved so the archdiocese can then deal appropriately with the issue," said Gerald Richman, one of Foley's attorneys. Mark Foley was involved in a congressional sex scandal...Read Full Story

Transcript of Mark Foley IM Messages

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(Original Source: ABC News)Here is a transcript of a sexually explicit instant messaging conversation that Congressman Mark Foley held with a male congressional page.  Mark Foley is the user called "Maf54." VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.Read Full Story

Gerard Baker writes about Mark Foley and the GOP

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Interesting article by Garard Baker about the GOP's reaction to the Mark Foley media blitz.  Check  out:  Republicans liberal with sex-case blame Some highlight quotes: Foley..."took the well-worn American route of the outed scoundrel and announced he was checking into an alcoholism rehab unit" "Republicans have been casting around for the negligent enablers among themselves" "As political sex scandals go, the Foley-Pagegate episode is fairly low voltage" "Republicans have embraced a...Read Full Story

FBI to question Kirk Fordham about Mark Foley

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Sounds like Kirk Fordham, chief of staff of Rep. Tom Reynolds, will be questioned in the FBI's investigation into Mark Foley's sexually explicit Internet correspondence with teenage male congressional pages.Read Full Story

Throwing more people under the Mark Foley bus

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Representative Mark Foley's sex scandal continues to drag the GOP into more and more negative press. House Republican leadership is trying to explain what they knew, when they knew it, and why they didn't do more about it. Linked from http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=9907 --- The impact of the widely reported scandal involving former Representative Mark Foley continues to grow. The scandal not only involves House Republican leadership, and what they knew and when they...Read Full Story

Hume Compares Mark Foley To President Clinton

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Fox News Host Brit Hume's comments about Congressman Mark Foley seems to be sparking some debate. Is it a fair comparison...Foley to Clinton? Regardless, its always interesting to compare converage and spin on the different news networks. Hume's quote seems very in line with the standard Fox News bias. But, you decide... "It is very serious misbehavior on the part of Congressman Foley, whether it stems from arrogance or just weakness of the human flesh is another question. It's probably...Read Full Story

Political positioning... criticism of Foley

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Foley is in trouble deep..."The improper communications between Congressman Mark Foley and former House congressional pages is unacceptable and abhorrent. It is an obscene breach of trust," read the statement issued by Majority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, and Majority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri.Read Full Story