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Sen. John Ensign scandal

Sen. John Ensign speaks to the media about an affair he had with a former staffer Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at the Lloyd George Federal Building in Las Vegas. (Related story).

Sen. John Ensign's office announced Wednesday that he is no longer the target of a Department of Justice investigation.
Justice Department clears John Ensign, but how will voters react?
Thursday, December 2, 2010
U.S. Sen. John Ensign got a partial reprieve from his legal woes Wednesday with the news that the Justice Department will no longer be breathing down his neck — but the question remains whether dodging a reckoning for his past dalliances will be enough to salvage his political future.
U.S. Sen. John Ensign visits ITT Technical Institute in Henderson on Aug. 31. Ensign has recently signaled he might support repealing a ban on gays serving openly in the military.
John Ensign signals support for repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Friday, November 19, 2010
Sen. John Ensign may be about to play a role he doesn’t take on too often in the Senate — the swing vote Democrats need to get a filibuster-proof majority. In a letter sent to constituents and obtained by the Washington Post, Ensign signaled that he supported a repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."
Sen. John Ensign draws a graph as he gives a lecture to West Prep High School students on the economic challenges facing the nation on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010.
Sen. John Ensign touches on economy, Yucca in visit to Las Vegas high school
Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday was no ordinary school day for 25 students in Tammy Hadlock’s Advanced Placement government class.
Sen. John Ensign: The dunce
A national group says our senator is an enemy to the arts in education
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
John Ensign's recent report card from the Americans for the Arts Action Fund.
Sen. John Ensign honors NLV principal at school assembly
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
A local principal was named Nevada’s most distinguished elementary school principal at a ceremony attended by Sen. John Ensign on Wednesday.
Fellow Republicans call for John Ensign's resignation
Friday, April 9, 2010
Sen. John Ensign has become further politically isolated this week, with two fellow Republicans calling on him to resign and Rep. Dean Heller, another Republican, stopping just short of doing so.
Deconstructing the facade of John Ensign
Deconstructing the facade of John Ensign
Revelations on long history of arrogance expose a persona loyal only to John Ensign
Monday, April 5, 2010
Last summer, Sen. John Ensign was with his wife, Darlene, at Palace Station for a meeting of Nevada Republican women.
Why Sen. Ensign should be worried about possible indictment
Sunday, April 4, 2010
In the federal penal code, it is known as “structuring.”
Sen. John Ensign listens to a speech during a Lincoln Day dinner in Fallon on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.
John Ensign faces ethics complaint over apartment rent rate
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Sen. John Ensign faces another ethics problem, this time related to his relationship with a religious group that allegedly rented him a room in a Washington house at below-market rates, in violation of congressional gift rules.
Sue Lowden chats with a film crew while waiting to shoot a shotgun during a fundraiser at the Clark County Shooting Park. Lowden is a candidate in the Republican primary for the right to run for U.S. senator in November.
GOP stands for ‘getting outta politics’ in Nevada
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Nevada Republicans seem more like Democrats this year. They should be ready for a big year, but seem intent on embracing failure, like a blackjack player hitting on 20.
Ensign’s refusal to resign harms many in his circle
Friday, March 19, 2010
It’s no longer a question of “if” but of “when” between now and January 2013 that John Ensign’s short, previously happy, suddenly unhappy life as a senator will end.
Grand jury subpoenas issued in John Ensign probe
Thursday, March 18, 2010
WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury reportedly has issued subpoenas in a probe of Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, who has been under scrutiny for his efforts to find lobbying work for the husband of his former mistress.
Ensign votes against bill even though it included his amendment to help Nevada
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sen. John Ensign today voted against a bill that included a key amendment to return geothermal energy royalties and lease revenue to the rural counties where the geothermal plants are located.
No surprise John Ensign voted against jobless benefits
Thursday, March 4, 2010
It should come as no surprise that Republican Sen. John Ensign voted this week against extending unemployment benefits for out-of-work Nevadans. Long before Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky brought the Senate to a standstill to protest the cost of additional unemployment benefits, Ensign played a similar spoiler role.
Ensign family cleared for takeover of Nevada casino
Thursday, February 18, 2010
CARSON CITY – In an emergency meeting, the Nevada Gaming Commission cleared the way for members in the family of U.S. Sen. John Ensign to take over a casino in Northern Nevada that is to be sold at a foreclosure sale on Friday.

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