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November 20, 2019

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Sen. John Ensign affair to resurface on ‘Nightline’

WASHINGTON -- Greetings, Early Liners. The ongoing story of Republican Sen. John Ensign’s affair with the wife of a former top aide resurfaces anew tonight when ABC airs a new interview with the woman’s husband, Doug Hampton, on “Nightline.”

Highlights of the interview have been making the rounds, including Hampton’s admission that neither the Justice Department, the FBI nor the Senate Ethics Committee have contacted him in a possible investigation.

You can read the latest snippets here or watch the interview tonight.

After the rare Saturday session of the Senate, which advanced the health care reform bill that is now inextricably linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his 2010 election campaign, Congress is on break this week for Thanksgiving recess.

But it’s not all vacation time for Nevada’s lawmakers.

The state’s foreclosure crisis remains a top agenda item. Democratic Rep. Dina Titus hosted a weekend housing workshop on Saturday and Reid will host a forum on mortgage fraud on Tuesday.

Many good reads in the weekend papers, including the Sun’s three-part series on gambling addiction that kicked off Sunday.

Also be sure to check out:

The Sun’s David McGrath Schwartz takes a look at recession-busting swanky political fundraisers.

The R-J catches up with former Republican Rep. Jon Porter, who makes no secret of his interest in returning to politics.

That’s all for now. Check back later for all the political news from Nevada.

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