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When you consider the array of public men who have been forced, in one way or another, to come clean on their bad behavior, the list is not insubstantial: a president (Bill Clinton), presidential candidates (John Edwards, Gary Hart), governors (Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer), senators (John Ensign, David Vitter). And that's just the top tier.

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Latinos targeted, again?updated: Tue Feb 15 2011 11:51:00

Many Latinos in the U.S. feel they're being targeted by a movement to change the 14th Amendment. Rafael Romo reports.

Close the 'birthright citizenship' loopholeupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 11:51:00

America's illegal immigration problem is out of control. To change this, we must better protect our borders, particularly the Mexican border, and ensure that only citizens and those in our country legally can be hired for jobs.

Debate over DREAM Act heats up as immigration-related bill awaits voteupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 18:22:00

The future of the DREAM Act has become something of a nightmare for Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Report: White House edit led to errant claim on drilling moratoriumupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 21:03:00

The Obama administration didn't violate federal law when it incorrectly asserted that its plans for a six-month halt to offshore oil drilling had been "peer reviewed" by experts, an independent watchdog agency reported Wednesday.

GOP senator leads despite racy pastupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 05:28:00

Louisiana's GOP Senator David Vitter leads in polls despite a past sex scandal. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

Senator poised to win re-election in Louisiana despite 'sin'updated: Thu Oct 28 2010 05:28:00

Politics in Louisiana is a notoriously scandalous profession. Governors, congressmen and judges have all fallen from grace, be it by voluntary resignation or by involuntary criminal conviction. So when a conservative Republican senator was linked to a prostitution ring, many thought he'd fall by the wayside like so many others before him. Sandra Bullock Praises New Orleans School for Hurricane Recoveryupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 05:47:00

"I have seen nothing but unimaginable kindness," she says on the fifth anniversary of Katrina

Vitter, Melancon win party nominations in Louisianaupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 08:15:00

Republican Sen. David Vitter and Democratic Rep. Charlie Melancon easily coasted to victory Saturday in the Louisiana Senate primary, setting up a November race between the conservative senator and the Blue Dog Democrat congressman.

Democrats renew push for removal of oil liability capupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 15:16:00

Top congressional Democrats renewed their push Wednesday for legislation that would remove all oil spill liability caps -- a move some Republicans warn would lead to stronger monopolies in the energy sector while increasing U.S. dependence on foreign oil sources.

Gulf oil disaster cleanup to take years, Allen saysupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 21:54:00

Workers scraped oil off beaches and skimmed it out of waterways from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle on Monday, but the impact of the Gulf oil disaster will be felt for years, authorities said.

Not rational to give up on offshore drilling, Vitter saysupdated: Sun May 30 2010 18:43:00

A Republican senator from the state so far the hardest hit by the Gulf oil spill said Sunday that the environmental catastrophe was not a reason to put a stop to all domestic offshore oil drilling.

Vitter: 'I'm done predicting success'updated: Sun May 30 2010 18:43:00

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter tells CNN's Candy Crowley he wants BP to take immediate action to protect the coast.

CNNMoney: Proposed spill penalty: A year of profitsupdated: Thu May 13 2010 19:04:00

Companies responsible for oil spills could be forced to give up a year's worth of profits under a bill introduced in the Senate on Thursday.

CNNMoney: Recycling bailout money: Is it right?updated: Fri May 22 2009 09:42:00

Some lawmakers are questioning whether the Treasury Department has the power to recycle returned bailout dollars to fund new or expanded rescues for auto companies, life insurers and small banks.

CNNMoney: Credit cards and gun rights - Huh?updated: Thu May 14 2009 17:57:00

What do guns have to do with credit cards?

TSA to look at Vitter airport incidentupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 02:11:00

The Transportation Security Administration is looking into a report that Louisiana Sen. David Vitter had an angry altercation with an airline worker at Washington Dulles International Airport last week.

House says 'no' to pet primatesupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 22:23:00

In the wake of a highly publicized chimpanzee attack, the U.S. House made its first official move to ban humans from owning primates as pets.

Porn star considers politicsupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 14:34:00

CNN's Sean Callebs reports on an effort to lure an adult entertainment actress into a race against Sen. David Vitter.

Push to make porn star a senator no stunt, fan saysupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 14:34:00

Fans of porn star Stormy Daniels are drafting her to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana now held by Republican Sen. David Vitter. And it's no racy gimmick, they say.

CNNMoney: Senate vote fails, Obama gets $350Bupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 18:08:00

President-elect Barack Obama secured access to the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue package Thursday, after the Senate voted 52-42 to kill a measure that would have blocked the funds' release.

CNNMoney: $350B bailout: Senate vote loomsupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 22:50:00

A Senate fight looms Thursday over President-elect Barack Obama's attempt to secure the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue package.

D.C. Madam: 'There was no way out'updated: Mon May 05 2008 14:08:00

Convicted "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey railed against what she called a "modern-day lynching" in notes to her mother and sister before hanging herself at her mother's Florida home, police disclosed Monday.

Police: 'D.C. Madam' deadupdated: Mon May 05 2008 14:08:00

Police say Deborah Jeane Palfrey was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging. D.C. Madam: Suicide Before Prisonupdated: Thu May 01 2008 15:00:00

Facing up to 55 years in jail, she told an acquaintance that she'd rather die than return to prison Police: 'D.C. Madam' Commits Suicideupdated: Thu May 01 2008 14:00:00

Police say a woman they believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey has committed suicide Prostitute Claims Link to Senatorupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 10:00:00

A former New Orleans prostitute who will be featured in Larry Flynt's Hustler magazine appeared at his office Tuesday to accuse Sen. David Vitter of having a sexual relationship

Craig rethinking resignation, spokesman says updated: Tue Sep 04 2007 21:43:00

Sen. Larry Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign after his arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting and may still fight for his Senate seat, his spokesman said Tuesday evening. Craig Is Gone, Leaving G.O.P. Bruisedupdated: Sat Sep 01 2007 16:00:00

Analysis: Scandals like the one that took down the Idaho Senator have demoralized the base ahead of the '08 campaign Setting the Stage for More Katrinasupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 18:00:00

A new batch of Army Corps of Engineers projects, sailing through Congress, simply perpetuates a dysfunctional system

'D.C. Madam' speaks outupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 00:29:00

'D.C. Madam' speaks out

In 'D.C. Madam's' phone records, a slice of Washingtonupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 00:29:00

Euphemisms abound for prostitution, but spend a week combing through the phone records of the so-called "D.C. Madam," and it's clear that "call girl" is far and away the most apt. It is all about the calls.

Scandal-linked senator breaks a week of silenceupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 05:21:00

Sen. David Vitter broke a week of silence on Monday and, with his wife by his side, denied allegations he had relationships with New Orleans prostitutes.

Vitter denies allegationsupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 05:21:00

Vitter denies allegations

Scandal-linked senator returns to workupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 05:45:00

U.S. Sen. David Vitter returned from a week-long absence from Congress Tuesday, a day after he made a public apology for "a serious sin" as investigators probe an alleged prostitution ring that operated in the nation's capital.

Hustler targets politiciansupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 05:45:00

Hustler targets politicians Did Senator Vitter Get Hustled?updated: Wed Jul 11 2007 18:05:00

After the Louisiana pol apologizes, speculation stirs about an alliance between the so-called "D.C. Madam" and Larry Flynt

Hustler says it revealed senator's link to escort serviceupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 08:22:00

Larry Flynt's Hustler magazine claimed credit for exposing Sen. David Vitter's connection to the "D.C. Madam" Tuesday, saying Vitter confessed after a journalist reported finding the senator's number in the escort service's phone records.

Senator admits 'serious sin'updated: Wed Jul 11 2007 08:22:00

Senator admits 'serious sin'

The Senate immigration vote: How they votedupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 11:53:00

The Senate immigration compromise was effectively killed Thursday, failing to pass a critical procedural hurdle.

Measure to remove guest worker program from bill failsupdated: Tue May 22 2007 09:03:00

The Senate on Tuesday defeated a measure that would have eliminated a guest worker program from the bipartisan immigration legislation announced last week.

Key GOP senator opposes Bush's Iraq planupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 15:47:00

The influential former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee weighed in Monday against President Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq, co-sponsoring a resolution that would put the Senate on record against it.

Official: July until New Orleans floodgates readyupdated: Thu May 18 2006 10:42:00

Massive floodgates designed to better protect the heart of New Orleans from the type of storm surges that breached levees during Hurricane Katrina may not be installed until July, more than a month after hurricane season starts, a top Army official said Friday.

FSB: Small Bungling Administrationupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

All John Rowland wants to do is get back to cooking. "It's what I do best," says Rowland, 46, the owner of Southern Hospitality Catering, a 21-year-old New Orleans company. A day before Hurricane K...

Senate seatmates take disagreement publicupdated: Thu Jun 02 2005 16:39:00

Senators from the same state often disagree, especially when they're from different parties. Personal relations can become prickly.

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