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Weiner’s seat goes to GOP

by Adam Russett on September 14, 2011

Anthony Weiner, who vacated his seat in the House of Representatives following a scandal involving lewd pictures, has been replaced by Republican Bob Turner in a special election that took place yesterday in New York's 9th Congressional District. The win by the GOP is seen by some to be an indication about President Obama's chances […]

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Murdochs may be back in Parliament to testify

by Jorge Hernandez on August 16, 2011

After a wearying month of debt debate that many experts called an artificial dilemma mostly manufactured for political reasons, it seems that some media outlets had forgotten about the phone hacking scandal that had been plaguing Rupert Murdoch's News of the World and several other publications.  But now that the dust has settled and the […]

The phone hacking scandal that wracked the UK earlier this summer appears to have hit one of the most revered celebrities in the country – Paul McCartney. The former Beatle recently told reporters that he will be speaking to British police after his ex-wife Heather Mills told BBC News that she had been the target […]

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Oregon congressman David Wu officially resigns

by Adam Russett on August 4, 2011

Embroiled in a tawdry sex scandal, Oregon Congressman David Wu, a Democrat, officially resigned on Wednesday. The Oregonian reports that Wu stepped down one minute before midnight, just days after voting for the debt compromise deal that recently became law. Wu's office released a statement on Wednesday formally announcing his resignation, but he did not […]

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Murdoch and son called before Parliament

by Adam Russett on July 14, 2011

The phone hacking scandal that caused media mogul Rupert Murdoch to close the British tabloid News of the World, prompted a series of revelations that has left many wondering how involved the News Corp. owner was in the illicit tactics. So much so, in fact, that he and his son, James, have been called to […]

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News Corp. cancels BSkyB bid

by Adam Russett on July 13, 2011

News Corp., the corporation that has become embroiled in controversy due to the illicit tactics used by journalists who worked at papers such as The Sun and The News of the World (the latter of which was closed following a phone hacking scandal), recently conceded more ground. As of today, the corporation decided to pull […]

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Embroiled in a crisis, News of the World runs last issue

by Jorge Hernandez on July 11, 2011

Mired in controversy, the News of the World bid farewell to readers with its final edition on Sunday. Despite the closing of the popular newspaper, the phone-hacking scandal that caused its demise is still having far-reaching ramifications as Rupert Murdoch attempts to mitigate the growing crisis. According to The Associated Press, there have been a […]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has been embroiled in a sexual scandal before. In 2008, he publicly apologized for having sexual relations with one of his subordinates. Now, a new case is coming to light.  A hotel maid employed at New York City's Sofitel Hotel says that she entered Strauss-Kahn's luxury […]

Representative Chris Lee of New York's 26th District immediately resigned on Wednesday, February 9, after a Craigslist posting featuring a shirtless picture of him flexing in the mirror surfaced on the popular gossip website Gawker.com. "I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents," he said in a […]