Dear Senator Ensign, RESIGN

A federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to a Republican campaign committee and companies in Nevada 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. It’s time. Seriously. It’s over. Just do it. Give it up. [...]

Ensign, C Street, and The Fellowship (Family)

For those of you who don’t know, I wrote about Ensign and The Fellowship way way back in 2006. At the time, I couldn’t confirm that Ensign lived in the C Street house, but it’s clear now that he has been a resident for some time now.  For a quick overview of what The Fellowship [...]

Ensign Comes Out Swinging

Ensign was the topic of conversation every where I went this weekend. It’s been my thinking since his initial refusal to resign that: Ensign won’t resign. To resign would be admitting wrong doing and he can’t afford to do that now. Ensign would rather weather a Senate Ethics Committee investigation than resign and go away [...]

Ensign’s Cozy Relationship With The Hampton Family

So now the nation knows that Ensign had an affair with Cynthia Hampton, wife of Douglas Hampton–both former employees of Ensign at some point during the already infamous affair. But Brandon Hampton, the son of Douglas and Cynthia Brandon, was also employed by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is headed up by Senator Ensign. [...]

Nevada Senator Ensign to Acknowledge Extra-marital Affair

The Fix (Washington Post political blog) is reporting that Nevada Senator John Ensign is about to acknowledge an extra-marital affair in a press conference later today–a sure bet that he’s trying to clear the air for a presidential run or that someone else was about to go public with the news: Ensign, a member of [...]

Call Senator Ensign and Demand Accountability on S.482!

I don’t care what party you belong, the best way to clean up Washington D.C. and keep our lawmakers honest is to have easy access to their campaign finances. And the more accessible that information is, the better. That’s where Senate bill S.482 comes in. It’s a no brainer really. S.482 requires senators to file [...]

Fernley Needs Sunlight Too Senator Ensign

I got a press release from Harry Reid’s office featuring remarks from Senator John Ensign regarding FEMA’s desperately needed assistance to Fernley: “Fernley has endured a terrible disaster; many have lost their homes,” said Ensign. “I appreciate the swift action by the federal government to help get people back on their feet. The money allocated [...]

Bring in The Light Senator Ensign and Support Senate Bill 223

The Sunlight Foundation, and in particular, Paul Blumenthal, have their sights set on Nevada Senator John Ensign for refusing to budge on Senate Bill 223 which would require Senators to file their campaign finance contribution reports electronically, allowing that information to be more readily available before elections than it is now. Why does Senator Ensign [...]

Nevada Blog Love: The Economy

I just watched Steven Pearlstein (WAPO) and Kenneth Rogoff on NewsHour discuss the difficult job ahead for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke who has to try and manage an economy that will probably experience both inflation and a recession at the same time; the falling dollar, the increasing cost of credit, the rising price of oil, [...]