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Top 20 Biggest Political Scandals of the Decade

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Politics is a position of public service. However, as it is well known, power does corrupt. Over the last decade dozens of people in the public spotlight have fallen when rumors of their lies, deceit, and unfaithfulness surfaces. Here are some of the biggest political scandals of the decade.

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Obama Birth Certificate Report Abuse
Philip J Berg,lifelong Democrat, filed suit vs Obama. Berg was in charge of the Democratic party of PA for over a decade and was in charge of both Bill and Hillary's campaigns in PA. He ran for Dem gov pa 3 times and lost
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How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?
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On the birth certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is "Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital". This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called "KauiKeolani Children's Hospital" and "Kapi'olani Maternity Home", respectively. The name did not change to Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged.
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Solyndra Report Abuse
George kaiser(obama fundraiser) got Obama to give Solyndra 537 million dollars after the Bush admin denied the loan, 2 weeks later they went bankrupt and they kept the money
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Fast and Furious Report Abuse
Eric Holder let dangerous weapons get into the hands of murderous drug lords and they killed US border agent brain terry. Holder is quoted as saying that he didnt find out about the incident until tomorrow!
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Barney Frank Report Abuse
- Democrat MA Rep - Hired a male prostitute, ran a prostitution ring from his own home.
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Roosevelt Dobbins - 2005 Report Abuse
When a 17 year old girl decided to use Dobbins computer to fill out college applications, Dobbins took their mentor/mentee relationship much too far.
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Democrat AK Rep - Convicted of fondling a 16-year old while in office.
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IRS scandal Report Abuse
Lois lerner was told by The Obama admin to target GOP groups and deny tax exempt status .She then "lost" all the emails on 6 different computers .
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Eliot Spitzer – 2008 Report Abuse
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Democrat NY Gov - Solicitation and sexual misconduct with a prostitute. (While married)
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Jim McGreevey – 204 Report Abuse
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Democrat NJ Gov - Extramarital homosexual affair with his homeland security advisor.
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Neil Goldschmidt Report Abuse
Democrat OR May - In 2004, confessed to an affair with a 14 year old girl. (while married)
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John Edwards - 2007 Report Abuse
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Democrat NC Sen - Extramarital affair with staff member, while wife was critically ill with breast cancer.
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Rod Blagojevich – 2009 Report Abuse
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Democrat IL Gov - Among other things, also proven to have had an affair. (while married)
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Al Franken Report Abuse
Molested a woman while she was sleeping.
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John Ensign - 2009 Report Abuse
John Ensign had a bright future ahead of him with even talks of being a presidential candidate in 2012. However in 2009, he admitted to having an affair with a woman in his staff.
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Gary Becker - 2009 Report Abuse
Gary Becker was sentenced to three years in jail after he tried to meet up with an under-cover agent that was posing as a 14 year old girl.
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Democrat WI May - Arrested for soliciting sex of a minor (14 years old)
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Gavin Newsom Report Abuse
Democrat CA May - San Fran Mayor, In 2007, confessed to an affair with his secretary, Ruby Rippey. (while married)
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Gerald Ackerman Report Abuse
Democrat MI May - In May 2000, convicted on 10 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct; sentenced to 18 to 38 years imprisonment, also 1 year for indecent exposure to a minor
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Bob Wise Report Abuse
Democrat WV Gov - In 2003, had an affair with a state government staffer.
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Charles Robb Report Abuse
Charles Robb - Democrat VA Rep - Cheated on wife (Lyndon Johnson's daughter) with Tai Collins (Miss Virginia).
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Steven Effman Report Abuse
Democrat FL Rep - Admitted in 2003 to inappropriate relationships with three divorce clients; (While married
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Marc Dann Report Abuse
Democrat OK Agn - In 2008, confessed to an affair with a state staff member. (while married)
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Abraham J. Hirschfeld Report Abuse
Democrat - candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from New York in 1974 and 1976. Offered Paula Jones $1 million to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton. Convicted in 2000 of trying to hire a hit man to kill his business partner.
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Robert Torricelli Report Abuse
Democrat - Withdrew from the 2002 Senate race with less than 30 days before the election because of controversy over personal gifts he took from a major campaign donor and questions about campaign donations from 1996.
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Antonio Villaraigosa Report Abuse
Democrat CA May - LA Mayor, confessed to an affair in 2007 with a news reporter. (while married)
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Paul Patton Report Abuse
Democrat KY Gov - Confessed to an affair in 2002. (while married)
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Gordon Hintz Report Abuse
Democrat WI Rep - Arrested Feb. 10, 2011 for violating a City of Appleton ordinance of touching or offering to touch private parts.
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David Giles Report Abuse
Democrat WA Rep - Convicted in June 2000 of child rape. (While Married)
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Eric Massa – 2008 Report Abuse
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Democrat NY Rep - Resigned from the house over allegations from the Ethics panel. Admitted to sexual language / misconduct to a staffer.
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Sam Adams - 2009 Report Abuse
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- Democrat OR May - Lied, but proven guilty to an affair with an 18-year old male intern.
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Deborah Palfrey – 2008 Report Abuse
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Philip Gordano - 2001 Report Abuse
Philip Gordano was the former mayor of Waterbuy, Connecticut. In 2003 he was convicted of sexually abusing two young girls and earned 37 years in prison.
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James Marzili – 2008 Report Abuse
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Jim West – 2005 Report Abuse
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Kevin Garn – 2010 Report Abuse
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David Vitter – 2009 Report Abuse
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Mark Sandford - 2009 Report Abuse
Mark Sandford had an affair with an Argentina woman and could be the first Governor from South Carolina to be impeached.
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Jim Gibbons – 2006 Report Abuse
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Paul Patton – 2002 Report Abuse
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Richard Curtis – 2007 Report Abuse
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Kevin Shelley – 2004 Report Abuse
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Sonia gandhi Report Abuse
She is cheater italian...ruling in India
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Throw out from India
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