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David Vitter

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  • Sex, lies and editorials

    Everybody loves a good political sex scandal — the ritual apologies, the jokes, the schadenfreude, the self-righteousness (from everyone else, of course). But The Times editorial boards of old tended to stay out of the graphic, cheeky media hype, refusing...
  • Get government out of the bathroom

    As we all look forward to more sputtering news conference antics from Sen. Larry Craig, here's hoping that the Idaho politician will eventually draw on traditional Republican principles and stand up for his right to engage in consensual sex in toilet...
  • FDA Holds Off on Oyster Ban

    FDA Holds Off on Oyster Ban
    The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will conduct further studies before implementing a plan to ban raw, untreated Gulf Coast oysters during months when they are most likely to be infected with a harmful bacterium. The plan had sparked...
  • Hillary: Approved, 16-1

     
    Hillary Clinton is endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 16-1, forwarding her nomination to the Senate floor. The only nay vote: Prostitute-lovin' Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, who had reservations about conflicts of interest with Bill's...
  • Hillary Clinton confirmed: Senate panel

     
    by Mark Silva The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today recommended confirmation of the nomination of Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York as secretary of state. The vote was 16-1. The full Senate still must confirm Clinton as President-elect Barack Obama'...
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Yankees President Randy Levine, telling a lawmaker who questioned more taxpayer borrowing breaks for the new stadium: ???Your behavior in this entire matter is worthy of the......
  • Hillary Clinton confirmed to State Dept.

     
    by Frank James Senators tend to take care of their own and today they took care of Hillary Clinton, voting 94 to 2 to confirm her as President Obama's secretary of state. The two Republican senators who voted against her?......
  • Burris ouster by Senate looks unlikely

     
    Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.), leaves a press conference outside Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) by Frank James and Mike Dorning Now that Sen. Roland Burris has acknowledged that he indeed tried....
  • Burris Senate expulsion no time soon

     
    by David G. Savage Though Roland Burris had some trouble being admitted to the U.S. Senate, he will not be easily expelled now that he has arrived. It takes a vote of two-thirds of the senators to oust a member,......
  • Burris should resign: sex-scandal senator

     
    Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and wife Wendy in July 2007. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (This posting has changed since it was first posted.) by Frank James Sen. David Vitter (R-Hypocrisy), that paragon of moral virtue from Louisiana probably best......
  • Southern conservatives like their pork

     
    by Frank James Taxpayers for Common Sense has e-mailed reporters its database of earmarks in the omnibus $420 billion spending bill currently being debated in the Senate and here's one conclusion to draw from it: Republican senators from the South......