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Mark Sanford Achieves Epic Comeback
Mark Sanford has pulled off a political comeback some thought impossible. After the infamous Argentine affair tarnished his governorship in 2009, and after state officials slapped him with 37 ethics charges later that year for unrelated trips, Sanford left office as one of the nation's top
Obama Juggles Scandals
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA ON THE IRS — ‘I’M ANGRY’: President Obama announced yesterday that the Internal Revenue Service acting commissioner Steven Miller has submitted his resignation for his agency’s “inexcusable” targeting of conservative groups who had applied for ...
Mark Sanford Sworn in to House
Mark Sanford, the former Republican governor of South Carolina who resigned from office more than three years ago only to mount a political comeback with a special election victory earlier this month, was sworn into the House of Representatives this evening, saying he was “simply...
Mr. Sanford's Wild Ride: Voters Go to Polls In House Race
Mark Sanford’s road to redemption has been long and winding. Knocked out of politics by his “Appalachian Trail” scandal in 2009, debased as the nation’s top political pariah, the former governor is attempting a nearly inconceivable comeback–to retake the House seat he held in the...
S.C.'s Very Strange House Special (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES VOTERS, VOTING: In South Carolina’s First Congressional District today, voters will turn out for the special election between Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, and former governor Mark Sanford, whose career was tarnished by the infamous “Appalachian ...
South Carolina House Race Defined by People Who Aren't Running
What do Comedy Central talk show host Stephen Colbert; Jenny Sanford, the spurned ex-wife of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, and Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentinian woman Sanford left her for have in common? None of them are running to represent South Carolina's First Congressional
A New Normal In Massachusetts (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY: An announcement from White House @PressSec Jay Carney: “POTUS brought down the house on Sat night at #WHCD – but he didn’t take questions. So, today he will. 10:15am in Brady Briefing Room.” ELECTION...
Cheers, Boos, Groans: Mark Sanford , Elizabeth Colbert Busch Debate in SC
In a debate that held the ambiance of a schoolyard confrontation, Mark Sanford fended off mentions of his affair and attacked his opponent as a liberal Democrat before a boisterous crowd at the Citadel Monday night in Charleston, S.C. Both Sanford and his Democratic rival,...
Jenny Sanford Not Endorsing In South Carolina House Race
Mark Sanford won’t get his ex-wife’s backing ahead of his special election in South Carolina next month. Jenny Sanford will not be endorsing a candidate in the race on May 7 that pits her ex-husband, former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, against Democrat Elizabeth...