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L.A. Times: Dennis Hastert Was Paying to Conceal His 'Sexual Misconduct'

When it was announced Thursday that former House speaker Dennis J. Hastert has been indicted on blackmail charges, nobody had any idea what the hell was going on. The plot has thickened rapidly: Hastert is accused of paying roughly $1.7 million in hush money since 2010, and the L.A. Times is reporting it was to cover… » 5/29/15 4:10pm 5/29/15 4:10pm

Fancy Downton Abbey Office-Having Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns 

Frequently unshirted Congressman Aaron Schock of Illinois, Downton Abbey's number one fan, announced Tuesday he's resigning his post. The move comes just months after Schock became a national laughingstock and a walking one-man example of unchecked political corruption and personal avarice. He's blaming "constant… » 3/17/15 2:50pm 3/17/15 2:50pm

Ex-Va. First Lady Maureen McDonnell Gets One Year in Jail for Bribery 

Former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced to one year in jail Friday for her role in a bribery and corruption scheme that tanked the career of her husband, former Governor Bob McDonnell. The McDonnells took more than $100,000 in "gifts" in exchange for promoting a ridiculous nutritional supplement… » 2/20/15 2:30pm 2/20/15 2:30pm

Argentine Pres Was About to Be Arrested Before Prosecutor's Murder


In a story that's quickly escalating from "Huh, that's weird" to "Holy shit," there is (or was) a draft of a warrant for the arrest of Argentina's President, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. That arrest warrant was found at the home of Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor who recently died under mysterious… » 2/03/15 6:30pm 2/03/15 6:30pm

Trial of Virginia Ex-Governor and His Wife Is an Amazing Soap Opera

Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell and ex-First Lady Maureen McDonnell are currently on trial for corruption, and even without the schadenfreude that comes from watching a rising whackadoodle star of the GOP be taken down all the pegs, the entire proceeding is at least twice as salaciously soapy and entertaining as… » 7/29/14 5:45pm 7/29/14 5:45pm

Zimbabwe Hospital Charged Women $5 Per Scream During Childbirth

Zimbabwe's rampant corruption has penetrated virtually all levels of public services, and it's gotten so bad that delivering a baby has become unaffordable for most Zimbabwean women. One hospital has reportedly been charging $5 per scream during childbirth for "raising false alarm." False alarm for what? Birthing a… » 7/12/13 3:00pm 7/12/13 3:00pm

New Jersey Mayor Wrote Hilariously Unromantic Poetry to Mistress

East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser is currently the subject of a discrimination suit that stems from a long-term extramarital affair he was having with his research assistant. But things weren't always so bleak for the high-minded Bowser. During the affair, he would write the assistant, Corletta Hicks, romantic poetry… » 5/05/13 1:50pm 5/05/13 1:50pm

Former French President in Trouble for Possibly Exploiting Demented…

Nicolas "Bling Bling" Sarkozy, former President of La France, spouse of the immeasurably calm Carla Bruni, and deadringer for Mickey Mouse, is currently at the center of an inquiry into whether he took advantage of Liliane Bettencourt, the 90-year-old L'Oreal heiress, for some campaign financing after she was already… » 3/22/13 3:20pm 3/22/13 3:20pm

What Kind of Depraved Rapscallion Steals Money From the Muppets?

This episode of Everyone is Horrible is brought to you by the letters W, T, and F, and the number 20,000,000. The US government has withdrawn funding from a $20 million project designed to launch the Pakistani version of Sesame Street after it was revealed that the puppet theater that was supposed to be creating… » 6/05/12 2:10pm 6/05/12 2:10pm