Morning Mix: Does Ensign Owe A Head’s Up To Santorum? And Other Headlines

Nevada Senator John Ensign may be out of Congress, but his scandals live on.  A report was released that detailed the ethics violations the Republican was accused of, from an affair with an aide’s wife to violating federal tax laws.   Most interesting?  It appears that presidential candidate Rick Santorum may have tipped off Ensign about his mistress incident going public.  Why was Ensign’s aide talking to Santorum about his wife having an affair with his boss?  No one seems to know, but we can bet that’s going to come up in the next presidential debate.

Speaking of ethics, it used to be that no one thought you really needed an ethics code for Supreme Court justices.  After all, impartiality was supposed to be the big factor in deciding cases.  But between right-wing fundraisers and Tea Party wives, is it time to put a code of ethics in place at the highest court in the land?

Finally, we’ve been noticing a lot of different attempts to use the educational system to force conservative ideals onto school children.  First there was the creationist curriculum being proposed in Texas, then the “adopt a school” program for Constitution Week by people who don’t really believe in the Constitution.

Now, The American Coal Foundation wants to teach children about energy?  No wonder our public schools are in so much trouble.

Things to watch today: Ron Paul is officially in as a GOP presidential candidate.

 

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Pat S6 years ago

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Pat S6 years ago

Sharon H,
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Pat S6 years ago

Robert H,
"The RICO act was created as a tool to fight organized crime. It is time to implement it's use it against the republican party." But, let the demorat party escape?????

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Pat S6 years ago

Juliet D,
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