Latest Mark Foley scandal Stories

2008-11-12 21:00:13

Former Rep. Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who was driven from office in 2006 amid scandal, said Wednesday he is not a pedophile. Foley left Congress after the revelation that he had exchanged sexually charged instant messages and e-mails with former male congressional pages, The Hill reported Wednesday. "You know, people are juxtaposing e-mails to 17-year-olds to putting it in the common parlance of calling it pedophilia, which is absolutely wrong," Foley told West Palm Beach's NBC...

2008-09-21 00:00:12

By The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley won't face state or federal criminal charges for sending salacious computer messages to underage male pages, in part because authorities couldn't prove the authenticity of the chats, officials said Friday.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement also noted in an investigative report that too much time had passed since the February 2003 messages.Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney also confirmed that...

2008-09-19 09:00:07

The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley isn't expected to face charges after a lengthy investigation into his lurid messages to underage congressional pages, two federal law enforcement officials said Thursday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, said the results of a state investigation would be announced today. They said neither state nor federal charges were expected, although an...

2006-07-12 15:51:07

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Republican lawmaker brushed off bad poll numbers on Wednesday and said his party would surprise analysts and Democrats by strengthening its grip on the U.S. House of Representatives in November elections. "We have a good story to tell," House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois told reporters as he emerged from a closed-door meeting with fellow Republicans, many of whom are worried about their own chances for political survival....

2006-02-10 18:27:57

By Thomas Ferraro CAMBRIDGE, Maryland (Reuters) - President Bush was closely questioned by fellow Republicans on his policy on Iran, health care, immigration and other hot-button issues on Friday at a closed meeting meant to rally party members for this year's congressional elections. Sources at a retreat of the scandal-rocked Republicans in the House of Representatives said Bush drew an ovation when he defended his program to eavesdrop without court warrants on Americans with...

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