Books — staid and intellectual cultural artifacts that they so often are — were not all just staid or intellectual this year. Not nearly. There were, in fact, publishing scandals, dramas, and plot twists galore. Oh, and Philip Roth.
Even with a juicy new story line developing over health-care fraud, conservative media outlets remain fixated on Menendez's alleged cavorting with Dominican prostitutes on a Florida optometrist's dime.
Information continues to emerge in the increasingly complicated, increasingly tawdry, and entirely all-consuming news story of what at first seemed like a "relatively" simple affair between former CIA head David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell. But let's pause for a moment and talk about one very special sentence in the affair.
The rapidly unfolding saga of David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell, Jill Kelley and an unnamed FBI agent is getting trashier by the minute.
The chorus of "poor Monica Lewinsky"—alone and miserable, a memory of something indecent and tawdry in America, a soiled Gap dress, a beret, something-something to do with the commander-in-chief, that man, Bill Clinton—is going to change with her tell-all. But can it ever change for the better?
After the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai was arrested for murder on Thursday, the state is getting ready for its highest profile criminal case in years, and while it really wants to project an image of fairness, nobody's buying it.
If you thought we were done hearing about the graphic details of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys, you were wrong.
If you haven't yet read Mike Giglio's story in NewsBeast about the investigation into Piers Morgan's stock scandal in 2000, you should, if only to read the first few paragraphs about how terrified the then newspaper editor was about bad press and an investigation.
It was nearly a year ago that Anthony Weiner resigned from his Congressional seat after being busted in a sexting scandal. But The New York Post is not done with him yet.
It's like the Vatican's own real-life version of Clue: the mystery of who leaked Vatican documents, including papal letters, has been a scandal for months, but on Friday Vatican police made an arrest, and it turns out they think the butler did it.
Shockingly, the allegations that former Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky raped kids have hurt donations to his charity, and it's now making plans to close.
Just when you thought the Secret Service prostitution scandal would fade away, director Mark Sullivan will get to talk to a Senate committee today about his fired agents' new claims that they didn't do anything unusual for the "secret circus."
A little over four months since starting the job, a fudged resume is forcing Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's to announce will step down from his position for "personal reasons" on Monday.
It's the SEC's job to police Wall Street, but who will police the SEC? One serious-sounding dude who wants to bring a gun to work would have been your answer until this week, but he's just been banned from the SEC office.
Someone had to take a fall in the scandal over Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's faked company bio, and the first to go is Patti Hart, the Yahoo director who led the search that got Thompson hired in the first place.
The latest piece to fall into place in the Bo Xilai scandal is a big one: The former Chongqing Communist Party secretary apparently wiretapped Chinese President Hu Jintao, which goes a long way toward explaining why the party came down so hard on Bo.
The trial of disgraced former Senator John Edwards is well underway, and there are nuggets both titillating and shameful coming forward. Are we supposed to feel sorry for him, after everything we've been through?
China's worried enough about the information going out on the U.S.-based Chinese language site Boxun.com that it apparently took the trouble to knock the site offline, so now we're going to add Boxun to our list of sites worth reading about the Bo Xilai scandal.
If you've been following the Bo Xilai scandal, you've probably noticed some remarkably vague language surrounding key parts of the narrative, but this week much of it is becoming more specific, including what happened at the U.S. consulate where Bo Xilai's chief of police fled in February.
It looks like the 11 Secret Service agents and officers currently on leave in the Colombian sex scandal have been stripped of their security clearances in addition to being suspended from work, at least according to a CBS report sourced to an unnamed "law enforcement official."
If your'e among those who are sick and tired of hearing about Hilary Rosen and her CNN remarks about Ann Romney, you have company in Rosen herself, who announced on Friday she didn't want to go on Meet the Press because she had "said enough."
As the official Chinese press rushes to condemn disgraced Communist Party official Bo Xilai, the official party newspaper sounds like it's coming perilously close to doing actual investigative work into political corruption -- a potentially dangerous pursuit.
German President Christian Wulff, who resigned on Friday hasn't been prosecuted for any kind of corruption, but he already fell short of being what the BBC calls "a moral authority for the nation" just by opening himself up to messy allegations of back-room favors.
Politico reported late on Sunday that Herman Cain was twice accused of "inappropriate behavior" by women who worked with him when he ran the National Restaurant Association in late 1990s.
Special elections to replace disgraced politicians are not free
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the sad truth about our government and media
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