Boehner Urges Reopening of the Mark Foley Case

By: Wednesday April 14, 2010 7:45 am

John Boehner is very disturbed that we still don’t know everything about who in the leadership knew about Mark Foley’s relationships with Congressional pages, and he wants a full investigation. What? Oh wait, he’s actually talking about Eric Massa: House Minority Leader John Boehner Tuesday called on the ethics committee to launch its investigation into [...]

House Approves Resolution to Reopen Massa Ethics Committee Investigation

By: Thursday March 11, 2010 10:31 am

House Republicans managed to reopen the Eric Massa investigation in the Ethics Committee with a privileged resolution, passing with a whopping 402-1 count, with 15 members voting “present”. The new investigation would look specifically into when Democratic leaders knew about the allegations against the former New York Congressman. Democrats had closed the investigation into Massa, [...]

The Extremely Odd Massa/Beck Interview

By: Tuesday March 9, 2010 3:06 pm

Blogs everywhere went dark for the past hour, tuning in to Glenn Beck’s interview with former Congressman Eric Massa. And nobody learned much of anything, beyond the value of purchasing gold. In fact, Massa apparently presented himself almost totally differently than he did to get Beck to book him on the show. Frequently looking confused [...]

Massa Charges Now Allegedly Involve Groping Male Staffers

By: Tuesday March 9, 2010 12:25 pm

I definitely defended Eric Massa against charges from anonymous sources of sexual harassment, particularly when he said cancer scares were the reason for his resignation. Now that he has gone to war against the Democratic Party for allegedly forcing him out to pass health care, more anonymous charges have leaked out from unidentified sources. Former [...]

Will Massa Still Resign?

By: Monday March 8, 2010 1:26 pm

A whole bunch of things don’t add up in Eric Massa’s long radio interview yesterday, and the unfolding drama which will continue tomorrow with an hour-long interview on Glenn Beck’s Fox News show. But the biggest one is why Massa would come out now with these allegations of backstabbing by the Democratic leadership, opening himself [...]

Hoyer’s Office Denies Massa Allegation; Massa Going On Beck For Full Hour Tomorrow

By: Monday March 8, 2010 10:57 am

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office dismissed the allegation by soon-to-be-former Rep. Eric Massa that he lied about the sexual harrassment charge and the referral to the House Ethics Committee, calling it completely false. On his radio show yesterday, Massa claimed that “Steny Hoyer has never said a single word to me at all, not ever, [...]

Massa Details Nature Of Harassment Charge, Suggests Plot Against Him

By: Monday March 8, 2010 6:49 am

Eric Massa hosted his weekly radio show on his last day as the Congressman and intimated that the Democratic Party pushed him out of his seat to pick up a vote on health care. He also detailed the charges against him and said he would perhaps rescind his resignation if the move to toss him [...]

Massa Tells Local Reporter He’s “Guilty,” Not Of What

By: Saturday March 6, 2010 8:32 am

Eric Massa spoke with a reporter in his district and admitted guilt to the allegations of harrassment of a male staffer. In both instances Massa cited a re-occurrence of cancer and advice from his doctors as his primary reason for the decision. However, a harassment complaint filed by a male staffer with the House Ethics [...]

Reports Have Massa Resigning On Monday

By: Friday March 5, 2010 12:38 pm

The Hotline is reporting that Eric Massa will resign on Monday, and cites House Democrats “pressuring” him to leave Congress. Massa has been pressured by House Dems to step aside amid an ethics controversy that caused him to announce earlier this week he would not run for a second term. There’s an open investigation in [...]

Word “Sexually” Magically Disappears From Massa Misconduct Charges

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 7:13 am

Last night, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office confirmed that Eric Massa, the freshman Democrat who will retire from Congress after only one term, citing health reasons, faces an allegation of “misconduct” charges from a former male staffer. However, the AP would not characterize the allegation beyond that. Further, the New York Times story on the [...]

NY-29: Eric Massa Leaving Congress After One Term, Possibly Due To Recurrence Of Cancer

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 11:33 am

Ending one of the shorter political careers in recent memory, Rep. Eric Massa, a freshman Democrat in a swing seat, will not seek re-election, possibly because of a recurrence of the cancer that almost took his life several years ago. As I reported last month, Massa was diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was given [...]

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