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October 30, 2013
Your front page article on the scandals surrounding the gubernatorial candidacy of Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler included a photograph of former President Bill Clinton over the caption "Survived Monica Lewinsky scandal and impeachment trial" ( "Surviving scandal, or not," Oct. 26). One of the only good things to come out of this sordid chapter in U.S. history was that reporters as well as the public came to understand, if only briefly, the correct definition of the word "impeachment.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
At the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, when the Clinton administration was consumed with damage control, a White House aide reached out to Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening and asked the fellow Democrat to back off his criticism of the president, according to a trove of documents released Friday by the Clinton Presidential Library. President Bill Clinton's former director of intergovernmental affairs, Mickey Ibarra, wrote in a Sept. 7, 1998, memo that he spoke to Glendening the day before and "delivered our message (it does not help any of us to pile on)
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NEWS
May 18, 2013
The real scandal is why the IRS approved for tax-exempt status organizations that were plainly political and not "social welfare" organizations, as section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code requires ("Taxing the tea party," May 14). The GOP's phony outrage obscures the fact that not a single application from the tea party-affiliated organizations for tax exempt status was denied. They probably should have been. Mark Davis, Baltimore
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
As expected, we're still in D.C., where Jake and Olivia are full-on doing the couple thing … sort of. While jogging through the park, he mentions that he booked a hotel suite near her apartment for “booty calls,” because...something about standing in the sun. Olivia objects, but Jake points at Cyrus, waiting for her on a park bench nearby, and calls that a “political booty call.” OK. A few things have changed with Cyrus - his doctors...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
"Scandal" is back! "Scandal" is back! After months of waiting and rewatching the first two seasons on Netflix, we start the first season by checking in with Pope and Associates. Huck, Harrison, Abby and Quinn are preparing for battle, locking doors and taking the phone off the hook. Olivia has just been outed as Fitz's mistress by a “Post Style-section reporter,” leaving every one reeling. Mellie, Fitz and Cyrus all look miserable, but no one is more upset than Olivia Pope. She's still in the back of that limo with Daddy Pope, who reveals that he wanted Jake Ballard killed, and not Olivia.
NEWS
November 13, 2011
So, an elderly man, well-known in his community, heads a charitable organization to serve young boys. Through that organization, he picks out certain boys to serve his sexual interests. His modus operandi is to give special attention to the boys he has chosen, get them alone and contrive a way to get them in a shower. A few people know of his disgraceful activities but don't have the moral backbone to speak up. Sounds exactly like a certain local judge and the Lancers boys club here in Baltimore about a decade ago. In that case, apparently, the elderly man satisfied himself just looking at the naked little boys.
NEWS
November 4, 2013
Where was coverage in The Sun about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hearings going on in D.C.? Oh, since another former Obama administration official invoked the Fifth Amendment with regard to another example of waste and abuse in this government culture without a "tone from the top," we can't be let in on that. Shame on you. Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville
NEWS
November 22, 2011
One of the biggest aspects of the Penn State tragedy that has been overlooked is the courage and tenacity of the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. While many details remain unclear, one thing that is apparent is that Penn State was a dominating and intimidating force in the community. No one went against them, even when there was strong, even overwhelming, evidence of significant wrongdoing. In comes 24-year-old Sara Ganim, a writer for the paper, who uncovers this story. And at her side was the editorial staff of the Patriot-News.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2013
A gaffe about his opponent's race, allegations that he is the backseat driver from hell and, most recently, an indelible photograph of him in the middle of a wild party of teenagers - is Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler having the worst run a candidate for higher office can possibly have? In a word, no. The world of politics is as rife with setbacks - from lapses in judgment to serious crimes - as it is with examples of candidates and officeholders who have survived them.
NEWS
April 6, 1994
The U.S. Naval Academy badly wants to put behind it the worst cheating scandal in its history and polish up a tarnished image. Contrary to what it had hoped, however, the panel of officers that ruled on misconduct charges against more than 100 midshipmen has not restored confidence that honor and fairness govern what goes on in Annapolis.The 1992 cheating scandal became a scandal in the first place because of suspicions that the academy didn't try to get to the bottom of the problem and didn't mete out punishments equitably.
NEWS
By David Horsey | September 30, 2014
One chilly winter evening in 1988, I was the lone journalist among a small clump of voters gathered inside an old meeting hall in Manchester, N.H. I was there, mostly out of curiosity, to witness the spectacle of a man desperately clinging to a shattered dream. The dream was the presidency. The man was Gary Hart. Mr. Hart had once been sure it was his destiny to be president of the United States. The previous spring -- perhaps convinced of his own inevitability and invulnerability and only weeks after declaring his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination -- Mr. Hart had taken a ride to Bimini on a yacht called "Monkey Business" accompanied by a young model named Donna Rice.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
  Primetime TV often weaves high-profile, real-life events into its narratives, and on Wednesday's episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," the scandal involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice will be the latest headline to receive fictionalized treatment.  Based on the above preview, the episode, titled "American Disgrace," appears to deal with rape and a cover-up involving a celebrity pro-athlete named Shakir "The Shark"...
NEWS
September 27, 2014
Regarding the Ray Rice scandal, Ravens president Dick Cass said in the team's rebuttal to an ESPN article critical of the team that he "did not think that pretrial intervention would prevent the [second] video from becoming public. I assumed that would eventually occur in any event" ( "Steve Bisciotti, Ravens issue rebuttal to ESPN report," Sept. 22). Yet he says he declined to request a copy of the second video, which shows Mr. Rice punching his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer. Let's think about this: The president of an NFL franchise knows there's an incendiary video out there that could very well embroil his franchise in a firestorm.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The "Scandal" Season 4 opener reset the board totally after the events of the finale, and I could not be happier. Olivia is with Jake.  I repeat: Liv is with Jake! On an uncharted island 100 miles off the coast of Zanzibar, where they are pretty much living a fairytale! Liv's got a really cute, curly beach fro and Jake refuses to button his shirts! They have sexy-time at the beach! They get their food delivered to them by a guy on a boat! But things can't stay perfect and sunshiney forever.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow. Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid scandal nearly a decade ago, Congress is using its bully pulpit — and threatening legislation — to prod change on another of the nation's pastimes. Lawmakers introduced bills last week threatening to revoke the league's tax exemption for two different reasons.
BUSINESS
By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz and The Chicago Tribune | September 16, 2014
Cover Girl has landed in the unflattering spotlight of the NFL domestic abuse scandal as activists pressuring sponsors to boycott the league circulate a doctored ad of a female football fan with a black eye. Hunt Valley-based Cover Girl, the official beauty sponsor of the NFL, is behind the "Get Your Game Face On" ad campaign featuring models wearing the jerseys and makeup colors of each of the league's 32 teams. That includes the Baltimore Ravens, where Ray Rice was a running back until his $35 million contract was terminated last week after a video surfaced that showed him knocking his fiancee unconscious in an elevator.
BUSINESS
By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,New York Bureau | September 8, 1992
NEW YORK -- Faced with a sensational scandal surrounding its top product, TriStar Pictures is doing the only decent thing a company in its position can do: It is embarking on a massive marketing campaign to take advantage of the headlines.This time, it isn't controversy over a mundane product such as mineral water or a painkiller, but filmmaker and comic Woody Allen, whose professional career has been overshadowed recently by his public war with companion Mia Farrow and his relationship with her adopted daughter.
NEWS
March 19, 1991
Advocates of women suffering from "battered woman syndrome" have long argued that their clients get an unfair shake in court when they lash out against their abusers, because evidence critical to their defense is routinely inadmissible.Governor Schaefer, having visited a group of such women in Jessup, was convinced and, as we have noted several times in this space, was right to support legislation to allow evidence of repeated abuse and testimony about "battered woman syndrome" to be admitted in court.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
Adm. Charles R. Larson, the onetime commander-in-chief of military forces in the Pacific who became superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy to restore discipline and morale after his alma mater had been rocked by the largest cheating scandal in its history, died early Saturday at his home in Annapolis. He was 77. Admiral Larson's death was confirmed by his son-in-law, Cmdr. Wesley Huey, a faculty member at the academy. Commander Huey said the four-star admiral had been diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. "Admiral Larson's death is a great loss for the Navy family and the U.S. Naval Academy," said Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., who took over as the academy's superintendent Wednesday.
NEWS
By Mark Puente, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
After serving eight months in federal custody for his role in a towing scandal, former Baltimore police officer David Reeping is fighting to get his job back. Reeping contends that investigators used him as a scapegoat to avoid accusations of racial profiling from Hispanic and African-American officers convicted in the scandal, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. "I was the token 'Caucasian' to stack the deck against them," Reeping told the commission, according to a copy of the claim obtained by The Baltimore Sun. A city lawyer called Reeping's allegations "absurd" and urged the commission to reject the claim, according to his correspondence with the commission.
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