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Mark Foley

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Former Congressman Mark Foley Still Doling Out Campaign Cash

    Republican Florida Congressman Mark Foley received his last campaign contribution ever on September 28, 2006 -- a $2,100 check from a Palm City physician. The next day, Foley resigned from Congress, disgraced by a scandal over sexually explicit messages the (sort-of) secretly gay congressman had sen ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    House Page Program, Which Mark Foley Thought Was a Dating Service, Comes to an End

    Mark Foley​House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that they're eliminating the House page program, which brought in high school kids to do administrative work for the House.Pages were once "stretched to the limit" in their work delivering packages and ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley Says He Has Prostate Cancer

    gpoaccess.govMark Foley​Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley -- a Republican from West Palm Beach who represented Florida's 16th congressional district for more than a decade -- announced he has prostate cancer, according to Newsmax.Foley, 56, told the news outlet he's scheduled for surgery in an Orlando-a ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Mark Foley, Ousted by His Own Sex Scandal, Recalls Anthony Weiner's Creepy Bill

    ​Now, says former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, it all makes sense!In late 2005, Republican Mark Foley found his Democrat ex-colleague Anthony Weiner's enthusiasm for a bill he was trying to introduce a little misguided."He came up to me over and over again for me to cosponsor his bill," Foley said. "The ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Mark Foley Comeback Hinges on Dissection of His Sex Scandal

    Not perfect. Not exactly a monster either.​Mark Foley is back! Maybe. The Republican ex-congressman, who resigned in disgrace in 2006 after revelations that he'd made passes at teenaged congressional pages, is considering a run for the mayor of West Palm Beach.Lots of folks will gripe, rightly eno ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Mark Foley Gets a Shout Out on 30 Rock

    ​Disgraced Congressman-turned-West Palm Beach consignment shop owner Mark Foley got a mention right in the middle of NBC's Thursday night prime time line up. Though it probably wasn't the kind of shout out he would appreciate.On last night's season opener, 30 Rock made reference to Foley's scandal ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Disgraced Politicos Who Should've Stayed Hidden

    Mark Foley is baack.​Now that former U.S. Congressman Mark Foley has begun his unembarrassed return to Republican politics, it's tempting to recall the many other disgraced Floridians who perhaps should have stayed hidden longer. Blithely ignoring the infamy of their scandals, these public figures ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    PETA Backtracks on Neutering Tiger; Juice Has List of Alternates

    ​People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has scrapped plans for a billboard featuring Tiger Woods ("Too Much Sex Can Be a Bad Thing"), meant to encourage the spaying and neutering of pet kitties. They'd planned to debut the billboard in Tiger's hometown of  Windemere, Florida. But ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Mark Foley's Little Shop o' Horrors

    In Foley's Little Shop, at least the potted plants keep quiet​In the market for a pile of tasseled silk pillows? A pair of matching swan figurines? Or perhaps you hanker to collect the tchotckes of disgraced former pols. Ex-U.S. Congressman Mark Foley has opened a furniture consignment store in We ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    "Inside the Mind of Mark Foley" Debuts on 960 AM

    Foley: His mind is a terrible thing to waste​I don't know about you, but if I were planning to produce a radio talk show with a disgraced former Republican Congressman whose pedophilic Instant Messages to a 16-year-old page had made headline news a mere three years ago, I don't think I'd call my n ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    "We Know What You Did Last Session"

    That's the just-released trailer for Outrage, by provocative documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick, which debuted this past week at the Tribeca Film Festival. We told you how outed Palm Beach Congressman Mark Foley was going to be a character in the film and hypothesized (without consulting Bob Norman, I ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Mark Foley to Make Film Debut Next Week; Will Charlie Get a Role?

    Just when things had finally quieted down for uncloseted former Palm Beach Congressman Mark Foley, here comes a documentary called Outrage by notorious celluloid provocateur Kirby Dick. In advance of its debut next week at the Tribeca Film Festival, the picture is getting buzz for being controversia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    The Foley Report

    The ethics committee has spoken: It was craven political discretion that kept Congressional leadership from pursuing former Congressman Mark Foley's indiscretions with pages. The committee's report said "Republican lawmakers and aides left male pages vulnerable to Rep. Mark Foley's improper sexual ... More >>

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    November 28, 2006

    Lost In Translation

    I'll begin by announcing that this post isn't to pick on the Boca Raton News. It's a tiny newspaper on a shoe-string budget. I have nothing against it. But for the first time, I stumbled upon the on-line editorials in that newspaper and found them incredibly entertaining. You know, in the same way a ... More >>

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    November 17, 2006
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    November 2, 2006
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    October 26, 2006
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    October 23, 2006

    About That Last Column ...

    I keep hearing that people thought my last column, called The Last Transcript and supposedly including new Mark Foley IM exchanges with a page, was real. It wasn't. Here are some clues that it was a goof: The story begins: "In an unprecedented journalistic coup ..." Who starts a story that w ... More >>

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    October 20, 2006

    Foley's Priest Misidentified

    Correction: This is NOT Father Tony The Sarasota Herald-Tribune is reporting on its website that the photograph (at right) that it circulated of Father Anthony Mercieca -- the accused molester of disgraced Congressman Mark Foley nearly 40 years ago -- is actually an innocent librarian at the Gozo C ... More >>

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    October 20, 2006
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    October 19, 2006

    Foley's Priest Unmasked

    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune busts the story on the priest who molested Mark Foley. And, in proper priestly style, it's creepy as all living hell. The culprit is Father Anthony Mercieca, who admitted to Herald-Tribune reporters Matthew Doig and Maurice Tamman in a telephone interview from his hom ... More >>

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    October 12, 2006
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    October 12, 2006

    Foley Got Shaft From POTUS -- And Not In Good Way

    Gov. Jeb Bush's office released e-mails exhanged between the gov and disgraced congressman Mark Foley yesterday and, thankfully, we are none the wiser on the size of Jeb's member. But Dara Kam of the Palm Beach Post reports that there were some interesting exchanges about Foley's concern about getti ... More >>

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Less Rock, More Talk... Motherfuckers

    Cursing by numbers and other rock clichés.

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The Last Transcript

    On his way to political oblivion, Mark Foley works out all the angles.

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    October 11, 2006
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    October 10, 2006

    Harper's On Foley

    Harper's Magazine just posted one of the most fascinating stories on the Mark Foley scandal to date (via Romenesko). In short, Ken Silverstein puts the lie to the Republican B.S. line that this was orchestrated by the Democratic Party. The source of the information, he writes, was a Democrat, but he ... More >>

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    October 9, 2006

    Sentinel Snake Oil

    Remember when the Sun-Sentinel went to psychics to provide us expert prognostication on how bad this hurricane season would be? Ken Kaye led the March 27 piece (of ...) saying that clairvoyants and Vegas oddsmakers believed we would be nailed by a Category 2. Cute. As if there isn't enough chaos ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006
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    October 5, 2006

    The Wronged Man

    Nisenbaum Layne Nisenbaum, the high-society dermatologist, is getting some attention. Since the 1980s, he has been Foley's not-so-secret boyfriend. The Palm Beach Post's Jose Lambiet managed to speak briefly with Nisenbaum for Wednesday's newspaper. Nisenbaum told Lambiet: "Well, I (emphasis on ... More >>

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    October 4, 2006

    Kirk Fordham: An American Hero?

    Now Foley's long-time chief of staff tells the AP's Devlin Barrett, who has been embarrassing the Washington bureaus of the big three local newspapers, that he didn't protect Mark Foley -- he turned him two years ago. To Dennis Hastert no less. From the story: "Kirk Fordham told The Asso ... More >>

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    October 4, 2006

    More Reason For Tom To Go

    Here's a transcript from Tom Fiedler's interview on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer (via Romenesko) about the Miami Herald's doing nothing after receiving some of the damning Mark Foley e-mail exchanges with a teen Congressional page months ago. Here's a telling quote: "But, again, in the context i ... More >>

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    October 4, 2006

    Brilliant!

    Fox News apparently has repeatedly misidentified Mark Foley as a Democrat during the past couple of days. The news originated on the hilariously titled "Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly, Int." site. (SoTP's take).

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    October 3, 2006

    Think The Priest Was A Drunk, Too?

    You could see this coming from a mile away: The Irish Catholic Mark Foley was sexually abused by a priest when he was a teenager. What a no-brainer. Of course the Foley sex scandal was going to merge with the Catholic Church sex scandal. It's a marriage made in hell. I rather suggestively poin ... More >>

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    October 3, 2006

    Negron Screwed

    State Rep. Joe Negron has been chosen -- or condemned -- to run for Congress in Foley's place (with the disgraced rep's name on the ballot). I think his photograph at left says it all. And there is this hilarious understatement from former state Republican Party chairman Tom Slade in Brendan Farring ... More >>

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    October 2, 2006

    Hastert Points to St. Pete Times

    The Mark Foley mess is an even bigger debacle for the St. Pete Times than I first imagined. Now House Speaker Dennis Hastert is essentially saying: "Look everybody, the Times had the e-mails and they didn't do anything either!" And the sad thing is that Hastert is right. The Times has a lot of s ... More >>

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    October 2, 2006

    Foley Blames Demon Alcohol

    Mark Foley has entered rehab with these words: "Painfully, the events that led to my resignation have crystallized recognition of my longstanding significant alcohol and emotional difficulties. I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoh ... More >>

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    October 2, 2006

    Why Foley Scandal Is Biggest Issue In Mid-Terms

    Mahoney with Wes Clark Here's what Mark Foley's former opponent -- and almost surely the next congressman from Foley's district -- said yesterday: "It's clear from all of the reports coming in from across the country that the Republican leadership team has been well aware of this problem with t ... More >>

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    October 2, 2006

    Hallelujah and Praise E & P

    After reading the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, and Palm Beach Post bend over backward not to credit New Times for breaking the 2003 Mark Foley story that led to an infamous press conference and, shortly thereafter, the now-disgraced (and now-former) congressman's dropping out of a U.S. Senate race. ... More >>

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    October 1, 2006
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    September 30, 2006

    What Did Hastert Know, and When Did He Know It?

    The St. Pete Times is one thing, but the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives is another. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert knew about some of Mark Foley's shady e-mails months ago, Associated Press writer Devlin Barrett reports. Covering up for a sexual predator in their midst? T ... More >>

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    September 30, 2006

    Foley Disgrace Exposes Newspapers' Flaws

    There's a lot to say about the daily newspaper coverage of Mark Foley's disgraceful exit from politics over his instant messages about giving instant massages to underage Congressional pages. Start with Anthony Man, the new political reporter in the downtown Fort Lauderdale office of the Sun-Sentine ... More >>

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    September 29, 2006
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    September 29, 2006

    Post Keeps Head In Sand On Foley

    Nisenbaum (at left) with Foley Why did Mark Foley resign so quickly? He was finished. A Congressman simply can't be caught baiting a 16-year-old boy, especially when the boy is a Congressional page. Foley said he let down his family, which you would assume would include the (former) Boca Raton ... More >>

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    September 29, 2006

    Foley "Too Friendly" With Teen Boy

    Working on deadline right now, so here's the news quickly: Boca Raton Congressman Mark Foley is a creep. The gay Republican, who is supposedly in a long-term committed relationship, has been sending weird e-mails from his private AOL account to a 16-year-old Congressional page, according to ABC ... More >>

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    June 26, 2003
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    June 5, 2003

    Out with the Truth, the Epilogue

    The mainstream media ruin a perfectly good debate

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    May 22, 2003

    Letters for May 22, 2003

    A classic polemic

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    May 22, 2003

    Out with the Truth, Part 2

    The web sure didn't ignore the Foley-is-gay story

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    May 8, 2003

    Out with the Truth

    With his voting record at issue, why won't U.S. Congressman Mark Foley just say that he's gay?

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