Allies of President Barack Obama are warning the administration that it has been too slow in responding to a cascading set of scandals and risks letting Republicans define his second term and derail his agenda.
A highlight of Newt Gingrich’s ill- starred run for the Republican presidential nomination came during a televised debate in January when the moderator asked him a pointed question about his messy divorce.
The image of a handcuffed Dominique Strauss-Kahn being led to a New York jail has hovered over France for days. Among the questions the episode has raised is a particularly uncomfortable one for the French: Did their laissez-faire attitude toward officials’ private lives help produce the spectacle of a respected leader charged with sexually assaulting a hotel maid?
Jill Kelley, the Florida woman whose complaint about harassing e-mails opened an FBI investigation ensnaring two four-star U.S. generals, is known for hosting military officers at her waterfront home in Tampa -- across the bay from where New York Yankee Derek Jeter lives -- and once cooked alligator as a Food Network game-show contestant.