The Week: Most Recent Democratic Party:Eric Massa Scandal recent posts.en-usFri, 12 Mar 2010 10:42:00 -0500http://theweek.com Recent Democratic Party:Eric Massa Scandal from THE WEEKFri, 12 Mar 2010 10:42:00 -0500The Massa mess: Did Nancy Pelosi cover it up?<img src="" /></P><p>In a move that could further embarrass Dems, the House voted 402 to 1 to demand an investigation into what Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders knew about the Eric Massa scandal. Republicans say Pelosi knew months ago that male aides had levelled sexual harassment complaints against Massa (who resigned Monday), but did nothing. Is the GOP crying foul to score points with voters, or did Pelosi really cover up?<br /><br /><strong>Pelosi is rapidly losing public trust:</strong> Nancy Pelosi knew the score in October, says Mary Kate Cary in <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>, but failed to act. Remember: "This is the woman...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffFri, 12 Mar 2010 10:42:00 -0500Disgraced politicians: Where are they now?<img src="" /></P><p>Eric Massa, the disgraced Democrat congressman portraying himself as a victim of an Obama-led conspiracy, has now resigned. When Glenn Beck and the rest of the media finally decide to turn their attention elsewhere, Massa will find himself looking for a new job &mdash; and given the allegations of sexual harassment in his office, it's unlikely to be in politics. To offer a sense of the range of possibilities open to former Congressman Massa, we've looked at the paths chosen by other disgraced former politicians. If he follows any of their leads, Massa could:<br /><br /><strong>Become a professional celebrity</strong><br />Perhaps...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffWed, 10 Mar 2010 15:30:00 -0500Eric Massa vs. the Democrats<img src="" /></P><p>Rep. Eric Massa (D, NY), who resigned yesterday, admits he drunkenly told a male aide he'd like to be "fracking" him. But he accuses Democratic leaders of blowing the incident out of proportion to force him from office because he was the "deciding" nay vote on health care. Conservatives have embraced him for exposing the Democrats' hardball tactics and are using the scandal to try and derail the health-care bill. How much of a problem is Massa now for President Obama's final push to pass health reform? (Watch a Fox report about Massa's accusations)</p><p><strong>Dems played hardball with the wrong guy:</strong> Thanks...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 09 Mar 2010 11:17:00 -0500Eric Massa's resignation: A timeline<img src="" /></P><p>Eric Massa did not step down quietly. Under fire for allegedly sexually harassing a male staffer, the Democratic congressman from New York blasted his party's leaders for allegedly forcing him out of office as part of their damn-the-torpedos quest to pass the health care bill. Here's a timeline of Massa's brief legislative career:</p><p><strong>Nov. 20, 2008:</strong> Massa is elected to an upstate New York district that hadn't picked a Democrat since 1986.</p><p><strong>Nov. 7, 2009:</strong> Massa votes against the Democrats' health care bill because, he says, it doesn't have a public option, much less the single-payer government system...</p> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 09 Mar 2010 11:12:00 -0500The latest Tweets on 'the Eric Massa scandal'</P><div class="twitterBlock"></div> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 09 Mar 2010 10:18:00 -0500Massa: Rahm is the "son of the devil's spawn"</P><div ><div ><iframe rel="" src="" width="420" height="451" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></div></div> <a href="">More</a>By The Week StaffTue, 09 Mar 2010 09:05:00 -0500