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Democrats should ditch Robert Menendez

The end of 2017 has seen a spate of resignations from Congress, as Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) all stepped down or promised to step down due to sexual harassment allegations. All three did so under pressure from their own party. It shows that in between […]

Son of Detroit's first black mayor to run for Conyers' seat

DETROIT (AP) — The son of Detroit's first black mayor is running to replace longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers. Democratic state Sen. Coleman Young II announced his bid Monday to replace the 88-year-old Conyers, who was facing sexual harassment allegations when he resigned from Congress last week. Show More Summary

They're Baaaaack: Trump Accusers Call On Congress To Launch Ethics Investigation

Long before Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken bowed to pressure from their fellow Democrats and opted to leave their positions, a handful of conservatives were warning that the ostensibly altruistic motives of Nancy Pelosi and her...Show More Summary

Observations: The QandO Podcast for 08 Dec 17

The Mueller incestigation came under some scrutiny this week, based on the partisan political activities of his FBI investigators and staff. This doesn’t look like Efrem Zimbalist’s FBI. All Franken and John Conyers resigned for being a little too…um…familiar with the ladies. Though Roy Moore will apparently get to GO to the Senate, if polls […]

Democrats are setting themselves up perfectly to pummel Republicans on sexual harassment in 2018

After Democrats successfully pressured Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers to leave office amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the GOP is facing growing pressure to apply the same scrutiny to its own members. Political operatives...Show More Summary

Special election announced to fill for Conyers' seat

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's Republican governor announced Friday that Democrat John Conyers' congressional seat won't be filled until the regularly scheduled November election, leaving it vacant for nearly a year. Gov. Rick Snyder decided the post will effectively be listed twice on the Aug. Show More Summary

Congressional ethics scandals roil both parties

Rachel Maddow reports on a spate of ethics scandals by members of Congress including Al Franken, John Conyers, Blake Farenthold, and Trent Franks, and one...

Franken resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Franken is the second Democratic lawmaker to resign this week. Michigan Congressman John Conyers being the first.

Conyers’ Seat Will Remain Vacant for 11 Months

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said a special election to replace former Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) will be not be held until November 6, 2018.

Son of late Detroit Mayor Young to run for Conyers' seat

Michigan's governor announced Friday that John Conyers' congressional seat will not be filled until the regularly scheduled election, and a legislator who is the son of Detroit's first black mayor … Click to Continue »

Why Is Silicon Valley So Slow to Expel Abusive Men?

Men at the top are falling, from Bill O’Reilly to Matt Lauer to Harvey Weinstein to Rep. John Conyers. We can count among them Travis Kalanick, the former CEO of Uber, who once nicknamed the ride-hailing company “Boober” because of the attention from women his position apparently attracted. Show More Summary

John Conyers’ Son is No Saint When It Comes to Treatment of Women

Looks like the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Disgraced Democratic Congressman John Conyers, while announcing his resignation earlier this week, endorsed his son, John Conyers III to replace him in the U.S. House of Representatives. Show More Summary

What John Conyers’s Resignation Means for the Congressional Black Caucus

Jelani Cobb writes about John Conyers’s resignation amid allegations of sexual harassment, and what his retirement means for the Congressional Black Caucus.

As Democrats clean house, they set their sights on Trump

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) resigned Thursday after eight women in recent weeks accused him of sexual misconduct. His resignation comes just two days after Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) also announced he was retiring amid mounting sexual harassment and abuse accusations. Now, as Democrats begin to clean house, they’ve set their sights on the Oval Office. […]

Watch: Jerusalem is in, Franken is out, Trump hammers the FBI, and it’s only Thursday

President Trump recognizes Jerusalem and disses not only the FBI but also Vice President Pence’s pets. Only in Washington. John Conyers and Al Franken are out. Roy Moore is … in? All that and more, and it’s only Thursday. This week on your Washington Post Opinions roundup, Deputy Editorial Page Editors Ruth Marcus and Jackson […]

John Conyers Retires from Congress

Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., the longest-serving current member of Congress, retired effective Tuesday, rather than seek re-election amid allegations that he sexually harassed staffers. "I am retiring today," Conyers said, in what is effectively a resignation.... Show More Summary

Time Person of the Year cover: Where are Donald Trump's accusers?

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John Conyers. Al Franken. Roy Moore. Donald Trump. #MeToo has its limits when it bumps into politics.        

Disgraced Ex-Congressman John Conyers’ Son Arrested For Shocking Domestic Violence

Image via Getty John Conyers’ Son Arrested For Domestic Violence Against Girlfriend Congressman John Conyers has been in the news quite a bit lately after becoming swept up in the public purge of sexual deviants, harassers, abusers, assaulters and other

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