Politico reports on new disclosures in issues related to Sen. Baucus and Melodee Hanes.
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, gave a nearly $14,000 pay raise to a female staffer in 2008, at the time he was becoming romantically involved with her, and later that year took her on a taxpayer-funded trip to Southeast Asia and the Middle East, though foreign policy was not her specialty.
(There was a day when, as a politician, if your name was in an article mentioning Tiger Woods, that was a good thing. Today, not so much.)