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Federal subpoenas in Ensign investigation

Federal subpoenas in Ensign investigation

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury investigating possible criminal wrongdoing by a U.S. senator has subpoenaed the National Republican Senatorial Committee, officials said.
New e-mails, Ensign denies wrongdoing

New e-mails, Ensign denies wrongdoing

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Previously unreported e-mails given to investigators suggest Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., violated a federal lobbying rule, but Ensign denies violating "any law."

Probe opened into Sen. Ensign's conduct

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department has started a preliminary probe into Sen. John Ensign's conduct regarding an affair and his mistress's husband, officials say.

McMahon adviser faces Ensign questions

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- An adviser to Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon has been subpoenaed in connection with a probe of Sen. John Ensign, campaign officials say.
Healthcare reform ads target Ensign

Healthcare reform ads target Ensign

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Advocates for a "public option" healthcare reform measure are targeting Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., in attack ads, political observers say.
E-mails show Ensign aides knew of affair

E-mails show Ensign aides knew of affair

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- E-mails obtained by The Las Vegas Sun show Sen. John Ensign's top aides at the National Republican Senatorial Committee knew last summer about his affair.
Ensign apologizes again

Ensign apologizes again

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has made another apology for an affair, saying he has kept quiet because of a possible ethics complaint.
Coburn claims privilege on Ensign advice

Coburn claims privilege on Ensign advice

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Thursday he would invoke privilege if asked about advice he gave to Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., on handling an extramarital affair.
Ensign admits family paid $96K to lover

Ensign admits family paid $96K to lover

LAS VEGAS, July 9 (UPI) -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., said Thursday his parents gave $96,000 to his mistress and her family out of concern for the well-being of family friends.
Ensign abandons GOP leadership role

Ensign abandons GOP leadership role

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., resigned from his Republican leadership role Wednesday after admitting he had an affair with a female member of his campaign staff.

Senators weigh in on Supreme Court choice

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Senators on Sunday called on President Barack Obama to look beyond the bench for a nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
Note in suitcase thanks Nevada senator

Note in suitcase thanks Nevada senator

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., said Transportation Security Administration employees slipped an encouraging note into an Ensign staffer's luggage.

Parties expect Democratic gains in Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Republicans' chances in several U.S. Senate races are slim, said Sen. John Ensign, who heads the GOP Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Ensign faults GOP colleagues

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The leader of the Republican U.S. Senate campaign effort said Friday he will not be able to make good on a promise to match Democrats' spending this year.
Housing legislation stalls in U.S. Senate

Housing legislation stalls in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- A bill that would provide relief for struggling U.S. homeowners has stalled in the Senate, where one senator wants to include energy credits in the measure.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivers remarks on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 after the Senate passed the bill in Washington on February 10, 2009. The bill passed with a vote of 61-37 and will next go to conference with the House for final negotiation. McConnell was joined by Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) (L), Sen John Thune (R-SD) (2nd-L) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is a former United States Senator from Nevada, serving from January 2001 until he resigned amid an investigation of ethics violation in May 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party and the former chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

Ensign was born in Roseville, California, to Sharon Lee Cipriani and a father whose surname was Mueller; his maternal grandfather was of Italian descent. Ensign says that he is one eighth (1/8) Filipino American, his Philippine-born paternal grandfather having been half-Filipino and half-German. Ensign's family moved to Nevada when he was a child. His mother remarried Michael S. Ensign, a gaming industry executive who subsequently became chairman of the board of directors of Mandalay Bay, and who adopted John.

Ensign attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, becoming a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and later graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. He went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Colorado State University in 1985 and entered veterinary practice soon after. He then became a successful businessman, opening a 24-hour animal hospital in Las Vegas. He owned two animal hospitals before entering politics.

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