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Breaking News:  On the heels of announcing yesterday that he had a brief affair in late 2007 through part of 2008, Senator John Ensign of Nevada resigned this morning his leadership of the Republican Policy Committee, according to a a local Las Vegas television station.

Ensign left Washington yesterday to return to Nevada where he appeared briefly before cameras to announce that he had an affair with a married staffer from December, 2007, to August, 2008 while he and his wife were separated.

Ensign stepped down this morning as chair of Republican Policy Committee.

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