Embattled Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner has told friends and House leaders that he plans to resign from Congress. The reports Thursday follow a sexting scandal in which Weiner sent lewd emails and tweets to several young women. NPR's David Welna talks to Steve Inskeep.
Once again, members of Congress are upset that a president hasn't consulted them to their satisfaction on the question of entering into a war. They are now taking several steps to express their frustration with President Obama about his handling of the bombing campaign in Libya.
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, speaks in the capital Tripoli in 2008.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Moammar Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, said in an effort to end the conflict in Libya, his father was willing to hold elections as early as three months from now.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) stepped onto an elevator earlier this month after leaving his office in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Anthony Weiner couldn't exit the scene fast enough for Democrats and didn't.
Initially after the scandal of his lewd tweets to at least six young women broke, he said he wasn't quitting. Then with increasing pressure for his resignation, he appeared to try to buy time by letting it be known that he was entering rehab.
In the end, however, he was only able to get two weeks past Memorial Day weekend when the scandal went public before the pressure became so irresistible that he would be forced on Thursday to announce his resignation.
It has been nearly two years since President Ali Bongo Ondimba of the Central African nation of Gabon took over the country his father ruled for four decades. Despite winning in democratically-held elections, he has been accused of violating human rights and siphoning off profits from the country's oil industry. Host Michel Martin speaks with President Bongo Ondimba about these accusations, his meeting with President Obama, and some of the misconceptions Americans have about Gabon.