Politics

12:33pm

Thu June 16, 2011
It's All Politics

Anthony Weiner's Political Sin: Picked Bad Time To Be Big Distraction

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.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

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.

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10:09am

Thu June 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Rep. Weiner To Resign Today

June 6, 2011: Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) admits to having numerous sexual relationships online.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) plans to resign from congress today, according to reports from several news outlets.

The news broke a short time ago when The New York Times sent out an alert that Weiner "has told friends that he plans to resign his seat." It cited "a person told of Mr. Weiner's plans" as its source.

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11:54am

Tue June 14, 2011
Opinion

The Nation: The Missionary Position

Molly Worthen is writing a book about modern American evangelicals.

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7:59am

Tue June 14, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Bob Dylan Said It Best

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX) former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and businessman Herman Cain stand on stage before first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester on Monday. Many GOP candidates have come to the surface throughout the past year.
Jim Cole AP

William Kristol is editor of The Weekly Standard. He also regularly appears on Fox News Sunday and on the Fox News Channel.

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2:08pm

Mon June 13, 2011
State Politics

Bennet, Gardner Bring Bipartisan Road show to NOCO

Colorado Statesman

It almost has all the trappings of a joke – a Democrat and Republican visit northern Colorado together. But that was the case late last week when Senator Michael Bennet and 4th District Congressman Cory Gardner teamed up. It’s one of the items that KUNC’s Brian Larson and Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff are discussing.

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