Politics

2:01pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Politics

Weiner Has Supporters, But District Might Leave Him

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has few friends in Washington these days. But a new poll shows that a majority of the his constituents in Queens and Brooklyn want him to stay in office, even after the revelation that he sent lewd photos of himself to young women over the Internet, and then lied about it. The poll also suggests that many of Weiner's constituents would vote for him again — if they get the chance.

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4:31pm

Thu June 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Newt Gingrich Says He'll Keep Going; Top Campaign Aides Quit

Even though "the entire top echelon of New Gingrich's presidential campaign resigned on Thursday," the former House speaker is saying he's still in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination:

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4:03pm

Thu June 9, 2011
Politics

Ethics Inquiry Least of Weiner's Worries

Members of the House Democratic Caucus, including Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), after meeting with President Obama at the White House on June 2.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Disgraced New York Rep. Anthony Weiner no doubt feels the walls closing in on him, what with key fellow Democrats calling for his resignation and his once high-flying Big Apple mayoral ambitions in shambles.

But one thing the married congressman likely won't have to fear in the wake of his sexting scandal is tough love from the secretive House ethics committee.

"They'll take their sweet time and do just about nothing," says Melanie Sloan, who heads Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). "The ethics committee is where ethics investigations go to die."

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12:18pm

Thu June 9, 2011
Politics

President Creates White House Rural Council, Colorado Likely to Benefit

Creative Commons

Calling rural communities the “key to a stronger America” – President Barack Obama signed an executive order today establishing the first ever White House Rural Council.

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12:07pm

Thu June 9, 2011
Politics

Rep Polis Calls for ‘Data Driven’ Professional Development for Teachers

Rep. Jared Polis talks in front of summer school students at Justice High School in Lafayette.
Grace Hood

Democratic Congressman Jared Polis was in Lafayette today to discuss education reform and a new bill that would enhance professional development for teachers.

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