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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Wonder Woman, Prison Reform & Rachel Dratch!

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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WNYC News

Is Anthony Weiner Running, For Real?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner says he’s interested in running for New York City mayor, two years after a Twitter sex scandal derailed his career. Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, granted an extensive interview to The New York Times Magazine, and swam right back into the political waters this week.

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WNYC News

Analysis: Archbishop Dolan's Deposition

Thursday, February 21, 2013

For three hours on Wednesday, New York's Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, sat before lawyers and answered questions about the 575 people who claim they were molested by priests in Milwaukee. Dolan led that archdiocese for seven years, prior to coming to New York in 2009. Attorneys for the victims claim Dolan was part of a long standing practice in Milwaukee of shielding church finances and subverting justice.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: I Don't Care about the Petraeus Scandal, and Neither Should You

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Can we stop to think for a second about how staggeringly pointless it is to expect sexual and moral purity from the head of the CIA?

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The Takeaway

The Country Meets The Woman Behind Herman Cain

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The public got its first introduction to Gloria Cain, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, on Monday night in an exclusive interview with Fox News. The wife of the embattled candidate took to the airwaves to defend her husband against complaints of inappropriate behavior during his time at the National Restaurant Association.

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WNYC News

Weiner's Constituents Mull Congressman's Next Steps

Monday, June 13, 2011

Democratic party leaders are calling on congressman Anthony Weiner to resign, and many of his constituents are beginning to think that's the inevitable outcome of his sexting scandal. 

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WNYC News

Should He Stay Or Go? Weiner Constituents Mixed

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Protesters gathered in front of Congressman Anthony Weiner's Kew Gardens office on Sunday called for his resignation in the wake of the sexting scandal in which the Congressman is currently embroiled. But as they chanted, Weiner supporters quickly came to his defense, calling on the seven-term Congressman to complete his term.

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It's A Free Country ®

Why Do Politicians Behave Badly?

Friday, June 10, 2011

What happens when you attain power is more people become attracted to you, and the paradox and irony of that is when people are attracted to you because of your power, you never trust that it's love anyway. That's part of what creates this insatiable desire to keep attaining more. It never satisfies the impulse in the end.

Deborah Gruenfeld, professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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It's A Free Country ®

Timeline: 30 Years of Political Sex Scandals

Friday, June 10, 2011

A long history of political sex scandals precedes the recent bout of admissions. The timeline shown below lists the most prominent scandals of the past 30 years. 

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WNYC News

Meet Anthony Weiner's Wife: Huma Abedin

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Congressman Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, has not publicly commented on her husband's confession earlier this week that he sent lewd photos and messages to other women online — but the scandal has thrust her into the spotlight.

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WNYC News

A Break From Political Tradition: Weiner's Wife Does Not Stand By Her Man

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A teary-eyed Anthony Weiner stood notably alone when the married Congressman faced the press earlier this week to confess he sent lewd photos to women online. Rather than stand by her husband's side, Huma Abedin stood in contrast to wives of disgraced politicians past.

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It's A Free Country ®

What's Up with Sex and Politics?

Monday, May 23, 2011

It's not just one thing...it's not that Newt Gingrich is on his third wife. It's that Newt Gingrich is on his third wife, and this is the wife he was having an affair with when she worked for the house of Representatives, when he was trying to impeach Bill Clinton for Monica Lewinsky and he's also got this $500,000 Tiffany bill. And there you are. It just goes on and on and on, it's not just one, did he or didn't he.

— Gail Collins, columnist for the New York Times, on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Larry Flynt on Sex Scandals that Changed American History

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

In recent decades, the public has been inundated with headlines of political sex scandals from former senator Larry Craig’s bathroom antics to president Bill Clinton’s numerous liaisons. While we’re encouraged to believe that sex scandals in politics are the exception, not the rule, a new book says that, in fact, great leadership and great promiscuity regularly go hand-in-hand.

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