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Last Call for Anthony Weiner

Friday, June 17, 2011

If somebody runs in a special election and is victorious and serves in Congress just to fill out the term and then leaves, are they eligible for a congressional pension?

— A question from a caller to The Brian Lehrer Show.

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From Redistricting to Resigning, Pressure Mounts on Weiner

Thursday, June 09, 2011

If Anthony Weiner is seen as being toxic to this kind of core constituency for Democrats nationally, he becomes a liability to the party as they’re heading into an election season.

Colin Campbell, City Hall News reporter and blogger at The Brooklyn, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Weiner Politics

Thursday, June 09, 2011

City Hall News reporter and blogger at The Brooklyn Colin Campbell and New York Observer reporter Azi Paybarah look at the politics, national and local, around the continuing Anthony Weiner scandal.

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Weiner Admits He Sent Twitter Photos

Monday, June 06, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he was the one responsible for sending a lewd photo of himself to a college student on Twitter but stopped short of resigning from his post a week after first drawing fire for the image.

The website posted several pictures that appear to be New York Congressman Anthony Weiner getting intimate and topless on a webcam, and has published a series of "sext" messages they claim were sent from Weiner to a woman they identify as "middle-aged and from Nevada."

On Monday Anthony Weiner admitted that he has had "inappropriate online conversations" with about six women over the past three years - including while being married to senior Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin.


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Melinda Henneberger Sets Washington's Week

Monday, June 06, 2011

In a way she’s doing exactly what she promised, because she promised that this trip around America would be to get us talking and remembering and being grateful for American history, and I can’t remember when Paul Revere got more ink than he has since Sarah Palin started talking about him.

Melinda Henneberger, contributing editor to, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Anthony Weiner’s Twitter Trouble

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Politics is and has always been, not some sort of bloodless abstract pursuit, but it’s very much about the people who are in it, and this is part of that, and sex is part of that.

Ben Smith, senior political writer for, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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