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Palin’s emails: Old media vs new

Palin’s emails: Old media vs new

The analysis of Sarah Palin’s emails over the past few days may end up teaching us more about the future of journalism than about the former Alaska governor’s past. Drawing on methods used by both Wikileaks and social networks, traditional news organizations such as The New York Times and The Washington Post used the Palin […]

Sexting addict Weiner won’t quit Congress, opts for leave of absence

Sexting addict Weiner won’t quit Congress, opts for leave of absence

Rejecting calls by Democratic leaders for him to resign in a sexting scandal, Rep. Anthony Weiner is instead seeking professional treatment and asking for a leave of absence from Congress. Weiner’s plan leaves top Democrats wrestling with how best to end the furor over the seven-term congressman’s misdeeds that could hurt the party’s prospects in […]

Timeline of a Weiner’s scandal

Timeline of a Weiner’s scandal

A timeline of events in the online sex scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.: Friday, May 27: Weiner uses his Twitter account to send a waist-down photograph of a man’s underpants to a 21-year-old female college student in Seattle. He quickly deletes it and sends out a tweet saying that his Facebook account was hacked. […]

GOP Presidential field: Not much to brag about

GOP Presidential field: Not much to brag about

Newt Gingrich’s campaign defections are just the latest tremor in a constantly shifting GOP presidential landscape that craves some steadiness as a big, early New Hampshire debate nears. Rivals already were trying to poach Gingrich’s donors and top supporters Friday, even as the former House speaker said he would keep campaigning despite the resignations of […]

Police interview teen about Rep. Weiner

Police interview teen about Rep. Weiner

Police in Delaware said they interviewed a teenage girl on Friday about whether she had contact with Representative Anthony Weiner, who is under pressure to resign for sending lewd pictures of himself to women over the Internet and then lying about it. “Detectives were made aware of alleged contact between Congressman Anthony Weiner and an […]

Obama holds big lead in Presidential poll

Obama holds big lead in Presidential poll

President Barack Obama retains a big lead over possible Republican rivals in the 2012 election despite anxiety about the economy and the country’s future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday. Obama’s approval rating inched up 1 percentage point from May to 50 percent but the number of Americans who believe the country is on […]

Anthony Weiner: ‘Hell no, I won’t go’

Anthony Weiner: ‘Hell no, I won’t go’

Representative Anthony Weiner vowed to remain in office on Thursday despite increasing pressure for him to resign for sending lewd pictures of himself to women over the Internet and then lying about it. “I’m not,” Weiner told the New York Post when asked if he was going to resign. At least seven of Weiner’s fellow […]

Wars, costs face new Pentagon chief

Wars, costs face new Pentagon chief

U.S. senators are warning the man nominated to be the next defense chief to be wary of draconian Pentagon budget cuts, laying down a gauntlet against the $400 billion in national security reductions that President Barack Obama has proposed. Leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee tell Leon Panetta the Pentagon must scrutinize the budget […]