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Taxes still a key point in budget talks

Taxes still a key point in budget talks

Top lawmakers on Thursday are expected to discuss one of the biggest hurdles in the way of a debt-reduction deal that would allow the United States to continue borrowing at rock-bottom rates — taxes. As Vice President Joe Biden and six lawmakers meet for a sixth round of talks, outside pressure is growing for them […]

More problems for Anthony Weiner

More problems for Anthony Weiner

Scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner is clinging to his perch in Congress despite new efforts to pry him away and a pair of developments that might inspire others in his position to give up the fight: A newly released X-rated photo that Weiner purportedly took of himself turned up on the Internet. And his wife of […]

Weiner roasted by both Democrats and Republicans

Weiner roasted by both Democrats and Republicans

A top Republican on Tuesday called on Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner to resign, saying Congress cannot afford to be distracted by the sexually charged photos and tweets he sent to women. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia became the first top lawmaker to say that Weiner, an outspoken liberal who easily won a seventh […]

Serial liar Anthony Weiner admits sending lewd photo

Serial liar Anthony Weiner admits sending lewd photo

Embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted Monday he tweeted a lewd photo of to a young woman and also admitted a number of what he called “inappropriate” exchanges with other women but the serial liar and pornographer said he has no intention of quitting his House seat.   The New York Democrat called his actions “a […]

Parties posture on debt issue

Parties posture on debt issue

The threat of a first-ever default by the federal government is pushing President Barack Obama and Republicans toward a sweeping agreement to cut government spending and increase the Treasury’s borrowing authority. Yet a perennial partisan struggle over Medicare drives them apart. Remarkably, the two sides seem determined to pursue both accord and discord simultaneously, sparing […]

GOP to Obama: Get serious on deficit

GOP to Obama: Get serious on deficit

Top Republicans on Friday said an increase in the jobless rate underscored the need for President Barack Obama to get personally involved in talks to cut government spending to help stimulate economic growth. “One look at the jobs report should show the White House it’s time to get serious about cutting spending and dealing with […]

In the end, Anthony is just a Weiner

In the end, Anthony is just a Weiner

“Weiner Exposed.” “Weiner’s Pickle.” “Battle of the Bulge.” Those were some of the tabloid headlines lampooning Rep. Anthony Weiner as he struggled to explain how a photo of a man’s crotch had been posted to his Twitter account. The normally media-savvy New York Democrat squandered his chance to make it right with a cringe-inducing TV […]