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"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
Conservative agitator Andrew Breitbart, who broke the Weiner Twitter scandal 10 days ago, demanded an apology from reporters Monday.

'Weinergate': Vindication for Andrew Breitbart?

The conservative provocateur was right about Democrat Anthony Weiner's suggestive Twitter photos. Is it time critics stopped calling Breitbart a liar?

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
Now that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has come clean about tweeting sexually suggestive photos, many are debating his political future, or lack thereof.

What's next for Anthony Weiner? 5 predictions

The disgraced New York Democrat insists he won't resign, despite admitting to some rather scandalous Twitterings. So, what now?

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
"Everyone deserves an apology here," said Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), during a press conference in which he confessed to sending out a lewd Twitter photo.

Anthony Weiner's emotional mea culpa: Will it be enough?

In a tearful press conference Monday, the New York Democrat admits that he lied about sending an underwear photo on Twitter, and cops to a number of other online infidelities

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
If Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) thought his Twitter scandal would just die out, he may have to sit tight: A second woman has now reportedly come out with compromising photos he allegedly sent her.

'Weinergate,' part two: A career killer?

Controversial provocateur Andrew Breitbart claims another woman has compromising photos of Rep. Anthony Weiner, prompting some to write the Democrat's political obitutuary

John Edwards sex scandal : Analysis
The allegations against John Edwards only fuel voters' cynicism and suggest that covering up the affair can be worse than the crime itself.

5 lessons from John Edwards' fall

The former Democratic star stands accused of using campaign contributions to cover up an affair. What can we learn from Edwards' spectacular crash?

John Edwards sex scandal : Instant Guide
John Edwards responds to the press after the disgraced politico was indicted for using campaign funds to cover up his 2008 affair.

John Edwards indicted: What happens next?

The scandal-stained Democrat faces jail time over the coverup of his affair with Rielle Hunter. Here's a brief guide to the career-destroying mess

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
If Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) wants to end the Twitter-fueled debacle of "Weinergate," he should stop talking altogether, suggest some commentators.

'Weinergate': How can Anthony Weiner end the madness?

The liberal New York congressman just can’t shake questions over a suggestive crotch photo sent from his Twitter account. Here, 6 ways Weiner could put the crisis behind him

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is inspiring further suspicion over his Twitter pic scandal, as he continues dancing around the issue of whether a widely distributed underwear photo is actually of him.

Why won't Anthony Weiner disown his scandalous Twitter pic?

Though the New York Democrat keeps trying to explain a lewd photo sent out via his Twitter account, he's only generating chuckles — and more suspicion

"Weinergate" : Opinion Brief
After trying to dismiss a lewd Twitter photo as a prank, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) grew increasingly defensive and agitated when questioned by CNN Tuesday.

Anthony Weiner's 'awkward' 'Weinergate' defense

Trying to move on from the lewd Twitter pic scandal, the congressman just seems to be making things worse

"Weinergate" : Instant Guide
GOP-bashing Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is being pummeled by conservative bloggers after his Twitter account sent out a lewd photo this weekend.

'Weinergate': The 'strange' scandal of a congressman and a lewd Twitter photo

This weekend, Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account sent out a photo of a man in underwear from the waist down. Weiner says his account was hacked. What's going on here?

Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Instant Guide
Jared Loughner, who is accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was found mentally incompetent to stand trial after lengthy expert analysis, and a public outburst in court.

Jared Loughner 'mentally unfit' for trial: What happens now?

The accused Tucson gunman appeared "disturbed" and "delusional" in court Wednesday, raising questions about the prosecution's ability to seek justice

John Edwards sex scandal : Opinion Brief
To save himself from an embarrassing trial, John Edwards is reportedly trying to strike a plea deal that would strip him of his law license and possibly send him to jail.

Does John Edwards deserve a plea deal?

Having allegedly used presidential campaign funds to cover up a scandalous affair, Edwards is reportedly looking to avoid an embarrassing trial... for a price

Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
"We were the underdogs," Democrat Kathy Hochul said in her victory speech for the special House election Tuesday, a win some are calling a game-changer.

Democrat Kathy Hochul's upset victory in NY-26: 5 theories

A Democrat wins in a conservative congressional district's special election, after framing the vote as a referendum on the GOP's Medicare reform plans. What does it mean?

Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Opinion Brief
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) speaks to constituents moments before the January shooting: "Law & Order: L.A."  will air a fictional episode based on the deadly incident.

'Law and Order' takes on the Giffords shooting: Too soon?

The NBC franchise always take inspiration from real events. But should they have waited longer before doing an episode on such a devastating national tragedy?

Future of the Democrats : Best Column
Without Nancy Pelosi helping to guide him, the president is drifting aimlessly in the political center, says Dana Milbank at The Washington Post.

Obama is 'rudderless' without Nancy Pelosi

For the last two years, the former House speaker acted as a liberal GPS for the president, says Dana Milbank at The Washington Post. Now, he's lost at sea

Future of the Democrats : Best Column
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is loud and aggressive, especially when it comes to the heath care bill, says Dana Milbank at The Washington Post. Other Democrats should take note.

The Democrats need more Weiners

While other Democrats meekly hope the health care debate goes away, Rep. Anthony Weiner is aggressively promoting the new law, says Dana Milbank in The Washington Post

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