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Will Weiner Resign? Half of New Yorkers Hope So

Looks like New York City isn't that bastion of permissive liberal moral relativism after all: Almost half of New Yorkers want Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign in the wake of his admission that he virtually cheated on his wife via kinky Facebook chats.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:40pm

McKenna Announcing For Washington Governor

Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna (R) will announce his candidacy for governor on Wednesday, a Republican source confirms. McKenna, who has long been expected to run, is considered the strongest candidate Republicans have for the gubernatorial race.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 4:40pm

PICTURES: Who is Leaving the House?

A look at the members of Congress who have left or plan to leave the House of Representatives.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 4:40pm

Merkel, Obama on Friendship

A world of differences plague the U.S.-German relationship, but the tone between President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel couldn’t have been warmer as the two leaders praised their personal friendship and tiptoed around national problems.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Bloomberg To File FCC Complaint Against Comcast

Bloomberg plans to move forward with its threat to file a complaint later this month with the Federal Communications Commission against Comcast, accusing the cable provider of keeping Bloomberg TV in a bad neighborhood.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Pawlenty Calls for the End of Class Warfare, Postal Service

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Tim Pawlenty offered his economic plan in a speech at the University of Chicago Tuesday, calling for three flat income tax rates, cutting the corporate tax rate, and for programs like the Postal Service to be eliminated.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 3:40pm

Just What Democrats Need: Two Sex Scandals That Won't Go Away

The passage of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., into the pantheon of political sex-scandal wrongdoers represents more than just a punchline. Just as Democrats appeared to be getting some political traction--with an unlikely victory in a New York special congressional election that was triggered by a Republican Internet sex scandal--Weiner’s admitted misjudgments and the threat of further revelations trip the party up and put it on the defensive.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 2:40pm

Separated at Birth: Merkel and Clinton

At a lunch in her honor on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented Secretary Clinton with a framed copy of a German newspaper that pokes fun at the similarity between the two women's mid-sections.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 2:40pm

CBS's Scott Pelley Takes the High Road on Weinergate in Hosting Debut

It's difficult to relaunch a somber, hard-hitting news program when a sexting congressman is the top story of the day, a fact Scott Pelley discovered Monday night during his debut as the anchor of the CBS Evening News.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 2:40pm

Al-Qaida Still World's Top Threat, Interpol Chief Says

Interpol chief Ronald Noble on Tuesday said al-Qaida and associated organizations continue to pose the greatest threat to global security even after the death of longtime leader Osama bin Laden, Reuters reported.

Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 2:40pm