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The Possible Explanations for Weiner's Entry Into Rehab

When top Democratic leaders, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, called on Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign yesterday, for about five minutes, his career seemed over. Weiner's sex scandal, which had been growing increasingly salacious, crossed a line for his colleagues when he admitted to directly messaging a 17-year-old girl, although he maintained that those communications contained nothing inappropriate.

Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:40am

Pawlenty Talks About 'Aspirational' Growth

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Sunday admitted that his projections for sustained annual 5 percent growth are "aspirational." Appearing on Fox News Sunday, he said, "This is an aspiration. It’s a big goal. It’s a stretch goal."

Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 10:40am

First Photos of Giffords Since Shooting Released

In the first pictures of her to be released publicly since an assassination attempt in January, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is smiling.

Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 9:40am

U.S. Casualties Up as Debate Over Withdrawing Troops Intensifies

American battlefield casualties in Afghanistan have spiked in recent weeks, offering a grim backdrop to the Obama administration’s intensifying debate about how many U.S. troops should begin returning home next month.

Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 8:40am

Duncan Warns Congress: Do Your Job (or We Will)

The school year is ending with little progress on an education bill. The White House is threatening to send Congress to the principal's office.

Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 1:40am

What We Learned: Perry Interesting Developments

What we at The Hotline learned this week about the 2012 presidential race:

Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 8:40pm

What We Learned: Glass Half Empty?

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 7:40pm

Weiner Still Not Stepping Down, Says He Will Seek Treatment

Top Democratic leaders, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who was joined by the Democratic National Committee chair and head of the party's congressional campaign committee, called on Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to resign on Saturday as part of a multi-pronged pincer move to shame the seven-term congressman into ending his career on Capitol Hill.

Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 6:40pm

Weiner Seeks Treatment After Pelosi Calls on Him to Resign

Update: The New York Times reports that Anthony Weiner is not resigning, but is seeking leave from the House to enter a treatment center.

Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 3:40pm

Top Democrats Call on Weiner to Resign

Three top Democratic leaders all sounded calls on Saturday for embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to resign - the clearest sign yet that support from his party has completely evaporated after the married congressman admitted Monday he had sent lewd photographs through social media to several women.

Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 2:40pm