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Comment of the Day: Forget Breitbart, Weiner Got Himself Into This One

Commenter Nathan Guest pointed it out hours before Andrew Breitbart hijacked Anthony Weiner's press conference to respond to those criticizing his decision to publish the Weiner photos: think what you may about Breitbart, but Weiner's only got himself to blame, here. 

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:40pm

Pelosi Calls For Ethics Investigation of Weiner

The top Democrat in the House, Nancy Pelosi, on Monday called for an ethics investigation of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.

"I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this situation; for Anthony's wife, Huma, his family, his staff and his constituents."

Pelosi issued a statement after Weiner told a news conference he sent a lewd photograph of himself to one of his Twitter followers and then lied about it. He said that he tweeted the picture by accident, instead of sending it directly, but admitted to other instances of improper communications with other women.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:40pm

Weiner: 'I Lied' About Lewd Photo

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., admitted to sending a lewd picture of himself to a woman by accident and making up a story about his Twitter account being hacked.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:40pm

Gov. Perry's Prayer Summit: Testing The Waters?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to host a prayer meeting on August 6—stoking speculation that he's raising his national profile for a possible presidential run.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:40pm

Weiner: 'The Picture Was of Me and I Sent It'

Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted that the photo of a man's crotch posted on Twitter last week was of the congressman in a press conference Monday. Weiner teared up in a press conference in which he said he'd had sexually-explicit exchanges with about six women over the last three years. He never met them in person and so did not have physical relationships with them.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:40pm

How Weiner Fell into the Twitter Direct-Message Trap

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., learned the hard way that nothing is private on Twitter.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 5:40pm

Andrew Breitbart Explains Why He Reported on Weiner Story

Conservative activist and author Andrew Breitbart took the podium in New York on Monday prior to the start of a press conference planned by Rep. Anthony Weiner. The briefing was scheduled for Weiner to talk about a lewd photo sent from his Twitter account. Breitbart explains why his website Big Government has covered the story.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 5:40pm

Weiner: 'I Am Not Resigning'

After 10 days of denial and deceit, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., said on Monday that he had lied and made “terrible mistakes” that have deeply hurt his wife and others. Weiner confessed to sending a lewd photo of himself to a college student in Washington state. “To be clear, the picture was of me – and I sent it,” he said.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 5:40pm

Bachmann Signs Up Ed Rollins

Republican strategist Ed Rollins will manage Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign if she jumps in the race, a well-placed source has confirmed to Hotline on Call.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 4:40pm

Apple's Jobs Introduces iCloud

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the company's long-awaited new iCloud service Monday, allowing users to store contacts, music, calendar events and files online and said it will be free -- for now.

Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 4:40pm