September 14, 2011 The loss of a special election in New York is being viewed as another sign that voters' unhappiness with President Obama is hurting his fellow Democrats.
July 8, 2011 A special election is set for Sept. 13 in the heavily Democratic district. Assemblyman David Weprin, the Democrats' choice, says he's never used Twitter — the social networking tool at the center of Weiner's sexting scandal.
June 26, 2011 Do our names help determine our future careers? Just ask attorney Sue Yoo. And with a name that sounds an awful lot like "camera," blogger Scott Cameron never stood a chance at avoiding a broadcasting career.
June 19, 2011 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin doesn't have to deal with press conferences from once-friendly former porn stars or tabloids publishing photos of his illegitimate child (if he has either). So speculation about his private life flourishes online.
June 17, 2011 The congressman, who was in his seventh term, is resigning after revelations of an extramarital sexting scandal.
June 16, 2011 In his heyday, the New York congressman had been one of his party's best deliverers of the Democratic Message, whatever it was at any given moment. The irony is that he became a distraction from the Message once revelations surfaced about his online exchanges with several woman. That, in the end, proved unforgivable.
June 16, 2011 The New York Democrat's once-bright political career imploded after a lewd photo he sent via Twitter to a college coed was posted online over Memorial Day weekend. That led to revelations that have ultimately forced him from office. He is expected to announce his resignation at 2 p.m. ET.
June 14, 2011 The president weighed in on the scandal over the married congressman's sexually charged Internet exchanges. He's joined fellow Democrats in pressuring Weiner to leave.
June 13, 2011 The pressure on Rep. Anthony Weiner to quit Congress increased hugely Monday with President Obama telling NBC News' Ann Curry that if he were in the disgraced congressman place, he would resign. Weiner has requested a leave of absence. But Obama has turned the screws on him.
June 9, 2011 Disgraced New York congressman Rep. Anthony Weiner may be getting little support from his colleagues. But voters in his district don't seem to care; 56 percent said they don't want him to resign, according to a new Marist College poll. Meanwhile, 33 percent did want him to leave office, however.
June 9, 2011 The drumbeat started Wednesday afternoon. This morning, there are more stories about the strong suggestions from Democrats and Republicans that the congressman — who's admitted to lewd and lascivious behavior and then lying about it — should go.
June 8, 2011 Politico.com reports that Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) an official with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, on Wednesday openly called for Weiner to resign because of his admission that he sent lewd photos of himself to women he had online discussions filled with explicit sex talk.
June 7, 2011 Surely Napoleon found audacity a formula for success in war, politics and l'amour. It was also, ultimately, his undoing. What we see in the Anthony Weiner case is something similar on a pathetic scale.
June 6, 2011 While it's more typical for lawmakers to resign or be forced out after a sex scandal erupts, there are instances when lawmakers have survived scandals.