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Weiner Goes Topless

June 6, 2011 - by Donny Shaw

It looks like another married congressman from New York may have been sending topless pictures of himself to women on the internet. In revelations reminiscent of theRep. Chris Lee [R, NY-26] scandal in February that ended in resignation and ultimately a flip in the party hold of the seat, Andrew Breitbart reports for BigGovernment that Rep. Anthony Weiner [D, NY-9] recently emailed topless pictures of himself to a woman who is not his wife. At the same time, Radar Online is reporting that Weiner had engaged in some pretty heavy sexting and phone sex with a Democratic campaign staff

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Sunlight Foundation reports that the bill to defund NPR that the House is set to pass this afternoon violates the Republicans' pledge to make all legislation publicly available online at least 72 hours prior to being voted on. In this case, the bill was only available to the public and Congress for less than 48 hours before the vote. And, of course, it hasn't had a single committee hearing or mark-up, and it's being brought to the floor under a closed rule that limits debate to one hour and does not allow amendments.

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Clues On Health Care In Obama's Budget

February 2, 2010 - by Eric Naing

President Obama seems to have bet his budget on health care reform becoming a reality. David Herszenhorn, blogging for the the New York Times, notices that the president's $3.8 trillion budget assumes a $150 billion reduction in the deficit over the next decade from a health care

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Weiner: Health Care 'Dead' if Brown Wins

January 19, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Rep. Anthony Weiner [D, NY-9], one of the House's most progressive advocates of health care reform, today said that the bill may be "dead" if Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown wins today in Massachusetts. "I think you can make a pretty good argument that health care might be dead," Weiner said on MSNBC. "I think it's going to be very hard to ask us in the House to take the Senate bill when everyone acknowledges it was a worse bill. Everyone said the only reason we were passing the Sena...

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