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New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner in Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City.

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New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner in Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City.

FEC Approves Request to Alert on Political Refunds

It may be too late for Anthony Weiner supporters, but the Federal Election Commission is making it easier for donors to hold political candidates accountable. The FEC ruled by a 5-1 vote last week that political donors’ data can now...

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The Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland.

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The Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Guarding Your Privacy in a Post-Snowden World: Dos and Don’ts

President Barack Obama canceled talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He declared Edward Snowden is not a patriot. He said he’ll ask Congress to change the section of the Patriot Act authorizing the collection of telephone records. And that was...

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has a word with aide Huma Abedin at the start of a campaign rally at Capital High School in Charleston, W.Va., in this March 19, 2008 file photo.

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Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has a word with aide Huma Abedin at the start of a campaign rally at Capital High School in Charleston, W.Va., in this March 19, 2008 file photo.

Clinton 2016: Weiner’s Wife On Board

Anthony Weiner, the candidate for mayor of New York whose prospects have plummeted since admitting to sexting women after resigning from Congress over that personal practice, says his wife is playing a role in Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in...

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters during a press conference where he admitted to sending sexually explicit text messages in New York on July 23, 2013.

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters during a press conference where he admitted to sending sexually explicit text messages in New York on July 23, 2013.

Weiner: King Kong in the Polls

Quite a week it’s been, for “Carlos Danger:” aka Anthony Weiner, candidate for mayor of New York. First came word that Weiner’s sexting hadn’t stopped with his resignation from Congress in June 2011. Then came his count that “no more...

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of Organizing for Action at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of Organizing for Action at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Pelosi on Former Colleagues Weiner, Filner: Get Therapy ‘In Private’

We’re sure Nancy Pelosi would rather spend her time touting women for high-profile jobs, as she did today in an interview with Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, than talking about two men who once served in the House Democratic caucus she’s led since 2003 and who now...

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A newsstand displays headlines on July 24, 2013 about the latest sexting scandal involving New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

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A newsstand displays headlines on July 24, 2013 about the latest sexting scandal involving New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.

Weiner’s E-mail Appeal: ‘This Campaign Isn’t About Me’

Anthony Weiner’s latest grasp of the news cycle has motivated him to update donors to his New York City mayoral campaign with an e-mail in which he purports to share a glimpse into his current state of mind. “I owe...

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Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, stands with his wife Huma Abedin during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, stands with his wife Huma Abedin during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City.

Boston: No ‘Danger,’ Only a ‘Strangler’

The other big city mayor’s race: While the world watches Anthony Weiner gibbeted for his sexting habit, it’s worth noting that there’s another big city mayor’s race going on. In Boston. As in New York’s campaign, a field of 12...

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Test pilot Chuck Yeager sits in the cockpit of an unidentified jet aircraft in this undated photo released by the U. S. Air Force in June 1948. Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier October 14, 1947, as he piloted an X-1 rocket plane.

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Test pilot Chuck Yeager sits in the cockpit of an unidentified jet aircraft in this undated photo released by the U. S. Air Force in June 1948. Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier October 14, 1947, as he piloted an X-1 rocket plane.

Weiners and Losers: Pushing the Political Envelope

“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman, giving all your love to just one man. You’ll have bad times, and he’ll have good times, doin’ things that you don’t understand. But if you love him, you’ll forgive him even though he’s...

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Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner addressed news of new allegations that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after he resigned from Congress for similar previous incidents.

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Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner addressed news of new allegations that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after he resigned from Congress for similar previous incidents.

Weiner: ‘I’m Responsible’

Anthony Weiner has a rough idea of when he stopped sexting. “I can’t say exactly,” he said in a news conference this evening. “It was sometime last summer.” The New York Democrat resigned from Congress in June 2011 amid revelations...

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