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Jun 21, 2011

No regrets for resurgent musician Leon Russell

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Leon Russell toiled in obscurity for decades, until recording with Elton John brought him an unlikely hit, but says he was never bitter his fame disappeared because that’s just what happens to aging rockers.

“I didn’t start out to become famous, so when it disappeared I thought, well, that happens sometimes,” Russell told Reuters in an interview in New York where he was inducted last week into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. “It does happen.”

Jun 17, 2011

U.S. congressman Weiner quits in lewd photo scandal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, ensnared in a humiliating flap for sending lewd photos of himself to women online, resigned on Thursday, ending a weeks-long scandal that made his fellow Democrats cringe.

“I had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district had elected me to do — to fight for the middle class and those struggling to make it,” Weiner told reporters in Brooklyn at the seniors’ centre where he first announced plans to run for New York City Council 20 years ago.

Jun 17, 2011

Congressman Weiner quits in lewd photo scandal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Representative Anthony Weiner, ensnared in a humiliating flap for sending lewd photos of himself to women online, resigned on Thursday, ending a weeks-long scandal that made his fellow Democrats cringe.

“I had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district had elected me to do — to fight for the middle class and those struggling to make it,” Weiner told reporters in Brooklyn at the seniors’ center where he first announced plans to run for New York City Council 20 years ago.

Jun 16, 2011

Amid lewd photo scandal, U.S. Rep. Weiner resigns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, snared in a humiliating flap for sending lewd photos of himself to women online, resigned on Thursday, ending a weeks-long scandal that made his fellow Democrats cringe.

“I had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district had elected me to do — to fight for the middle class and those struggling to make it,” Weiner told reporters in Brooklyn at the seniors’ center where he first announced plans to run for New York City Council 20 years ago.

Jun 16, 2011

Amid scandal, Representative Anthony Weiner set to resign

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Representative Anthony Weiner, snared in a humiliating flap for sending lewd photos of himself to women online, was set to resign on Thursday, ending a weeks-long scandal that made his fellow Democrats cringe.

Once seen as a rising star among Democrats and widely expected to run for New York City mayor, Weiner told House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi he will resign from Congress, a party source said on Thursday.

Jun 16, 2011

Amid scandal, U.S. Rep. Weiner set to resign

NEW YORK June 16 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Anthony
Weiner, snared in a humiliating flap for sending lewd photos of
himself to women online, was set to resign on Thursday, ending
a weeks-long scandal that made his fellow Democrats cringe.

Once seen as a rising star among Democrats and widely
expected to run for New York City mayor, Weiner told House
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi he will resign from Congress, a
party source said on Thursday.

Jun 13, 2011

Expletive-laced kids book parody is unlikely hit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Adam Mansbach has had three novels and a book of poems published but it was a brief Facebook update wishing his two-year-old daughter would “Go the F— to Sleep” which helped him hit publishing gold.

Now a year later, the resulting parody of a children’s book may be the unlikeliest hit book of the summer.

Jun 6, 2011

Congressman Weiner admits online affairs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Representative Anthony Weiner on Monday tearfully admitted having a number of inappropriate relationships with women over the Internet, saying he was deeply ashamed but would not resign.

Weiner, a New York Democrat and leading liberal voice in the House of Representatives who was expected to run for mayor of New York City in 2013, admitted to inappropriate Internet and telephone conversations with six women but said none of them developed into a physical relationship.

Jun 6, 2011

U.S. congressman Weiner admits online affairs

NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Anthony
Weiner on Monday tearfully admitted having a number of
inappropriate relationships with women over the Internet,
saying he was deeply ashamed but would not resign.

Weiner, a New York Democrat and leading liberal voice in
the U.S. House of Representatives who was expected to run for
mayor of New York City in 2013, admitted to inappropriate
Internet and telephone conversations with six women but said
none of them developed into a physical relationship.

Jun 2, 2011

Seniors may swing 2012 vote on Medicare revolt

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Elderly voters who turned against President Barack Obama’s Democrats last year for tampering with Medicare are now threatening to punish Republicans in 2012 elections over their plans to scale back the health care program for seniors.

The shift will likely be most pronounced in important swing states with older populations such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and New Mexico — some of which have the potential to determine presidential elections, experts say.