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Top 10 Sex Scandals to Hit the House

Anthony Weiner is far from alone on the list of House bad boys

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner is just the latest and most aptly-named bad boy to fall from grace in Congress's lower chamber: It was only February when Rep. Chris Lee's self portraits and search for hookups on Craigslist led him to join the ranks of the unemployed, and there was a... More »

Therapist Explains Weiner's Foolishness

Sexting is a power thing, she says

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner didn't even have to look outside his own state for an example of what happens to horny congressmen caught cruising for women online, so how could he have been so stupid? It's all about power, according to marriage and family therapist Bethany Marshall. "Adults, particularly... More »

Dem Wins NY Election in Upset

Medicare debate boosts Kathy Hochul to victory

(Newser) - Democrat Kathy Hochul has scored an upset win in one of New York state's most conservative congressional districts. Republican Jane Corwin had been expected to easily win the special election in the state's 26th district but her support ebbed away after she expressed support for the GOP's... More »

Democrat Takes Lead in Big NY House Race

Ryan's Medicare plan looms large in special election near Buffalo

(Newser) - A closely watched congressional race near Buffalo looks to be tipping in Democrats' favor: A new poll gives Kathy Hochul a 4-point edge over Republican Jane Corwin heading into Tuesday's special election, reports Politico . The race is drawing national attention in part because it's seen as a proxy... More »

Chris Lee Was Also Trolling for Transgenders

Two women come forward to say congressman emailed with them

(Newser) - For a guy who only dabbled unsuccessfully in Craigslist dating, Chris Lee resigned post-haste, and Gawker thinks it now knows why: Two more women, both transgender and one a prostitute, have come forward to say that they corresponded with the ex-congressman after seeing an ad in which he sought "... More »

Busted Rep's Wife Stands By Her Man

'Other woman' has unsolicited advice for her: Get tested

(Newser) - In sickness and health, sure, but nobody said anything about when your husband gets caught trying to pick up women on Craigslist with the worst frat-astic cell-phone pic ever. Nevertheless, Michele Lee is "crushed," but standing by former Rep. Chris Lee, who a friend says "was supposed... More »

Stick With Gossip, Gawker, but Save the Moralizing

Salon's Steve Kornacki: Site tries too hard to justify scoops

(Newser) - When Gawker exposed the Craigslist wanderings of ex-Congressman Chris Lee, it justified the story as newsworthy because Lee's votes on DADT and abortion funding "suggests a certain comfort with publicly scrutinizing others' sex lives." Oh, please, writes Steve Kornacki at Salon , save the false piety. When Gawker runs... More »

Rep Busted by Gawker Warned of Internet Dangers

Chris Lee penned op-ed about online predators

(Newser) - How’s this for irony: Chris Lee, the married ex-Congressman who resigned after Gawker busted him trolling for women on Craigslist, penned an op-ed all about "the dangers of the Internet" in 2009. Gawker points to the piece, originally printed in the Tonawanda News ; it focuses on legislation Lee... More »

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