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Disabled Oregonians Voting by iPad

Apple device being used to fill out mail-in ballots in national first

(Newser) - In a nationwide first, some Oregonians voting in a primary to replace disgraced Rep. David Wu are being assisted by iPads. Election workers in five counties are seeking out voters who might otherwise have trouble voting and helping them use the Apple device to fill out ballots, which are then...

Rep. Wu Officially Resigns

Another Dem steps down in wake of sex scandal

(Newser) - Oregon Democrat David Wu has made his resignation from the House official, reports Roll Call . Wu—who announced his attention to step down after he was accused of having an "unwanted" sexual encounter with the teen daughter of a campaign donor—is the fourth member of Congress this year...

Debt Deal's Winners and Losers

Mitch McConnell, Tea Party at the forefront: Chris Cillizza

(Newser) - The debt-deal dust has yet to settle, but that's not stopping anyone from analyzing its political consequences. In the Washington Post , Chris Cillizza notes the winners:
  • Mitch McConnell was “the Mariano Rivera of the debt deal. He waited until the game was in its final moments, came onto

Rep. David Wu to Resign

Oregon Democrat will step down after sex assault accusation

(Newser) - Well, this was probably inevitable: Rep. David Wu has resigned days after being accused of sexual assault (and months after being accused of mental instability and random tiger-suit-wearing ). The Oregon Democrat announced his resignation moments after the state's two Democratic senators called for it, the Oregonian reports. He...

Dem Wu Won't Seek Reelection

Hasn't decided whether to serve out remainder of term after sex allegation

(Newser) - Surprise! Mere hours after Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics investigation into a young woman's claim that she had an "unwanted sexual encounter" with tiger-suit-wearing David Wu, the Oregon Democrat is confirming that he won't seek reelection. Wu apparently hasn't decided whether to serve out the...

Pelosi Seeks Ethics Probe of Rep. Wu

Urges investigation into alleged sex assault

(Newser) - On the heels of Saturday's news that a young woman has accused Rep. David Wu of sexual assault , Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats are demanding a House ethics investigation, the Washington Post reports. “I call on the Ethics Committee to initiate an investigation into the allegations against...

Oregon Dem Wu Accused of Sex Assault

Young woman accused rep of unwanted sexual encounter

(Newser) - It's been almost two months since a House Democrat got into sex-related trouble, so Oregon's David Wu— he of mentally unstable, tiger-suited fame —is again making headlines. A young woman is accusing the rep of an unwanted sexual encounter, which she says took place last Thanksgiving. The...

Newspapers, GOP to Rep. Wu: Resign

Pressure on Oregon Democrat David Wu increases

(Newser) - In the middle of last year’s campaign, Oregon Rep. David Wu sent a picture of himself wearing a tiger costume to his staff members. The Democrat ended up winning the election—handing him his seventh term—but the tiger picture and other strange revelations have led to calls for...

Congressman's Ex-Staffers Say He's Mentally Unstable

Oregon's David Wu refused their plea to get psychiatric help

(Newser) - Oregon Democrat David Wu recently won a seventh term to Congress, but several former staffers think he'd be better off in a psychiatric hospital instead of on the House floor. That's not an exaggeration, as the Oregonian explains. Staffers were so worried about his increasingly erratic behavior during the campaign—...

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