Anthony Weiner

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Senate Democrats Want Details of FBI’s Clinton Email Query
Days before election, senators say American people deserve more disclosure

Vermont Sen. Patrick J. Leahy and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein are two of the signatories of Saturday's letter. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Four leading Senate Democrats want additional details about the FBI’s interest in a new batch of emails that may be related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server by Monday.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ranking member Thomas R. Carper of Delaware, Intelligence ranking member Dianne Feinstein of California, Judiciary ranking member Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont and Foreign Relations ranking member Benjamin L. Cardin urged the release of more information in a letter they sent Saturday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James B. Comey.

Weiner's Behavior Is Unseemly, but So Is the Schadenfreude
Tawdry escapade raises legitimate questions about Clinton's judgment

Many in the media are perfectly okay with enjoying Anthony Weiner's self-destruction, as long as it doesn’t accrue to Donald Trump’s benefit, writes Matt Lewis. (Douglas Graham/Roll Call via Getty Images file photo)

We're in the midst of a political campaign during which penis size has been a legitimate debate topic and where the words "blood coming out of her wherever" have been bandied about. So to paraphrase "Alice's Restaurant,” you've got to have a lot of damn gall to tell someone he might not be moral enough to opine on politics in 2016. But that's what happened this week when NY1 and the New York Daily News both informed Anthony Weiner that his services would no longer be required.

In fairness, Weiner's repeated behavior certainly disqualifies him from being a congressman and (most would agree) a good husband. But since when does being a scribbler or talking head constitute adhering to some morals clause?

Cruz Joins Other Adventures in Parking
It's a bipartisan list

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was ridiculed for his crooked parking job. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Ted Cruz's return to the Senate was spoiled by a photo showing his ride to work parked at an angle that took up two spots.  

Some took to Twitter to show how that scene reinforces the idea of the Texas Republican not being a likable person.

'Weiner' Walks Line Between 'Political Farce and Personal Tragedy'
Documentary on former Rep. Anthony Weiner opens in D.C. later this month

"Weiner" takes viewers inside the workings of his failed campaign for New York mayor. (Photo courtesy of "Weiner")

A new film opening in Washington May 27 documents the self-inflicted downfall of former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner as he runs for mayor of New York in 2013.  

“As the media descends and dissects his every move, Weiner desperately tries to forge ahead, but the increasing pressure and crippling 24-hour news coverage halt his political aspirations,” the film’s description reads.  

Middle Finger Moments in Politics
Clinton was flipped off in West Virginia, but she certainly wasn't the first

Protesters gesture and yell as Hillary Clinton pulls away from a stop in Williamson, W. Va., on Monday. Several dozen protesters stood in the rain to express their displeasure at her visit to coal country. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

While campaigning in West Virginia, Hillary Clinton didn't receive the warmest welcome. Among the protesters angry about her position on cutting coal use were at least two who gave the so-called "scooby van" the middle finger.  

This isn't the first time "the bird" has figured prominently in American politics. Even more surprising is the gesture's history as an obscene insult reaches back to ancient Greece, where the philosopher Diogenes is said to have flipped off the politician and statesman Demosthenes (though not to his face).