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CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) – It may be the first fundraising pitch in political history to include the words, “I did lie to my wife.”

But Anthony Weiner’s latest bid to rally support for his New York City mayoral campaign makes the case the candidate is ready to take tough questions head on – a quality he argues is necessary to helm the nation’s largest metropolis.

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CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — The Anthony Weiner spokeswoman whose vulgar rant about a former intern went viral late Tuesday sent a photo of a “swear jar” to her Twitter followers Wednesday with a message of regret.

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CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The chief spokeswoman for embattled mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner went on an expletive-laced tirade about a former campaign intern in an interview with a political news website.

Barbara Morgan later apologized for using vulgar language to describe former intern Olivia Nuzzi. She said she believed her interview with Talking Points Memo was off the record.

Talking Points said it contacted Morgan on Tuesday for an unrelated story when she launched into her attack on Nuzzi for writing an unflattering first-person article for the Daily News about her experience working on Weiner’s campaign.

In the Tuesday cover story, Nuzzi wrote that Weiner often called interns “Monica,” a reference to former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and that many people worked on the campaign only to get close to Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin. Abedin is an ex-aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Nuzzi also said many of…

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Michael Volkmanns Blog

Republican senators are nearly united in their response to Liz Cheney’s challenge to their low-key Wyoming colleague: We like Mike.

That is Mike Enzi, the three-term senator from the Cowboy State who was otherwise on a glide path to reelection until the daughter of the former vice president recently announced she will challenge him in the 2014 GOP primary. [Read the full article]


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