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The calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to resign because of his raunchy online chats with a series of women are escalating, especially in light of reports that his wife, Huma Abedin, a longtime top aide to Hillary Clinton, is in the first trimester of pregnancy. Weiner, who was never popular in the Democratic caucus for the same reasons he became a liberal hero during the healthcare fight last spring–his ability to yell loudly and endlessly, on every possible channel–has seen several House colleagues and former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine publicly insist that he step down.

It seems like he’s trying to ride out the storm, and stay in office. It’s a strategy that worked for Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) in 2007 when it was revealed that the right-wing social conservative frequented prostitutes. Weiner–a former roommate of Jon Stewart who lives in the media capital of the world–may face more obstacles in keeping a low profile in the media capital of the world. [LAT]

 

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