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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Read this: Anthony Weiner’s colleagues share what they really think; politicians screw up history; Sulaimon Brown, the man in shades


Weiner leaving his apology press conference Monday in NYC. (John Minchillo/AP)
So it turns out everyone on Capitol Hill has resented Anthony Weiner for years — the old showhorse vs. workhorse complaint, reports our colleague Jason Horowitz . “Several [fellow members of the New York state delegation] said in interviews that they regarded his diminished stature as more of a loss to cable television bookers than to the Democratic legislative agenda.” Also: Can Weiner survive? And Scott Pelley buries Weinergate in his CBS News debut.

(Previously: Anthony Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin: Political wives increasingly skip the confessional press conference)

Cut Sarah Palin a break: Pretty much every politician who steps in front of a C-SPAN camera has misquoted our founding fathers or told a garbled history, and David Fahrenthold has catalogued some of the best instances.


Sulaimon Brown meets his inquisitors. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
Don’t switch the blade on the guy in shades, oh no: Sulaimon Brown showed up in front of the D.C. Council committee that had subpoenaed him like it was the last reel of “Risky Business” — wearing sunglasses that he refused to take off, much to the consternation of council members.

Video: Corey Hart, “Sunglasses at Night”

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