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Politics Today: Weiner's Wife Pregnant, Conan O'Brien Presents The Sarah Palin History Channel, And More

Tracy Bloom |
June 8, 2011 | 4:09 p.m. PDT

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Add another twist to the saga of embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner--his wife, Huma Abedin, is reportedly pregnant with the couple's first child, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

There has been intense speculation surrounding the couple since Weiner admitted Monday that he had had "inappropriate" online relationships with several women over the course of the past few years.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but on Wednesday, an X-rated photograph purported to be of Congressman Weiner was leaked to the public. 

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart claimed earlier this week that he had an "extremely graphic" photo of Weiner "that leaves nothing to the imagination." Breitbart was not, however,  the one who released the photo. Instead, it was Sirius XM's Opie and Anthony who leaked the photo via Twitter. The pair got a hold of the racy pic when Breitbart appeared on their radio program and showed it to them.

Despite publicly saying he will not resign his congressional seat, there is already talk in New York about possible replacements for Weiner.

According to Politico: "Among the Democratic names circulating are City Councilman Mark Weprin, former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz and former City Councilman Eric Gioia. Possible GOP candidates include City Councilman Eric Ulrich and Bob Turner, an investor who ran against Weiner last year.

Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that is considering another run at the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 and that he will make a decision by the end of summer, the Boston Globe reports. This time around, the former New York City mayor said he would "do it the right way" and spend more time campaigning in New Hampshire. In 2008, Giuliani devoted most of his campaign resources to the state of Florida

"The impression was we didn't spend a lot of time here because we didn't do it the right way," he said. "We were spending so much time trying to raise money that we forgot about the politics."

Giuliani has already visited New Hampshire seven times this year.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, also mulling over a presidential bid, said he expects to formally announce his intentions by the end of this month.

When asked how close he was to making a decision, Huntsman responded: "We have basically decided as a family that we are very comfortable moving forward."

What would a history channel look like if it were run by Sarah Palin?  Late night host Conan O'Brien answered that question on his show Tuesday night, introducing the country to an American history re-imagined by the former GOP vice presidential nominee. In the first installment, "The Sarah Palin History Channel," explains the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

"By day, they were plumbers, and loggers and truck drivers," a woman's voiceover says of the Founding Fathers. The Palin-sounding voice later goes on to say: "And then George Jefferson read this wonderful, little piece of paper about how we can have our own guns and such."

Among the other distortions--and yes, there are many--the reenactment features: Paul Revere and FDR riding in on a horse and wheelchair respectively, and Hitler, who makes a brief appearance before being shot and killed by the "Star Wars" character R2-D2. For the full comedic effect, you can watch the video here.



 

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