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July 25th, 2013
06:50 AM ET

Who is Huma Abedin? A Look at the Woman Standing by Weiner

Embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is holding firm despite the scandal now surrounding him—once again.

He’s remaining defiant amid calls from newspapers and his political rivals saying he should drop out after he admitted to “sexting”, or exchanging explicit online messages with a woman, even after he resigned from congress in disgrace for the same lewd behavior.

That woman has been identified as 23-year-old Sydney Elaine Leathers - who was active online talking about democratic politics.

She's said to have once loved the former congressman, but is now disgusted by how he treated her.

Despite all this, Weiner's wife is expressing her support, telling the press on Tuesday, "I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him." 

“When Huma Abedin spoke of her devotion to her husband Anthony Weiner Tuesday,” reports CNN’s Alino Cho, “the public may have been surprised but not those who know her. Members of her inner circle say Huma was out there because she wanted to be.”

In a revealing essay in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar written by Abedin herself, she writes: "... yes, I'm out on the campaign trail.  It's where I want to be.  Because the choice for me is simple: I love my husband, and we both love this city."

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June 6th, 2013
07:33 AM ET

Baseball’s new drug informer Tony Bosch to meet with MLB investigators

Will Tony Bosch name names?

The man at the center of baseball's new drug cheating scandal is expected to start talking with investigators tomorrow.

Major League Baseball is said to be considering suspensions for some twenty players including stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun.

They want to know if the players used performance-enhancing drugs from Bosch's anti-aging clinic in Florida.

– CNN's Joe Carter reports

READ MORE: Report: Some 20 baseball players may face suspension in doping scandal

Filed under: Drugs • MLB • Scandal
June 4th, 2013
06:20 AM ET

IRS targetting scandal latest – Brianna Keilar reports


In the middle of his first congressional hearing as the new head of the embattled Internal Revenue Service, Daniel Werfel was asked Monday how he would restore public trust in the agency after revelations that conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status were targeted for extra scrutiny.

"It is going to be a difficult process," acknowledged Werfel, a career public servant appointed by President Barack Obama last month to clean up the mess that is dominating news headlines early in his second term.

Werfel described a process of identifying what happened, who was responsible and steps to ensure it can never happen again to address what Republicans depict as politically motivated harassment that abused constitutional rights of conservative groups.

READ MORE: New IRS chief asks for patience over targeting probe

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