Weiner Defends Huma’s Honor in Face of Iowa Senator’s Inquiry

Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Saul Loeb/Getty)
Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Saul Loeb/Getty)

Yesterday, Politico and other outlets reported that Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was investigating whether Huma Abedin’s role in the U.S. State Department conflicted with her private consulting work. Ms. Abedin, of course, is the wife of Anthony Weiner, a Democrat mounting a high-profile campaign for mayor this year. Politicker caught up with Mr. Weiner earlier today to get his take on the situation.

The former congressman, speaking broadly, touted his wfe’s accomplishments in pubic life while insisting everything she did was “above board.”

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Tweets From The Trail: Viva Las Vegas

Today, political types were chatting about Bob Dylan tunes and fear and loathing at Donald Trump’s Vegas fundraiser. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail. Continue reading “Tweets From The Trail: Viva Las Vegas”

Tweets From The Trail: ‘Why Nothing Happening In Comgress?’

Today, political types were focused on the “high” President Obama gets from campaigning, empty seats and the blood of Ronald Reagan. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail.

Republican Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley thinks President Obama should focus on the business of government.

Our very own Colin Campbell noted empty seats at Congressman Jerry Nadler’s latest event.

Politico’s Roger Simon was disgusted by the purported auction of President Reagan’s blood.

RNC Research Director Joe Pounder was keeping a close eye on the Republican primary in Kentucky.

The goings on in Kentucky reminded Slate’s Dave Weigel of federal inmate Keith Judd’s improbable victory in West Virginia.

Tweets From The Trail: Huntsman For Mayor?

Today, political types were focused on the demise of Ron Paul, obsessions and puppies! Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail.

Abby Huntsman suggested her father, Jon Hunstman, would make a worthy successor for Mike Bloomberg.
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Politico’s Dylan Byers needed some *sexual healing.
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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley lost a race against New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte.
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Politico reporter Alex Burns heard about an intriguing investment opportunity.
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Houston Chronicle blogger Kathleen McKinley shared an interesting observation about the death of RFK Jr.’s ex-wife.
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Senator Chuck Grassley Hacked On Twitter (Update)

 Senator Chuck Grassley Hacked On Twitter (Update)
Senator Chuck Grassley (Photo: Twitter)

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley withdrew his support for the controversial Protect I.P. Act, better known as PIPA, last Wednesday, but that didn’t stop an angry PIPA opponent from hacking into his Twitter account today. As of this writing, over 20 Tweets have been sent from Senator Grassley’s account this afternoon that appear to be the work of a hacker.

“Yes I was hacked,” one of the Tweets said.

A few of the Tweets posted on Senator Grassley’s account indicate the hacker is upset over the senator’s initial support for PIPA, a bill designed to protect intellectual property and curb piracy that has drawn the ire of internet users.

“Chuck is a supporter of SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA, meaning he wants no privacy for private accounts,” read another one of the Tweets. Continue reading “Senator Chuck Grassley Hacked On Twitter (Update)”