The AP: “Congress returns to work on Monday, but at least one lawmaker won't be there. Rep. Anthony Weiner starts this week on a temporary leave of absence, in treatment for an undisclosed disorder at an undisclosed location. He spent most of last week embroiled in a sexting scandal.:
More: “Weiner has acknowledged exchanging messages and photos that ranged from sexually suggestive to explicit, with several women online. The latest to surface appeared on the gossip website TMZ... The photos posted Sunday were purportedly taken in the House members' gym and show a shirtless Weiner with a towel around his waist and his hand on his crotch. TMZ said the photos were sent online to at least one woman."
The New York Post: “New Weiner photos taken in House gym could be an ethics breach.”
The New York Daily News’ cover today: “Gym randy.”
“The stock market fell again Friday, marking a six-week slump. That’s bad news for investors — and bad timing for Dallas Rep.Pete Sessions and others who want to transform Social Security by creating investment accounts for workers,” the Dallas Morning News writes.
Over the weekend, "top Democratic leaders -- including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Steve Israel -- … called for embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D) to resign from Congress."
Politico: “It seems like the climate is right for No Child Left Behind to move through Congress this summer, and yet the law is still on a course, itself, to be left behind in 2011. Even though House Speaker John Boehner is a longtime champion of the law, President Barack Obama recently has pushed for reform and Senate negotiators have made progress on a tentative deal, a series of political realities make reauthorization unlikely anytime soon.”