News you can use

Articles written by Andrew Miga


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 8 of 8

  • Colbert gets conditional OK on campaign finance

    ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission said Thursday that comedian Stephen Colbert can use his TV show's resources to boost his political action committee, but he must disclose some major expenses as in-kind contributions from the show's corporate owners. Colbert played it straight during his appearance before the commission, letting his attorney do most of the talking while saving his trademark quips for a crowd that gathered outside the commission building after the meeting. AP Photo/Cliff Owen Comedian...

  • Oldest child of late Sen. Ted Kennedy dies

    ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died at a Washington-area health club, her brother said Saturday. She was 51. Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, said his sister died Friday. AP Photo/Ira Schwarz, File In this Dec. 1, 1982 photo, the children of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., from left, Patrick, Edward M. Jr., and Kara, listen to their father speak during a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington. Kara, the oldest child of the late Sen. Kennedy, died...

  • Weiner resigns in wake of sexting scandal

    ANDREW MIGA, KAREN ZRAICK - Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office amid the intense controversy surrounding sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File In this June 25, 2007 file photo, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., questions former Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Whitman on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the House Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing on the federal environmental... Full story

  • Weiner resigns in wake of sex photos scandal

    ANDREW MIGA, KAREN ZRAICK - Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Seared by scandal, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress on Thursday, done in by lewd photos he took of himself, sent to women online and then adamantly lied about after being caught. "I'm here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused," he said reading from a brief statement in Brooklyn. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., follows his wife, Huma Abedin into their home in Queens, N.Y., on Thursday....

  • AP sources: Weiner to resign over sexting scandal

    ANDREW MIGA, DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has decided to resign his seat in Congress after a two-week scandal spawned by lewd and even X-rated photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women, relieved Democratic officials said Thursday. A formal announcement was expected later in the day. Weiner, 46, has been at a treatment facility at an undisclosed location since last weekend, and has not been seen in public since telling reporters last Saturday he intended to return to work. AP Photo/Frank...

  • White House: Weiner's conduct 'distraction'

    ANDREW MIGA, LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that Rep. Anthony Weiner's conduct has been inappropriate and distracting, while the House Ethics Committee started a preliminary inquiry that could bloom into a full investigation if the New York Democrat ignores mounting pressure to resign. "The president feels, we feel in the White House, that this is a distraction, obviously," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in response to reporters' questions aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to North Carolina. "As...

  • NY Rep. Christopher Lee abruptly resigns

    ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press

    NY Rep. Christopher Lee abruptly resigns ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press WASHINGTON — A New York congressman is abruptly resigning his seat, saying he regrets actions that have hurt his family and others. A gossip web site reported Wednesday that Rep. Christoper Lee, a married two-term Repuiblican lawmaker, had sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist. Lee said in an e-mailed statement that his resignation was effective immediately. The statement offered no confirmation or details of a Craigslist... Full story

  • GOP chairman demands that Weiner resign

    ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON AP Photo/Richard Drew U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., addresses a news conference in NewYork, Monday, June 6, 2011. After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he tweeted a bulging-underpants photo of himself to a young woman and admitted to "inappropriate" exchanges with six women before and after getting married. — The Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign after admitting to sexually charged online relationships with... Full story