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6:45pm

Wed February 9, 2011
The Two-Way

New York Rep. Chris Lee Resigns After Shirtless Photo Controversy

In a statement, Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) said he was resigning from the House of Representatives. His resignation came only hours after the website Gawker published shirtless pictures of Lee. Gawker reported Lee sent the pictures to a woman who posted an ad on the "Women for Men" section of Craigslist.

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6:11pm

Wed February 9, 2011
The Two-Way

After 241 Days Without A Government, Belgian Senator Proposes A 'Sex Strike'

Belgium, if you haven't been paying attention, is coming close to becoming the country with the longest time between an election and the formation of a government. Iraq holds the record, having gone 289 days without a government, until coming to an agreement last year.

Today Belgium is going on 241 days sans government. Belgians are jokingly calling themselves the "most successful failed state."

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5:45pm

Wed February 9, 2011
Shots - Health News Blog

Intellectual Backer Of Insurance Mandate Faults Alternatives

While some lawmakers and wonks are busy cooking up alternatives to the controversial federal mandate requiring people to have health insurance starting in 2014, one early backer of the approach insists it remains the best way to get more people covered at the lowest cost.

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5:41pm

Wed February 9, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Officials: Steps Taken By Egyptian Government So Far Are 'Insufficient'

In a conference call with reporters, Ben Rhoades, the White House's deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, said the steps the Egyptian government had taken to appease prostesters were thus far "insufficient."

"They didn't constitute concrete actions," he said. Rhoades added that yesterday's turnout at Tahrir square was indicative that the Egyptian people want more change.

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5:31pm

Wed February 9, 2011
Blog Of The Nation

The Same Virginia Senate Campaign, 15 Years Later?

It's fashionable in Washington to say you don't like horse race journalism, and we're not talking about the Preakness. In the era of two year campaigns, it's chic, in a less than chic kind of chic, to say you want to cover the policy, not the fight. So as the Senate campaigns start to take shape, I was reminded of the fascinating documentary "A Perfect Candidate."

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