NYC Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner Releases First TV Ad

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_de55b22630.jpgAlo Ceballos/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Anthony Weiner has released his first TV ad in his bid to become New York City's next mayor. In the 30-second spot, titled "Powerful Voices," the former New York Congressman talks directly to the camera. "I’ve waged a campaign focused like a laser beam on fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it," Weiner, 48, says in his opening remarks.

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Joe Biden’s Going to Iowa, Too

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_00258b7a97.jpgJoe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- With all the talk of Hillary Clinton’s political ambitions in the air, Vice President Joe Biden isn’t being outdone: He’s now speaking at Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry in Iowa next month, ABC News has learned. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is already the marquee speaker for the Sept. 15 event, but Biden will deliver a speech after Castro.

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Donald Trump: Sen. Ted Cruz 'Perhaps Not' Eligible for White House

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_0edddf094f.jpgABC News(AMES, Iowa) -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump questioned during an interview for ABC's This Week whether Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would be eligible for the White House, given his Canadian birth. “If he was born in Canada, perhaps not,” Trump told ABC’s Jonathan Karl. “I don’t know the circumstances.  I heard somebody told me he was born in Canada.  That’s really his thing,” Trump said.

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Former Senator Byron Dorgan Pens Thriller

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_6f1317a55a.jpg(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- A former senator has traded in policy briefs for thriller novels. After representing North Dakota in Congress for 30 years – 12 years in the House and 18 in the Senate – Byron Dorgan has now turned his focus to fiction writing, recently releasing his second novel Gridlock in July. But the gridlock in Dorgan’s novel isn’t a reference to the constant logjam in Congress – it’s about an attack on the electrical power grid.

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Ted Cruz’s Father: ‘Obamacare Is Going to Destroy the Elderly’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_705137b9f7.jpg(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)(AMES, Iowa) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the subject of endless 2016 presidential speculation, and if he does decide to run, he’s already learned one important lesson. “You all had the opportunity earlier this afternoon to get to know my father. And as you saw, my dad is very soft spoken,” Cruz joked during a speech in Iowa on Saturday.

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