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Aaron Schock Resigns from Congress Amid 'Downton Abbey' Controversy

Aaron Schock has surprisingly resigned from Congress after discrepancies were raised over his spending and reimbursements.

The 33-year-old Republican Illinois representative had billed the government and his campaign for 170,000 miles on his personal car from January 2010 through July 2014, even though his car only had around 80,000 miles on it when he sold it, according to Politico.

There was also controversy this past month after Schock used money from his official office budget to make his office resemble the set of Downton Abbey. He ended up repaying the government $40,000 for the decorations.

“[T]he constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself,” Schock said in a statement on Tuesday (March 17). “I have always sought to do what’s best for my constituents, and I thank them for the opportunity to serve.”

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'Was Not 100% Sober' at State of the Union

If you noticed that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was taking a little nap during the State of the Union address this year, there was a reason behind it.

“The audience for the most part is awake, because they’re bobbing up and down, and we sit there, stone-faced, sober judges. But we’re not, at least I wasn’t, 100 percent sober,” the 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice said.

Ruth explained that she had a little bit to drink at dinner with the other justices before the big event.

“Because before we went to the State of the Union, Justice Kennedy brought in … it was an Opus something or other, very fine California wine, and I vowed this year, just sparkling water, stay away from the wine, but in the end, the dinner was so delicious, it needed wine,” Ruth added. “So I got a call when I came home from one of my granddaughters and she said, ‘Bubbe, you were sleeping at the State of the Union!’”

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President Obama Supports Gay Marriage, Hollywood Reacts

Celebs are tweeting their thanks to President Obama who has publicly voiced his support for same-sex marriage.

“I’ve been going through an evolution on this issue. I’ve always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally,” the commander in chief told Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts on Wednesday (May 8).

“At a certain point, I just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Barack added.

Here’s how Hollywood has responded:

Ellen DeGeneres: Thank you President @BarackObama for your beautiful and brave words. I’m overwhelmed.

Neil Patrick Harris: Bravo, Mr. President, and thank you.

Ricky Martin: I applaud President @barackobama for affirming that ALL Americans should enjoy equal rights. Historic! I will be a very proud host on Monday

Jane Lynch: Pretty darn happy today. Thanks Mr President, for supporting the dignity of my family and so many others!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: With @MichelleObama & @JustinMikita permission I would like to marry @BarackObama right now!

Fran Drescher: So proud of our President who showed such leadership& the meaning of America’s freedom 4 all!

Sean Hayes: Thank you to @BarackObama for taking a forward-thinking stance on equality for all gay Americans and for supporting gay marriage.

Sophia Bush: Thank you Mr. President. @BarackObama speaks up for #Equality today. #LoveIsLove

Evan Rachel Wood: Wooooooo! @BarackObama

Former First Lady Betty Ford: Dead at 93

Betty Ford has died at the age of 93.

Ms. Ford passed away at her bedside surrounded by family, according to CNN.

The former First Lady to President Gerald Ford, who struggled with her own alcohol issues, was the founder of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction.

Betty also actively raised awareness to breast cancer following her mastectomy in 1974 and was an active leader in the Feminist Movement.

President Ford passed away in December 2006.

Our deepest condolences go out to Betty‘s family and friends.

Anthony Weiner Resigns from Congress

Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his resignation during a press conference on Thursday (June 16) in Brooklyn, New York.

“I’d hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do – to fight for the middle class and those struggling to make it. Unfortunately, the distraction that I have created has made that impossible, so today I am announcing my resignation from Congress,” the 46-year-old U.S. representative for New York’s 9th congressional district said.

The announcement comes a week after Rep. Weiner admitted to being involved in a sexting scandal.

He added that he was resigning so that “my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most importantly, that my wife [Huma Abedin] and I can continue to heal from the damage that I have caused.”

Last week, news broke that the couple is expecting their first child.

Gabrielle Giffords Released from Rehabilitation Facility

Gabrielle Giffords has been released from the Texas hospital where she has been undergoing rehabilitation since the January 8 shooting in which she was shot in the head.

The 41-year-old Arizona Representative will soon undergo outpatient treatment, according to a statement by TIRR Memorial Hermann (via CNN).

“We are very excited that she has reached the next phase of her rehabilitation and can begin outpatient treatment,” said Dr. Gerard Francisco, the hospital’s chief medical officer.

Last month, a judge ruled that alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner is not competent to stand trial. His next court date is in September.

Earlier this week, photos of a recovering Rep. Giffords were posted on her Facebook page.

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Anthony Weiner's Wife Pregnant with First Child

Anthony Weiner‘s wife Huma Abedin is pregnant with the couple’s first child, according to the New York Times.

Earlier this week, the 46-year-old New York State Representative admitted to being involved in online conversations with at least six women over the last few years after he lied about accidentally tweeting a picture of himself in underwear.

Representative Weiner and his wife Huma, 35, currently do not intend on splitting up.

“We will weather this,” he said during a news conference on Monday. “I love her very much, and she loves me.”

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