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And from Ms. Abedin:

“I do very strongly believe that is between us and our marriage. We discussed all of this before Anthony decided to run for mayor. So really what I want to say is, I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward.”

Heartfelt transparency, or political tool? Both, likely. But Mr. Weiner followed up with this: “I am pleased and blessed that she has given me a second chance. I’ve been asking New Yorkers to also give me another chance.”

WEINER RESIGNATION BOARD

Who suggests that Anthony D. Weiner abandon his quest for New York mayor? Among those who have issued public statements that essentially say, “enough” already:

The New York Times noted in an editorial, “He has already disqualified himself. Mr. Weiner says he is staying in the mayoral race. To those who know his arrogance and have grown tired of the tawdry saga he has dragged the city into, this is not surprising.”

The New York Daily News, the National Organization for Women and ShePAC, a nonprofit that supports women conservatives running for office, are also saying, uh, please stop, sir.

HILLARY PREVENTION BOARD

Uh-oh. The very aggressive folks at Stop Hillary PAC have evoked some blockbuster words from historic past in their first public video, meant to generate support for their campaign to prevent Hillary Rodham Clinton from running for president. While a Hillary-like voice recites the presidential oath of office, the words Whitewater, Vince Foster, Travelgate, Rose Law Firm and Benghazi flash on the screen.

“There is no doubt Hillary Clinton is running for president and America can’t afford to wait until 2014 or 2016 to stop her and the liberal machine,” says Ted Harvey, chairman of the group; video and information found here: StopHillaryPAC.org.

ARNOLD’S ZOMBIES

Last time Inside the Beltway checked with Arnold Schwarzenegger, he was attracting big names, such as Sen. John McCain and former Mexico President Vicente Fox to people the Schwarzenegger Institute, the policy think tank he established at the University of Southern California. Yes, well. Hollywood’s still calling. Mr. Schwarzenegger will star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller “Maggie,” playing the father of a young woman infected with “walking dead virus.”

But celebrity politics calls, too.

The former governor of California is in Montana this week, filming a documentary on climate change with a built-in background: a troublesome wildfire and an elite team of firefighters who are at work extinguishing it.

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