WASHINGTON - (AP) - Scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner isclinging to his perch in Congress despite new efforts to pry himaway and a pair of developments that might inspire others in hisposition to give up the fight:

A newly released X-rated photo that Weiner purportedly took ofhimself turned up on the Internet.

And his wife of less than a year, Huma Abedin, is pregnant.

The baby on the way complicated an already ominous forecast forthe 46-year-old congressman, who has admitted he Tweeted sexuallycharged photos and messages to six women he did not know, then liedabout it. Throughout the week, Weiner has refused to resign.

His fellow Democrats from the White House on down have leftlittle doubt they want him to reconsider - and fast.

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