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12.29.11 4:09 PM ET

NewsBeast: The Year in Sex Scandals

Today's Obsessional: From Anthony Weiner's weiner to Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged assault of a hotel maid, politicos gone astray—and their other women—dominated 2011's headlines. John Avlon, Rebecca Dana, and Lucas Wittmann on our daily roundtable.