Anthony Weiner

12:33pm

Thu June 16, 2011
It's All Politics

Anthony Weiner's Political Sin: Picked Bad Time To Be Big Distraction

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) stepped onto an elevator earlier this month after leaving his office in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
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Rep. Anthony Weiner couldn't exit the scene fast enough for Democrats and didn't.

Initially after the scandal of his lewd tweets to at least six young women broke, he said he wasn't quitting. Then with increasing pressure for his resignation, he appeared to try to buy time by letting it be known that he was entering rehab.

In the end, however, he was only able to get two weeks past Memorial Day weekend when the scandal went public before the pressure became so irresistible that he would be forced on Thursday to announce his resignation.

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10:09am

Thu June 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Rep. Weiner To Resign Today

June 6, 2011: Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) admits to having numerous sexual relationships online.
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Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) plans to resign from congress today, according to reports from several news outlets.

The news broke a short time ago when The New York Times sent out an alert that Weiner "has told friends that he plans to resign his seat." It cited "a person told of Mr. Weiner's plans" as its source.

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2:01pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Politics

Weiner Has Supporters, But District Might Leave Him

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has few friends in Washington these days. But a new poll shows that a majority of the his constituents in Queens and Brooklyn want him to stay in office, even after the revelation that he sent lewd photos of himself to young women over the Internet, and then lied about it. The poll also suggests that many of Weiner's constituents would vote for him again — if they get the chance.

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4:03pm

Thu June 9, 2011
Politics

Ethics Inquiry Least of Weiner's Worries

Members of the House Democratic Caucus, including Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), after meeting with President Obama at the White House on June 2.
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Disgraced New York Rep. Anthony Weiner no doubt feels the walls closing in on him, what with key fellow Democrats calling for his resignation and his once high-flying Big Apple mayoral ambitions in shambles.

But one thing the married congressman likely won't have to fear in the wake of his sexting scandal is tough love from the secretive House ethics committee.

"They'll take their sweet time and do just about nothing," says Melanie Sloan, who heads Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). "The ethics committee is where ethics investigations go to die."

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7:32am

Thu June 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Meme Of The Morning: Weiner Pressed To Resign

The drumbeat started Wednesday afternoon, as our colleague Frank James reported over at It's All Politics: "Congressional Democrats are starting to come forward with public calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to give up his House seat."

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