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Anthony Weiner

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    June 23, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Bought a $22.97 Bouquet of Flowers Yesterday

    ​The Daily reports exclusively (and with pictures!) that the recently resigned Rep. Anthony Weiner made a quick trip to the store yesterday, where he conspicuously picked up $22.97 worth of carnations -- three bundles altogether -- in red, white and blue. A day after he was spotted grocery sho ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Anthony Weiner's Handwriting Analysis Reveals 'Traits of a Master Politician'

    ​Are you curious as to what Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation signature says about him? If so, you are in luck, because it has been analyzed! Thank you, Internet. Via the New York Times City Room blog, the signature, which resembles a lowercase "n" written by someone who might be having some s ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Resigns for Real, Effective at Midnight

    ​Sexting congressman Anthony Weiner said he'd call it quits from the House of Representatives back on Thursday, explaining that the "distraction [he] created" -- with his penis, mostly -- makes his work "impossible." Today came the official letter, addressed to New York Secretary of State Cesa ... More >>

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    June 18, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Target of Fake Twitter Accounts; Convict Says Amanda Knox Is Innocent

    via CBS​There's evidence that at least one person was involved in creating two fake Twitter accounts with the intent to gather information about Anthony Weiner, the Times reports. One phony account was of an alleged 16-year-old girl who tried to get Weiner to be her prom date; another one posed as ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Weiner Support Grows With Crotch Shot Website

    ​Amateur PG-13 pornographers are standing up for the vain sexting congressman Anthony Weiner with a new website called baldly Weiner Support. Tag line: "Stick it out -- don't resign!" To prove how little they care about a handful of "lewd" pictures, the site's users have uploaded photos of the ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Anthony Weiner to Resign, Reports New York Times

    According to a breaking news alert from the New York Times, disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner is set to resign over his sexting scandal. ​The Times reports that Weiner "came to the conclusion that he could no longer serve after having long discussions with his wife, Huma Abedin," who had returned ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Anthony Weiner's Puny Career

    ​As surely as the camera adds inches, Anthony Weiner was always bigger on screen than in person.  Weiner's plan to stage his resignation this afternoon outside of a Jewish women's center in Sheepshead Bay, where he launched his loud if inconsequential political career, was surely intended ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Resigns; Benjy Bronk From Howard Stern Show Cheers 'Bye Bye, Pervert!'

    ​Updated Anthony Weiner spoke over a rowdy and disrespectful crowd member this afternoon, resigning from the United States House of Representatives. He spoke first of his mission to represent the New York middle class, but admitted, "The distraction that I have created has made that impossib ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Anthony Weiner's Last Words (For Now)

    ​Anthony Weiner, delivering his second apology, this one followed by a stump-speech-like paean to the city's middle class, seems to have intended for his resignation today to serve as interlude, not obit. Otherwise he could have just issued a statement stepping down, rather than conjuring up ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Media Coverage Becomes the Latest Dick-Centric Weinergate Angle

    ​As interest in Anthony Weiner's penis and the dirty messages that brought it out to play begins to wane, we focus instead on the media coverage of Anthony Weiner, thereby proliferating Anthony Weiner coverage. Hm! It's a conundrum, especially for those who go on television to proclaim, "The d ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Now Busted for Unregistered Car and Expired License Plate

    ​Disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner has been having a pretty shitty month (deserved or not). Amid calls to resign, seeking treatment for his "issues," and being generally condemned by the New York City population, he's now been busted for driving around in an unregistered car! Some sharp-eyed indiv ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Anthony Weiner 'Secret Muslim' Story Pulled; Journalism Undergoing 'Hamsterization'

    ​In the age of publishing directly to the Internet, often with little or no editing, sometimes embarrassing things end up underneath the logo of otherwise legitimate news organizations. Though where the Washington Times fits on the legitimacy scale is arguable (see: Sun Myung Moon), a post on ... More >>

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    June 12, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Took More Self-Portraits in the House Members Gym

    via TMZWeiner at the gym.​As Anthony Weiner goes on a leave of absence and starts therapy, yet more photos have emerged that the congressman took of himself -- this time, in the gym that members of Congress use. Content-wise, they're what we've come to expect from Weiner's self-portraiture: ce ... More >>

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    June 12, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Considering Resignation, Source Says [Breaking]

    ​Anthony Weiner is finally beginning to seriously consider resigning from his seat, the Daily News has learned from a source. No wonder: in the past few days alone, it's come out that his wife is pregnant, he corresponded with a teenage girl, Democratic leaders all want him to quit, and now today ... More >>

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    June 11, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Had Contact With a Teenage Girl

    ​Weinergate has now transitioned from bad to straight-up disastrous. Now, on top of everything else, he's admitting to having had contact with a teenage girl in Delaware. What this contact consisted of isn't clear, and there's no evidence that Weiner descended to Lisa Weiss-level raunchiness with ... More >>

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    June 11, 2011

    Nancy Pelosi, Other Top Democrats Call For Anthony Weiner's Resignation (Update)

    ​Though she's heretofore stopped short of calling for Anthony Weiner to resign, Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi is changing her tune in light of allegations that Weiner corresponded with a teenage girl online. She and other top Democrats -- Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debb ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Was Warned: His Close Call With Political Punishment in 2009

    ​Remember: We were just a Bloombergian notion away from Mayor Weiner. While Bloomberg and his circle have stayed mostly mum as Anthony Weiner has melted down, a senior member of the mayor's 2009 election team tells the Voice that "It's pretty clear that driving Weiner out of the race was a g ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Anthony Weiner's Constituents Don't Want Him to Resign; Charla Nash Gets a Face Transplant

    ​• According to an NY1-Marist poll, the majority of voters in Rep. Anthony Weiner's district (parts of Brooklyn and Queens) don't want him to resign, even if they don't necessarily want to re-elect him. One-third of them do want him to step down. Meanwhile, of course, he's still facing a Hou ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Help Weiner Name His Twitpic-Ready Undies!

    ​As our own loyal reader Gregory Moore reminds me, disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner jokingly wrote to porn star Ginger Lee: "Btw, I'm sponsoring a line of twitpic ready undies. I need a name." Well, his name is Mud these days, but I think he meant for the undies. And I've got a few sugg ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Anthony Weiner 'Replica Underwear' for Sale on EBay

    ​Clinging to the zeitgeist, an enterprising eBay salesperson known as "colbymercury," has taken to the online auction house to offer up a fine pair of Anthony Weiner Replica Underwear, starting bid, $0.99. (Buy them now for $499.99!) As for the description of the fairly average-looking gray bo ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Nearly Doubles His Twitter Followers During Weinergate

    ​The Anthony Weiner scandal, which seems to get worse by the day, if not the hour -- pervy messages galore! Five ladies and counting! Possible underage girls! His wife is pregnant! -- has had an interesting side effect. Ironically, while the whole thing began with a wayward direct message that ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Here Is the Saddest, Cutest Thing You Will See Today

    Why is this kitten sad? Was he a Newt Gingrich supporter? Does he feel bad about Anthony Weiner? Does he find his captors and their silly games not amusing in the slightest? Does it even matter? Cute, sad kittens will get us through this heat. They will. We're counting on it.

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    June 8, 2011

    Lisa Weiss Sends Anthony Weiner's Wife, Huma Abedin, an Apology Note

    Weiss​Lisa Weiss, the Las Vegas blackjack dealer and Internet friend of Anthony Weiner who came forward to share their various porny messages with the media has now sent an apology letter to Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, reports TMZ. Whether it's an earnest gesture (hm) or simply an attempt to g ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner's Wife, Is Pregnant

    ​Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner's wife, is pregnant, reports the New York Times. Abedin, who is 35, is in the early stages of pregnancy, according to sources; the couple had disclosed the pregnancy to close friends and family. This coming out on the day that Weiner's (alleged) dick pic was releas ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Headlines Skip Weinergate Dick Puns on the Front Page

    The Most Mature Paper in Town​More than a week into the Anthony Weiner scandal, the shit hit the fan, but our local New York newspapers were already running on empty if this morning's front pages are any indication. Last week brought us New York Post gems like "Battle of the Bulge," "Weiner Ex ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Spirit Airlines Hosting 'Weiner Sale' With 'Hard' to Resist Deals, Limited Pun Creativity

    ​Let's hand it to Spirit Airlines, the budget travel company, for making a real stretch to capitalize on current events. Instead of leaving cheating website Ashley Madison all of the post-Anthony Weiner glory, Spirit connected a New York congressman to purchasing air travel with only one under ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Andrew Breitbart of Big Government Hijacks Anthony Weiner Press Conference

    ​Media gathered at the Sheraton hotel in New York City on Monday afternoon to hear Anthony Weiner explain today's onslaught of embarrassment, but got another circus instead. Before Weiner eventually spoke, Breitbart seemingly hijacked the press conference microphone, taking questions from the ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Anthony Weiner Admits in Press Conference That Dirty Pictures Are of Him, Sent By Him

    Looks like Weiner... without a shirt​"The picture was of me and I sent it," Anthony Weiner admitted at a press conference on Monday of the infamous boxer picture that started Weinergate. Rep. Weiner went on to admit to "several conversations" with women he met online, having exchanged "message ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Meagan Broussard Revealed as One of Anthony Weiner's Online Lady Friends

    Broussard's Facebook​As we spin numbly in the media circus now surrounding Weinergate, yet another character has been added to the mix. Her name is Meagan Broussard, and she is a 26-year-old single mom from Texas. ABC News reports that Broussard provided them with "dozens of photos, emails, F ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Anthony Weiner: Grilled, But Not Done Yet

    Anthony Weiner, in a PG-13 photo from his Facebook page​Clearly, Anthony Weiner's belated and Breitbart-crashed take-his-medicine press conference this afternoon was aimed at putting the lid on a story that's dominating the headlines. And with a week's worth of covering-up apparently done, it's a ... More >>

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    June 5, 2011

    Anthony Weiner's Use Of TweetDeck: What Does It Mean For The Hacking Alibi?

    ​The Daily is semi-dropping bombs today in an article about Anthony Weiner's potentially incriminating use of TweetDeck. They obtained data from TweetCongress.org, which compiles all congressional tweets, and found that the third-party Twitter app was used for all of Weiner's tweets the night ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Anthony Weiner 'Can't Say With Certitude' If a Picture of His Dick Started Weinergate

    ​With evasive answers and all-around awkwardness, Anthony Weiner is making sure #Weinergate doesn't go away any time soon, as we guessed it might yesterday before a head-smackingly bad press conference made the guy look guilty as hell. This afternoon, Weiner told Luke Russert of NBC News that ... More >>

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    May 29, 2011

    Anthony Weiner's "Weinergate": Did He Tweet a NSFW Picture to a College Girl? (Update)

    ​Last night, Anthony Weiner may or may not have purposefully tweeted a picture of his boxer-clad erect penis to a college girl in Washington state. Well, the @RepWeiner account certainly did tweet it, but Weiner is saying he's been hacked. The girl in question is reportedly one Gennette Cordov ... More >>

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    May 8, 2011

    NYC Congressmen Propose Bill to Give Bin Laden Bounty to 9/11 Survivors

    ​Democratic representatives Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler are proposing a bill that would award the $50 million in Osama Bin Laden bounty money to first responders, survivors, and families of victims of 9/11. (This is something I didn't know: In 2001, the Rewards for Justice Program set up a $ ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Anthony Weiner is Taking Questions on Reddit

    ​To mark the 1st anniversary of President Barack Obama's health care reform, Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York's 9th congressional district is taking questions on the popular social news site Reddit. The "IAmA" section, which has been home to people dying (but actually lying) and Jeopardy! champ ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    What to Do With a Statue Nobody Likes? Sell It on Craigslist, Says Anthony Weiner

    ​A statue of a nude, muscle-bound, leaf-festooned, sword-bearing man "standing atop two bare-chested mermaids" has stood at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike for 90 years. It's called "Triumph of Civic Virtue," but people just hate it. They've hated it, like, forever! Back in t ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    9/11 Health Care Bill Gets House Approval, Finally

    ​Remember back in July when Anthony Weiner went nuts over the defeat of the 9/11 health care bill -- which would have paid for the health care of people who got sick from the toxic ash they inhaled while helping people/cleaning up/living after the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11? H ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Gays Still Can't Give Blood

    ​You'd think anyone who wanted to fight in the armed forces would be hugely welcomed, especially with an international crisis going on--but no, not gays! You'd suspect that anyone crazy enough to get married should be given carte blanche to do whatever they want about it--but no, not gays!

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    March 20, 2010

    Anthony Weiner Discusses Healthcare With Confused Peggy Noonan

    The healthcare debate has been a little light on things to enjoy, so be especially grateful for Congressman Anthony Weiner reducing Wall Street Journal pundit Peggy Noonan to more-than-usual incoherence on Morning Joe yesterday. Highlights: Noonan's airy set speech on Obama's "fatally off point" mis ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Anthony Weiner Gets Vocal about Health Care and "Altar" of Moderation

    ​Anthony Weiner's been speakin' out a lot lately, and continues the trend. Earlier this month, Weiner growled about the President's bipartisan health care outreaches, "Good luck with that. The GOP has been the 'Party of No' all year." Now that it looks like the Democrats are trying to push t ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Yanks' Yom Kippur Shanda Repaired By Anthony Weiner

    ​In April Anthony Weiner, at the behest of Jewish groups, made good and sure that the Jets didn't play football after sundown on Yom Kippur, getting the league to change the time of a September 27 game at the Meadowlands. Weiner did the same thing to Major League Baseball treatment this week: ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Weiner Continues Senior Town Halls; Accused of Communism, Delaying Lunch

    Anthony Weiner is no longer getting away with short-notice, low-impact health care town halls. He went to a senior center in Midwood yesterday and, per the Daily News, got an earful of finely aged rage. "I came to eat and I came to eat on time," one retiree said. "They are having chicken marsala tod ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Post Finds Seniors "Roasting" Weiner at Howard Beach Town Brawl

    You gotta get up pretty early to put one past the New York Post. Last week Anthony Weiner, obviously hoping to avoid the rough treatment his fellow elective officials (the President excepted, of course) have been getting at Health Care Town Meetings, did a quickie with little advance notice at a sen ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Weiner On the Street Where He Lived: I'm Out of It!

    Anthony Weiner had the press meet him at his parent's brownstone in Park Slope this morning to say he's not running for mayor -- all over again!It was a repeat performance for the congressman from Brooklyn who had the same moment of truth in front of the cameras in the exact same spot ("This is wher ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    New York Mag Wag Does Anthony Weiner

    By the time Anthony Weiner bailed on the idea of challenging Mike Bloomberg for his City Hall job, New York Magazine's own ever-resilient Mark Jacobson already had enough fun bits in his notebook to make a good read on the life and loves of this self-described "scrawny dork who graduated from Platt ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Weiner: House Bill Could Give NY 2,100 New Cops

    If Anthony Weiner does decide to get back in the Mayor's race, he'll have something to brag on besides standing up for Jewish Jets fans: his bill to reauthorize the federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program just passed in the House. If it gets through the Senate unscathed, Weiner ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Weiner on Housing Crisis and a Cranky Mayor

    For a guy who put his would-be race for mayor on hold weeks ago, Anthony Weiner is busier than ever these days. Last week he was getting the Jets to change their schedule so it didn't conflict with Jewish high holidays this fall. This afternoon the topic was the city's housing crisis which he addres ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Your Quarter to Buy 10 Minutes Less in New Parking Meters

    Chicagoans are sore about their expensive privatized parking meters. Here in New York, when our overlords want to squeeze more money out of us, they don't try anything so likely to get attention. The city has quietly begun changing the time a quarter buys on a parking meter from 30 to 20 minutes. Th ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Weiner Steps Up War Against Smoking, For Profit

    Between the recent jump in taxes on city-sold cigarettes and Congress' bill to put the FDA in charge of tobacco products, smokers have been getting it in the neck lately, and some may consider buying their smokes tax-free online to save a few bucks. Anthony Weiner wants to put a stop to that. He is ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Weiner Suddenly Not So Hot to Declare for Mayor

    Just a month ago, Anthony Weiner toured the five boroughs and said, "there's a conversation we need to have in the city... and I'm going to be leading that conversation." He's been raising money for a mayoral campaign. So you may be forgiven for thinking Weiner is running for mayor. But not quite, ... More >>

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