March 1, 2012 |
Andrew Breitbart, already an increasingly prominent player in the political and media influence game, never had a moment quite like the one on June 6, 2011. One of his websites, BigGovernment.com, had caused a sensation when it posted lewd photos of a man that appeared to be U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner , a firebrand liberal congressman from New York. Breitbart's move came after a suggestive photo of Weiner had been posted on the Democrat's Twitter account, which the congressman repeatedly said was the work of hackers, though he had not offered any evidence.
September 26, 2011 |
It saddens and pains me to say it, but the granddaddy of all Halloween theme park events has gotten tired, old and complacent. After 39 years, Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm looks like a creaky, middle-aged zombie that's lost its will to rise from the grave every night. > Halloween Haunt 2011 preview: Mazes | Shows | Photos I'm not sure whether to blame the malaise on contemptuous familiarity, increased competition or just a slow night on an opening weekend, but the Buena Park theme park that set the bar for haunted attraction excellence has become overrun with interchangeable mazes full of indistinguishable monsters.
September 9, 2011 |
The Republican candidate has taken a surprising six-point lead over the Democrat in the closely watched special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, who was forced to quit amid a sexting scandal, according to a Siena (College) Research Institute poll released on Friday. Republican Robert Turner is ahead of Democrat David Weprin, 50% to 44%, in the latest survey of likely voters in the congressional district that covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens. In an Aug. 10 poll, Siena found that Weprin led Turner 48% to 42%. The latest poll confirms fears in some Democratic circles that the party could lose the seat, once considered safely the Democratic column.
September 8, 2011 |
New York's 9th Congressional District should be a seat that Democrats hold in the face of any disaster, man-made or natural -- but that political wisdom will be sorely tested next week when voters choose a replacement for Anthony Weiner, forced to resign in disgrace amid a sexting scandal. What should be a safe seat has turned into a toss-up, the Rothenberg Political Report announced Thursday, citing new media buys by Democrats fearing a loss of the seat once held by Sen. Charles Schumer.
August 10, 2011 |
Democrats scored a surprise win on Republican turf in a May special congressional election in upstate New York. Now, a new poll suggests the GOP could be closing in on an upset in the race to succeed disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner in New York City. A Siena Research Institute poll released Wednesday shows Democratic candidate David Weprin with a 48-42 lead over Republican Robert Turner in the 9th District, which includes parts of Queens and Brooklyn. The election is scheduled for Sept.
July 27, 2011 |
Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon announced Tuesday that he would resign from Congress, following allegations of sexual misconduct with a young woman. The resignation announcement came in the wake of a report last week that the daughter of a longtime friend and campaign donor called the congressman's office this year to accuse him of an unwanted sexual encounter on Thanksgiving. Wu, 56, acknowledged the incident to his aides but said it was consensual, the Oregonian newspaper reported.