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.
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.
June 8, 2011 |
Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife are expecting their first child, an unexpected twist in the saga involving the New York congressman. The news, first reported by the New York Times Wednesday afternoon, follows reports that Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, remains fiercely committed to salvaging the couple's marriage, even though she has been out of the public eye since he admitted to lewd communication with women. Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, is currently traveling with the secretary of State to the United Arab Emirates.
June 2, 2011 |
In what appeared to be an endless series of attempts to explain what he has termed a “prank,” Rep. Anthony Weiner “made it worse for himself,” says an expert in crisis communications. The New York Democrat has spent much of the week alternatively coming off as defensive and combative over a controversy that arose when a picture of a man’s underwear-clad torso appeared to have been sent from his Twitter account over the weekend. Weiner first released several press statements, then told reporters that he would no longer talk about the subject, going so far as to call one CNN producer a “jackass” on camera when pressed.
June 16, 2011 |
Anthony Weiner, the disgraced New York congressman whose sins certainly don't need to be spelled out again, has, we are told, checked himself into rehab. We can't be sure exactly what kind, since his spokeswoman said only that he was seeking "professional treatment to focus on being a better husband and a healthier person. " That's code, in a lot of people's minds, for a sex-addiction program, like the ones attended by Tiger Woods and David Duchovny, both of whom got in trouble for actually having sex. But is Weiner really a sex addict?
June 7, 2011 |
In a sign of growing political pressure on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) over his inappropriate online contact with women, the top House Democrat on Tuesday formally notified the House Ethics Committee of the situation and restated the need for an investigation. "This builds on the pressure on him to go," said a senior Democratic aide. The committee can act on its own to launch an investigation, but the letter from Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the minority leader, to the top Republican and Democrat on the committee amplifies her earlier call for an investigation.
June 1, 2011 |
Rep. Anthony Weiner's confrontational exchange with a CNN reporter and producer over a lewd Twitter photo deserves some sort of spot in a pantheon devoted to clashes between reporters and politicians. Weiner, a Democrat from New York, is facing questions about how a lewd photo directed to a 21-year-old college student in Seattle ended up posted in his Twitter stream. Weiner initially claimed that his account was hacked. Later, he called it a "prank. " But Tuesday, it was clear that Weiner was no longer interested in saying anything more about the matter.
June 13, 2011 |
The White House on Monday shifted course on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), calling his ongoing saga a "distraction" but stopping short of a public call for his resignation. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One en route to North Carolina, Press Secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama feels that Weiner's behavior and dishonesty were "inappropriate. " "But the president is focused on his job, which is getting this economy continuing to grow, creating jobs and ensuring the safety and security of the American people," Carney said, as Obama traveled for a jobs-focused event in the Tar Heel State.
June 11, 2011 |
Facing the most intense calls yet for his resignation, Rep. Anthony Weiner said Saturday that he will seek professional help in the wake of a still-raging scandal over his online sexual liaisons with at least six women. After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declared that the New York Democrat should quit, Weiner's office instead said that he will take a leave of absence to seek treatment. "Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person," said a spokeswoman for Weiner.
June 1, 2011 |
In an interview Wednesday, Rep. Anthony Weiner said he could not say "with certitude" that a photo of man's crotch posted to Twitter -- a picture that has become the center of a small-scale media storm -- was not, in fact, a photo of him. Weiner, a New York Democrat, maintained to MSNBC that he was the victim of a prank and that his Twitter account had been hacked by outsiders -- and that he had nothing to do with an apparent attempt to send the...