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Anthony Weiner Still In Limbo One Year After Scandal

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One year after an x-rated photo of Anthony Weiner surfaced on Twitter and effectively launched the beginning of the end to his congressional career, the former New York congressman is in limbo.

Weiner's career collapsed after it was revealed he had sent lewd photographs and messages to at least six women online.

These days, he's acting as father to his newborn son with wife Huma Abedin and still figuring out "what he wants to do," the New York Post reports.

“Anthony is still trying to figure out what he wants to do," a source told the NY Post. “The baby seems to have been really, really positive for him, having something positive to put your everything into every day.”

Weiner has kept a low profile since the scandal. However, one "ranking congressional source" told the NY Post a "resurgence" isn't out of the question.

“No doubt, with his personality, he’s going to want to make a resurgence,” the source said.

A political comeback may be difficult for the former congressman. When news of the scandal broke in June 2011, politicians from both sides of the aisle called for his resignation.

The AP reported last year:

Boehner had been content to let Democrats wrestle with the embarrassing scandal, but when asked Tuesday whether Weiner should resign, responded: "Yes."

Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J., said after the Democratic meeting that 95 percent of it concerned energy prices. Andrews said there was no discussion of stripping Weiner of his assignment on the Energy and Commerce Committee, a possibility Pelosi had mentioned Monday night.

President Barack Obama spoke bluntly about Weiner in an interview that aired Tuesday.

"I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign," Obama told NBC's "Today" show. In a rare foray into a congressman's ethical conduct, Obama said Weiner's actions were "highly inappropriate."

"I think he's embarrassed himself," the president said. "He's acknowledged that. He's embarrassed his wife and his family. Ultimately, there's going to be a decision for him and his constituents. I can tell you that, if it was me, I would resign."

Below, a slideshow of the women involved in the 2011 Anthony Weiner scandal:

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