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Where Weiner Didn't Matter

Howard Fineman | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In the Midwest, the last thing they wanted to talk about on the morning of the day Anthony Weiner was going to resign was... Anthony Weiner. It was just another example of what they knew: that Washington is full of dubious characters, and politics is broken.

Saki Knafo

The Rise And Fall Of A Middle-Class Hero | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.27.2012 | New York

His mother was a public school teacher. His father was a "neighborhood lawyer" -- which is what you call a small-town lawyer whose "town" happens to b...

R.I.P. Weiner Jokes, 2011-2011

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.16.2011 | Comedy

A nation mourns as "Weiner" jokes died today, Thurs. June 16, at 2:22 p.m. Congressman Anthony Weiner's resignation from office also marks the end of ...

House Democratic Leaders To Huddle On Weiner Scandal

AP | KAREN ZRAICK and ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Defiant and combative no longer, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner soberly announced his resignation from Congress on Thursday, bowing to ...

House Democrats To Meet About Weiner Scandal

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders are planning to meet Thursday to consider the next step in handling the scandal embroiling Rep. Anthony We...

WATCH: Former Porn Actress Says Weiner Asked Her 'To Lie'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK - A former porn actress who exchanged emails and messages over Twitter with Rep. Anthony Weiner said Wednesday that he asked her to lie about...

Weiner's Pregnant Wife Comes Home | JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 6/15/11 10:25 AM EDT | Posted 08.15.2011 | Divorce

Rep. Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, returned to Washington early Wednesday from a trip abroad, setting off a new round of speculation that the Ne...

Why Should Anthony Weiner Remain in Congress?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Weiner is not irreplaceable. He represents an overwhelmingly Democratic district in which there is no shortage of bold and outspoken progressives who could continue the positive contributions Weiner has made in Congress.

WATCH: Want To Play? Inevitable Anthony Weiner Doll Hit The Market

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

NEW YORK — An online action figure company has jumped on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal bandwagon with a doll of the New York congressman in two...

L'Affaire Weiner: Is There a Treatment for Public Junk?

Ruth Starkman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Ruth Starkman

Whatever your politics, you might have been horrified, pruriently entertained, or perhaps intrigued and inspired to "follow" Congressman Anthony Wein...

Timeline: Two Weeks, One Scandal And Numerous Twists

AP | By ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A timeline of events in the online sex scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.: Friday, May 27: Weiner uses his Twitter account t...

Friday Talking Points [169] -- Weiner Roast

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Having just gotten back from a trip abroad where the news was dominated by the story of a politician facing severe consequences for his sexual misconduct, I opened up the pages of the American news to find... well, pretty much the same thing.

Bianca Bosker

What Weiner Didn't Say Got Him Into Trouble | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.10.2011 | Technology

It wasn't just what Congressman Anthony Weiner tweeted that got him in trouble: It was also whose tweets he read. The New York Democrat's sexting s...

Will Huma Abedin Stick Around? | Posted 08.10.2011 | Divorce

Pregnant and probably feeling nauseated even before her husband hit the headlines, Huma Abedin finds herself in the kind of quandary right now that re...

We Want Weiner: 5 Reasons and Slogans for Weiner Support

Katie Halper | Posted 08.10.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper


Saki Knafo

In Weiner's District, A Chorus Of Cheers | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.09.2011 | New York

On May 31, approximately 84 hours after he tweeted the picture that has now nearly destroyed his political career, Anthony Weiner delivered a very dif...

On The Middle East, They Are All Weiners

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is clear that Congress cares about Israel's security only a little more than the Netanyahu government cares about the interests of the United States (or, for that matter, Israel's). Each is using the other.

Should a Sexual Scandal Sink a Political Career?

Mario Almonte | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

The Anthony Weiner sex scandal reveals why American politics is riddled with mediocrity. We live in a society so obsessed with uncovering the secret l...

Anthony Weiner vs. Steve Jobs: Who Won On Twitter?

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.09.2011 | Technology

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is one of the biggest days of the year for the tech industry. But this year, Steve Jobs and his iCloud were ove...

Weiner's Wife Takes Off For Global Diplomacy Trip | By Thomas M. Defrank | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Huma Abedin may or may not be standing by her man - but she's not hanging around town while disgraced hubby Anthony Weiner twists slowly ...

What Else Has Congressman Weiner Lied About?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

I was having lunch at home yesterday as news broke on CNN that Congressman Anthony Weiner was finally admitting that he had lied about sending a photo...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Cuts Hand Spoofing Weiner Presser

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.08.2011 | Comedy

After three days of penis puns and a follow-up segment Monday, "The Daily Show" took one more shot at the Anthony Weiner scandal on Tuesday night's sh...

Reading the Pictures: Media's Weiner Pictures: Who's Getting Dirty Now?

Michael Shaw | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-06-08-pulll.pngWhat's bothersome about the Anthony Weiner story is that the pictures seem to be serving the media's own interests more than the public's.

What Is It With New York Politicians And Sex Scandals?

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.08.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anthony Weiner's office says in a statement that he sent explicit photos of himself. A spokeswoman made the statement Wednesday as ...

What If Weiner Was a Woman?

Nina Burleigh | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

We can only hope for the day that a U.S. Congresswoman is caught sending boob and crotch pictures to boy-fans, but no woman who leaves the second button undone on a blouse can get elected dog catcher in America.