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The Weiner Scandal: A Timeline

Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

In a little over a week, congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has gone from a rising progressive star to a man clinging to hopes of a political future....

Bianca Bosker

The Twitter Typo That Exposed Weiner

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology

The R-rated revelation from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) that may wreck his marriage, ruin his career and destroy his reputation appears to be the res...

Anthony Weiner Posed For Cosmopolitan In 1996 (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 08.07.2011 | Style

This just in: Twitter-oversharer Anthony Weiner once posed for (or alternately, sent in a glamour shot to) the pages of Cosmopolitan, selected as one...

Liar, Liar: Yet Another Politician Exposes Himself

Michael Santos | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Michael Santos

Today I watched another federal legislator make a teary eyed apology to his family and constituents for inappropriate behavior. After spending a few d...

Congressman Weiner and Sexting Amongst Friends

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Hemanshu Nigam

If you're thinking about sexting, you might as well print it, sign it, and put your address, phone, and photo on it and then put it on a billboard in Times Square for the world to see.

Jon Stewart: Anthony Weiner Scandal 'Officially' Sad

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy

It's been really interesting to observe Jon Stewart on these past few episodes of "The Daily Show" since the Anthony Weiner scandal broke. Stewart's b...

20 Ways Weiner Could Have Kept His Privates Private

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius and Craig Kanalley | Posted 08.06.2011 | Comedy

It didn't have to be this way. The embarrassing press conference from Rep. Anthony Weiner today could have been avoided if Weiner used some common ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week gave us Weinergate, one of the more bizarre -- and double entendre-laden -- examples of the political axiom "it's not the crime, it's the cover-up" in memory... even if the "crime" in question was, at worse, actually just a monumental lapse in judgment. Indeed, in the age of sexting and Brett Favre's photographic oeuvre, Weiner's alleged crotch shot is downright Puritan. That said, most people, unlike Rep. Weiner, can "say with certitude" whether they have taken a photo of their nether regions. And, if they have, would surely be able to identify their privates. The incident warmed the hearts of pun-loving headline writers ("Weiner's Bulging Controversy") and provided a case study on how not to do damage control. Weiner is one of the smartest and most articulate politicians in Washington; watching him parse words, twist logic, and avoid direct answers is enough to make one pine for the days of Larry Craig's "wide stance."

WATCH: Colbert Salutes Republicans For Standing Up Against Themselves

Posted 08.03.2011 | Comedy

"One is reminded of Patrick Henry's courageous cry, 'Give me liberty and I don't want liberty.'" The thing that makes a story like Anthony Weiner's...

Jon Stewart To Anthony Weiner: 'Just Tell The Truth!'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.03.2011 | Comedy

Every week on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart rides the line between comedian and journalist, satirist and pundit. This week that line was even harder t...

What Does This Twitter Mess Mean For Weiner's 2013 Mayoral Hopes?

Daily Intel | Chris Smith | Posted 08.02.2011 | New York

Six days into the bizarre scandal swirling around Congressman Anthony Weiner, no one has issued a poll claiming to measure what it means to his chance...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Reacts To Anthony Weiner Photo Scandal

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.01.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart is finding himself in a catch-22 this week. On one hand, the weekend brought about one of the most easily mockable stories to date. A ...

Weiner Hires Lawyer After 'Hack', Pic Recipient Speaks Out

Posted 07.31.2011 | New York

After Congressman Anthony Weiner's Twitter feed was allegedly hacked, prompting a lewd photo of someone's bulging underpants to be sent to Gennette Ni...

Bachmann, Weiner Trade Jabs On Spending

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) exchanged barbs Wednesday during a heated debate about spending on Fox News. As could b...

Friday Talking Points [152] -- A Palin-Free Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With some regularity, this column excoriates the mainstream news media for all sorts of continued idiocy in the way it conducts its business. But eve...

Bachmann Faces Off With Weiner Over Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), top talkers for their respective parties, butted heads over the debt ceiling in a debate...

Anthony Weiner: Obama 'Unfortunately' Sees Presidency As 'Negotiator-In-Chief'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is as upset as any Democratic lawmaker about Obama's recently rejected tax cut deal, and he expressed his anger Thursday ...

9/11 Responders Bill is Not Controversial -- Illegal Immigrants Were Heroes, Too

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

Even with both citizens and non-citizens included in its language, the 9/11 Responders Health Care Bill deserves unequivocal support from both sides of the aisle. It is a no-brainer.

Anthony Weiner Explains Outrage Over 9/11 Responders Bill (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) talked with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this week to explain the now-famous outrage that he expressed on the House floor last w...

Friday Talking Points [132] -- The DMV? Really?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, this column took a week off, due to an extended trip into the desert for the Netroots Nation convention. But now, we turn our sights back ...

Anthony Weiner Catch Makes ESPN Sportscenter's Top Plays (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Rep. Anthony Weiner made a nice over-the-shoulder grab during Tuesday's 49th Annual Congressional Baseball Game, he might just have expected it t...

Anthony Weiner Goat Injury: Angry Goat GORES New York Congressman At Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nature's karmic balance was briefly -- and ironically -- restored on Capitol Hill Thursday, when an Angora goat, brought to a press conference by Rep....

Anthony Weiner: Glenn Beck's Goldline Connection 'Possibly Illegal' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Glenn Beck's controversial sponsorship by Goldline, a California-based gold dealer, was the focus of a critical report released Tuesday by Rep. Anthon...

Single Payer Vote Dropped By Weiner In Health Care Compromise

New York Times | David M. Herszenhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Representative Anthony D. Weiner, Democrat of New York, and one of the fiercest champions in Congress of a single-payer health system that would be fu...

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.