Republicans lost out on a key opportunity to flip former Rep. Anthony Weiner's seat (D-NY) on Tuesday when GOP favorite Eric Ulrich announced he would not run in the September 13 special election to replace Weiner in New York's 9th Congressional District. Read More
Is there an upset in the making in the July 12 special election to replace former Congresswoman Jane Harman in California’s 36th congressional district? You might think so if you watch these ads by Democratic candidate Janice Hahn. Read More
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., has sent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing his resignation from the state's 9th District seat, effective Tuesday midnight. The short letter was received this afternoon by the House leadership and will be read in the chamber when the House is back in session Tuesday. Read More
No need to worry about how now-former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will make it financially. Aside from his generous pension and other congressional payouts, the job offers are pouring in. So far, he has been offered a guest starring spot, playing himself on HBO’s “Entourage” series. Or he could go to work for Larry Flynt on the Hustler Internet group, where his job description would be “battling hypocrisy within the federal and state governments.” Read More
‘A prominent Washington journalist once told me that [ex-Sen. Gary] Hart, after a couple of drinks on an airplane … described his own fall in 1987 as a conspiracy of power elites,” David Remnick wrote in a profile of the one-time presidential candidate, “the military establishment, the energy industry … all the institutions he planned to reform.”
Hart’s mindset lives on in Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was expected to be next mayor of New York until his recent unpleasantness. Read More
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is resigning according to recent reports, following the 3-week long “weinergate" scandal. But some of his staunchest defenders are not happy with his decision.
Alan Colmes during on interview on FOX: Read More
Here's an alternative view to my colleague Tim Carney's post regarding the Anthony Weiner story, although I sympathize with his weariness over the issue.
Does it matter? Yes. Read More
“We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told host Mike Allen of Politico at his 'Playbook Breakfast' at the Newseum in Washington. Read More
Courtesy of a Gawker tipster, another 'embarrassing photo' of Anthony Weiner has been revealed. . . .
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Democrats should be doing more to try to oust embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.
Weiner announced on Saturday he is taking a leave of absence from the House to seek help after admitting to sending illicit text messages and photos to Twitter followers. Read More