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  • Anthony Weiner Can Learn From Stern

    By Rob Eshman

    June 15, 2011 | 7:45 am

    I’m watching Anthony Weiner roast in public humiliation, and I can’t help thinking: If he had only paid attention to Howard.

    The congressman, whose shocking shirtless tweets have by now pretty much sunk his political career, is a classic case of someone who used the Howard...

  • Leading Baptist defends call for Weiner to embrace Jesus

    June 14, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    A Southern Baptist leader is defending his call for Rep. Anthony Weiner to turn to Jesus, answering criticism that he was targeting the embattled congressman because of his Jewishness.

    Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.—the...

  • House approves Rep. Weiner leave of absence

    June 14, 2011 | 10:08 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved Rep. Anthony Weiner’s request for a leave of absence.

    Weiner (D-N.Y.) requested a two-week leave of absence in order to enter a treatment center to deal with his addiction to having inappropriate online relationships with women.  He...

  • Why Powerful Men Like Anthony Weiner Self-Destruct

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 13, 2011 | 9:25 am

    Anthony Weiner should resign, but not for the reasons you think. True, he has disgraced his office and broken the people’s trust. And yet we’re well aware of how many public servants are deeply flawed with out-of-control libidos, yet do a lot of good for the people. Just because...

  • Foreplay With Jon Stewart & Does Russell Crowe Have Penis Envy?

    By Ilana Angel

    June 10, 2011 | 8:43 pm

    I love Jon Stewart.  I don’t know him, but I love him.  He is funny, smart, articulate, and willing to put his opinion out there in a way that I can appreciate, through comedy.  I think he is handsome and I love how he loves his wife and kids.  I also love The Daily Show and I can...

  • Weinergate: A Modern Day Love Story

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    June 10, 2011 | 10:24 am

    I’ve been really depressed all week.  My roommate and I just split a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Everything But The while listening to Bon Iver in the middle of the night and trying to name the one or two people in the world we know would absolutely never cheat on their significant...

  • Rep. Schwartz is first Dem to call for Weiner’s resignation

    June 9, 2011 | 10:41 am

    U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) became the first Democratic representative to call on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign over inappropriate internet relationships.

    “Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress,” she said in a statement....

  • Sex, Politics, Deviants, Dogs, Jews & Gentiles

    By Ilana Angel

    June 8, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    The last couple of years have seen a lot of news stories on politicians behaving badly with affairs and silly pictures over Twitter.  There are different levels of inappropriate behavior, and while we’ll never know why certain choices were made, it’s interesting to try to figure...

  • Weiner should resign, Cantor says

    June 7, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, called on Congressman Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to resign.

    Cantor’s call Tuesday came a day after Weiner admitted to having innapropriate Internet relationships and lying about a lewd photo posted to his...

  • Weiner’s downfall a reminder of perils of Jewish pride

    June 7, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    He was supposed to be one of Congress’ rising stars, a Jewish boy from Brooklyn with great ambition and promise.

    A truculent Democrat with a penchant for media attention, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was an unabashed liberal on domestic affairs and a hard-liner on foreign policy,...

  • Did Anthony Weiner Want to Get Caught?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 6, 2011 | 9:58 pm

    When I wrote a column last week calling Anthony Weiner yet another Broken American Male who needs to feel attractive to women in order to feel whole, one of the outlets that publishes my columns refused to publish without significant changes. “It sounds like you’re making the...

  • Wiener, plagued by photo flap, skips Celebrate Israel Parade

    June 6, 2011 | 11:00 am

    U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner skipped the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York as reports emerged of a second illicit Internet interaction.

    Weiner (D-N.Y.), who is Jewish and one of the most ardent supporters of Israel in Congress, is usually a reliable appearance at the annual parade and...

  • Anthony Weiner and Healing The Broken American Male

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 3, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Whether or not Anthony Weiner tweeted a photo of his, um, inspired state to a woman not his wife is of less interest to the public than his policies and hyper-partisanship. The real question for Joe Public about politicians like Weiner is whether or not they are good for the country...

  • Cantor advises Weiner to ‘come clean’ in Twitter flap

    June 2, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Republican majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to “come clean” about a controversy over a lewd photo.

    Cantor made his comments in a television interview on Thursday, as Weiner endured a fourth day...

  • Rep. Anthony Weiner says lewd Twitter photo was sent by hacker

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 30, 2011 | 6:52 pm

    Anthony Weiner is under scrutiny for allegedly sending a lewd photo to a female college student over Twitter, The Washington Post reports.

    Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has become the latest member of Congress to run into Twitter trouble after a lewd photo was sent from his account...

  • Senate approves chaplains monument

    May 27, 2011 | 12:24 pm

    The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to authorize the construction of a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery for fallen Jewish chaplains.

    The bill approved Thursday night had already been approved by the House of Representatives.

    Dozens of national and locally based Jewish and...

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