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  • Christie’s Weiner

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 13, 2014 | 10:38 am

    I did not have sex with that bridge.

    That was Chris Christie’s Hail Mary play at his press conference last week.  He looked us in the eye, he told us he’d done nothing wrong and he prayed it would turn out better for him with George Washington than it did for Bill Clinton with...

  • We are Carlos Danger

    By Rob Eshman

    August 7, 2013 | 11:00 am

    By last Wednesday, thanks to the magic of the Internet, I had seen as much of Anthony Weiner’s private parts as if I had spent the afternoon with him in the shvitz.

    The former congressman and New York mayoral hopeful had sexted the pictures to his 23-year-old crush, Sydney...

  • Why Monica Lewinsky is so much better than Sydney Leathers

    August 7, 2013 | 9:29 am

    Anthony Weiner’s sexting partner, Sydney Leathers, is doing everything she can to extend her 15 minutes of fame, first with a porn video and now with a manual on how to seduce a politician. Meanwhile, Monica Lewinsky’s run of fame is at 15 years and counting — thanks now to the...

  • Weiner train keeps chugging

    July 31, 2013 | 10:39 am

    Some guys just can’t get a break. You’d think that maybe, just maybe, after the sexting and the press conferences, and more sexting and the refusal to bow out, Anthony Weiner could just do what he says he wants to to do, focus on the issues, on the things that reaaaaaly matter to...

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  • Lena Dunham weighs in on Weiner scandal

    July 25, 2013 | 10:36 am

    Since Lena Dunham has a lot to say about a lot of things, and since she is a politically-minded New Yorker, it was expected she’d Tweet her thoughts on the most recent chapter of the great Anthony Weiner saga. Also expected: That she’d make a really good point. And a good joke.

  • Why Huma Abedin stands by her man

    July 25, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Many New Yorkers, as the New York Times notes, are “baffled by the loyalty shown by Huma Abedin” to her transgressing spouse, Anthony Weiner.  I suspect, however, that for many first generation immigrants such as myself, especially those of us with Asian and South Asian roots, she...

  • Weiner acknowledges latest revealed lewd exchange

    July 23, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner acknowledged that he participated in a newly revealed, sexually explicit social media exchange.

    “I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have,” Weiner, a former U.S. congressman, said Tuesday after The...

  • The shandah factor: What makes Jewish sex scandals different?

    July 23, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    The guy with the socks up. The guy with the pants down. The guy with the headlocks. The guy who tweets and deletes.

    What is it with these male politicos? And why are they all Jewish?

    The cloistered community that is Washington’s Jewish elite collectively choked a little...

  • Anthony Weiner announces bid for mayor

    May 22, 2013 | 10:26 am

    To announce his official bid for mayor of New York City, Anthony Weiner created a video in which he portrays himself as middle class, down to earth, repentant, and ready to fight for the middle class in NYC.

  • Disgraced ex-congressman Weiner considering N.Y. mayoral run

    April 10, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    Ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by a scandal, is considering a run for New York City mayor.

    Weiner, 48, and his wife, Huma Abedin, submitted to an extensive profile in this weekend's New York Times Magazine in part because Weiner is testing the...

  • Ex-congressman Weiner mulling N.Y. mayoral campaign

    July 16, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner reportedly is “seriously considering” running for mayor of New York.

    Sources told the New York Post that Weiner is “desperate” to get back into politics and also would consider a lesser statewide office, such as public advocate.

    He reportedly has...

  • Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner becomes a dad

    December 22, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Anthony Weiner, who resigned his Congress seat after lying about tweeting an illicit photo of himself to a 21-year-old supporter, has become a father.

    The ex-New York lawmaker’s wife, Huma Abedin, gave birth to Jordan Zane Weiner on Wednesday, the New York Post reported.

    Weiner, who is Jewish, in June acknowledged inappropriate Internet relationships with at least six women. The pregnancy of Abedin, a Saudi-born Muslim, became public during the scandal.

  • Trick or tweet: Anthony Weiner and Bernie Madoff Halloween masks

    October 31, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    Are Halloween masks of Jews in the news a trick or just a new treatment?

    With a new latex mask of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner now selling alongside that of convicted swindler Bernie Madoff, I wonder: In some weird way, have American Jews entered a new era of awful...

  • Did Israel, gay marriage or the economy make the difference in GOP’s win in N.Y.?

    September 14, 2011 | 11:26 am

    Was it Israel, same-sex marriage or the Obama administration’s handling of the economy?

    That’s the question political partisans and observers are debating after Republican Bob Turner won an upset victory in the heavily Democratic and Jewish New York congressional district...

  • Republican Bob Turner wins Weiner’s former seat

    September 14, 2011 | 12:01 am

    In a blow to Democrats, a Republican candidate captured the heavily Jewish New York City congressional district previously represented by Rep. Anthony Weiner.

    The Republican candidate, Bob Turner, beat his Democratic opponent, New York State Assemblyman David Weprin, in Tuesday’s...

  • Hikind, prominent N.Y. Dem, won’t endorse Weprin to replace Weiner

    August 23, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Democratic New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind, an Orthodox Jew, announced that he will not support the Democratic candidate to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner.

    Democratic candidate David Weprin, is also a New York assemblyman and an Orthodox Jew, but the influential Hikind objects...

  • Koch may endorse GOP candidate for Weiner’s seat

    July 13, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Ed Koch said he may endorse a Republican in the race to replace disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner, because it would send Obama a warning about his Israel positions.

    “I want to put a shot across Obama’s bow,” Koch told the New York Post in a story that appeared Tuesday.

    Koch, a...

  • Heilman’s Week in Review: Weiner, Burning man, Syria revelations

    June 17, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Why Weiner was different: In his story this week on the resignation of the congressman from New York, JTA’s Ron Kampeas asked top Democratic leaders what made Anthony Weiner’s transgressions more resignation-worthy than those of Bill Clinton or Sen. David Vitter, the Virgina...

  • Who the X&$##! Is Benjy Bronk?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 17, 2011 | 8:28 am

    So who the hell is Benji Bronk?

    He’s the heckler who disrupted Anthony Weiner’s press conference yesterday afternoon. 

    As the New York congressman intoned his prepared text, apologizing for texting salacious messages and photos to constituents and fans, taking responsibility for...

  • The rise and fall of Anthony Weiner

    June 16, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    What happens when new media scandal meets ancient political calculus?

    Anthony Weiner, the Democrat from New York, found out on Thursday, when he delivered his resignation following intense pressure from party leaders.

    Top Democrats described for JTA the key factors that led to...

  • Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns over Twitter scandal [VIDEO]

    June 16, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    Jewish Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his resignation Thursday, following the revelation that he had sent a lewd photograph to young women online.

    Instead of sending a written letter of resignation, Weiner made a televised public statement, which was met by hecklers shouting...

  • An Evangelical Attempts to Proselytize Anthony Weiner

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 16, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, tweeted a message to Congressman Anthony Weiner saying, “Dear Congressman Weiner: There is no effective ‘treatment’ for sin. Only atonement, found only in Jesus Christ.”

    I hear you, Rev. Mohler. But I seem...

  • Weiner reportedly set to quit Congress

    June 16, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Rep. Anthony Weiner reportedly is set to resign in the wake of a scandal in which he lied about sexually explicit exchanges on social media outlets.

    Friends of Weiner (D-N.Y.) were quoted Thursday as saying that the embattled congressman will resign under pressure from top Democrats...

  • Anthony is Packing up His Weiner and Resigning as Congressman

    By Ilana Angel

    June 16, 2011 | 8:24 am

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Anthony Weiner is going to resign.  He has been sharing the news with friends and an announcement is going to happen sooner rather than later.  We all knew it would come to this, but it’s still a shock that his political career is ending...

  • Pap Smear & Sex, Jesus & Anthony Weiner, Dating & Being Fat

    By Ilana Angel

    June 15, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    I am annoyed.  There have been a series of things over the past couple of days that are bugging me, so I’ve decided to vent about it here.  I picked my top three most irritating things, and should venting not make me feel better, I will simply pick more things and write more blogs...

  • 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...

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