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  • 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...

  • Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart dies at 43

    By JewishJournal

    March 1, 2012 | 8:13 am

    Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart has died at 43.  According to a statement on his Web sites, BigJournalism.com and BigGovernment.com, Breitbart is said to have died “unexpectedly from natural causes.”

    Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...