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  • Porn Star Says Representative Weiner Asked Her to Lie

    06/15/2011 1:54:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 15, 2011 | Michelle Nichols
    A porn star said on Wednesday that embattled Representative Anthony Weiner asked her to lie about their e-mail relationship in the hope that an Internet sex scandal surrounding him would die down. Ginger Lee, who is also a stripper, said her exchanges with the Democratic lawmaker from New York began with political discussions of abortion rights and healthcare but Weiner kept trying to sexualize the conversation. She said she never reciprocated his lewd messages. Weiner denied for more than a week that he sent a close-up photo of himself in boxer briefs to a woman in Seattle on May 28,...
  • What Weiner Did Was Worse Than an Affair

    06/14/2011 6:11:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | June 14, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    To their credit, most Democratic Party leaders have (finally) called for New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's resignation. But among liberal commentators and millions of other Americans, there is a great deal of flawed thinking about whether Weiner should resign.The two most common arguments offered against his resigning have been that (1) what Weiner did was not illegal and (2) it was not even as bad as an extramarital affair because he never met, let alone had physical contact with, any of the women to whom he sent naked and semi-naked photos of himself.The argument's entirely beside the point. The point...
  • Anthony Weiner’s road back may be long (fits sex addiction)

    06/14/2011 4:32:22 AM PDT · by bronxville · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 06-13-2011 | Erica Lovely
    First came the crotch photos. Then came the lying and denial. Now, Rep. Anthony Weiner is seeking treatment for his misdeeds, leaving Washingtonians asking: treatment for what? Based on the New York Democrat’s behavior, which the congressman says includes sending lewd messages and images over the Internet to six women in the past three years, experts interviewed by POLITICO said he could suffer from an array of conditions that could merit treatment, including narcissism, obsessive-compulsive disorder or even some variety of sexual addiction. None of the possibilities comes with a silver-bullet treatment that delivers quick results — meaning that if...
  • Weiner Dressed in Bra, Panties for College Photo (The hits keep on coming...)

    06/13/2011 10:29:53 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 56 replies
    News max ^ | June 13, 2011 | Newsmax Wires
    In what could be the final straw for Rep. Anthony Weiner’s political career, new embarrassing photos are surfacing — including one showing Weiner dressed in women's clothing. Anthony, Weiner, Scandal, sexting, bra, pantiesThe photos, said to have been taken when Weiner was a college student, show him dressed as a woman in a black bra, panties and leotards. The explicit photos are expected to touch off a bidding war involving a number of media outlets. “These new photos make Weiner’s current scandal even more disturbing,” said one industry source.
  • Rehab Just a PR Stunt? Anthony Weiner is Getting Treatment

    06/13/2011 4:21:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Rep. Anthony Weiner says he's taking a leave of absence to get treatment. Is he doing it to get help or just to save face?Rep. Anthony Weiner says he's taking a leave of absence, and he's getting treatment. You can add him to the long list of political sex scandals. So, does he really want the help or is it just a PR stunt? "I think this is a prank to make fun of my name. When you're named 'Weiner,' that happens a lot," said Weiner, just days before admitting to sending suggestive photos to women on the internet. The...
  • Anthony Weiner tweeted 17-year-old girl, but congressman swears it wasn't dirty: sources

    06/10/2011 6:00:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 45 replies ^ | June 10 2011 | BY Alison Gendar, Reuven Blau AND Corky Siemaszko Read more:
    Creepy congressman Anthony Weiner tweeted with a 17-year-old high school girl - but he insists he kept his pants on. "She was not targeted in any way and did not receive any inappropriate messages or photos or anything from the congressman," a source close to the Delaware girl told the Daily News. "If she had, her family would have filed charges." The News is not identifying the teenager. That revelation came as Weiner got his first shoutout of support from a prominent Democrat - Harlem heavyweight Rep. Charlie Rangel - since his sexting scandal erupted. PHOTOS: Meet the women involved...
  • Weiner admits tweeting with a minor

    06/10/2011 7:15:24 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 48 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | June 10, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    He says there was nothing indecent going on. Do we have any reason to believe anything he says, though? I’m just spitballing here, but he may, just may, be only admitting to as much as he absolutely has to. And with Patterico’s prosecutorial brief, lying about not tweeting with any minor at all became untenable. Rep. Anthony Weiner sent private electronic messages to a 17-year-old Delaware girl but maintains there was nothing inappropriate in his communications with her. In a statement to Roll Call Friday evening, the New York Democrat’s spokeswoman Risa Heller said, “According to Congressman Weiner, his communications...
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told, "I'm...
  • New Dirty Email Exchange Between Rep. Anthony Weiner & Cyber Mistress Traci Nobles

    06/10/2011 1:58:39 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 57 replies
    RadarOnline ^ | June 10, 2011 | Amber Goodhand
    Weinergate is the gift that keeps on giving. A fifth woman, Traci Nobles, has been discovered to have had sexual communication with digital Don Juan, Rep. Anthony Weiner and has exclusively obtained emails between the two of them. “Please understand i am a very important man. I'm always busy, but I promise i will make time for you soon!” Weiner wrote to Nobles in an email dated May 6, 2011. “Don't the pictures i send keep you satisfied?” Nobles, 34, is a blonde gym teacher from Athens, Georgia, who also teaches cheerleading at the YWCO — the Young Women’s...
  • Edwards seeks delay in sex tape testimony

    06/10/2011 4:59:46 AM PDT · by NCjim · 8 replies
    WRAL ^ | June 9, 2011
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Former presidential candidate John Edwards wants a judge to delay a planned deposition in the privacy lawsuit filed by his mistress over a purported sex tape. Edwards, who was indicted last week on four counts of violating federal campaign finance laws and one count each of criminal conspiracy and making a false statement, said answering questions under oath in the civil suit would violate his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Rielle Hunter filed suit last year against former Edwards campaign aide Andrew Young, alleging that he took from her sensitive materials, including a reputed sex tape showing...
  • Report: Twitter group warned girls about Weiner

    06/08/2011 7:06:13 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    cbs ^ | 6-8-11 | Sundby
    Report: Twitter group warned girls about Weine Posted by Alex Sundby Conservatives on Twitter reportedly kept a close watch on which users New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner followed on the microblogging service and even discouraged some "schoolgirls" from forming a relationship with the congressman in the weeks before his admission of engaging in lewd online relationships with six women. The New York Times published in its print editions Wednesday an article on the group that operated under the label #bornfreecrew. The group's leader was the same user who discovered the lewd photo that Weiner mistakenly sent publicly to 21-year-old...
  • TMZ: Anthony Weiner urged porn star pen pal Ginger Lee to lie (drip,, drip,, drip,,)

    06/08/2011 6:21:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    cbs ^ | 6/8/2011 | cbs
    Celebrity news website TMZ claims to have emails sent from Rep. Anthony Weiner to a porn star with whom he had a long-term online relationship, urging her to lie about their contact and even offering his own PR team to help her deal with expected media queries. According to TMZ's report, Weiner emailed Lee on June 2, asking if she wanted to "talk to a professional PR type person... I can have someone on my team call."
  • Weiner gives insight into mind of someone who does not trust us with freedom

    06/08/2011 4:57:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 June, 2011 | David Codrea
    Now that the deviant Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, has admitted he’s a serial liar who blames others for problems of his own making, it might be fair to ask just who the hell he thinks he is telling Americans who do not share his despicable fraudulent indecency that he does not trust them with freedom to make moral choices. More than a bit of projection going on here, Weiner, you sick wiener? Let every subversive attempt on your part to disarm your countrymen be met with the reminder that you are a defective, craven wretch who can’t—or more likely won’t—control...
  • Anthony Weiner approval ratings plunge.

    06/08/2011 4:50:10 AM PDT · by South40 · 33 replies
    Rep. Anthony Weiner's Queens and Brooklyn constituents sounded off on his shocking sexting admissions Monday - with some calling for his political head. Several said they could never support Weiner after he admitted to exchanging sexually explicit messages and pictures with six women - and lying about it. "I think he should be barred out of politics. He's disgusting and a pervert," said Ronnie Homan, 50, of Borough Park, Brooklyn. Maya Goldstein, 44, of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, agreed, and said the congressman's teary TV breakdown shows he needs help.
  • Weiner faces Republican fire, Democratic anger (getting grill'd, time to ReTweet! & Move on?)

    06/07/2011 9:07:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/7/11 | Thomas Ferraro and Deborah Charles - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top Republican on Tuesday called on Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner to resign, saying Congress cannot afford to be distracted by the sexually charged photos and tweets he sent to women. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia became the first top lawmaker to say that Weiner, an outspoken liberal who easily won a seventh two-year term in the House of Representatives last year, "should resign". "We've got a lot of serious challenges going on in this country and a lot of work for Congress to do. The last thing we need is to be immersed in...
  • The Secret Online Life of Rep. Weiner

    06/07/2011 6:25:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    ny times ^ | 6-7-11 | the readers
    Re “Tearful Weiner Admits Sending Explicit Picture” (front page, June 7): As a constituent of Representative Anthony D. Weiner, I would hope that he takes the dignified course of action and steps down. With these pictures in the public forum and the possibility of more looming, his ability to defend my interests has diminished. Mr. Weiner has let down all of his constituents and no longer carries the reputation needed to actively debate on a national stage. He should leave the political arena. MICHAEL METS Glendale, Queens, June 7, 2011 To the Editor: Politicians don’t seem to understand that if...
  • Report: Anthony Weiner coached woman (porn star) to lie

    06/07/2011 7:04:24 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2011 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Rep. Anthony Weiner encouraged a porn star to lie about their on-line relationship and offered her the help of his public relations team, according to a report on Tuesday. Weiner sent emails to former X-rated performer Ginger Lee – to whom he’d previously acknowledged sending innocuous messages via Twitter – coaching her to deny that they had been communicating, reported TMZ, which obtained the messages and says the two had exchanged “scores of sexual emails over a long period of time.” “The key is to have a short, thought out statement that tackles the top line questions and then refer...
  • Weiner Told Porn Star to Lie, Offered PR Help

    06/07/2011 6:31:39 AM PDT · by Qbert · 51 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/7/2011 | TMZ Staff
    Congressman Anthony Weiner instructed one of his Internet women how to lie about their relationship ... and even offered PR help from his team, which could create major legal issues for him ... TMZ has learned. Weiner and former porn star Ginger Lee exchanged scores of sexual emails over a long period of time.  When the underwear scandal broke on May 28, Lee began receiving calls from the media, and Weiner was more than happy to help her control the situation ... by lying. On June 2, Weiner emailed Lee, "Do you need to talk to a professional PR type...
  • WIENER Sponsors the 'Protecting Children from Sexual Predators Bill'

    06/07/2011 4:42:50 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 12 replies
    Weiner Congressional Website ^ | 6-7-2011 | Anthony Weiner
    To ramp up the Ick Factor on Weiner.. he is sponsoring a bill that protects children from men like himself. This guy is really a piece of work.
  • Holding A REAL Victim Responsible? (Rep. Weiner’s Wife)

    06/07/2011 3:58:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | June 7, 2011 | annem040359
    Now “Hardball” of MSNBC’s Chris Mathews, who cannot seem to get past of not admitting that USA House of Representative Anthony Weiner, (D/NY), is the ONE at fault for the posting of lewd photos online. Why is it that Mr. Mathews CANNOT ACCEPT THE FACT Rep. Weiner is the person in the WRONG for what he has done? WRONG is WRONG Mr. Mathews! It cannot be either explained or defended away! It is the "blind leading the blind." The REAL victim in all of this is Rep. Weiner’s wife. Even Republican Strategist John Feehery speaks out in defense of Mrs....
  • Weiner Sexting Partner Reveals Her Identity, Says: ‘He Called Me On Congress Phone!’

    06/06/2011 5:37:33 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Radar on Line ^ | 6/6/11 | Dylan Howard
    The woman who carried on a nine-month sexting relationship with Rep. Anthony Weiner is a 40-year-old Las Vegas blackjack dealer named Lisa Weiss. Following a bombshell joint investigation by and Star magazine, Weiss agreed to come forward and be the first woman named of the six who the congressman admitted to sending lewd messages and photos. What’s more, the blonde woman has revealed details that show the liberal congressman lied during his tear-jerking confession Monday at a press conference in New York and that he DID use government resources for his extra-marital activities.
  • Weiner Admits Sending Photo, Pelosi Calls for Probe (ethics investigation on the little pervert)

    06/06/2011 3:20:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies · 1+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 6/06/11 | Andrew Siff
    Weiner Admits Sending Photo, Pelosi Calls for ProbeBy Andrew Siff Monday, Jun 6, 2011 Updated 5:55 PM EDT Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted he sent a photo of his bulging underwear to a female Twitter follower and says he has had inappropriate conversations with as many as six women on Facebook and Twitter over the past three years. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an Ethics Committee investigation "to determine whether any official resources were used or any other violation of House rules occurred." During a tearful news conference on Monday, Weiner apologized to his wife, family, constituents and friends,...
  • Antony Weiner: Tough On Crime-Protecting Children On the Internet

    06/06/2011 2:32:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    Antony Weiner-House.Gov ^ | 6-6-11 | Anthony Weiner
    n early 2007 my office did a study that found that over 85% of registered sex offenders in New York City live less than five blocks from schools, and 670 sex offenders live within just two blocks. Some offenders are even closer, permanently residing less than 500 feet away from unwitting parents, educators and children. Along with several colleagues in Congress, we introduced & passed the KIDS (Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators) Act of 2007, a bill to require sex offenders to register their e-mail and instant message addresses with the National Sex Offender Registry. The “Kids Act’...
  • NY Rep. Weiner admits he sent lewd pix; won't quit

    06/06/2011 1:56:19 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 264 replies ^ | 6\6\11 | AP staff
    NEW YORK – New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nuhr) says racy, shirtless pictures that appeared on a website are him and he's apologizing for what he calls making terrible mistakes. During a teary-eyed press conference, he says he won't resign.
  • Rep. Anthony Weiner, N.Y. Democrat to hold news conference at 4 p.m. ET

    06/06/2011 12:31:05 PM PDT · by library user · 611 replies
    NBC News via Twitter | June
    Rumor is he will step down.
  • I, Weiner

    06/06/2011 11:32:12 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 48 replies
    Human Events ^ | June 6, 2011 | John Hayward
    The world continues to collapse upon Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY), and it’s landing on a sensitive part of his anatomy. No, not his crotch. His political viability...Today brings news that Weiner cannot hide from. It turns out there’s a non-profit group called that records the Twitter feeds of all congressional representatives in real time. They’ve confirmed that the crotch-shot photo came from Weiner’s TweetDeck application. Meanwhile, the chief executive officer of Yfrog, the photo service that hosted the Crotch of Doom image, shot down the notion that his Yfrog account had been hacked somehow. With the Weiner lie that...
  • Déjŕ Vu: Another Congressman Bares Naked Torso (and More) for Online Pal

    06/06/2011 11:29:49 AM PDT · by bkopto · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | Andrew Breitbart
    The following photograph, reminiscent of that posted by former Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) on Craigslist earlier this year, was allegedly sent to the young woman on Friday, May 20, 2011 via a Yahoo! email address that she claims was an alternate alias for Rep. Weiner: The array of images behind the shirtless congressman include several apparently identifying portraits, including a photograph that appears to be of Rep. Weiner with former President Bill Clinton (at above right, behind the left shoulder). A Google search for the email address Rep. Weiner allegedly used on that occasion yields an invisible Yahoo! profile with...
  • Radar: We have hundreds of explicit Weiner messages; Update: Weiner’s Chris Lee moment?

    06/06/2011 11:15:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6/6/11 | Ed Morrissey
    It looks like Andrew Breitbart has some competition for page views today. The online gossip magazine Radar and its tabloid partner the Star claim to have more than 200 sexually explicit tweets from Anthony Weiner and another woman, predating the Memorial Day weekend scandal by months. Radar’s Dylan Howard says that Weiner was “sexting” with her in March, discussing his “ridiculous bulge” in a manner reminiscent of the picture that first came to light several days ago: Another woman has come forward to and Star magazine and provided a sexting exchange with embattled New York Representative Anthony Weiner. The...
  • Weiner writes Woman: "ridiculous bulge in my shorts now. wanna see?"

    06/06/2011 10:37:04 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 70 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/6/11 | Aurelius
    Since a lewd picture was posted on Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account, the New York Congressman has been doing backflips to get out of the controversy. The only problem: he made it worse by giving half-answers and by starting more questions than he answered. But now there's this. In messages confirmed to originate with a Facebook page which belonged to Weiner, the Representative sent yet another woman provocative letters. For example, this exchange between the two: Weiner- ridiculous bulge in my shorts now. wanna see? Woman- Yea! can u send a pic? Weiner- jeez, im rushing. let me take...
  • New #Weinergate info Revealed: Porn star... appears to have gotten more than one private message...

    06/06/2011 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Qbert · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 6, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Newly uncovered information in the ongoing #Weinergate scandal raises more questions as to just how much private communication New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner had with porn star and stripper Miss Ginger Lee. The Daily Caller has discovered a tweet from Lee on March 3 indicating she received Weiner’s pro forma message then, not later on as Weiner has suggested. “When I woke up to what was probably an automatic ‘thank you’ message from @RepWeiner I did a little dance of …,” she tweeted on March 3. The link from her tweet is broken, but this post indicates she...
  • WEINER IS COOKED. Big Government to Release Photos & Evidence of Rep Weiner’s Internet Sexcapades

    06/06/2011 5:19:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 164 replies
    Gateway Pundit ,Rightnetwork ^ | June 6, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Weiner is cooked. Big Government announced this morning that they have a cache of evidence they will release today with photographs, timelines, and other clarifying details on Rep. Weiner’s inappropriate internet behavior. A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). These appear to undermine severely Rep. Weiner’s explanations that he was the victim of a “prank” or a “hack.” The detailed new information suggests that the Brooklyn- and Queens-based representative and the young woman in question were involved in an online, consensual relationship involving the mutual exchange of...
  • Put a Fork in Him

    06/06/2011 5:05:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 6, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Weiner's thinly-veiled BS isn't fooling anybody... Rep Anthony Weiner's previous claims of victimhood at the hands of "hackers" is crumbling fast. The first thing I asked when Weinergate the story broke is "can't they track this stuff to the "hacker's" ISP or something?". The truth is all Weiner ever had to do was report it to the FBI and the subpoena would be issued to Twitter promptly... so what you waiting for, Weinerdude? Fortunately for the cause of truth and justice,'s archives can accomplish something close to that, as The Daily has now deduced: turns out the infamous bulging-briefs shot was sent from...
  • Weinergate Bombshell: New Woman Comes Foward W/ Pics & Communication (Graphic)

    06/06/2011 4:41:12 AM PDT · by jdfromny · 37 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 6/6/11 | Andrew Breitbart
    A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). These appear to undermine severely Rep. Weiner’s explanations that he was the victim of a “prank” or a “hack.” The detailed new information suggests that the Brooklyn- and Queens-based representative and the young woman in question were involved in an online, consensual relationship involving the mutual exchange of intimate photographs. and were approached regarding this information more than a week prior to the separate, independent event of Friday, May 27, 2011, when a link to the now-infamous “gray...
  • The evidence is clear: Weiner sent the tweet

    06/06/2011 4:10:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Luke Broadwater
    Once you accept this premise, all of his behavior suddenly makes sense. After consulting with several communications experts for this post, my belief is now reinforced. "I think this is one of the worst public relations strategies regarding an embarrassing event for a public figure that I have witnessed," writes Towson University communications professor Richard Vatz in an email about Weiner's press interactions. "It is obviously a picture of him, taken for a possible variety of reasons, but his inelegant warding off of the inquiries should have instead been a refusal to engage the issue. That would not have solved...
  • Weinergate Bombshell: New Woman Comes Forward Claiming Cache of Intimate Photos and Communications

    06/06/2011 3:30:17 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 196 replies
    Big Government ^ | June 6th 2011 | Andrew Breitbart
    A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). These appear to undermine severely Rep. Weiner’s explanations that he was the victim of a “prank” or a “hack.” The detailed new information suggests that the Brooklyn- and Queens-based representative and the young woman in question were involved in an online, consensual relationship involving the mutual exchange of intimate photographs. and were approached regarding this information more than a week prior to the separate, independent event of Friday, May 27, 2011, when a link to the now-infamous “gray...
  • All the Congressman's parts: What did Weiner know & when did the wanker know it

    06/05/2011 10:19:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    wash times ^ | 6-5-11 | Eric Golub
    All the Congressman's parts: What did Weiner know & when did the wanker know it We have come a long way since “What did the president know and when did he know it?” Now it is “What did Weiner know and when did the wanker show it?” Anybody (especially Republicans) offering politically correct nonsense about how we should let it go should sit down and be quiet. If ever a man deserved zero pity or mercy, it is the Wicked Wanker from Weinerville. Yes, this story should evoke glee in every conservative in the country. A spokesman for Weiner on...
  • More Weiner Messages to Young Girls? Evidence the Media Was Duped into Dropping the Investigation

    06/05/2011 6:12:23 PM PDT · by astuddis · 42 replies
    Patterico ^ | Patterico
    The other day, Tommy Christopher published an interesting article regarding two underage girls who had claimed to have incriminating DMs from Anthony Weiner. Christopher called the girls “Betty” and “Veronica” and said that they had admitted to him that they had lied. That may be . . . but there are some aspects of their claims (and those of their parents) that I think merit some examination. (...)
  • PALIN: It is "Noble" of OBAMA to "go down with this sinking ship"

    06/05/2011 10:44:51 AM PDT · by rface · 58 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 5, 2011 | Stephanie Condon
    Potential Republican presidential contender Sarah Palin said today that it's "noble" of President Obama to continue leading a sputtering economy, but Americans want to take a different path. Last week, the Labor Department announced that the unemployment rate hit 9.1 percent in May, and just 54,000 jobs were created last month -- far fewer than expected. In response, Mr. Obama said the economy "is taking a while to mend" and faces "bumps on the road to recovery." On "Fox News Sunday," Palin took issue with that analogy. "The people will tell you it's not a bump in the road," she...
  • Debbie Does Dullest: DNC Chair Insists Weinergate Is a 'Personal Matter' .....

    06/04/2011 9:06:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 28 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 6-4-11 | tim graham
    Debbie Does Dullest: DNC Chair Insists Weinergate Is a 'Personal Matter' Other Dems Shouldn't Talk About By Tim Graham | June 04, 2011 | 22:08 New Democratic National Committee boss Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is not acting like a feminist in the Weinergate scandal. In TV interviews, she’s been shutting the anchors down with no-comments ("it's a personal matter"). But what if Weiner did what’s alleged? Wouldn’t a liberal feminist suggest that’s objectionable and not just a “private matter”? Take Wasserman-Schultz at the end of an interview on CBS’s Early Show on Friday morning: CHRIS WRAGGE: I know you were born in...
  • Weiner's wife puts on brave face amidst Twitter-photo scandal

    06/04/2011 6:03:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/4/11 | S.A. MILLER in Washington and DAN MANGAN in New York
    She's standing by her man -- but that act seems to be wearing thin. Rep. Anthony Weiner's humiliated wife sheepishly showed her face at a Washington event yesterday, keeping a stiff upper lip amid the swirling scandal surrounding her husband's tawdry Twitter photo. Huma Abedin, 34, briefly hesitated at the State Department ballroom door before working up the courage to go in -- but she left after just five minutes and steered clear of her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • Gennette Cordova, Seattle Student and Weinergate Pic Recipient, Speaks... "Colllateral Damage"

    06/03/2011 12:28:00 PM PDT · by rface · 9 replies
    SeatleWeekly ^ | 6.3.11 | Curtis Cartier,
    Cordova, a 21-year-old journalism major, did manage to throw some fuel on the rumor that the [penis] shot was meant for a porn star that Rep. Weiner used to follow on Twitter. The porn star's name is Ginger and Cordova says she thinks "it makes sense he might have mixed us up." But who knows? Anthony Weiner knows. But given that his initial media blitz only furthered the controversy, one would imagine he's going to shut up for a few days.. She has said repeatedly that she has never met Rep. Weiner, talked privately with him or seen any more...
  • Weiner won't address convention in Milwaukee

    06/03/2011 10:48:07 AM PDT · by astuddis · 32 replies
    U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has canceled his speaking appearance at the state Democratic Convention on Friday night in Milwaukee. Graeme Zielinski, party spokesman, confirmed the cancellation and said the decision was Weiner's, and that the party's invitation to him was still good. "It's understandable, considering what's going on," Zielinski added. (...)
  • Weiner cancels convention speech (to spend weekend with wife)

    06/03/2011 10:49:12 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    Friday, June 03, 2011 Weiner cancels convention speech U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., has cancelled his planned speech tonight at the state Democratic convention in the wake of a flap over a picture sent from his Twitter account. State party officials said they told Weiner he was still welcome to attend and address delegates tonight, and left the decision to speak up to him. "He decided to spend the weekend with his wife," said state chair Mike Tate.
  • On Twitter, Katie Couric Wonders If Weinergate Is a 'Legit News Story'

    06/03/2011 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Justaham · 59 replies
    newsbusters,org ^ | 6-3-11 | Tim Graham
    Due to perpetually low ratings, we won’t see how former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric would dismiss Weinergate. But on her Twitter page on Thursday, Couric tweeted: “I'm curious if anybody thinks this Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal is a legit news story or just fodder for late-night comedians...thoughts?” So much for Couric's Twitter motto: "True journalism separates fact from fiction. Passionate about discovering what makes the world tick." Like many liberals (and feminists), Couric somehow can’t believe this could be true, that a 46-year-old married Member of Congress would be stupid and creepy enough to send a crotch picture...
  • Is Weiner Being Frank?

    06/03/2011 6:32:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | June 3, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York is a very busy man. He sits on several important committees. He's newly married to a high-powered wife. He's planning a run for mayor of New York City, which they call "the city that never sleeps" for a reason. In fact, he's so busy that from 2007 to 2010, he reportedly racked up more than $2,000 in unpaid parking tickets in Washington, D.C., partly due to his penchant for parking his car --WeinerMobile, if you prefer -- with expired tags at a taxi stand. So when the busy Mr. Weiner was asked on Wednesday...
  • Seattle student: Weiner photo meant for porn star

    06/03/2011 6:07:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 40 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 6-3-11 | epstein
    By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 6/3/11 7:02 AM EDT The young woman who was sent a lewd photo from the Twitter account of Rep. Anthony Weiner says she doesn’t think the New York Democrat was hacked, but that he may have been trying to send it to a porn star with a similar name. Gennette Cordova, a 21-year-old college student from Seattle, posed for a photo shoot with The New York Post on Thursday and shared her side of the story with the paper. “Her name is Ginger — it makes sense he might have mixed us up,” Cordova said, referring...
  • The Ick-arus of Capitol Hill

    06/03/2011 5:07:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 3, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    How long before Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner conducts his next meltdown press conference flanked by two adult-movie "goddesses" a la Charlie Sheen? Like the delusional bad-boy actor, Weiner actually thinks his self-destructive act is winning, too.The tweetaholic congressman spent the week dodging and deflecting questions about what he called a "randy" image that appeared in his official, verified Twitter account last Friday. The Fruit of the Loom torso shot in his social-networking stream was addressed to a 21-year-old Seattle college student. She's an ardent fan of the cable TV-hopping lawmaker and a member of the fawning generation that unabashedly asks...

    06/02/2011 8:53:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | June 2, 2011 | ALEXANDER HITCHEN & RICK EGUSQUIZA
    Desperate to stay out of jail, bad boy politi­cian JOHN EDWARDS begged his mistress and mother of his love child Rielle Hunter to cover up for him, but she flatly refused, sources say. In a bombshell exclusive hitting newsstands, The ENQUIRER reports a stunning new development in the ongoing Edwards saga, which has resulted in Rielle dumping him in his darkest hour.In a web exclusive preview, we can report that a close source said, “Rielle snapped at him, ‘I can’t help you! My only concern is raising our daughter.’ “John felt as if she’d stabbed him in the back.”That behind-the-scenes...
  • Trump: Weiner is 'lying'

    06/02/2011 4:43:39 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2011 | Gabriella Schwarz
    Donald Trump weighed in on "Weinergate" Wednesday, saying New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is either “incompetent” or “lying.” “He obviously knows it’s him and the way he’s handled it is either lying or incompetent,” Trump said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “It was him because otherwise he would have said it wasn’t me … who would not know if that rather terrible position was or wasn’t taken?”
  • Weiner’s Office Calls The Police After CBS 2's Marcia Kramer Asks For An Interview

    06/02/2011 4:14:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 2, 2011 |
    EXCERPT Kramer tried to get an interview with the six-term New York Democrat and as a result had the cops called on her. Kramer walked in to Weiner’s office, announced herself as being from CBS 2 in New York City and said she’d like to see the congressman. Those few words created quite the stir. Doors slammed and people pretended she wasn’t there. Finally, brave press secretary David Arnold arrived. The following is the exchange Kramer had with him: Kramer: “All I want is for him to say something to his constituents, the people who have to vote for him.”...