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  • Pro-Life Republican Could Pull Off Upset in New York Race

    09/10/2011 10:39:00 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/11 | Andrew Bair
    Pro-Life Republican Could Pull Off Upset in New York Race by Andrew Bair | | 9/9/11 11:39 AMRepublicans are poised to pull off a major upset in Tuesday’s special election in New York to fill the vacant seat left by disgraced pro-abortion Rep. Anthony Weiner (D). According to a Siena Research Poll released Friday, pro-life Republican Bob Turner holds a 6-point lead over pro-abortion Democrat David Weprin. Turner has even won the endorsements of prominent New York City Democrats including former mayor Ed Koch and Assemblyman Dov Hikind.With Weprin’s campaign in jeopardy in a reliably blue district, the...
  • Republican’s lead in N.Y. election for Weiner’s seat shows Democrats’ vulnerability

    09/11/2011 5:04:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11 Sep 2011 | Chris Cillizza
    New York’s 9th Congressional District isn’t the likeliest place for a national political referendum. Vice President Al Gore won it with 67 percent of the vote in 2000, and Barack Obama carried it by 11 percentage points eight years later. It has been held by a string of high-profile Democrats — including Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and the late Geraldine Ferraro — for decades. And yet, the special election set for Tuesday in the Brooklyn and Queens areas between state Assemblyman David Weprin (D) and businessman Bob Turner (R) — a race occasioned by the scandal and subsequent resignation of...
  • Poll: Republican Leads Democrat 50 to 44 In Special Election to Replace Weiner

    09/10/2011 7:51:58 AM PDT · by Justaham · 35 replies ^ | 9-10-11 | Beth Fouhy
    The race to succeed former Rep. Anthony Weiner in New York's 9th congressional district was never supposed to be close. No Republican has ever been elected to the House in the largely Democratic stronghold that covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens. But the weak national economy, disenchantment with President Barack Obama, and New York-centric clashes over Israel and gay marriage have made the contest surprisingly competitive. Democrats now are scrambling to defend the seat. It came open in June after Weiner, a 7-term Democrat and feisty champion of liberal causes, resigned in a sexting scandal. Party leaders selected 55-year old...
  • Weprin, Turner Hold Special Debate On NY1

    09/09/2011 2:57:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9-09-11 | Grace Rauh
    Video at source. Democrat David Weprin and Republican Bob Turner, the candidates running for Anthony Weiner's former seat in the 9th Congressional District, engaged in a debate on NY1 Thursday, exchanging verbal blows over topics that ranged from taxes to the proposed Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan. NY1’s Grace Rauh filed the following report. There are just days to go before a special Congressional election in Queens and Brooklyn, and the candidates, Democrat David Weprin and Republican Bob Turner, are sparring over everything from taxes to Israel to slashing the federal budget. Watch NY1's Debate (at source) Watch the...
  • LIVE 9PM EST NY-9 Special election-The Bibi Report with Republican Bob Turner

    09/05/2011 5:58:25 PM PDT · by jacobny · 2 replies
    The Bibi Report ^ | 09/05/11 | JacobNY
    in what looks to be one of the closest contests in this years election year kicking off, the NY9 election can turn out to be a big upset for the Democrats in the Bluest Dem stronghold. The Jewish vote and the economy will be a driving factor in what seems to be a referendum on the direction of the country we will discuss the Jewish vote, the impact it may have on Obama's policies and his reelection bid, with a panel of experts and analysts. We will speak with the Republican candidate Businessman Bob Turner at the top of the...
  • Dem Accused of Sending "Spies" into Rival HQ ( Anthony Weiner district )

    09/03/2011 1:14:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NBC ^ | Sep 3, 2011 | Melissa Russo
    Democratic congressional candidate David Weprin isn't denying accusations that his campaign volunteers tried to spy on his rival's headquarters to send back intel. In an interview with NBC New York, Weprin tried to change the subject, saying the story is a "distraction" and that he can't be responsible for all the actions of his campaign workers. "I don't know," Weprin said. "I'm the candidate. I can't control who goes to everything." The New York Post reported Friday that Weprin has sent people into Bob Turner territory pretending to be volunteers or college reporters. ... Weprin and Turner are facing off...
  • Weprin Drops Out of Debate in N.Y. Special

    08/30/2011 6:43:52 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 20 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Aug. 29, 2011 | Joshua Miller
    State Assemblyman David Weprin (D) dropped out of a scheduled debate with Republican Bob Turner on Monday, just over two weeks before a special election in New York’s 9th district that will send one of the men to Congress. Weprin was tripped up in a recent interview with the New York Daily News editorial board when asked the size of the national debt. The Daily News reported that he had a “deer in the headlights look” and then said “[a]bout 4 trillion.” According to the most recent Department of Treasury statistics, the country’s total debt stands at about $14.7 trillion....
  • NYT shocked, shocked to find anger at Obama in Weiner’s district

    08/22/2011 10:22:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22,2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Of all the places to hear fulminations against President Obama, one of the least expected is the corner of 71st Avenue and Queens Boulevard, in the heart of a Congressional district that propelled Democrats like Geraldine A. Ferraro, Charles E. Schumer andAnthony D. Weiner to Washington. But it was there that Dale Weiss, a 64-year-old Democrat, approached the Republican running for Congress in a special election and, without provocation, blasted the president for failing to tame runaway federal spending. “We need to cut Medicaid,” she declared, “but he won’t do that.” She shook her head in disgust. “He is a...
  • Panicked Dems in Turner 'mail'strom [as race between Rep. Turner and Dem. David Weprin tightens]

    08/20/2011 10:18:20 AM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies ^ | 8-20-11 | ERIK KRISS
    Nervous state Democrats are flooding voters with mailings blasting Republican candidate Bob Turner in the hotly contested 9th Congressional District, upping the ante in the closer-than-expected race to succeed disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner. With President Obama's standing in the polls in free fall, the state Democratic Committee's mailings to Queens and Brooklyn residents accuse Turner of being a "Tea Party extremist" who wants to dismantle Social Security and Medicare. Turner struck back with a "robo-call" from former Mayor Ed Koch yesterday, slamming Democratic rival David Weprin for lying to scare senior citizens. "Weprin should be ashamed of himself," Koch said....
  • Anthony Weiner and pregnant wife Huma sell Queens apartment as they prepare for first child

    08/06/2011 7:19:17 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 39 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 6th August 2011
    FULL TITLE: Moving on and out: Anthony Weiner and pregnant wife Huma finally sell Queens apartment as they prepare for first child As the Weiners try to put the year's events behind them, it was only natural their marital home - Anthony Weiner's former sexting headquarters - should be one of the first to go. Thankfully for the couple, after putting their Queen's two-bedroom apartment back on the market - after quietly taking it off during the scandal - they have finally found a buyer. Their 875-square-foot home on Ascan Avenue was listed at $449,000 in June.
  • NJ Lawmaker Pulls a Weiner, Resigns (another pol is naked on the net)

    08/03/2011 7:28:28 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies ^ | 8/2/11 | Teresa Masterson /
    Cumberland County Freeholder and recent Dem party chair, Louis N. Magazzu took nude photos of himself and sent them to a woman online. After demands from fellow legislators, Magazzu resigned from office and had recently resigned as Dem party chair. He admitted he took the nude photos with his cell phone standing naked in front of a mirror. He sent the pics via email. Magazzu is still married, though he's been separated for two years, according to his attorney. The 53-year-old Democrat sent the nude photos to a woman with whom he corresponded online. He says she requested the photos...
  • Irresistible urge to send pictures of manhood snares another Democrat

    08/03/2011 8:08:48 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2011 | Charlie Spiering
    New Jersey Democrat Louis Magazzu, a Cumberland County Freeholder, resigned yesterday after nude photos taken with his smartphone surfaced online. The New York Daily News reports that at least two of the photos showed Magazzu's crotch, two showed him dressed to the nines in a suit, and a fifth showed him waist up without a shirt.In his statement, Magazzu insisted that the woman he had sent the photos to had set him up. "I did not know that she was working with an avowed political enemy to distribute these pictures," Magazzu said, "I have retained counsel to determine what laws...
  • Anthony Weiner's pregnant wife Huma looks tired and drawn, reveals bump during NY stroll

    08/02/2011 6:39:09 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 40 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 2nd August 2011
    <p>It should be one of the happiest times of their lives as former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin prepare to welcome their first child.</p> <p>But the shamed sex-scandal politician, 46, and his wife, 35, looked tired and drawn as she revealed her growing baby bump during a morning stroll in New York on Monday.</p>
  • Mabus revokes imprisoned veteran's Silver Star (Kerry supporter jailed for child porn)

    07/24/2011 3:32:16 PM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Swiftvets ^ | 7/24/11 | Fuentes
    San Diego- In a highly unusual move, the Navy secretary has stripped a Silver Star awarded to a retired captain and Vietnam swift boat veteran who is serving a federal prison sentence after admitting to child pornography. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus revoked the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest valor award, which was awarded nearly 20 years ago to retired Capt. Wade Sanders of San Diego. A spokeswoman for Mabus confirmed the secretary's decision, which he made in August 2010 following a review and recommendation by the Navy Department Board of Medals and Decorations. "Mabus signed a memorandum in which he...
  • Weiner and wife celebrate first anniversary

    07/11/2011 12:16:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-11-11
    It’s been a rocky first year of marriage for Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, but the couple nonetheless celebrated their wedding anniversary together in Miami over the weekend. The former New York congressman, who recently resigned amid an embarrassing Internet scandal, and his wife, an aide for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, dined out with friends at Prime 112 steakhouse on Saturday night, according to the New York Post. After dinner, the two strolled together down Ocean Drive. Onlookers at the restaurant described the pair as “being very affectionate” and noted that Abedin “had a noticeable baby bump while wearing...
  • Weiner House seat will be a 'hot' one (Sept. 13 special election)

    07/07/2011 1:58:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Weiner House seat will be a 'hot' oneBy CARL CAMPANILE and SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 1:50 AM, July 7, 2011 Two state lawmakers have emerged as the front-runners in the backroom battle to be tabbed as the Democratic candidate to replace disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner -- but they were also warned this week not to get too comfortable in the seat if they win. Queens Democratic leader Joe Crowley, who will pick the party's nominee for the Sept. 13 special election, is anxious to carve up Weiner's former territory when state lawmakers redraw district lines in 2012 to reduce...
  • Former Congresswoman Holtzman interested in Weiner's seat

    07/05/2011 5:53:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    reuters ^ | July 5, 2011 | Jonathan Allen
    (Reuters) - Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman, who was the youngest woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Tuesday she is considering running for New York's Congressional seat left vacant by disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner. A special election has been called for September 13 to fill the seat from the ninth district, which encompasses parts of the city's Queens and Brooklyn boroughs.
  • Poll: Majority of Jewish Americans still solidly support President Obama

    07/05/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/05/2011 | Tina Korbe
    After President Barack Obama revealed the suspect status of his support for Israel — and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wowed crowds with a sternly-worded address to a special joint session of Congress — some speculated Jewish American support for Obama would wane. But a new Gallup poll out yesterday shows a large majority still approve of the president. Jewish Americans gave President Barack Obama a 60% job approval rating in June, down from 68% in May, but statistically unchanged from 64% in April. Thirty-two percent of U.S. Jews now disapprove of the job Obama is doing, similar to their...
  • White House holding first ever Twitter town hall

    07/02/2011 9:09:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | June 30 2011 | Rachel Weiner
    President Obama will host the first White House Twitter town hall next week, an event announced today on (of course) Twitter. On July 6, the president will answer questions tweeted to #AskObama live from the White House via webcast. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will moderate, and Twitter will use its own curation methods to choose the questions. Some portion of the live audience will be drawn from the 2.25 million people who follow @whitehouse — making the event not just a townhall but a ‘Tweetup.’ Those visitors won’t ask in-person questions, but White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips...
  • Huma Abedin taking time off from Weiner, job

    06/30/2011 8:43:56 AM PDT · by BAW · 54 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 30, 2011 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL
    Anthony Weiner's wife is taking time off from her senior job with the State Department -- as well as time off from the randy former representative, The Post has learned. While Weiner, 46, heads to an "intensive" rehab program to recover from the sexting scandal that cost him his congressional career, his 35-year-old spouse, Huma Abedin, will be relaxing at an undisclosed location. "She is definitely taking time off away from her husband and chilling," a source said. "And he's going some place for at least a couple of weeks."