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  • Huma Abedin Returns To Hillaryland

    09/12/2013 11:33:14 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 49 replies
    TPM ^ | 09/12/13
    Anthony Weiner’s political career may be over, but his wife, Huma Abedin, has returned to her position as director of Hillary Clinton’s transition office.
  • Weiner's inner circle says he's prepping for future comeback

    09/07/2013 1:03:57 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/6/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) friends believe that, while his campaign for mayor may have become a joke, it will set him up for a future political comeback. New York voters puzzle over why Weiner stays in the race despite constant ridicule. The city’s tabloids pump out streams of headlines punning on his name while late-night comics have made him a national punch line. Instead of dropping out, Weiner has embraced the media maelstrom in a calculated gamble that voters would respect his toughness and dedication to their issues. A new documentary by Stateless Media captures Weiner’s unorthodox campaign strategy,...
  • Weiner paid for phony supporters at campaign events, source says

    08/29/2013 4:51:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2013 | BETH DEFALCO, YOAV GONEN and CARL CAMPANILE
    Anthony Weiner is having such a hard time generating support for his limp campaign that he has resorted to paying a rent-a-crowd firm to provide “supporters” for his events, The Post has learned. Some of the gung-ho Weiner crowds, including at the Aug. 11 Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan, were really actors who were paid $15 an hour by the California firm Crowds on Demand, according to a source with direct knowledge of the deal. The source said surrogates for Weiner approached the Santa Monica-based company days after Indiana-native Sydney Leathers came forward to say that Weiner had continued his...
  • Anthony Weiner's donations shrink in wake of sexting scandal

    08/10/2013 12:02:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 10, 2013 | Celeste Katz , Jennifer Fermino and Annie Karni
    Anthony Weiner’s campaign fund-raising has virtually dried up since revelations of a sexting relapse rocked his bid for mayor. Weiner received an average of just $1,897 a day in donations since the new sexting scandal erupted July 23, campaign finance records released Friday show. That’s a trickle of the $16,434 he received each day, on average, in the 50 days after launching his run for mayor on May 22. The records also show that Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, collected no money on his behalf since the new sexting allegations emerged, after she collected nearly $150,000 in the first 50...
  • A Revealing Hour in Harlem With Anthony Weiner

    08/09/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8-9-13 | Scott Conroy
    NEW YORK -- It was just a few minutes into Anthony Weiner's door-to-door canvass of a Harlem public housing complex Thursday night, and the New York City mayoral candidate was already agitated. As he scanned his staff-prepared list of apartment numbers and corresponding residents' names, the candidate shook his head in disapproval. "This is no good, the way you have this organized," he said to one of two young, female aides who were accompanying him. “This is N.G. -- not great.” A few minutes later, Weiner remained fixated on the quality of his staff’s advance work, voicing his displeasure in...
  • BACKSTORY Anthony and Huma Weiner move into luxury $3.3M condo owned by top Clinton donor

    08/01/2013 8:28:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC POST ^ | 8/13/12 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Full title.......Anthony Weiner and wife Huma move into luxury $3.3M condo owned by top Clinton donor... are they there for free or just getting a sweet deal? dailymail.co.uk story | 8/13/12 / FR Posted by ColdOne Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner and his faithful wife Huma Abedin have moved into a $3.3million New York City apartment owned by a top donor to Ms Abedin's boss, Hillary Clinton. The well-appointed luxury pad includes four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms in the 12th floor of an exclusive building on Park Avenue. It costs an estimated $14,000 a month. The price...
  • Who paid for Anthony Weiner's wedding?

    07/30/2013 7:43:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    You've got to hand it to Anthony Weiner and Human Abedin; they seem to have a real knack for getting other people to pay for their lavish lifestyle. Not only do they live in a $3.3 million Manhattan apartment owned by a Hillary supporter, they appear to have had their lavish wedding (estimated cost: a quarter million bucks!) paid for somebody else. And because Weiner failed to disclose this gift, he may face criminal sanctions. Charles C. Johnson of the Daily Caller reports: Anthony Weiner may have violated federal law when he failed to disclose his lavish six-figure wedding...
  • Weiner won’t flatly answer “no” when asked if he’s still sexting with women

    07/30/2013 7:49:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2013 | AllahPundit
    He implies that it ended a year ago, but there’s no reason to resort to implication if “no” is the correct answer. Either he’s still sexting and feels obliged to hedge about it, as if lying unabashedly and then getting caught later would somehow do any more damage to his public image, or he’s so used to shading the truth that he can’t help shading it even when the truth is, “No, I haven’t sexted a soul since summer 2012.”That’s the bad news. The good news? He still enjoys strong support from a core constituency: Escorts. Q. There is no...
  • Weiner didn’t declare costs for lavish 2010 wedding

    07/30/2013 8:03:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/29/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Anthony Weiner may have violated federal law when he failed to disclose his lavish six-figure wedding in his financial disclosure forms, says a government accountability group. Ethics watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center examined the federal Financial Disclosure Reports for both Weiner and long-suffering wife Huma Abedin for 2010, the year of their wedding. The cost for the ceremony was at least $100,000 but probably ran closer to $250,000 including all accommodations, clothing and extras. Neither Weiner nor Abedin had the resources to pay for the ultra-expensive wedding, yet neither recorded gifts on their Financial Disclosure Reports for that...
  • WEINER EXCLUSIVE: Weiner's sexting partner offered sex for cash and bragged about milking..

    07/30/2013 6:19:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:00 EST, 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 07:44 EST, 30 July 2013 | By Laura Collins In Mount Carmel, Illinois
    WEINER EXCLUSIVE: Weiner's sexting partner offered sex for cash and bragged about milking sugar daddies she called 'super-pathetic' for thousands of dollars The girl at the heart of Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal claims to have earned thousands of dollars by having sex with older men and offering ‘dates for dollars,’ MailOnline can reveal. In a series of explosive facebook communications, published here for the first time, Sydney Leathers boasts of offering sex for payment. She speaks of her rampant drug use, her desire to ‘ruin’ Weiner and fear that she herself was being blackmailed.
  • Empress Hillary, 2016 (Stella Paul - Hilarious)

    07/29/2013 5:50:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 7/29/2013 | Stella Paul
    If you're having trouble following this story, let's review the background I so helpfully laid out in September 2012 in "Bill and Hillary and Huma and Anthony." Describing "the vilest soap opera in American history" I noted, "This one's got it all: two sham marriages, sexual perversions, and national treachery at the highest level." The Huma Comedy now bewitching the media is an utter crock. The commentariat's burning questions about the state of poor lil' Huma's marriage mask the cold truth: There is no Abedin/Weiner marriage. There's only a political deal brokered by the Clintons: Weiner would marry Huma, Hillary's...
  • Ruh, roh: Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager quits

    07/28/2013 12:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi finally ripped Anthony Weiner’s “clueless” and “reprehensible” conduct last week, he basically hinted that she should go take a hike — and he’s been insisting that his campaign is going to continue as planned regardless of the newly surfaced revelations about the extent and timing of his sexting scandal.In new poll last Thursday, however, found that support for Weiner among NYC Democrats took a sudden and gigantic plunge, with his favorability rating dropping from 52 percent in June down to 30 percent. Now, for the internal implosion, via the NYT: In a new sign...
  • Weiner’s Campaign Manager Quits After Latest Revelations

    07/27/2013 10:20:57 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2013 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    <p>In a new sign of tumult within Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled political operation, his campaign manager has quit, leaving his already skeletal team without a day-to-day leader.</p>
  • Greenfield: The End of Shame

    07/28/2013 4:56:30 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, July 27, 2013 The End of Shame Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Weiner's political career will never end, if only because of how much value he has to offer to the media, standup comedians and bored browsers looking for some news item to wake them up long enough to finish another hour of data entry at their job. Shame has become a mostly discredited concept. The return of Weiner and Spitzer to public life proves as much. But the Era of Shame ended conclusively with Clinton's impeachment proceedings. The only outcome of those proceedings was...
  • Weiner's campaign chief reportedly quits as sext pal's 'sugar daddy' past emerges

    07/28/2013 5:59:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/28/13 | LORENA MONGELLI in Mount Carmel, Ill. and BETH DEFALCO in NY
    Anthony Weiner’s already limp mayoral campaign suffered another huge blow yesterday, when his campaign manager reportedly abandoned the sinking ship. Danny Kedem quit as Weiner’s campaign point man following a disastrous week on the trail, the New York Times reported this morning. With Kedem out of the already shrunken campaign staff, the longshot City Hall bid appeared to be floundering. A campaign spokeswoman would not confirm or deny the report. Weiner stood firm despite his travails yesterday, spending much of the day in his apartment shooting a campaign ad.
  • Weiner campaign paid private eye $45,000 to investigate own 2011 Twitter ‘hacking’ lie, reports show

    07/28/2013 6:03:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/28/13 | GREG B. SMITH
    Serial sexter Anthony Weiner paid a private eye nearly $45,000 in campaign cash to investigate his lie that a hacker posted a crotch shot on his Twitter feed, campaign spending records show. -snip- Weiner ultimately paid a private investigations firm, T&M Protection services, $43,100 from his campaign fund — knowing nobody hacked anything and that he’d sent the image himself. T&M officials declined to answer questions about what work they did and what they discovered.
  • Marion Barry: Weiner a 'good Democrat'

    07/28/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Marion Barry: Weiner a 'good Democrat' By Bob Cusack - 07/28/13 12:49 PM ET Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry said Anthony Weiner is a "good Democrat" who should be talking more about his accomplishments in Congress. In an interview Saturday night on Geraldo Rivera's show on Fox News, Barry said, "One bit of advice to the congressman: I'd stop talking so much about now and start talking about what you did for seven terms while he was in the Congress. He's a good Democrat." A couple weeks ago, Barry said he can "identify" with what Weiner is going through....
  • Huma's mom arrives to support her scandal hit daughter as Weiner's sexting partner ...

    07/28/2013 6:59:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 128 replies
    (London) Daily Mail) ^ | July 27, 2013 | Lydia Warren and Ashley Collman
    Complete Headline: Huma's mom arrives to support her scandal hit daughter as Weiner's sexting partner calls their marriage a 'business relationship' After Sydney Leathers' accusations of Anthony Weiner's 'business relationship' marriage, wife Huma Abedin's mom has showed up at the reeling political wife's New York City home to support her daughter. Leathers, the 23-year-old who revealed the latest string of explicit sex messages and naked pictures from Anthony Weiner, gave her first interview with CBS's Inside Edition and cried for Abedin 'for the pain she probably feels.' Now, as the other woman rubs salt in Abedin's wounds by telling the...
  • Huma and Anthony: Washington Horror Couple

    07/26/2013 1:06:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    National Interest ^ | June 26, 2013 | Robert W. Merry
    Author James Michener famously said of Hawaii’s nineteenth century New England missionaries that they went to the islands to do good and ended up doing very, very well. Washington commentator Mark Shields has likened those missionaries to many people who come to Washington—all starry-eyed with idealism upon their arrival but later fixated on the ongoing Beltway stampede for a share of the largess bestowed upon the city’s insiders as they combine government service with often-grubby private pursuits. Which calls to mind Huma Abedin, wife of the disgraced former congressman, Anthony Weiner, and a darling of former secretary of state Hillary...
  • Is Weiner part of a 'war on women'? EMILY's List says no!

    07/26/2013 12:14:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 26. 2013 | Kasie Hunt
    The influential women-in-politics group EMILY's List will tell supporters on Friday that as far as New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner is concerned, "It's time to end this." "New Yorkers deserve better than the circus their mayoral race has turned into. I actually caught myself glad I'm not home — where I'd have to see the cover of the NY Post on every street corner," communications director Jess McIntosh will write Friday morning in an email obtained by NBC News. Their proposed solution: Donating to Christine Quinn, who would be the first woman mayor of New York. "She's tough, she's...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Weiner's brother Jason 'tried to silence Anthony's sexting partner...

    07/25/2013 3:11:19 PM PDT · by maggief · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2013 | Rosie Taylor, David Martosko In Washington and Meghan Keneally
    Anthony Weiner’s brother Jason intervened in an effort to silence Sydney Leathers which left her ‘scared and shaken,’ MailOnline can reveal. Weiner’s brother acted as his ‘wingman’ in a damage control exercise that backfired spectacularly sparking the scandal now engulfing the mayoral candidate. This new revelation comes on the same day that the current New York City mayoral candidate has admitted that he had virtual relationships with three women since he resigned from Congress in 2011, and up to seven others before that. Ms Leathers, who reportedly wants to sell her story for $100,000, gave an interview to Inside Edition...
  • Woman In Middle Of New Sexting Scandal With Anthony Weiner: ‘We Were In Love’

    07/24/2013 6:08:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 @ 13:30PM
    Anthony Weiner has been caught sending naked pictures and dirty text messages again and has apologized profusely to his wife but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the woman he was most recently inappropriately behaving with says they were “in love” during their months long romance. The 23-year old woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, spoke exclusively with RadarOnline.com via Nik Richie who broke the story by publishing the pictures and racy messages. “We were in love,” she said about the relationship that started in 2012, a year after Weiner resigned from his congressional office, sought treatment, and repaired his marriage...
  • WEINER LEAK SOURCE: More Revelations About Weiner's Online Activities Are Coming

    07/24/2013 10:24:34 AM PDT · by maggief · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 24, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Three of New York's flagship newspapers called on Anthony Weiner to drop out of the New York City mayoral race — and the editor of a nightlife blog promised more revelations about Weiner's lewd online activity. The editorial boards of both the Daily News and the Wall Street Journal joined the New York Times editorial board in calling for Weiner to pull out of the race, the day after he admitted to new lewd activity online that went past his 2011 resignation from Congress. Meanwhile, Nik Richie — the editor of The Dirty, the blog that first posted exchanges a...
  • Gray Lady to Weiner: Get out

    07/24/2013 8:17:26 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | July 24, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Allahpundit gave a great recap to one of the stranger political events of all time, the attempt by Anthony Weiner to argue for yet another opportunity for redemption. When he entered the mayoral race, Weiner said that he’d learned his lesson after the scandal broke in 2011 and was ready to return, but revelations in the past 24 hours show that he continued his extramarital Internet trolling well after the birth of his child last year. Nevertheless, his wife Huma Abedin stood by his side and declared that she supported Weiner and that the latest reports were old news and...
  • Caption Weiner

    07/24/2013 5:44:10 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 63 replies
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  • ‘Cubicle Guy’ Who Photobombed Anthony Weiner’s Uncomfortable Press Conference a ‘Viral Hit’

    07/24/2013 5:55:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 23, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    No one seems to really know who he is for certain, but the “cubicle guy” who photobombed Anthony Weiner’s uncomfortable press conference on Tuesday is a “viral hit,” according to Politico. The man, who was seen peeking over a cubicle wall as Weiner answered questions about his more recent sexting scandals, has been identified as possibly being WOR NYC reporter Jeff McKinney. Websites and news organizations quickly took notice of the man and the images started going viral.
  • Hillaryizing Huma (updated: it's begun)

    07/24/2013 7:47:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Money can't buy the kind of political boost Huma Abedin is receiving. Like her mentor Hillary Clinton, the stand-by-your-man strategy will be her gateway to widespread popularity and respect. Don't feel sorry for the Democrats over losing a former rising star politician like Anthony Weiner, whose future is so hopeless that even the New York Times says it's time to go. They have gained an even more promising candidate for high office. Huma Abedin is better-looking, better spoken, and more appealing than her role model. Yesterday's performance ("whole lotta therapy") was superb, establishing Ms. Abedin as dignified, strong, and starting...
  • The not so ‘Good Wife’ (Humma Weiner)

    07/24/2013 6:00:36 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2013 | Keli Goff
    When Anthony Weiner was driven from the halls of Congress because of his penchant for tweeting photos of his nether regions to women who were not his wife, it was pretty clear that his reputation would accompany his political career down the toilet. What was less clear was that he might inadvertently flush his wife’s reputation as well. Yet I couldn’t help but think that that is precisely what is happening as I watched their incredibly uncomfortable press conference on Tuesday. The scene was so familiar it was almost cliché. The wronged wife standing next to her wrongdoing hubby in...
  • Report: Weiner’s sext pal is field organizer for pro-Obama group [Surprise, Surprise]

    07/23/2013 6:05:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/23/2013 | Patrick Howley
    A young progressive political operative identifying herself as “Syndney Leathers” has been identified as the woman who exchanged sexually provocative text messages and photos with New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner after his resignation from Congress.“Leathers,” who lists herself online as a field organizer for the pro-Obama group Organizing for Action, was fingered Tuesday by Buzzfeed as Weiner’s sexting partner. “Leathers” previously tweeted her support for Weiner on multiple occasions, even listing Weiner third on her list of “heroes,” which was topped by President Obama and included Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, Jon Stewart, and Charlie Sheen.Weiner admitted in a press...
  • Huma Stands By Her Man

    07/23/2013 3:19:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7/23/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    "As many of you who have followed this campaign know, I've spent a good deal out on the campaign trail at churches and street fairs, parades, but this is the first time I've spoken at a press conference, and you'll have to bear with me because I'm pretty nervous and I wrote down what I wanted to say," Abedin started. "When we faced this publicly two years ago, it was the beginning of a time in our marriage that was very difficult, and it took us a very long time to get through it. Our marriage, like many others, has...
  • Weiner won't drop out of race (edited headline)

    07/23/2013 3:13:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/23/13 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted today he had another extended, raunchy online sexual relationship with a young woman — just months after resigning in disgrace from Congress in a sexting scandal. But he won't be dropping out of the race. And his wife, Huma Abedin, is standing by him. Abedin says Weiner "made some horrible mistakes," but that she has forgiven him and believes in him.
  • Weiner Refuses To Pull Out Of Mayoral Race In Admission Sexting Continued After Resignation

    07/23/2013 4:02:05 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 114 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-23-13 | "Tyler Durden"
    Typically we wouldn't note such tabloid gutter trash as the pilot episode to the upcoming reality show "In The Carlos Danger Zone with the Weiners", but since what is going on in the farce that is NYC's mayoral race is just another analogy for America's broken market, broken politics, broken morals and, ultimately, broken society, this deserves at least a few words, so here they are. Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress after being exposed for having a "sexting problem." As it turns out the Democratic mayoral candidate's sexting problem never went away, and continued well after said resignation with at...
  • Confirmed: Anthony Weiner is Carlos Danger

    07/23/2013 11:45:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    Confirmed: Anthony Weiner is Carlos Danger Via Business Insider: “I said that other texts and photos were likely to come out, and today they have. As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress. While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me. I’ve apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has...