Anthony Weiner


Interview: Is the Mayor's Race Just About 'Anybody But Quinn'?

Thursday, September 05, 2013


Fordham professor and political analyst Costas Panagopoulo said this election has become about finding an alternative to long-time front runner Christine Quinn. 



Weiner's Support Slumps Even in Old District

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Anthony Weiner's support is draining away. Once leading the Democratic field for mayor, a new poll out Thursday shows Weiner now trails City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 16 percent. Even constituents in his old congressional district are walking away.

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Poll Vault: Weiner Jumps Ahead of Quinn in Poll

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has taken the lead among the Democrats in the race for mayor knocking Council Speaker Christine Quinn out of the top spot. That's according the latest poll by the Wall Street Journal / NBC 4 New York and Marist.

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TWIP: Christie-crats Take NJ, Records Rock NYC

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Democrats are lining up for a primary battle in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Governor Chris Christie is "slow jamming" the news with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and scooping up support for his reelection from unlikely sources: Democrats dubbed "Christie-crats."


Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The "Weiner Redux" Edition

Saturday, April 13, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Senate deal on background checks that could help a gun bill move forward, and Anthony Weiner’s strategic steps toward political rehabilitation and a possible run for New York City mayor.  


The Brian Lehrer Show

Weprin for NY-9

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Democratic candidate David Weprin discusses his campaign to replace Anthony Weiner for the congressional seat representing NY-9 and what he would do if elected to Congress.

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"Sexting" and the City

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Susan Lipkins, NY-based psychologist and "sexting" expert, addresses the question, "Some politicians have a thing for sending lewd photographs and racy text messages, but what about the rest of us?"

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Congressman Anthony Weiner's Confession

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Roll Call staff writer David Drucker and WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal discuss Congressman Anthony Weiner's confession regarding his online sexual behavior and also addresses recent  news from Capitol Hill.

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The Takeaway

Twitter Troubled Anthony Weiner Responds to the Press

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, has been following the latest scandal on Capitol Hill, where Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has been grappling with a PR nightmare after his Twitter account sent a sexually graphic photo to a young woman. Rep. Weiner says that his account was hacked, and during a press conference, Weiner got testy with reporters who wanted to know if the congressman had sent the photo himself.

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Weiner on the Tax Compromise

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Congressman Anthony Weiner weighs in on the compromise between President Obama and the Republican leadership on the Bush tax cuts.

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Congressman Weiner Cautions Holiday Shoppers About Store Credit Cards

Monday, November 15, 2010


Congressman Anthony Weiner warns customers to stay away from store credit cards this holiday season.


Azi Paybarah

Scarborough and Weiner Debate 9/11 Bill

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, doesn’t buy Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s explanation why the 9/11 health care bill was put up for a vote under rules requiring a 2/3 majority vote, instead of a simple majority.

Despite the volume, Scarborough and Weiner actually get into the substantive parts of the debate.

Scarborough's main complaint is that Weiner challenged Repubilcans for not supporting the legislation, but didn't act similarly to Blue Dog Democrats, or Hispanic Democratic members, who threatened to vote aganist the bill if it veered into the area of immigration.

The 14.33 minute segment is worth a watch.

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Azi Paybarah

Bloomberg Hits Republicans and Democrats

Friday, July 30, 2010


In a slightly less animated format, Mayor Bloomberg expressed his displeasure at the congress' failure to pass a $3.2 billion piece of legislation that would have paid for health care expenses related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"I think only a dozen Republicans voted for it and shame on the others," Bloomberg said during his radio show on WOR. "How can [you] go and preach patriotism and then when it comes down to it -- partisan politics. And on the Democratic side, it's even more of an outrage."

Bloomberg criticized them for bringing the legislation forward under rules that required the bill have a two-thirds majority of vote in order to pass.

"Democrats do have a majority. They set the rules. And they could have brought up this bill and passed it. There was a majority that would have passed it."

Bloomberg said Democrats brought the legislation forward under the stricter rules in order to prevent Republicans from introducing amendments onto the bill. Democrats, said Bloomberg, "didn't want to go on the record" voting against those amendments. "You can't have it both ways," he said.

"Democrats control the House. And if they don't want to control the House, turn it over to the Republicans," Bloomberg said. "But if you control the House, you have to have the courage to stand up."

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In NY, Who Voted to Fund the Wars?

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Before his ethics probe heated up, Rep. Charlie Rangel was speaking out about how he would not vote to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan unless it was to bring the troops home.

The vote took place earlier this week and the funding was approved.

Rangel, along with most of the Congress members from New York City, voted no. Mike McMahon, the Democrat representing the Republican-leaning 13th district in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, was the only one from NYC to vote for the funding.

Here’s how the rest of the New York delegation voted on the bill (and thank goodness for the handy map from the Times):


NY-1: Democrat Tim Bishop-yes

NY-2: Democrat Steve Israel-yes

NY-3: Republican Peter King-yes

NY-4: Democrat Carolyn McCarthy-yes

NY-5: Democrat Gary Ackerman-yes

NY-6: Democrat Gregory Meeks-no

NY-7: Democrat Joe Crowley-no

NY-8: Democrat Jerry Nadler-no

NY-9: Democrat Anthony Weiner-no

NY-10: Democrat Ed Towns-no

NY-11: Democrat Yvette Clarke-no

NY-12: Democrat Nydia Velazquez-no

NY-13: Democrat Mike McMahon-yes

NY-14: Democrat Carolyn Maloney-no

NY-15: Democrat Charlie Rangel-no

NY-16: Democrat Jose Serrano-no

NY-17: Democrat Eliot Engel-yes

NY-18: Democrat Nita Lowey-yes

NY-19: Democrat John Hall-yes

NY-20: Democrat Scott Murphy-yes

NY-21: Democrat Paul Tonko-no

NY-22: Democrat Maurice Hinchey-no

NY-23: Democrat Bill Owens-yes

NY-24: Democrat Mike Arcuri-yes

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Bloomberg Strategist on the Mayoral Race That Could've Been

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


The New School just released the transcript from its post-election discussion with consultants on the 2009 city elections. It’s a chance for top campaign operatives to be (more) honest about what they were doing behind the scenes to shape the race.

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Bloomberg's Diversity

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


The Times A1 story today about the lack of diversity in Bloomberg’s administration has a more detailed breakdown of some calculations I did a year ago on this topic.

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Maloney Challenger Pulls Out the PATRIOT ACT

Monday, June 07, 2010


Colleague Beth Fertig got her hands on this mail piece from Democratic congressional challenger Reshma Saujani, which hits Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat, on immigration.

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