July 28, 2013 |
NEW YORK - When Huma Abedin first started getting media attention years ago, some people couldn't help but wonder what this beautiful, ambitious woman with high-fashion sense and a world-class Rolodex saw in Anthony Weiner. That's a question New Yorkers might be asking themselves again after revelations that Weiner, now a candidate for mayor of New York, didn't immediately give up his habit of sending sexual pictures and messages to women after his humiliating resignation from Congress in 2011.
June 2, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - New York Rep. Anthony Weiner denied Wednesday he sent a lewd photo from his Twitter account to a 21-year-old woman, trying to calm a media furor that has only increased by the day and wasn't put to rest by the combative lawmaker's latest comments. Weiner, a Democrat, acknowledged to an MSNBC reporter that he "can't say with certitude" that the photo of a man's bulging underpants wasn't him, but when asked how he could fail to remember having such a picture, he did not directly respond.
July 20, 2012 |
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) has provided more evidence that the Republican Party dodged a bullet when she dropped out of the picture as a leading contender to become the GOP presidential nominee. Bachmann and four other Republican members of Congress have all but accused Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's top aide, of being in league with the Muslim Brotherhood. They have asked the State Department's inspector general to investigate their suspicions.
July 26, 2013
I SAT THERE watching the television screen as Anthony Weiner squirmed before the microphones for the second time in two years, and realized that this was a déjà vu moment. At first I thought it was because the former congressman and aspiring mayoral candidate was, once again, apologizing for tweeting and cheating without really meeting. And then I took one look at Weiner's wife and realized that this had absolutely nothing to do with the fellow. Huma Abedin might have creamy olive skin, beautiful brown eyes and long dark hair, but you don't need to put her in a pantsuit and slap a headband on her tresses to realize that we are now in the presence of Hillary Clinton, version 2.1. We all remember the pre-Senate, pre-State Department Hillary who inspired both awe and revulsion for her assault on the East Wing.
July 26, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner pressed ahead with his bid for mayor Wednesday despite growing calls for him to drop out over a new sexting scandal, saying the campaign is too important to abandon over "embarrassing personal things" becoming public. Rivals, newspaper editorial pages, and at least one former New York congressional colleague urged the Democrat to quit the race a day after he acknowledged exchanging raunchy messages and photos online even after the same sort of behavior destroyed his congressional career two years ago. "I think he should pull out of the race.
June 8, 2011
Democratic New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who used Twitter to transmit a lewd photo to a young woman in Seattle and then denied it, says he didn't do anything that violates his oath to his constituents. Does that mean they should expect him to be a liar? It's hard to see why Weiner shouldn't mimic former Republican New York Congressman Christopher Lee, who resigned in February after admitting he used Craigslist to send a suggestive photo of himself to a Maryland woman. Lee, like Weiner, is married.
July 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. John McCain on Wednesday strongly defended a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton against unsubstantiated allegations that her family has ties to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, repudiating charges leveled by another Republican, Rep. Michele Bachmann. In a speech on the Senate floor, McCain praised the work and patriotism of Huma Abedin, a State Department employee who has been a constant presence at Clinton's side. Without mentioning Bachmann by name, McCain assailed the attacks on Abedin, a Muslim, as an example of ignorance and fear that defames the spirit of the nation.
June 15, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - House Democrats are counting on growing pressure from Rep. Anthony Weiner's colleagues, a suggestion from the president, and the return of Weiner's pregnant wife from an overseas trip to persuade him to resign over a sexting scandal in which he sent lewd photos of himself and messages to several women. The House's top Republican, Speaker John A. Boehner, on Tuesday joined the chorus of Democrats calling for the New York Democrat to quit. House Democrats went behind closed doors for their regular party meeting, but they decided against taking action against Weiner in hopes that he would resign soon.
June 17, 2011
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., 46, came under fire after a lewd photo appeared on his Twitter account last month. Here are some key dates in the scandal. May 27: A photo showing the bulging crotch of a man in his underwear appears briefly on Weiner's Twitter account. Blogger Andrew Breitbart is first to report the image. May 30: Weiner rebuts that a hacker got control of his social-networking account. "Look, this is a prank and not a terribly creative one," Weiner says.
July 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal yesterday like the one that destroyed his congressional career, but stood side-to-side with his wife to say that he won't drop out of the race for mayor of New York. "This is entirely behind me," Weiner, a/k/a "Carlos Danger" (more on that in a minute), said at an evening news conference, hours after the gossip website The Dirty posted X-rated text messages and a crotch photo that it said the former congressman exchanged with a woman.