Tagged former Rep. Anthony Weiner

‘Weiner’ candid exposé of political meltdown

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner in a scene from Weiner (Courtesy IFC Films)

Congressman Anthony Weiner, for those who don’t remember or have a talent for tuning out the wavelength or bandwidth by which scandals are disseminated, represented Brooklyn and Queens for seven terms before resigning in 2011 following revelations of sexting. Two years later, the liberal Democrat announced that he was… Read more »

Did Israel, gay marriage or the economy make the difference in GOP’s win in New York?

Jack, a retired middle school principal and 30-year Queens resident who delcined to provide his last name, leaves a polling site after voting for Democrat Dave Weprin, who lost the race for New York's 9th congressional district, Sept. 13, 2011. (Uri Fintzy)

NEW YORK (JTA) – Was it Israel, same-sex marriage or the Obama administration’s handling of the economy? That’s the question political partisans and observers are debating after Republican Bob Turner won an upset victory in the heavily Democratic and Jewish New York congressional district represented by Anthony Weiner until… Read more »