Tagged political scandals

The rise and fall of Anthony Weiner

Rep. Anthony Weiner, shown campaigning for New York mayor in August 2009, resigned from Congress adter being pressured by leading members of his Democratic Party. (Rep. Anthony Weiner)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — What happens when new media scandal meets ancient political calculus? Anthony Weiner, the Democrat from New York, found out on Thursday, when he delivered his resignation following intense pressure from party leaders. Top Democrats described for JTA the key factors that led to Weiner’s ouster: Their… Read more »