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Weiner campaign website uses Pittsburgh skyline to represent NYC

Anthony Weiner, running for New York mayor two years after he became notorious for sending women sexually explicit photos, raced to fix his campaign website Friday after another pictorial faux-pas. The site had featured a banner image of a city skyline… from Pittsburgh. The mistake did not go unnoticed, prompting…

Anthony Weiner considering a political comeback in New York

Anthony Weiner, the former US congressman forced to resign after tweeting lewd photos of himself to women, said Wednesday that he’s considering a political comeback with a run for mayor in New York. Weiner was once seen as a frontrunner to replace billionaire Michael Bloomberg in November elections to the…

FBI may probe House GOPer for illegal campaign contributions

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may probe into whether Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) violated campaign rules by receiving illegal contributions while running for Congress in 2010, according to the Associated Press. Grimm is facing allegations for receiving more in donations from Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto than allowed by law,…

Israel hails Iranian munitions explosion, hopes for more

JERUSALEM — Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday hailed the deadly munitions blast at a base of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards and hoped for more such incidents. “I don’t know the extent of the explosion,” he told military radio, asked about the incident. “But it would be desirable if…

Republicans look to snatch NY Democrat stronghold

Voters go to the polls Tuesday in a special US congressional election for a heavily Democratic area of New York City where Republicans are hoping to score an upset and send a message to the White House. The Ninth Congressional district in Queens and Brooklyn opened up in June when…

Republicans look to snatch Democrat stronghold

Republicans hoped to score an upset win Tuesday in a special congressional election for a heavily Democratic area of New York, sending President Barack Obama an ominous message. The 9th Congressional district in New York City’s Queens and Brooklyn boroughs came open in June when the popular Democratic incumbent, Anthony…

Republicans invoke ‘Ground Zero mosque’ in fight for Anthony Weiner’s seat

New York Republicans have sent out a flier in the days leading up to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks accusing Democratic candidate David Weprin of supporting “a mosque at Ground Zero,” according to Politico. Weprin, a member of the New York State Assembly, is facing off against Republican…

Congressman Anthony Weiner resigns in disgrace

Embattled former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) resigned in disgrace Thursday, weeks after he accidentally sent a photo of his genitals to followers on the Internet microblogging service Twitter. After more than a week of insisting his computers had been “hacked,” the congressman admitted to taking and sending the photo. It…

But what about consent?

Okay, I'm so incredibly sick of this stupid Anthony Weiner thing, but feminism has been sucked into it, and bigger issues are being attached to it, so what are you going to do?  I can't pray for this country to grow up, since there is no god and prayer doesn't…

When the role of schoolmarm is offered, please say no thank you

Excellent piece in Salon on why Anthony Weiner is getting denounced by the same congress critters who backed Charlie Rangel, who was actually accused of real ethics violations, and not just being a sad dude who bolsters his ego by getting ladies on the internet to tell him he's sexy.  Basically,…

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