Weiner apologizes after woman uses gay slur

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner apologized after a gay slur, aimed at his Democratic primary rival Christine Quinn, was heard in a conversation.

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Grassley questions Huma Abedin's outside income

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has asked if Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton, passed on "political intelligence" while working as a consultant.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner enters NYC mayor's race

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner enters NYC mayor's race

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, forced to resign from Congress because of Twitter, entered the New York mayor's race Wednesday via YouTube.

Report: Abedin allowed to represent clients while advising State Dep't

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Huma Abedin had an arrangement to consult with private clients while serving as an adviser to the U.S. State Department, Politico reported.
Letterman kicks off popcorn movie season with Top 10

Letterman kicks off popcorn movie season with Top 10

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- David Letterman kicked off popcorn movie season with a Top 10 list of "Things You Don't Want Hear in a Movie Preview" on "Late Show" in New York.

Poll: Weiner a serious contender in NYC mayor's race

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- Anthony Weiner, the New York City congressman whose fall spawned a raft of off-color jokes, now appears to be a serious candidate for mayor, a poll indicates.
Weiner mulling run for New York mayor

Weiner mulling run for New York mayor

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Anthony Weiner, the ex-congressman who resigned after he sent lewd pictures of himself online, says he is considering a run this year for mayor of New York.
Weiner brushes off talk of campaigning now

Weiner brushes off talk of campaigning now

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has dismissed talk of a political comeback, at least for the time being.
McCain: Attacks on Clinton aide 'sinister'

McCain: Attacks on Clinton aide 'sinister'

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Allegations a top aide to the U.S. secretary of state is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood are "sinister," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday.
Pushing Kagan out of the healthcare case

Pushing Kagan out of the healthcare case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The clamor for Justice Clarence Thomas to withdraw from hearing the challenge to President Obama's healthcare reform law appears to have died down for the moment, but the pressure on Justice Elena Kagan to get out of the case has been relentless.
Special election for Weiner's seat Tuesday

Special election for Weiner's seat Tuesday

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Voters go to the polls in New York Tuesday for a special election that Democrats say could portend problems in next year's general election.
Weiner submits resignation letter

Weiner submits resignation letter

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Disgraced New York Rep. Anthony Weiner Monday formally submitted his resignation to the U.S. House.

'Tweeting Weiner' event goes forward

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 17 (UPI) -- The St. Paul Saints, a Minnesota baseball team, said the resignation of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., will not stop its "Tweeting Weiner Boxer Shorts" giveaway.
Candidates mull running for Weiner's seat

Candidates mull running for Weiner's seat

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- The scramble is on to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., who resigned after apologizing again for sending lewd online photos to women.
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Anthony Weiner
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) participates in a press conference responding to the Bush Administration's plan to negotiate a 20 billion dollar weapons deal with Saudi Arabia on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2007. The congress members explained that they would not support the negotiations. (UPI Photo/Dominic Bracco II)

Anthony David Weiner (pronounced /ˈwiːnər/; born September 4, 1964) is a former U.S. Representative who served New York's 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011. A Democrat, Weiner held the seat previously occupied by Democrat Charles Schumer and won seven terms, never receiving less than 59 percent of the vote. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of New York City in the 2005 election, and had begun to amass a campaign fund to run again for mayor in 2013.

Previously, Weiner was a New York City councilman from 1992 to 1998, and a congressional aide to then-U.S. Representative Schumer from 1985 to 1991. A New York City native, he attended the public schools and graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1985 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science.

Weiner resigned from Congress due to a sexting scandal that began when he accidentally posted a link to a sexually suggestive picture of himself on his public Twitter account. He resigned effective June 21, 2011. A special election is scheduled for September 13, 2011, to fill the remainder of his term.

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