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Rep. Anthony Weiner announces resignation

Rep. Anthony Weiner announces resignation

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., Thursday announced he is resigning from Congress in light of his sexting scandal so his colleagues can "get back to work."
Boehner to Weiner: Go away

Boehner to Weiner: Go away

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has weighed in on whether Rep. Anthony Weiner should resign, saying one word: "Yes."
Obama advises Weiner to resign

Obama advises Weiner to resign

DURHAM, N.C., June 13 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Monday he would resign if he were Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman scandalized over risque photos and sexting.
Yet another batch of Weiner shots surfaces

Yet another batch of Weiner shots surfaces

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Some new reputed lewd photos of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., surfaced on the Internet Sunday as the Big Apple congressman's colleagues urged him to resign.
Steny Hoyer joins push to force Weiner out

Steny Hoyer joins push to force Weiner out

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer Sunday joined fellow Democrats pressing Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to resign for his "bizarre behavior."

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Weiner says he's getting back to work

Weiner says he's getting back to work

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., said Thursday he has no plans to resign amid a flap over lewd photos and vowed to get back to serving his constituents.
Weiner woes cut into congressional tweets

Weiner woes cut into congressional tweets

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Social media analysts say there is a noticeable drop in the number of Twitter messages by members of the U.S. Congress since the Anthony Weiner scandal broke.
Democrats call for Weiner probe

Democrats call for Weiner probe

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Two prominent U.S. House Democrats Monday called for an ethics investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiner's confessed online sexual impropriety.
Weiner query leads to arrest threat

Weiner query leads to arrest threat

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Rep. Anthony Weiner's office called the Capitol Police on a reporter who tried to question him about an embarrassing photo, CBS says.
Politician says hackers sent risque photo

Politician says hackers sent risque photo

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., says hackers were responsible for sending a suggestive photo from his Twitter feed to a young woman.
Reps: Give 9/11 families bin Laden reward

Reps: Give 9/11 families bin Laden reward

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Two U.S. congressmen introduced a bill to give a $50 million bounty for Osama bin Laden to the families of victims and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

U.S. bipartisanship faces rocky road

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Political bipartisanship seen last month in Washington likely won't be as evident when Congress resumes this week, several representatives suggested Sunday.

3 in Congress try to block Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Three Democratic members of Congress are trying to block a sale of $60 billion in U.S. military aircraft to Saudi Arabia, saying the Saudis are "anti-Israel."

House health negotiator raps Senate stance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate negotiators are "holding a gun" on the House of Representatives in healthcare reform bill conference talks, a House member says.
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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)
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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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