U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner announces his resignation from Congress on June 16, 2011, in New York. The disgraced former congressman is reportedly considering a run for New York mayor.
April 22, 2013 The disgraced politician who resigned his congressional seat after sending sexual images to female followers on the social networking site — and then lying about it — rejoined Twitter on Monday. His first tweet was a link to a policy paper he authored.
April 17, 2013 It's wrong, and journalistically lazy, to lump together every politician who was ever involved in a sex scandal. Still, there are a lot of similarities between Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner — at least in their post-scandal "script."
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Mayor Weiner? Anthony Weiner, pictured in May 2011 addressing his sexting scandal, says he is considering a run to succeed Michael Bloomberg in New York City.
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April 11, 2013 Politicians who were caught up in sex scandals have often achieved second careers in media and lobbying. Now, some want to return to elective office.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., at a Brooklyn Nets basketball game in November 2012.
April 10, 2013 Brought down by a sexting scandal nearly two years ago, the former congressman is considering a run for mayor of New York City. In a long New York Times Magazine report, Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, talk about the scandal, their marriage and the odds against a successful comeback.
June 8, 2011 Demanding that Nancy Pelosi call publicly for Weiner to resign, RNC head Reince Priebus said the scandal would keep up a steady distracting drip. What he didn't have to say was that he would be one of those making sure the scandal stays in the news.
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