Anthony Weiner

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Anthony Weiner

American politician from New York, member of the Democratic Party , member of the 112th United States Congressadd

Category: Politics

Born in 1964.

Countries: United States (42%), New York (23%), (10%)

Main connections: YouTube, Chuck Schumer, United States House of Representatives

Linked to: Democratic Party, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Brooklyn Technical High School, National Right to Life Committee




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Anthony Weiner was born in 1964 add something


Weiner took the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, qualified for Brooklyn Technical High School, and graduated in 1981. add something


Upon receiving his bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1985, Weiner joined the staff of-Congressman and current Senator Chuck Schumer. add something


Weiner began a longterm friendship with comedian Jon Stewart when the two lived in the same summer house in Dewey Beach, Delaware, in 1987. add something


After six years of working for Schumer, Weiner's first chance at political office came in 1991 when the New York City Council was expanded from 35 to 51 seats. add something


In the 1998 primary election, Weiner won the Democratic nomination to succeed his mentor and long-term boss, U.S. Representative Chuck Schumer who had given up his seat in the House to run for the U.S. Senate. add something


His older brother, Seth, was killed at age 39 in a hit-and-run vehicle-pedestrian accident in May 2000. add something


Flavio Alves - In the early 2000s he worked as an assistant for then-Congressman Anthony Weiner and then-New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton


Weiner voted for the authorization to use force against Iraq in 2002. add something


Kirsten Powers - Powers briefly dated former Congressman Anthony Weiner in 2002, and remained his close friend after their romantic relationship ended


Weiner sought the Democratic nomination to run for New York City mayor in 2005, vying against three other candidates. add something


In May 2006, Weiner attempted to bar entry by the Palestinian delegation to the United Nations. add something


He is a friend of actor Ben Affleck, whom he met while Affleck was researching his role in the political thriller, State of Play, in 2008. add something


In April 2008, Weiner created the bi-partisan Congressional Middle Class Caucus. add something


In June 2008, Weiner sponsored a bill that would increase the number of O-visas available to foreign fashion models, arguing that it would help boost the fashion industry in New York City. add something


In July 2008, The New York Times characterized Weiner as one of the most intense and demanding of bosses, describing him as often working long hours with his staff, requiring them to be in constant contact by Blackberry, frequently yelling at them, and occasionally physically abusing office furniture in anger. add something


During the health care reform debates of 2009, Weiner advocated for a bill called the United States National Health Care Act, which would have expanded Medicare to all Americans, regardless of age. add something


He was the chief sponsor of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2009, which makes the selling of tobacco in violation of any state tax law a federal felony, and effectively ends Internet tobacco smuggling by stopping shipments of cigarettes through the United States Postal Service. add something


Weiner appeared to be a candidate for mayor again in 2009. add something


When a public health insurance option was being considered as part of America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, he said it would help towards reducing costs, and set up a website to push for the option. add something


However, in May 2009, after the New York City Council voted to extend term limits for Mayor Bloomberg, Weiner announced his decision not to run against the popular incumbent. add something


In late July 2009, Weiner secured a full House floor vote for single payer health care in exchange for not amending America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 in Committee mark-up with a single-payer plan. add something


Andrew Breitbart - He played key roles in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, the resignation of Shirley Sherrod, and the ACORN 2009 undercover videos controversy


Weiner voted against the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. add something


He attracted wide attention when described the Republican Party as "a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry, teaming up with a small group of Democrats to try to protect that industry", and proclaimed in front of Congress in February 2010 that "every single Republican I have ever met in my entire life is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry add something


In October 2010, Weiner urged YouTube to take down Anwar al-Awlaki's videos from its website, saying that by hosting al-Awlaki's messages, "We are facilitating the recruitment of homegrown terror add something


In November 2010, YouTube removed from its site some of the hundreds of videos featuring al-Awlaki's calls to "jihad" add something


YouTube - In October 2010, U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner urged YouTube to take down from its website videos of imam Anwar al-Awlaki, saying that by hosting al-Awlaki's messages, "We are facilitating the recruitment of homegrown terror"


Weiner described his ethnic and religious background in 2011: "We weren't a very religious household," he said, "but we had a very strong sense of our Judaism add something


On June 13, 2011, the "New York Daily News" reported that one of Weiner's vehicles, though it had been issued valid plates, was displaying expired plates that had been issued to another one of his vehicles add something


After an explicit photo was leaked through the Twitter account of a listener of the "The Opie & Anthony Show", Weiner announced on June 16, 2011, that he would resign from Congress, and he formally resigned on June 21 add something


Weiner resigned from Congress, effective June 21, 2011, due to a sexting scandal add something


In the special election held on September 13, 2011, to replace him, Republican businessman Bob Turner defeated the Democratic candidate, state assemblyman David Weprin, to fill Weiner's seat add something


On December 21, 2011, Abedin gave birth to the couple's first child, son Jordan Zain Weiner add something


Andrew Breitbart - In June 2011 Breitbart's websites broke the story that congressman Anthony Weiner was sending women revealing photographs of himself


Alec Baldwin - In June 2011, "The Daily" reported that Baldwin was mulling a 2013 run for Mayor of New York City in the wake of a potential early race shakeup after candidate Congressman Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal


David Vitter - There were renewed calls for Vitter's resignation during a sexting scandal involving U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner in June 2011


On May 21, 2013, Weiner announced that he would run for May or of New York City in 2013 via a YouTube video add something


Weiner announced his intent to seek candidacy on a YouTube video on May 21, 2013 add something


This twenty-page tenet, published June 2013, outlines refinements and overhauls to New York City's approach to Education, Hunger, Transportation, Small Business, City vs State politics, Health Care, Safety and Crime Prevention, Reform and Transparency, Housing, Environment, Job Creation and Job Retention, Tax Reform add something


On June 26, 2013,according to a Marist Poll, Weiner was the front runner for the Democratic nomination in the NYC 2013 May oral Campaign add something


On July 23, 2013, Weiner confirmed the existence of previously-undisclosed sexually explicit text messages that he had sent during his sexting scandal, and added that his sexting had continued even after his resignation from Congress add something


On July 27, 2013, Danny Kedem, Weiner's campaign chief, announced his resignation add something


In July 2015 Weiner was hired by MWW Group, a PR firm in New York City where he will work on policy issues as a part time consultant add something


By September 2015, his employment at MWW had ended, with the firm's head Michael Kemper saying that "It has become clear that a handful of people and a few media outlets continue to be fixated on Anthony" add something


MWW (company) - Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner revealed during an interview with Forbes in July 2015, that he would be joining MWW as part of their crisis public relations team


In 2016, the resulting documentary "Weiner" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival add something


In August 2016, Abedin announced that she was separating from Weiner due to his continued sexting add something


On August 28, 2016, the "New York Post" reported that Weiner had sexted another woman, including sending one picture while lying in bed with his young son add something


On August 29, 2016, the "New York Daily News" said it would no longer carry Weiner's columns, which included his writings on New York City politics add something


On September 21, 2016, the "Daily Mail" published an article claiming that Weiner had engaged in sexting with a 15-year old girl add something


Daily Mail - In September 2016, MailOnline published a lenghty interview and screenshots from a 15-year-old girl who claimed that the American politician Anthony Weiner had sent her sexually explicit images and messages


On January 31, 2017, "The Wall Street Journal" reported that federal prosecutors were weighing bringing child pornography charges against Weiner over the incident add something


On May 19, 2017, Weiner pleaded guilty in federal court to transferring obscene material to an underage girl add something


On May 19, 2017, she filed for divorce add something


On May 19, 2017, the "New York Times" reported Weiner had surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that morning, intending to plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor under a plea agreement add something


His sentencing is scheduled for September 8, 2017 add something


At his sentencing, under presiding judge Denise Cote, on September 25, 2017, Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison beginning on November 6, 2017 add something


On November 6, 2017, Weiner reported to Federal Medical Center, Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts to begin his 21-month sentence add something


Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner withdrew their divorce case from court in January 2018, claiming they did so in order to spare their six year-old son further embarrassment add something


After getting about three months deducted from his sentence for good behavior, after 15 months he was moved to a halfway house in Brooklyn in February 2019 add something


Weiner was released from prison on February 17, 2019 and sent to a halfway house in New York add something


He is scheduled to be released on May 14, 2019 add something