Knowledge Identifier: +Anthony_Weiner
Born in 1964.
Countries: United States (42%), New York (23%), (10%)
Linked to: Democratic Party, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Brooklyn Technical High School, National Right to Life Committee
Weiner took the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, qualified for Brooklyn Technical High School, and graduated in 1981.
Upon receiving his bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1985, Weiner joined the staff of-Congressman and current Senator Chuck Schumer.
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.
Weiner voted for the authorization to use force against Iraq in 2002.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Andrew Breitbart - In June 2011 Breitbart's websites broke the story that congressman Anthony Weiner was sending women revealing photographs of himself
On May 21, 2013, Weiner announced that he would run for May or of New York City in 2013 via a YouTube video
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
In 2016, the resulting documentary "Weiner" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
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
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