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Weiner Wants 'Single-Payer Laboratory' for NYC Workers' Healthcare

Jun 21, 2013 1:36 AM PT

Would-be mayor Anthony Weiner believes he has found a way for New York City to stand up to rising health care costs: the government, if he gets to helm it. 

The former Congressman revealed Thursday he wants New York City to act as a “single-payer laboratory,” funding employees’ medical expenses directly instead of paying the employees through insurance companies.

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'Women for Anthony' Hosts Event

Jun 20, 2013 11:33 AM PT

There are a number of women who are into Anthony Weiner. A fundraiser hosted by “Women for Anthony” is scheduled for next week in Manhattan. What is becoming abundantly clear is that Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, best known for her work under Hillary Clinton, is a central figure among the staff Weiner intends to use in his run for the mayoralty of New York City.

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Grassley Asks Weiner's Wife About Clinton Consulting Gigs

Jun 16, 2013 5:56 AM PT

One of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most trusted advisers and former deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin--the wife of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner--is under fire from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) for possible influence peddling as part of a six-figure crony consulting contract she secured while serving as a top official at the State Department.

The New York Post says in the wake of the Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal the former congressman and Abedin bagged as much as $350,000 in outside income above Abedin’s $135,000 salary. Last month, Abedin became a special government employee which permitted her to work as a private contractor making deals on the side.

The Post reports that one of Abedin’s consulting clients while on the government payroll was Teneo Holdings, a company founded by longtime Bill Clinton aide Doug Band.

In a three-page inquiry letter obtained by Politico, Grassley says that Abedin’s dual status “blurs the line between public- and private-sector employees, especially when employees receive full-time salaries for what appears to be part-time work.”

Grassley’s letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Abedin asked: “Who authorized the change in status in your official title?” and “Who was made aware of the change in status?”

According to the Post, a source close to Abedin said she disclosed working for Hillary Clinton “’to allow Huma to begin planning for [Clinton’s] activities post-State,’ as well as for the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings.”

Grassley has come down hard on the emerging “political intelligence” industry wherein companies scour government agencies for tidbits of political information with potential market-moving implications and sell them to investment houses. The Iowa Senator suggested Abedin may have been providing her clients with “political intelligence,” a claim that the Post’s source says is false.

Teneo’s website bills itself as the “next chapter in strategic advisory.”  One of Teneo’s former clients is Jon Corzine’s now-defunct MF Global that vaporized over a billion dollars of customer cash.

How Abedin obtained her consulting deal for the Clinton Foundation--and whether she helped raise money for the Foundation--is presently unclear.

Weiner Crushing Democrat Rivals in Name Recognition in NYC Mayor Race

Jun 12, 2013 8:19 AM PT

Anthony Weiner, the former congressman from Brooklyn and Queens who resigned in 2011 after lying to the media and public about an errant sexual message on Twitter, is surging through the Democratic primary in the race for mayor of New York City. The New York Observer reports Wednesday that Weiner is far ahead of his rivals in name recognition: "Their best efforts are no match for Mr. Weiner's selfies [self-portraits]."

The Observer notes that even minority candidates are struggling to win support from their communities:

Not one out of 20 African-Americans we spoke to in Flatbush knew that there is a prominent African-American running for mayor, zero out of 20 people in a Park Slope Starbucks knew who Bill de Blasio is, and in Chinatown, not a single one of 20 Asian-Americans pledged support for John Liu. Ms. [Christine] Quinn fared better than her rivals in recognition, but her favor among gay, or at least gay-friendly, voters was not strong: only six out of 40 Brooklyn Pride celebrants (evenly divided between male and female) said they intended to vote for her, while 16 said they did not.

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NYT Posts, Takes Down Story About Women in Weiner Sexting Scandal

Jun 11, 2013 4:41 PM PT

On Monday, the New York Times mistakenly posted an article profiling some of the women involved in Anthony Weiner's infamous sexting scandal--and then promptly took it down.

The article by Michael Barbaro was titled, "For Women in Weiner Scandal, Indignity Lingers." On the page, a "production note" now reads, "An article was posted on this page inadvertently, before it was ready for publication."

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New York Times Yanks Weiner Story

Jun 11, 2013 8:23 AM PT

Claiming they had "inadvertently" published "before it was ready for publication," The New York Times published and then yanked a story about Anthony Weiner titled: “For Women in Weiner Scandal, Indignity Lingers.”

According to Politico, the Times' story...

Started with the line, “Customers still taunt Lisa Weiss.”

"‘Talk dirty to me,’ they joke. ‘We know you like it.’ Colleagues still refuse to speak with her,” Barbaro wrote, according to a Google News search.

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An Angry Weiner Bristles When Dem Activists Question Mayoral Run

Jun 6, 2013 6:22 AM PT

On Wednesday, an angry Anthony Weiner bristled when voters and Democratic political activists questioned the propriety of his campaign for Mayor of New York City, in light of the notorious Twitter scandal that forced him to resign from Congress in disgrace two years ago.

At a meeting held by the New Kings Democrats in the Williamsburg section of New York City, Brooklyn activist Chris Owens lambasted Weiner for his "arrogance" in deciding to run for mayor. "I have a three word question. How dare you?" Owens told Weiner. "I'm a parent. I've got two sons. I represent the Democratic Party. I am outraged and disgusted by you, both by what you did and by the fact that you have the arrogance to run for mayor now."

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