Weiner’s Twitter Scandal

Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned 20 days after admitting he sent a photo of his groin to a female Twitter follower and said he has had a series of "inappropriate" online relationships.

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Amid intense controversy, Weiner resigned from Congress, saying he cannot continue to serve in office due to the "distraction" he has caused involving sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women.
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It appears that the Weiner scandal is over. Political pundits speculate whether or not the Congressman will be able to make a comeback. For now, Weiner has said that he wants to focus on "healing" the damage that he has caused.
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Weiner is pictured leaving his home for a press conference to announce his resignation after a two-week scandal was spawned by lewd and even x-rated photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women.
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Ten days after admitting that he lied about sending sexually-charged text messages and photos, congressman Anthony Weiner (NY) stepped down Thursday.
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Rep. Anthony Weiner closes the front door of his building on reporters as he arrives at his house in Queens. He announced on Saturday, June 11, that he was seeking a leave of absence from Congress.
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More embarrassing photos of Weiner were leaked Sunday, June 12, this time to TMZ showing the congressman apparently taking photos of himself half-naked at the House members' gym in D.C. The website claimed Weiner took the photos on his BlackBerry and sent them to a woman online.
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Weiner carries his laundry to a laundromat near his home in the Queens on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The 46-year-old congressman acknowledged that he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl from Delaware but said there was nothing inappropriate.
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Weiner enters his home in New York on Saturday.
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Weiner, 46, went to a treatment facility at an undisclosed location last weekend.
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Huma Abedin, aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is seen during an event with farmers of the Upengo Women's Cooperative in Mlandizi, Tanzania.
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A supporter of Rep. Anthony Weiner argues with constituents rallying for Weiner's resignation outside his Kew Gardens office on Sunday, June 12.
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Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are pictured after a ceremonial swearing in of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington in this photo taken Jan. 5, 2011.
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Weiner admits to having numerous sexual relationships online while married during a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel on 7th Avenue.
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Weiner admitted to sending a lewd Twitter photo of himself to a woman and then lying about it.
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BigGovernment.com posted this photo and says it is Anthony Weiner.
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BigGovernment.com says this is another photo that Weiner sent to a young woman.
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Weiner appears at his press conference at the Sheraton Hotel on 7th Avenue after the scandal broke.
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Weiner chokes up as he admits to sending the lewd photo of himself to a woman and then lying about it.
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President Barack Obama added to the pressure saying it he were in Weiner's situation, he would step down.
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Weiner is pursued by the media as he leaves his news conference.
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Weiner leaves the press conference where he confessed that he tweeted the photo.
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The photo that Weiner now admits to sending to a female Twitter follower.
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Should he stay or should he go? A new poll finds members of his district want him to stick around.
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Former porn actress Ginger Lee, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred address a news conference in New York. Lee, said she exchanged emails and messages over Twitter with New York Rep. Anthony Weiner.
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Protestors attend a rally calling for the resignation of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., in front of the congressman's New York office.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells reporters she will not use her weekly press briefing to comment on the scandal surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner.
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Queens resident Dieter Keppler takes part in a rally calling for the resignation of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., in front of the congressman's New York office.
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Weiner's decision to give up his House seat marks the end of a scandal without the sex — an event that resulted from the brash New Yorker's use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
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