Sunday Reading: Steve Israel Calls Weiner, Quinn Rises, Sweeney Returns

quinn queens june2011 Sunday Reading: Steve Israel Calls Weiner, Quinn Rises, Sweeney Returns

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, at a same-sex marriage press conference in Queens on June 10. (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)

Internet Revolution: Obama wants to help dissidents access the internet to undermine repressive regimes. [James Glanz and John Markoff / NY Times]

2013: Without Anthony Weiner, Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson are the front-runners. Scott Stringer is boosted. With Thompson, John Liu can’t run. Also, Liu and Bill de Blasio occupy too similar a niche. [David Seifman / NY Post]

2013: “Alec Baldwin ‘s campaign for New York City mayor must be serious. He’s just snagged the endorsement of Chevy Chase.” [Ellis Henican / Newsday]

Pressure: Rep. Israel called Weiner to demand he resign. [Ray Hernandez and Michael Barbaro / NY Times]

Photos: Reportedly took self-pics in the congressional gym. [Kelly Collins / Glittarazzi via TMZ]

Context: “This nation focuses on sexual conduct far more than it does on other ethical, legal and moral issues.” [Gary Baumgarten /]

Outrage: “[W]e haven’t heard feminist organizations condemn the 46-year-old Democratic congressman.” [Ruben Navarrette / Real Clear Politics]

Precedent: “One possible explanation for her swift reaction is that she is attempting to set a precedent for any Republican scandals down the road.” [Adam Sorensen / Time]

Backlash: A Weiner supporter is unhappy Dems are abandoning him. [Graham Murphy / Twitter]

Tactics: “Even in trying to come clean, Weiner’s communication strategy was seriously flawed…broken so many basic professional communication rules, it’s mindboggling.” [Steve Adubato /]

Social Media: Cory Booker isn’t impressed with Weiner’s Twitter skills. [Michael Feeney / Daily News]

Great Taboo: More on Weiner’s racially-tinged flyer from 1991. [Alexander Hart / Vdare]

Jobs: He could do TV, like Spitzer. [Jonathan Lemire / Daily News]

Jobs: “no sane employer would hire him.” [Michael Goodwin / NY Post]

Jobs: “It’s only a matter of time before flirtation texting leads to sexting.” [Ashely Dupre / NY Post]

Same-Sex Marriage: Leading opponents have $13 million sources say; funders unknown. [Douglas Feiden / Daily News]

Visits: Obama to see Sister Act on June 23. [Page Six]

Immigration: Editors disappointed “Cuomo bowed to special-interest pressure” by withdrawing from Secure Communities federal program. [NY Post]

Tobacco: City official blames Newport maker for supplying bootleggers by oversupplying Indian reservations. [Gary Busio / NY Post]

Housing: Silver could benefit financially by loosening rules at building where lives. [Candice Giove / NY Post]

Congressman Hiring Lobbyists: Eliot Engel gets Spano, Brian Higgins hired Lynch, and Joe Crowley gets Meara. All working on redistricting. [Jon Campbell / Democrat and Chronicle] First reported by Maggie Haberman at Politico.

Jobs: Former GOP Rep. Sweeney now a lawyer, specializing in labor, congressional investigations and federal employees. [Carol Demare / Times Union]

Disclosure: $30,000 for pizza, by Rochester city officials. [Brian Sharp / Democrat and Chronicle]

Campaign Finance: “No reason” not to move forward with public financing of campaigns, as DiNapoli proposed. [Jay Jochnowitz / Times Union]

Campaign Finance: Editors unhappy Lew Fidler spent nearly all his $88,550 matching funds in 2009 against nominal GOP rival. [Daily News]

Crime: Adams wants increased penalties for assaulting lawmakers. [Jacob Gershman / WSJ]

Sunset: Vito Fossella influence on GOP comes to an end. [Tom Wrobleski / SI Advance]


  1. Anonymous says:

    The Democ”RATS” are throwing everything they have at Anthony “Don Juan” Weiner aka the “WEINER HACKER” in order to get him to resign.

    It makes me smile as they keep on trowing him under the bus, train, boat, etc etc.

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High