U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner (D, NY – 9th District) announced on Thursday his resignation from his political office. For almost a month – when his troubles started – we witnessed vague initial reactions from him regarding the authenticity of the photo that had been posted on his Twitter account mixed with lies, more lewd photos of him reported by the media, his subsequent confession that it was him on that first photo and that he sent it including that he was having online affairs with six young women, refusal to resign, more lewd photos reported by the media again, political pressure from his colleagues urging him to resign or to be completely isolated from the political process in Washington, D.C., opinion from President Barack Obama that if he was in this situation he would resign, and at the end his resignation which was inevitable judging by the circumstances. Continue reading
Tag Archives: New York
What’s happening in New York State politics? People of every background in and out of the Empire State who follow U.S. politics have been asking themselves this question for the last two years. It looks as if this is the most corrupt state in the country. Politicians are generally not revered anywhere in the world but how does it happen that most of the name recognized U.S. politicians caught in a big scandal for the last two years have been namely from New York? The list of New York politicians caught in a scandal has become quite long: former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno (R), former Governor Elliott Spitzer (D), Governor David Paterson (D), U.S. Representative Charles Rangel (D – 15th District), U.S. Representative Eric Massa (D – 29th District), and last but not least, every single state Senator (remember the gridlock last summer). Part of the answer is that state regulations were too loose. Continue reading
When talking about New York politics, the name of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani often pops up. He ran for President until the Florida primary after which he knew that he didn’t stand a chance (and money which was the main reason why he hadn’t campaigned in Iowa and New Hampshire) against John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. However, despite the fact that he hasn’t held political office for the last eight years, he is still considered a possible candidate for President in 2012, for Governor in 2010, and now for U.S. Senate in 2010. What political position should he run for though is the question to which there have been tons of speculations. Continue reading
Four states in the U.S. have legalized gay marriage so far. If it wasn’t for Proposition 8 in California, they would be five. At least two other states, New York and New Jersey, are expected to legalize the rights of homosexual couples to marry, and I can’t see what’s wrong with that.