"I'm here today to again apologise for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused," he said reading from a brief statement in New York City's Brooklyn borough. "I make this apology to my neighbours and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma."
May 31 News Conference
Weiner Resigns Ends Congressional Career Over "Sexting" Scandal (NY1) * Video of the Resignation * Weiner heckled again at press conference announcing resignation: (Slate) * AP source: House Democratic leaders plan to meet Thursday to consider next step in Weiner case(Wash Post) * Why Weiner’s Folly Is New York’s Loss (NY Mag)* Weiner Resigns, Heckled At Announcement(Fox News) * Schumer: "We should not forget that Anthony Weiner was an effective & passionate advocate for the people he represented in Brooklyn & Qns" * Leaving Weiner: His staffers locked up the office before the press conference. * Trends: Weiner is “the third member of the US Congress this year to step down over a sex scandal.” * For Weiner’s Successor, Perhaps, Lame-Duck Status(NYT) * Weiner Resigns in Chaotic Final Scene(NYT)* For Weiner’s Successor, Perhaps, Lame-Duck Status(NYT)
|Press outside for Weiner presser|
Pressure From Democrats Forced His Decision(NYT) * Randy rep tells members of Congress that he will quit(NYP) * Anthony Weiner to resign: The congressman's rise and fall resembles Shakespearean tragedy(NYDN) * Did pro-Israel community throw #AnthonyWeiner under a bus? (Jewish Week)
Before the Announcement Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin discuss whether congressman will resign(NYP) * AP source: House Dems to meet about Weiner case (WSJ) * Rev. Sharpton on Weiner: 'It's Obviously Tragic'(WSJ) * Daly: How's this for irony - State Sen. Diaz Sr. is for Weiner, but against gay nups(NYDN) * Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, returns to U.S. for 1st time since scandal broke(NYDN)* Sen. Chuck Schumer isn’t publicly calling for his protege’s resignation, but he’s not stopping fellow Democrats from doing so.
|Sophomore year at SUNY Plattsburgh|
Porn Star says congressman asked her to lie
Things just keep getting worse for Weiner as pics of him bra & pantyhose emerge(NYDN) * Weiner Scandal Heats Up As Former Porn Star Steps Forward(NY1)* At Friars Club, Exotic Dancer Roasts a Congressman (NYT)* Porno pal's down on Weiner Denies sending sexts & says he should quit (NYP) * Sexy Fake Weiner Support Site
The Daily News Has Joined the NYP in Attacking John Liu
|NYP & DN Supported Yassky for Comptroller|
"Who's auditing the auditor?" the Daily News asks in an editorial taking Comptroller John Liu to task for blunders like revealing an ongoing part of investigators' CityTime probe. The DN does not talk about how the mayor has said the contractor has done a good job or the 1000% increase in the cost from the original contract agreement. Or the fact that 7 people have been indicted for stealing money with more arrests expected. Why is the Daily News interested in why no city official has been arrested in the CityTime scandal. Both the NYP and Daily News have attacked Liu in recent days for not paying campaign poster fines. Liu has gone after the NYP by canceling a contract between the Department of Education and Murdoch new education company headed by Joe Klein. The Daily News Zuckerman who with his Boston Properties builds office building with pension funds. We wonder what is going on with the city's pension funds and Zuckerman.
|Payoff to Murduch Stopped|
For Police in the Bronx, a Ticket-Fixing Investigation Stirs Up Fear and Anger
NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Reporting Drip Drip Drip (True News Background)
NYT Says Albany Must Finish Its Job Before It Goes on Its 6 Month Vacation
7 Big Issues Unfinished Nice Work if You Can Get It The New York State Legislature plans to start its usual six-month vacation on Monday, but it hasn’t finished its job.(NYT Ed)
Failure to renew it was a “betrayal” said Cuomo
|Rent Laws Expire|
Some Democratic senators joined Republicans to shoot down a temporary extension of rent regulation last night, holding out for a full-fledged expansion of the laws but infuriating the GOP. The Daily Legislature Lets Rent Laws Expire, for Now(WSJ) * Cuomo Gives Lawmakers Ultimatum on Rent Laws (NYT)
Gay Marriage: One Vote Short in the Senate
The Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage for the fourth time last night. The vote was closer than in years past – 80 to 63 – in part due to the four vacant seats in the Democratic conference and increases on the GOP side of the aisle. Republicans unsure whether it’ll come up for a vote. Cuomo spokesman changes sought by Republican Greg Ball will not be made. Passed Assembly by narrowest margin ever
|MAYOR GOES TO ALBANY|
BREAKING A rare, unannounced trip to Albany for Bloomberg, who is making a last-minute presentation to the Republican Conference. * In Gay Marriage Debate, a Republican Is Pivotal(NYT)
G.O.P. Senators Are Stalled in Talks on Marriage Bill(NYT) * N.Y. GOP Wrestles With Gay Marriage Vote(WSJ) * Gay Marriage Bill Passes Assembly For Fourth Time(NY1) * Dems' gay-nups OK boosts heat on GOP(NYP) * Christie rules out gay marriage in New Jersey(NYP) * Jon Stewart got into the gay marriage mix Staten Island Sen. Andrew Lanza, who is considered a potential key vote.
What happen to the DOI investigation of BOE?
Ethics bill has troublesome exceptions, legal experts say Experts said that key loopholes could significantly weaken the law's effectiveness * Campaign Finance Reform in Albany(Citizens Action)
Should Bruno Be Retried
Former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno’s appeal will be heard Friday
Hiring Slows, but City's Jobless Rate Remains 8.6% (NYT) * NYS unemployment in May same as April -- 7.9% -- according to state labor dept.
Bloomberg's dream of forever being remembered as the savior of NY's schools is in danger
Bloomberg’s legacy threatened by poor student performance
The Post says Mayor Michael Bloomberg has lost interest in making lasting school reforms, and is letting unions stifle his modest education progress. They leave out his pick of Black to head the schools. Mayor's fading legacy(NYP Ed) * In 'Bloombergville,' Budget Protesters Sleep In (NYT) * Police Called Out To Control Downtown Labor Union Rally(NY1)
Unions and the City Agreement Would Stop Teacher Layoffs
Labor Coalition Is Divided Over Financial Rescue Plan (NYT) * Unions Balk at Using Fund for Bailout (WSJ) * Two Unions Backing Cuts(WSJ) * Municipal labor leaders have to step up to save members from layoffs; the city from financial ruin (NYDN Ed) Dirty Schools? City Plans $10 Million in Cuts to School Cleaning(NYT) Less Homework New Recruit in Homework Revolt: The Principal(NYT)
Concern for Money, Not Safety, Was Behind Deutsche Fire, Prosecutor Says(NYT) * Jury Deliberation Begins In Deutsche Bank Trial(NY1)