Congressman Anthony Weiner -- fallout from the Twitter/sexting scandal
Date: 6/15/2011 Album ID: 1268946
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Congressman Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., is now out of view as he undergoes unspecified rehab/counseling in the wake his admission that he used Twitter and other electronic means to send explicit photos of himself to women other than his wife. All previous appearances by -- or about -- Weiner since the scandal broke are heavily covered media events.
FILE -  In this Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1989 file photo U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., center, faces reporters at a Washingotn Hotel. In 1989 Frank's political life lay in tatters, with revelations that a companion had run a gay sex-for-hire ring out of the Democrat's Washington, D.C. apartment seemed like a career-ending blow. Rep. Anthony Weiner, the most recent politician embroiled in a sex scandal, has said he isn't resigning despite acknowledging he sent sexually charged photos and messages to women. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, File)
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Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who runss BigGovernement.com and BigJournalism.com, gestures as he speaks during an interview about the Twitter photos he released of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner at the Associated Press's headquarters in New York, Tuesday, June 7, 2011.  Breitbart claims he is holding onto at least one more unreleased graphic photo of  Rep. Weiner. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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An axe wielding neighbor threatens Philadelphia reporter, Kenneth Moton with ABC news as he reports in front of the home of a 17-year-old Concord High school student who Congressman Anthony Weiner made contact with through Twitter Friday June 10, 2011. (AP Photo/The News Journal - SUCHAT PEDERSON)
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An axe wielding neighbor threatens Philadelphia reporter, Kenneth Moton with ABC news as he reports in front of the home of a 17-year-old Concord High school student who Congressman Anthony Weiner made contact with through Twitter Friday June 10, 2011. (AP Photo/The News Journal - SUCHAT PEDERSON)
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This photo released Tuesday, June 14, 2011, by HeroBuilders.com, shows a doll in the likeness of Rep. Anthony Weiner being sold by the Oxford, Conn., company. The online action figure company has jumped on the Weiner sexting scandal with a doll of the U.S. congressman in two versions: censored and uncensored. The standard doll, shown, for $39.95 and the anatomically correct for adults only version for an extra $10. (AP Photo/HeroBuilders.com)
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FILE - In this Sept. 2005, file photo Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., concedes the New York Democratic mayoral primary to Fernando Ferrer in front of his childhood home in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Weiner has said mayor of New York it's the only job he wants more than serving in Congress. He's been considered a top candidate in what's expected to be a crowded field. (AP Photo/Graham Morrison, File)
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., testifies before the House Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. “Weiner Exposed.” “Weiner’s Pickle.” “Battle of the Bulge.” Those were some of the tabloid headlines lampooning U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner as he struggled to explain how a photo of a man’s crotch had been posted to his Twitter account. The normally media-savvy New York Democrat squandered his chance to make it right with a cringe-inducing TV blitz that raised more questions than it answered..(AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)
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FILE - In this June 11, 2011 file photo, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., carries his laundry to a laundromat near his home in the Queens borough of New York, Saturday, June  11, 2011. Weiner admitted last week that he had Tweeted sexually charged messages and photos to at least six women and lied about it.  (AP Photo/David Karp, File)
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