Anthony Weiner Proclaims Himself a Pro-Women Candidate

Anthony speaks at the 2011 Planned Parenthood Stand Up For Women Health Rally.
Anthony Weiner speaks at the 2011 Planned Parenthood Stand Up For Women Health Rally.  (Screenshot)

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who has come under repeated fire from women’s groups and feminist leaders for his online sexting habits, is touting his credentials fighting for women’s rights.

In a fund-raising email today to supporters titled “Continuing the Fight for Women’s Equality,” Mr. Weiner, whose mayoral campaign is sputtering in the polls, marked Women’s Equality Day by touting his record advocating for women.

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Cuomo to Investigate Legislators After Campaign Finance Reform Fails

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking today in Albany. (Photo: governor.ny.gov)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking today in Albany. (Photo: governor.ny.gov)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he will follow through on his threat to create a Moreland Commission–a powerful committee with subpoena powers–to investigate state legislators after they failed to come to a deal on a proposed new public campaign financing system the governor has tried to sell as an anti-corruption bill.

“That is the direction I am planning to proceed,” Mr. Cuomo told reporters at a press conference in Albany this afternoon, as the legislative session winds to a close.

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