US Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) of New York addresses a news conference in New York on June 6. After days of denials, Mr. Weiner confessed to using Twitter to send a lewd photo of himself to a woman. Richard Drew/AP
Rep. Anthony Weiner attends a hearing on America’s energy future at the Capitol in Washington on June 16, 2010. Carrie Devorah/WENN.com/Newscom/File
Rep. Anthony Weiner sits with his wife Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, before a speech by Vice President Joe Biden in Cambridge, Md., on Jan. 21. Ms. Abedin worked at the Clinton White House during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Tom Williams/Roll Call/Newscom/File
Rep. Anthony Weiner talks to actor Ben Affleck on Mar. 8 in Washington. The two met in 2008 when Mr. Affleck was researching his role as a politician for the film 'State of Play.' Zuma Press/Newscom/File
Rep. Anthony Weiner speaks out against New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and extended term limits at a rally on the steps of City Hall in New York on Nov. 3, 2008. Mr. Weiner ran for mayor of New York in 2005, considered a run in 2009, and is said to be considering another run in 2013. Zuma Press/Newscom/File
Rep. Anthony Weiner marches in the NYLGBT Gay Pride Parade in New York on June 28, 2009. Henry McGee/Globe Photos, Inc./Newscom/File
Rep. Anthony Weiner (r.) makes his case during the 47th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington on July 17, 2008. Douglas Graham/Newscom/File
Rep. Anthony Weiner serves Sunday lunch at the St. Francis Xavier Mission's Welcome Table Soup Kitchen in New York on January 17, 2010. Frances M. Roberts/Newscom/File
Rep. Anthony Weiner announces his campaign for New York City mayor on the steps of City Hall in New York on August 2, 2005. The city hall announcement was part of a tour of the five boroughs of New York where the congressman visited locations which had meaning to his campaign and to his life in New York. Richard B. Levine/Newscom/File
Rep. Anthony Weiner celebrates at the 26th Annual Dominican Independence Day Parade in on Sixth Avenue in New York on August 10, 2008. Politicians, flags, and cultural pride were on display at the annual event. Frances M. Roberts/Newscom/File
Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin attend the premiere of the film 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian' at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington on May 14, 2009. Carrie Devorah/Wenn.com/Newscom/File
The Democrat Party, which lost the last election, is resigning its seats in protest at an "illegitimate" government. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she was ready to hold a snap election.
Todd Pitman, Associated Press /
December 8, 2013
Thailand's main opposition party resigned from Parliament on Sunday to protest what it called "the illegitimacy" of an elected government with which it can no longer work. The move deepens the country's latest political crisis one day before new street demonstrations that many fear could turn violent.