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Democrats Just Love Those Ticket Splittin' Republicans!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Democrats are enjoying sitting back with their popcorn buckets as they watch the GOP Civil War get nastier by the minute, making it even more likely that the left will have another two years at the controls.

Political Newcomer Beats Tea Party Favorite In New York's 23rd

Kevin Vandenbroek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kevin Vandenbroek

The tea has yet to come to a boil in New York's North Country. The latest count shows GOP backed Republican candidate Matt Doheny ahead of Tea Party f...

New York Election Results: Updates On NY-23 Race

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SEE THE AUGUST 24TH ELECTION RESULTS LIVE BLOG HERE UPDATE: Democrat Bill Owens has been declared the winner in the race for the 23rd District. ...

To Know What Rand Paul's Victory Means, Look to Pennsylvania 12

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Tea Party can beat their chests all they want about the "hugeness" of their movement's big victory in Kentucky, but all it portends for the party in November's midterm elections is Republican-on-Republican bloodletting.

The Wasilla Wonder Wows Tea Baggers with Lies and Deception

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

And here's one for the hypocrisy file: In talking about the Tea Bag movement's leadership needs, Palin took a cheap shot at Obama's presentation skills while she had written crib notes to herself on her hand.

Doug Hoffman Officially Unconcedes In Special House Election, Blames ACORN

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Doug Hoffman has re-conceded in the NY-23 House election, while also calling for a closer look at the state's new voting machines. "Since, the mornin...

Sam Stein

White House Pushing To Get Dede Scozzafava's Endorsement For Dem (UPDATED) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED 3:00PM*** Scozzafava has endorsed Democratic candidate Bill Owens over conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman. --- Moderate Repub...

Did Doug Hoffman Actually Win the NY-23 Special Election? If So, Does It Actually Matter?

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Friedman

A narrowing margin in the post-election canvass raises hopes for GOP/Conservatives, but recent Republican-set precedent may well dash that hope.

Sarah Palin, Republican Bigwigs Support Doug Hoffman Over Dierdre Scozzafava In Upstate Congressional Battle

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. — Prominent Republicans like Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin are bucking the GOP ...

The Right-Wing Media's Election Analysis Just Ain't That Good

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Back in 2001, conservative media figures were adamant. Democratic Party victories at the ballot boxes during the off-year elections had little national significance.

Tea-Party Activists Complicate Republican Comeback Strategy

Wall Street Journal | By NAFTALI BENDAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rise of conservative "tea party" activists around the country has created a dilemma for Republicans. They are breathing life into the party's ques...

New York's 23rd District Race: Democrats, Beware -- Your Children May be Next

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lanny Davis

I am suggesting that what we saw done to Dede Scozzafava is part of a familiar pattern of higher and higher standards of purity demanded by the extreme wing of the base of both parties

Palin's Boob a Fake: Hoffman Loses

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The only thing Sarah Palin can really take credit for is New York's House District 23 electing a Democrat for the first time since before The Civil War.

Doug Hoffman Calls Glenn Beck His Mentor (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While Rush Limbaugh was out proclaiming former GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava "guilty of widespread bestiality," Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoff...

Conservatives Arrogantly Predict Democrats' Demise Despite More Republicans Retiring

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Perhaps it's not such a bad thing that worn out old codgers like Dodd, Dorgan and Voinovich move aside to allow some fresh blood to flow through the Beltway.

Doug Hoffman's Campaign Cash: 95% From Outside District

The Washington Independent | Lazar Backovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's no secret that national fundraising has buoyed the campaign of Conservative Party candidate for the NY-23 special election Doug Hoffman. But the ...

Doug Hoffman 'Un-Concedes' From NY-23 Special Election

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman said on Glenn Beck's radio show Monday that he was "un-conceding" the special election in New York's 23rd di...

Dierdre Scozzafava (R) Drops Out Of NY House Race

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Fighting plunging support, Republican Dierdre Scozzafava abruptly suspended her campaign Saturday in a special election for a U.S...

Scozzafava Tells Her Story: 'My Name's A Verb Now'

Washington Post | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over Halloween weekend, Dede Scozzafava morphed from a rosy-cheeked Republican mom to a political figure of speech. "My name's a verb now," she said....

Palin Endorses Hoffman, Snubs GOP Candidate In New York House Race

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has gone rogue again, endorsing a third-party candidate in a House race in New York over the Republican nominee. O...

New York Voters Send Right Wing Packing in 23rd Congressional District

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
M. Tracey Brooks

The GOP failed to back its own candidate and allowed outside influences such as the Conservative Party and the Club for Growth to hijack the election. This is not good for the GOP or for women.

Sam Stein

Steele: Reports Of Ideological Division In GOP Are "Phony" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said on Wednesday that the philosophical disputes erupting within the GOP, which manifested them...

NY-23 Election Takes On Outsize Importance

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Democrat Bill Owens held a slim lead in a special congressional election in northern New York that grabbed national headlines in ...

NY-23: Hoffman Tells GOP Clean Energy Bill Lie, Completely Botches it

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Doug Hoffman is dangerously out of touch. Recent false statements he made on cap-and-trade tell it all.

Doug Hoffman "Unconcedes" In Upstate New York Congressional Race

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has withdrawn his concession in a close special election for a U.S. House seat, and New...