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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.

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.

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.

Election Night Preview: GDP Trumps Gay Marriage

Joe Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Scarborough

All the president's men know that a Republican sweep in New Jersey and Virginia will strike fear in the hearts of those swing state Democrats who now hold the future of health care in their sweaty moderate hands.

Biased Media, Dirty Tricks and Special Interests Drove Out Republican

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Dede Scozzafava was driven out of the New York race by Doug Hoffman's out-of-state money and dirty tricks. This might explain why she declined to endorse Hoffman in her resignation.

The Change We Deserve

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edwin D. Hill

It didn't take long for the anti-worker far right to try to spin the results of the 2009 elections as a mandate for their pro-corporate agenda.

Jason Linkins

GOP Congressional Candidate Sics Cops On Weekly Standard Reporter | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Things are getting hectic in New York's 23rd District, where a conservative insurgent campaign mounted by accountant Doug Hoffman has been bedeviling ...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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.

Meet Wall Street's Man in the Adirondacks

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

The irony of a grassroots movement -- supposedly angry about being victimized by the financial crisis -- supporting the Wall Street candidate in the special election in upstate New York couldn't be more obvious.

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.

GOP Scozzafava Support Sparks Party Rift, Revolt On The Right

POLITICO | Alex Isenstadt and Josh Kraushaar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nominee in a looming House special election is at the heart of an angry dispute between conservatives and Republican House leadership, a rift so s...

How Sarah Palin and Tea Partiers Are Blowing Up the GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin Lines Up An Impressive Array Of Cupcake Media Appearances | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Via Andrew Sullivan, I see that Sarah Palin will be doing a substantial amount of globetrotting, and much like the ones in Harlem, has scheduled match...

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 ...

Present at the Cremation: The Long, Slow Death of the GOP?

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

We are witnessing today an unmistakable emergence of deep fissures within the Republican Party. It begs the question, are we watching the beginning of the end -- the long, slow death of the GOP?