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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.

Election Day: What To Watch For In New Jersey, New York And Virgiia

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans on Tuesday as the GOP wrested political co...

How Important Are These Off-Year Races?

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the very least, the results in the governors' races, if not predictive, are quite likely to drive the political narrative, bolstering or diminishin...

Doug Hoffman Concedes, Again

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Conservative Party candidate conceded a race in upstate New York for a U.S. House of Representatives seat for the second time...

The Confidence Gap Between Democrats And Republicans

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

Republicans have a well-oiled propaganda machine to facilitate the fantasy of strength and popularity. The message is always the same -- whether the GOP wins or loses, it always wins.

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?

Frank Rich: White House Doesn't Seem To Understand Public's Wall Street Rage

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration does not seem to understand that this rage, left unaddressed, could consume it. It has pushed aside the entreaties of many --...

Jason Linkins

GOP Congressional Candidate Sics Cops On Weekly Standard Reporter

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

"Harvard Beats Yale 29-29" - Thoughts on NY-23

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

After the flood of last-minute attention forcing the Republican nominee out, and the loss of a seat they had held for over a century, the Republicans should be discouraged, right? Wrong.

Dud, Baby, Dud: The Lesson of Doug Hoffman

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kelly

Doug Hoffman lost his election last night in NY-23. He was supported by a plurality of talk radio entertainers, and a majority of former half-term governors of Alaska -- just not voters who actually live there.

Sam Stein

Palin Actually Not That Popular In NY-23

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin may have managed to drastically alter the course of upstate New York's special congressional election with a comment on her Facebook page....

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.

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.

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.

A Warrior on a Mission in Rush Limbaugh's Home District

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

Rush Limbaugh's home congressional district, Missouri's 8th, may be about to redeem itself. This reddest of districts has a realistic chance of turning blue, and the reason is Tommy Sowers.

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.

Post-Election Punditry: It's Perfectly Obvious

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Click. " -- and we're back. Time now to ask our Pack o' Pundits for the big takeaways from Tuesday's election results. What did you guys see in all...

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...

O'Donnell To Steele: "You Led Your Party To A Disastrous Loss... Congratulations" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawrence O'Donnell had some tough words for RNC chairman Michael Steele this morning regarding the GOP's loss of the 23rd congressional district in Ne...

Boehner Regrets Scozzafava Support In NY Race

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Republican leader says he regrets that he and other members of his party spent time and money supporting the GOP nominee ...

Sam Stein

White House Pushing To Get Dede Scozzafava's Endorsement For Dem (UPDATED)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...