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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.

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?

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...

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...

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 --...

"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.

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.

Frank Rich On Scozzafava Fallout: The GOP Stalinists Invade Upstate New York

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's most devilish political move since the 2008 campaign was to appoint a Republican congressman from upstate New York as secretary of the ...

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...

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

Sam Stein

Palin Actually Not That Popular In NY-23 | 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....

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 Wins an Olympic Gold Medal, Gets Reagan Elected and F***s a Rat

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Doug Hoffman is running for Congress on the nonentity ticket. Vote for me, I had an indeterminate job in winter sports the year the Hostages came home? Is this some kind of gag?

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.

House Republicans Fiercely Divided Over Dede Scozzafava New York Bid | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The House GOP conference is bitterly divided over a centrist New York Republican's run for the House seat vacated by Army Secretary John McHugh....