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ALBANY, N.Y. — Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has withdrawn his concession in a close special election for a U.S. House seat, and New...

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?

Owens-Hoffman Race Tightens: NY-23 Election Will Depend On Absentee Ballots

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The special election last week for the 23rd Congressional District seat in New York may not be over after all. Though Conservati...

House Republicans Fiercely Divided Over Dede Scozzafava New York Bid

thehill.com | 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. ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Bill Owens Leads Doug Hoffman In NY-23 Race

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — President Barack Obama's decision in June to appoint a Republican congressman to a Pentagon post has paid dividends in November n...

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...

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?

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...