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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. ...

Brunner and Hanabusa: Great Female Candidates Ignored and Rejected

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Strange winds are blowing from Washington to Ohio to Hawaii. Why do national committees continue to tilt the playing field in favor of male candidates, without clear justification?

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.

Doug Hoffman: How The Conservative Lost In NY-23

The Daily Beast | Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a night when conservatives expected a landmark victory in New York's 23rd congressional district, the movement's anointed candidate, Doug Hoffman, ...

Centrism and Swing Voters

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

In some ways, in some elections, at some times, centrism and swing voters are closely connected. But the connection is growing more and more tenuous.

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.

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...

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....

World Serious

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Neil McCarthy

My daughter, a freshman in college, called earlier in the semester to report that she had gotten a high mark on an English essay. The professor had ev...

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.

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 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.

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.

Jason Linkins

The State Of Your Post-Election Media Memes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you missed out on last night's election, well, don't you know that you missed out on the most important off-off-year election in our lives? It's t...

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.

Jon Stewart Revels In Inane Election Coverage (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The 2009 elections that have been dominating cable news coverage of late consisted of two gubernatorial races and two congressional seats. Of course, ...

The Big Confusion: "Moderates" and "Independents" Are Not the Same Thing

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

In a recent New York Times piece, David Brooks divided the electorate into liberals, conservatives and independents. This view mistakes a lack of party affiliation for ideological innocence.

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.

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.

NY-23 Keeps on Going

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Just when you thought it was safe to move on to another topic, the special election in New York's 23rd Congressional District gets a little more inter...

How Did the Polls Do in 2009?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I had intended to post a "quick" summary of what Tuesday night's results say about how the polls did, but like a thread pulled on a sweater, my outlin...

NY-23 Watch - Monday Morning

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

We got two new pieces of polling news last night from New York's 23rd District. The first is the one and only survey from Public Policy Polling (PPP),...

Re: NY-23 Siena Poll Bad News for Owens

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

A quick update to Charles' post on the bad news for Democrat Bill Owens and good news for Conservative Doug Hoffman in the new Siena Research Institut...