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Now on to Victory and the Reelection of President Barack Obama

Ed Koch | Posted 12.23.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Whatever I can do to help reelect President Obama and provide him with a majority in both houses of Congress so as to end the gridlock in Washington, D.C., I will do. I urge all other voters to do the same.

Republican: Romney 47-Percent Comment Wrongly Worded

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Republican U.S. Senate nominee, Wendy Long, told a state political news radio show Tuesday that Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments could have been wo...

MAP: The GOP In NYC

Posted 08.28.2012 | New York

As Mitt Romney gears up to accept the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, barring further disruptions from Hurricane Isaac and Rep. Ron P...

My Member of Congress Just Resigned -- Now What?

Marci Harris | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation for several months.

WATCH: Chaos Ensues At Bob Turner's Justin Bieber Protest

Posted 06.18.2012 | New York

After a Brooklyn principal's controversial ban on "God Bless The USA" from a graduation ceremony in favor of Justin Bieber's song "Baby," several New ...

GOP Senate Candidate: I Would Have Married My Mother

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in New York defended her past legal analysis that declared gay marriage could lead to legalizing nuptials with some...

Rush Limbaugh's TV Patron Challenges Kirsten GIllibrand

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

In the department of not-good timing, the latest candidate hoping to challenge New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has as one of his claims to...

John Celock

Weiner's Successor Announces Bid For Higher Office

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Six months after his upset victory in a special election for Congress, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-N.Y.) has announced that he will seek the Republican no...

Bob Turner To Challenge Kirsten Gillibrand For Senate Seat

Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

Congressman Bob Turner has announced to fellow Republicans his intent on challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in this year's upcoming election. ...

Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Off a Cliff

Jon (Bowzer) Bauman | Posted 11.26.2011 | New York
Jon (Bowzer) Bauman

Even as this horrible electoral experience saddened me, I still maintain hope that the current craziness will pass. Remember, although it's generally three steps forward and two steps back, progressive thought always triumphs in the end.

Joshua Hersh

Will U.S. Position On Israel Have 2012 Staying Power?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When former New York Mayor and life-long Democrat Ed Koch endorsed a Republican for the congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, he w...

Can Barack Unleash His Inner Jew?

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

A methodical man, Obama must have been an excellent law professor and would probably make a fine Supreme Court Justice, but as president he often ambles, not the best trait for a chief executive.

Big Apple Turnover

Henry J. Stern | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The election last week of Republican Robert Turner to Congress is significant for several reasons. One is that the result will be widely perceived as a rebuke to President Obama and the Democratic Party, which it is.

By Forcing Tough Decisions, Republicans Are Adults in the Room

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

While Democrats are sticking to the old script, Republicans seem to have grown up a little. On a nationwide scale, Republicans are spurning feel-good solutions and vague promises. Instead, the GOP is offering tough decisions and priority setting. And it seems to be working.

White House Tries To Distance Itself From Special Election Loss

Politico | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s political team kept a blast-zone distance from Democrat David Weprin in the days leading to his defeat in New York’s spec...

John Celock

N.Y. Democrats Win Assembly Races

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

On the same day New York Democrats lost Anthony Weiner's former congressional seat in New York City, the Democratic party continued its dominance of t...

Elise Foley

Democrats: New York 9 Loss Doesn't Mean Anything For Obama In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats were quick to defend the party against its losses in New York's ninth congressional district and Nevada's second, saying on We...

Red For The First Time In 90 Years: How Weprin Lost To Turner?

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Former representative Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal proved to cost much more than his seat in Congress on Tuesday, as Bob Turner defeated assemblym...

Weiner's District Goes Republican for First Time in 90 Years. Hillary, Are You Listening?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York
Andy Ostroy

If he plays his cards right, we're gonna be looking at President Mitt Romney next year. This is why Hillary Clinton must run for president against Obama in the 2012 primaries.

Republican Wins Special Election To Replace Anthony Weiner

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — It sounded improbable on the surface that a New York City congressional district where Democrats have a 3-1 registration edge and hav...

Early Voters Cite Spending, Social Security As Big Issues In NY-9

Forest Hills, NY Patch | Matthew Hampton Email the Author | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York

Polls have been open in the Ninth District and across Forest Hills since 6 a.m., and already, thousands of people have visited their local polling pla...

Anthony Weiner's Congressional Seat To Be Filled Tuesday

Patch.com | By Matthew Hampton | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Since former Congressman Anthony Weiner stepped down, head slung low in a self-flagellating press conference on June 16, the question on the minds of ...

New York Special Election Could Gauge Obama's Strength

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- To gauge how politically weakened President Barack Obama has become, look to the 9th Congressional District in New York City, where voters...

Tomorrow's Special Election: What Voters Should Know

Posted 11.12.2011 | New York

In May, Democrats pulled off a major upset in New York's 26th Congressional District, winning a special election in a district Republicans had held fo...

Dem Deserves to Lose Race for Anthony Weiner's Old Seat But ...

Dan Collins | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin deserves to lose the race for this Brooklyn-Queens congressional seat on general principles, but nothing good can come of his defeat.