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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. ...

Schodorf's Support of Choice an Example to Follow for GOP Women

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

In the past two decades, I've often found myself asking, "Where are all the pro-choice Republican women?"

June 8 Victories for Female Candidates: What Will They Do for Women?

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

This sudden deluge of victories has forced the country to stand up and take notice of women's political power. That said, I want to ask these candidates one question: If elected, what will you do to advance women's rights?

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?

Putting your money where your mouth is: Supporting women across the aisle

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Will 2010 go down in history as the "Anti-Year of the Woman?" Given the track record for women candidates already this year, I would say it's a disti...

GOP Adopts Platform Test Over Purity Test For Republican Candidates

AP | HERBERT A. SAMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — The Republican National Committee, pressed to find a way to more clearly distinguish itself from Democrats, on Friday adopted a rule ...

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...

GOP Identity Crisis Finds New Home: Upstate New York

McClatchy | Steven Thomma | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A special election for an open seat in the U.S House of Representatives has turned into a high-profile proxy war over how the party should come back f...

Poll: GOP Divided Over Party's Direction, Leaders

Washington Post | Jon Cohen and Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican rank and file is largely in sync with GOP lawmakers in their staunch opposition to efforts by President Obama and Democrats to enact ma...

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 ...

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....

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...

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.

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 ...

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.

Jason Linkins

Parker Griffith's Party Switch: He Won't Be Missed, He Won't Be Welcomed [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Parker Griffith can't win. Earlier today, it was reported that the freshman Representative from Alabama's 5th Congressional District has decided to...

Sarah Palin Friends Doug Hoffman

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kelly

Listen, I'm in no position to say the people of upstate New York shouldn't vote for Palin's candidate. What do I know? And Doug Hoffman can do what he wants, including go into business with unspeakably sleazy characters.

Scozzafava Maddow Interview: Purging Party Of Independent Thinkers Leads To Minority Status

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow interviewed Dede Scozzafava, the GOP congressional candidate (New York-23) who was ousted from the race by conservat...

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...

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 --...

New York's 23rd District Race: Democrats, Beware -- Your Children May be Next

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lanny Davis

I am suggesting that what we saw done to Dede Scozzafava is part of a familiar pattern of higher and higher standards of purity demanded by the extreme wing of the base of both parties

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...

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.

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...