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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 ...

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?

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...

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.

Don't Believe Everything the Oracle Tells You

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Instant analysis of election results from a handful of races in an off year election is not very significant one way or the other. We'd be wise not to buy into the tub-thumping or doomsaying of pundits posing as priestesses

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.

Palin's Boob a Fake: Hoffman Loses

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The only thing Sarah Palin can really take credit for is New York's House District 23 electing a Democrat for the first time since before The Civil War.

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.

Dierdre Scozzafava (R) Drops Out Of NY House Race

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Fighting plunging support, Republican Dierdre Scozzafava abruptly suspended her campaign Saturday in a special election for a U.S...

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...

Collapse of the GOP? Tea Party Beats Grand Old Party in Poll

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Establishment Republicans, take notice. The Tea Party is about to steal your thunder. According to a poll by Rasmussen Reports, likely voters in the ...

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. ...

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.

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.

"Our Weapon Is Fear"

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Conservatives have resurrected "socialist" to smear anyone to the left of Genghis Khan as anti-American or a heretic.

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...

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 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?

Conservatives Arrogantly Predict Democrats' Demise Despite More Republicans Retiring

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Perhaps it's not such a bad thing that worn out old codgers like Dodd, Dorgan and Voinovich move aside to allow some fresh blood to flow through the Beltway.