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Democrats Just Love Those Ticket Splittin' Republicans!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Democrats are enjoying sitting back with their popcorn buckets as they watch the GOP Civil War get nastier by the minute, making it even more likely that the left will have another two years at the controls.

Political Newcomer Beats Tea Party Favorite In New York's 23rd

Kevin Vandenbroek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kevin Vandenbroek

The tea has yet to come to a boil in New York's North Country. The latest count shows GOP backed Republican candidate Matt Doheny ahead of Tea Party f...

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. ...

To Know What Rand Paul's Victory Means, Look to Pennsylvania 12

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Tea Party can beat their chests all they want about the "hugeness" of their movement's big victory in Kentucky, but all it portends for the party in November's midterm elections is Republican-on-Republican bloodletting.

The Wasilla Wonder Wows Tea Baggers with Lies and Deception

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

And here's one for the hypocrisy file: In talking about the Tea Bag movement's leadership needs, Palin took a cheap shot at Obama's presentation skills while she had written crib notes to herself on her hand.

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.

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...

Doug Hoffman's Campaign Cash: 95% From Outside District

The Washington Independent | Lazar Backovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's no secret that national fundraising has buoyed the campaign of Conservative Party candidate for the NY-23 special election Doug Hoffman. But the ...

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.

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...

Doug Hoffman 'Un-Concedes' From NY-23 Special Election

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman said on Glenn Beck's radio show Monday that he was "un-conceding" the special election in New York's 23rd di...

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...

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....

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.

Sam Stein

Steele: Reports Of Ideological Division In GOP Are "Phony"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said on Wednesday that the philosophical disputes erupting within the GOP, which manifested them...

NY-23 Election Takes On Outsize Importance

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Democrat Bill Owens held a slim lead in a special congressional election in northern New York that grabbed national headlines in ...

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.

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 "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...