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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.

"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.

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.

Sam Stein

Palin Actually Not That Popular In NY-23

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin may have managed to drastically alter the course of upstate New York's special congressional election with a comment on her Facebook page....

Election Night Preview: GDP Trumps Gay Marriage

Joe Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Scarborough

All the president's men know that a Republican sweep in New Jersey and Virginia will strike fear in the hearts of those swing state Democrats who now hold the future of health care in their sweaty moderate hands.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

O'Donnell To Steele: "You Led Your Party To A Disastrous Loss... Congratulations" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawrence O'Donnell had some tough words for RNC chairman Michael Steele this morning regarding the GOP's loss of the 23rd congressional district in Ne...

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 ...

Doug Hoffman Officially Unconcedes In Special House Election, Blames ACORN

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Doug Hoffman has re-conceded in the NY-23 House election, while also calling for a closer look at the state's new voting machines. "Since, the mornin...

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...

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.

Sarah Palin, Republican Bigwigs Support Doug Hoffman Over Dierdre Scozzafava In Upstate Congressional Battle

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. — Prominent Republicans like Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin are bucking the GOP ...

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.

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...

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

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.