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The Wrath of Suburbanites and Independents

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The election results show that no incumbent governor (or incumbent party) can escape the wrath of an electorate that continues to bleed while it watches tax dollars squandered on foreign wars and Wall Street fat cats.

Today's Alleged "Bellwether" Elections Aren't Bellwethers and Don't Say Much About Nat'l Politics

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

While the Democratic Party certainly has its problems right now, these contests do a better job of illustrating severe Republican weakness than anything else.

GOP Election Victories Won't Erase Party's Problems

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Republicans, an election win of any size Tuesday would be a blessing. But victories in Virginia, New Jersey or elsewhere won't ...

Obama In New York To Raise Money For Bill Owens, Thank FBI For Zazi Terror Arrest

AP | BEN FELLER and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The leader who prods his critics to put politics aside is doing anything but these days: President Barack Obama is campaigning for hi...

How Breasts (and Health Care) Swung a Governor's Race

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Christie's lack of specificity and stubbornness in his ad did nothing but prove his duplicity and inform more people that he sides with insurance companies over New Jersey women.

New Jersey Swap Payment Costing Taxpayers Losing $22,000-a-Day With Swap for Bonds Never Sold

bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey taxpayers are being saddled with a bill of about $657,000 a month from Bank of Montreal for an interest-rate swap app...

Eight Reasons the Democrats lost Virginia & New Jersey--and How to Recover

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Losing the Virginia and New Jersey governorships hurt. Local factors played a part, but these are major states. So it matters why the Democrats lost them. Here are eight reasons -- and lessons for next time.

Goldman Sachs Alumni With Government Ties

Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With Jon Corzine losing the governorship of New Jersey yesterday, it was yet another bad day for former heads of Goldman Sachs. It's worth running dow...

New Jersey Election Results: Updates On Governor's Race

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans on Tuesday as the GOP wrested political co...

New Jersey Governors' Race Down To The Wire

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey's candidates for governor darted through the state on the last day of a campaign being billed as a vote on President ...

White House Intervenes In New Jersey Governor's Race

POLITICO | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of President Barack Obama's key political advisers has become the central strategist in New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's bruising campaign for re-ele...

New Jersey Independent Governor Candidate Chris Daggett Is 'Screwed'

Joe Territo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Territo

Days after The Star-Ledger endorsed independent candidate for governor of New Jersey Chris Daggett, the newspaper's Brian Donahue filed this Ledger Li...

GOP Criticizes Aid Going To Select New Jersey Cities

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers agreed to transfer $44 million into a special account for distressed cities, despite objections from Republ...

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.

Jon Corzine Almost Gave Up Reelection Bid

The Newark Star Ledger | Josh Margolin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was the great urban legend of the campaign: With the White House worried, a frustrated Gov. Jon Corzine was having second thoughts and came close t...

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.

Election Day: What To Watch For In New Jersey, New York And Virgiia

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans on Tuesday as the GOP wrested political co...

Chris Christie Rips Off Monty Python, Troupe Threatens Suit

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Martin Lewis

Chris Christie, the Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey, has created an election commercial that steals copyright-protected material from Monty Python without permission or credit.

Corzine, Christie Tied In New Poll For New Jersey Governor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — In another indication that the New Jersey governor's race will go down to the wire, a new poll finds Gov. Jon Corzine and Republ...

Christopher J. Daggett, Independent, Stirs Up New Jersey Governor's Race

nytimes.com | DAVID M. HALBFINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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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

World Serious

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Neil McCarthy

My daughter, a freshman in college, called earlier in the semester to report that she had gotten a high mark on an English essay. The professor had ev...

Jason Linkins

The State Of Your Post-Election Media Memes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you missed out on last night's election, well, don't you know that you missed out on the most important off-off-year election in our lives? It's t...

NJ Governor's Race Down To The Wire

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — Republican Chris Christie, a former corruption-busting prosecutor, unseated the deep-pocketed but unpopular Gov. Jon Corzine on ...

Winning Online: 10 Tips for 2010 Campaigns

Matt Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Dunn

The political world is in a state of confusion right now because technology is accelerating everything. Election Day 2010 is one year away. It's time for campaigns to start gearing up.