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Amanda Terkel

NY-26 Winner To Dems: Don't Buckle On Medicare

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Within minutes of being sworn in to Congress on June 1, Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) cast her first vote, registering her official opposit...

Republicans Urge Autopen to Consider Presidential Campaign

Ben Ritz | Posted 07.28.2011 | Comedy
Ben Ritz

Despite possible constitutional challenges, the Supreme Court is expected to uphold the practice given that opposing it would likely offend Justice Scalia's autopen, Clarence Thomas.

You Are Pathetic

Michael Maslansky | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

Our leaders routinely use language to manipulate meaning. They misuse words to confuse, obfuscate and distort. It's as if their goal in life is to help themselves politically. They'll help the country when they can find the time.

GOP Hone Medicare Message Post NY-26 Shocker: Wax Nostalgic About Subsidies to Big Insurance?

Tom McMahon | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Tom McMahon

Republicans are so desperate to distract Americans about their plan to end Medicare that they plan to pull the same trick play: purposely scare and mislead seniors into believing their Medicare benefits are getting cut under the new health care law.

Stop the Republican War on Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Democrats needed 25 House seats to send John Boehner and the Republicans back to the minority. Now it's 24. Turns out, engaging in a cradle to grave assault on American women is not a compelling electoral strategy

Dear GOP: It's the Truth, Coming Home to Roost

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

It is beyond ironic that after years of grossly misleading Republican TV ads about "death panels," "government takeovers" and other nonsense, the Republicans are now complaining about a Democratic candidate who simply tells the truth.

Ryan Grim

Why Medicare Will Be The Issue Of 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 election found its defining issue on Tuesday night, with an insurgent Democrat upsetting a well-financed Republican in a deeply...

Democrat Projected Winner In New York Special Election

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday evening, the Associated Press called the special election for New York's 26th district House seat for Democrat Kathy Hochul over Republican...

New York Election Results: Kathy Hochul Projected Winner

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

Democrats picked off a heavily Republican upstate New York congressional seat Tuesday night in a special election that became a referendum on Medicare...

New York Special Election Has Kathy Hochul Facing Off Against Jane Corwin

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. –- Today's tight race in New York's 26th Congressional District has become a referendum on the Republican plan to transform Medicare. ...

Tea Party Candidate Attacked As 'Fraud' In NY 26

Roll Call | Steve Peoples | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

With the special election just eight days away, the leader of the Tea Party Express will be on the ground in New York's 26th district to denounce what...

WATCH: House Candidate Appears To Strike GOP Volunteer

Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

House candidate Jack Davis, who is running as an independent in a special election match-up for New York's 26th district congressional seat, appears t...

Thoughts on Tomorrow's Primary in New York

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Powers

The America you and I grew up believing in and the America I went to war for has lost its voice in Washington. So my family and I decided to run for Congress to change that.

Four Years Ago, I Was Leaving Iraq

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Powers

It is time for leaders in Washington who will work to understand the problems and not just spew the tired talking points of their parties.