Via Elizabeth Benjamin in the Daily News, House Minority Whip (and Republican Rebranding specialist) Eric Cantor will be a special guest tonight at a fundraiser for self-funding millionaire Suffolk County House candidate Randy Altschuler. On the host committee: Bush loyalist, Iraq Coalition a ... More >>
Gen. Ray Odierno announced yesterday that a new code of conduct for soldiers in Iraq which goes into effect Jan. 1 will not include a controversial rule penalizing "all United States military personnel, and... all civilians, serving with, employed by, or accompanying" the military in northern ... More >>
On the weekend before a nationally-covered upstate New York Congressional election, the Republican candidate endorsed the Democratic candidate. This is a rarity in American politics, if not a first.
Rightbloggers played a key role in this historical achievement. Let's step back several weeks and ... More >>
It's official. In a statement released to the Watertown Daily Times, Dede Scozzafava urging her supporters to support her former Democratic opponent over de facto Republican candidate Doug Hoffman, who she declined to mention.
A source told the Times that Scozzafava and her husband, who swi ... More >>
Republicans usually have an advantage in New York's 23rd Congressional District, but in the campaign to replace Congressman John McHugh there, conservatives have gone all out to attack the Republican candidate, Dede Scozzafava.
It's not that they're fond of Democrat Bill Owens (though, like most u ... More >>
Ha, ha, ha.
The sweet release of death is a week closer. In the afterlife we can forget all about Kanye and all these ridiculous (but highly amusing) tributes.
New York had a big Primary Day -- or, judging by turnout, a dinky one. Our hero Tony Avella went down to defeat. The heavily fund ... More >>
Longtime New York Republican congressman John McHugh (pictured, right) was finally cleared last night to become Obama's Secretary of the Army by the Senate. Kansas senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts had been blocking his nomination for months, because they thought Obama was going to send Guantan ... More >>
For a while it didn't look like any Democrat wanted to run in the New York 23rd Congressional District to replace Republican John McHugh, who is leaving to become (eventually, pending Republican interference) Obama's Secretary of the Army. State senator and rising star Darrel Aubertine was th ... More >>
The state senate Republicans, having rejected an earlier Democratic power-sharing proposal, have offered a plan of their own, laid out like a contract with spaces for signatures, which doesn't seem to change much of anything. Putative president pro tempore Pedro Espada is doing his bit for comity by ... More >>
Tom Duane says he has the votes to pass a gay marriage bill in the state senate. NY1 is less sure. They surveyed the senators and got 27 firm no votes (including five Democrats) and only 20 firm yeses. As there are eight Republicans among the undecided/uncommitted and we all know how they are, it's ... More >>
Whoops, turn around for a second and there's another special election. Today the vacated assembly seats of newly elected Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and his appointee to Deputy Beep, Aurelia Greene, are up for a vote. New York and the Bronx being what they are, no one expects Diaz Jr.'s a ... More >>