The poster primary is an increasingly key metric in political races, as witness Obama's iconic "Hope" banner in 2008. In the New York gubernatorial race, so far the clear poster edge goes to Carl Paladino's madcap crew whose "we'll-do-and-say-anything" approach to politics lends itself well t ... More >>
Third party politics in New York is so byzantine most voters turn off when it comes up. But Rudy Giuliani wouldn't have been mayor without the now-defunct Liberal line and George Pataki's margin over Mario Cuomo in 1994 was provided by the State Conservative Party. So the swing this week ... More >>
Morgan SchweitzerThe Conservative Party will meet tomorrow in Albany to make Buffalo Carl Paladino its new nominee and we can only hope this time around no one gets hit in the head with a brick. We are talking real bricks here. Yes, hard as it may be to accept for True Tea Party Believers, t ... More >>
A morning poll has Buffalo Carl Paladino running just six points shy of Andrew Cuomo and there is much hope in Media Land that it's true. "IT'S ON!" crows the News' Daily Politics blog. "Quinnipiac: Cuomo 49%, Paladino 43%." This proves, as pointed out succinctly in the Voice this week, that ... More >>
Steve Levy, the newly hatched Republican gubernatorial candidate out of Suffolk County, keeps denying he was a candidate of the Working Families Party when he won reelection in 2007. This is either a minor brain spasm, or some kind of Soviet-style, rewriting of history-type deal. He just got in t ... More >>
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 >>
The national Republican battle over the race to replace Secretary of the Army Bill Owen in the House ratcheted up this week, with conservative icon (and former House ideological purity enforcer) Newt Gingrich injecting himself on behalf of Republican social moderate Dede Scozzafava. Scozzaf ... More >>
The mayor's best—and only—GOP pal is a pork- and patronage-loving conservative
Along with his previously described suite of new taxes, we learn, Governor Paterson wants to tax porn. Being a forward-looking sort, he is only targeting porn downloaded from the internet, which may drive patriots to return to skin mags of the sort found in the grottier newsstands. We wonder if Pa ... More >>
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Lazio Knows Where to Get the Big Bucks
Hillarys Performance: All Smiles, No Substance
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Gay Rights Steps Out As Presidential Politics Comes to New York
Rudy Dons Miter In Search of Upstate Canonization
Their new battle is more about the conservative party than the schools
Probe Cites Clubhouse Connections as a Cause of Child's Death
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Finally, the Fonz Falls. And Our Watch Stops.
Oy! is foul-mouthed Fonz headed for a fall?
Mike Long's party is feasting at the state trough
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