Scott Brown (Politician)

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2013

    Rightblogger Rage That Health Plans Could Change Turns to Rage That Health Plans Could Stay the Same

    A few weeks back, rightbloggers got a lot of traction out of the revelation that under Obamacare, insurance companies could kick some beneficiaries off their existing health care plans, and even more traction after they dug up a number of citizens who claimed that as a result they'd be paying more f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Gun Bully Mike Bloomberg To Host Fundraiser For NRA Darling Scott Brown

    New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has made it explicitly clear that he hates guns. For example, he recently urged cops across the country to go on strike in protest of the nation's lax gun laws. Additionally, he founded the organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns in an effort to get rid of loophol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: John A. Griffin

    Since the Citizens United decision, realpolitik has accepted the harsh reality in which a corporation has the same pedestal in our democratic elections as an ordinary Joe Schmoe. And, as a financial hub in America and abroad, New York has transformed into a politically charged Gotham; its corporate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    The Paycheck Fairness Act Fails (Again)

    Well, that's that. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have would required that employers explain pay disparities between men and women, so that said staffers would know whether the differences are sex-based or not, failed 52-47 in the Senate, according to Politico. The proposed law -- which wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2012

    Indian Giver: Rightbloggers' Yuks at "Fauxcahontas" Elizabeth Warren Turn to Trail of Tears

    Liberal fave Elizabeth Warren is running for Scott Brown's Senate seat in Massachusetts. Just after she announced in September, polls showed her six points behind the incumbent; now, she's running about even with him. Yet if you'd only been following rightbloggers on this race, you'd assume that sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    The Paycheck Fairness Act: Will It Go Anywhere?

    If you've been keeping up with Congress, pending legislation called the Paycheck Fairness Act might sound familiar. Spearheaded by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), the act would require that employers explain pay disparities between men and women, so th ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 24, 2011

    Koch v. Obama

    Upset at the president's Israel stance, ex-mayor wades into congressional race

  • Voice Choices

    March 23, 2011


    A political rally you can dance to

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Don't Ask Don't Tell Opponents Pick Up Some Unlikely Support

    While John McCain gets crankier and crankier about repealing Don't Ask, Don't tell, opponents of the policy have picked up a couple of unlikely allies on the right. After much lobbying, Sen. Scott Brown has finally come around and said he will consider voting to end Don't Ask (along with the usua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    House Republicans Give Unemployed the Finger

    ​Almost 100,000 unemployed New Yorkers whose unemployment benefits are expiring will have a very not-so-merry Christmas this year now that House Republicans have killed a proposed $56 billion benefits extension, the Daily News says.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Carl Paladino Generously Shared More Patriotic Porn Emails With Friends

    ​The mischievous Buffalonians at have given the world yet another batch of over-the-top Carl Paladino emails he allegedly forwarded to a few dozen close friends. Again, there was no denial from Camp Carl, though campaign manager Michael Caputo suggested to the Daily News' Keith Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Rightbloggers Beat Off Charges of Lunacy in Christine O'Donnell's Masturbation, Satanism Remarks

    When Christine O'Donnell beat Mike Castle last week to become the GOP nominee in the Delaware Senatorial race, a clown car pulled up and several bizarre O'Donnell quotes came piling out. The most famous of these, so far, are probably her remarks on the sure-fire comedy topics of masturbation and Sat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2010

    Welcome to the Dancefloor: New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane

    ​Arthur Brisbane's first Sunday column for the New York Times, which will appear at least twice monthly until his soul is fully sucked, is titled "Why I Would Do This." That's defensive, implying someone asked him, Why would you do this? Apparently everyone did. He writes: "'I feel like I've b ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2010

    A Gay Man Considers Joining the GOP

    Is it possible that Republicans could prove to be a closer ally?

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Keith Hernandez, Idiot

    ​In the late innings of last night's Mets win over the Cubs, Keith Hernandez, the former all-world first baseman whose baseball commentary has earned him Emmys, once again exposed his dinosaur politics. A shot of the Empire State building, lit up in green, suddenly appeared on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Steve Levy and the Ford Taurus: The True Story

    ​Stop the tabloid presses: Steve Levy did not -- repeat, did not -- drive that beat-up old Ford Taurus up to Albany last week when he launched his new career as a Republican running for governor. Yes, you might well have thought he did because you too saw the marvelous photo of the Suffolk Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    The Unintended Benefit of Joe Biden's Awful Broadcast Correspondence Jokes

    ​Joe Biden was the headline speaker at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner last night. And by "spoke," one means "delivered a routine," as tradition for these dinners dictates. Unfortunately, in this case, "delivered a routine" means "bombed," which Biden did. A few of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    The Kids are Alright -- Unless They Vote for Ron Paul at CPAC, Say Rightbloggers

    The 37th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which took place in D.C. last week, came at a happy time for conservatives, what with the recent election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts, the increased visibility of the Tea Party movement due to their own recent convention, and a wav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Scott Brown Votes With Dems, Leading to Cries of Betrayal

    ​The Democrats just won a cloture vote on the Obama jobs bill. Frank Lautenberg was out sick, and Ben Nelson voted against, so they needed some Republican backup, and got it from Republicans Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Kit Bond, George Voinovich, and newcomer Scott Brown. This was just a v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani Returns to City Hall to Campaign for Michael Grimm Against "Most Conservative" Dem Michael McMahon

    ​Staten Island Democratic congressman Michael McMahon is finding that no matter how hard he tacks to the right, he's still not safe from a conservative challenge. Rudolph Giuliani is coming to City Hall for the first time in years to endorse his Republican challenger Michael Grimm (pictured). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Mort Zuckerman Welcome to Run for GOP Senate Nod: State Chair

    ​Several local chairmen of the state Republican Party got together last night and endorsed Bruce Blakeman for the 2010 Senate race. But the state chairman, Ed Cox, says the Party is still open to other contenders -- including Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman. Zuckerman is "very concerned a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Mort Zuckerman For Senate? We Can Guess Where That Story is Coming From

    ​Michael Barbaro and Tim Arango have only shared two bylines in their Times careers. On Saturday, the two reported that Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman "is considering" a run for Kirsten Gillibrand's U.S. Senate seat. In August 2008, they broke the story that Mike Bloomberg had been hold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Won't Run for Reelection

    ​The junior senator from Indiana, Evan Bayh, has announced he won't run for a third term this year. He doesn't really need the work, having descended from a prominent political family and possessing a wife who is well-compensated for serving on the board of health insurer WellPoint. ("If you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Video Proof of President Obama's Perfidy

    As Rick Hertzberg over at The New Yorker pointed out, our Roy Edroso "tartly and smartly" summed up the Democrats losing their supermajority in the Senate with the headline "Scott Brown Wins Mass. Race, Giving GOP 41-59 Majority in the Senate." Hertzberg wasn't the only one who noticed Roy's arch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Obama Quotes Village Voice, Proving Treason, Fondness for Kinky Sex

    ​Just got a few calls telling us that President Obama, during a meeting with Senate Democrats, referred to the GOP's recent Massachusetts Senate victory and quoted our headline, "Scott Brown Wins Mass. Race, Giving GOP 41-59 Majority in the Senate." Per TPM, the President said, "There was app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Marist Polls New York Voters on How Other People Will Vote, for Some Reason; Finds Leader Gillibrand Doomed

    We understand some people were starving for political news after Rudolph Giuliani backed off his prospective race against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and that when Harold Ford came up from Tennessee to just-about-challenge Gillibrand it gave such people a reason to live again. That's nice for the ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2010

    I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham's Best

    18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Barrett: Larry Kudlow Sniffs Around For More Political Power

    ​On the heels of Scott Brown's big win, Larry Kudlow, the CNBC rudderless anchor, is apparently considering a senate run against New York's Chuck Schumer, pushed by GOP and Tea Party allies and admirers. It would make Schumer the only incumbent known to be facing two reformed cokeheads in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    41 is the New 51: Why America's Political Numeracy Crisis Continues

    ​We were kidding (to the apparent mystification of some of our readers), but this front page item from the Philadelphia Metro discovered by Atrios shows the impression persists that Scott Brown's election, which turned the Democratic Senate advantage from 60-40 to 59-41, is actually the dawn o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Scott Brown Wins Mass. Race, Giving GOP 41-59 Majority in the Senate

    ​The election of Republican Scott Brown to replace the deceased Ted Kennedy in the Senate from Massachusetts yesterday destroys the Democrats' 60-vote supermajority, widely presumed to be needed for passage of a health care bill, or so it would seem from headlines ("House Dems largely reject i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Scott Brown Embraced as Role Model by Local Politicians

    ​Stuart Applebaum, president of the powerful Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, calls Scott Brown's Massachusetts victory "stunning" and a "wake-up call," suggests it means Paterson is finished, and backs Cuomo. Paterson's campaign manager says, au contraire, "Yesterday's outcome i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Barrett: It Takes a Bulger To Understand the Mass. Massacre

    ​When I got up this morning, I wanted to know what Billy Bulger thought. After all, he ran Massachusetts politics for 35 years as the president of the same state senate that Scott Brown joined in 2004. Indeed, one of Brown's few state senate achievements was his role in drafting a 2009 pens ... More >>