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U.S. Presidential Election

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Mitt Romney's Under-Utilized Secret Weapon: Donald Trump (According To Donald Trump)

    Pardon our redundancy, but the sun came up today, which, of course, means one thing: America's stingiest billionaire made an ass of himself on Twitter.On Wednesday, we started a petition to get Donald Trump kicked off the Internet, and we did so as a favor to him -- to keep things like this from con ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    It's Time To End The Electoral College

    That's the theme of this editorial in The Nation, and I have to agree that a change in the system would be most welcome. It's kind of bizarre to know that a candidate won after getting a certain number of electoral votes, and not even have to ask if they got a majority of the popular votes. In 200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Here's How New York City Neighborhoods Voted in 2008 -- and Probably Will Tonight

    The map above shows how every precinct in New York City voted in the 2008 presidential election. As you can see, the map is pretty blue -- and that's not expected to change much after tonight's decision -- regardless of who wins the election.Tonight, President Barack Obama will easily win New York - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    NY GOP Confident, Arrogant at Midtown "Victory Party"

    The New York State Republican Party is holding its election night "victory party" on the third floor of the Westin Grand Central in Midtown right now, and spirits are high amongst GOPers as their horse in this year's presidential election appears to stand a chance at pulling off a victory."I think i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    SWING STATE UPDATE: The Wisconsin Decision

    NBC has just called Wisconsin, with a total of 10 electoral votes, for Barack Obama. Wisconsin is the first contested swing state to be called. Obama now leads electoral votes 158-153.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    "President Mitt Romney"

    Say it loud and it's like car exhaust spraying. Say it soft and it's almost like braying. Mitt Romney... We just got a Prez named Mitt Romney.... OK, let me not offend Sondheim one more second. It's just that, while it's "the most horrible sound I've ever heard," we'd better get used to it jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Don't Get On An Obama Email Feed!

    It's not that I don't want to hear all the great news about his superior views. It's just that I don't want to be bombarded with them all the livelong day. Between two sources ("Obama For America Press" and Barackobama.com), I seem to get most of my email these days. They are relentless--and when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Mitt Romney's Partying With Kid Rock Tonight; NY GOP Outrage Nonexistent

    New York Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox has spent a good chunk of this election season kvetching about the amount of time President Barack Obama has spent hobnobbing with celebrities.But when Cox's horse in this year's presidential race parties with celebs, the chairman's outrage is nonexistent -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Last Night's Debate: Nothing Is More Humiliating Than Getting Ditched By Hofstra's College Republicans

    College Republicans -- at any college campus -- are a unique breed; they tuck their shirts in, they (say they) don't use drugs, and they've somehow managed to avoid the cliche brand of idealistic college-age liberalism that consumes so many young students who think they're going to change the world. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Vice President Biden, You're No Lloyd Bentsen

    It was right there. Paul Ryan teed one up for Joe Biden, basically saying "make me look as dopey as Dan Quayle -- I'm 'no Jack Kennedy.' Say it -- I dare you." And the vice president took the pitch.Lloyd Bentsen would be spinning in his grave.During tonight's debate, Ryan did the unthinkable: he mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    In A Presidential Debate Where Donald Trump Is Referenced Twice, There Are No Winners

    Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama sparred last night in a 90-minute debate viewed by an estimated 40 million Americans.Regardless of who you think won the debate, the truth is we're all losers -- billionaire buffoon Donald Trump was mentioned twice.Of all the fruitcake reality TV ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Nicki Minaj Is Probably Not Voting For Mitt Romney

    After a year in which her rep as a legitimate rap artist has been dented by an album that split its time between dense rhymes and enormous, danceable beats, America has suddenly decided to take Nicki Minaj seriously. And all it took was her bigging up rich white dude Mitt Romney on a verse over G.O. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2012

    Hurricane Romney, "Go Home and Call 211" and the Politics of Everything

    With Clint Eastwood's to-hell-with-this-wooden-chair speech in the past, the brutally drawn-out Republican National Convention has come to an end, leaving the Romney campaign to finally focus on the last three months of the election season. And these upcoming few weeks are the most important: as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    Kid Rock & Paul Ryan Rock Out to 'Bawitdaba' in Michigan

    "So one of us is running for Vice President, but only one of us listened to 'Bawitdaba' on the way over here in the Secret Service motorcade," Paul Ryan said this morning at a rally in Royal Oaks, Michigan. Miriam Coleman of Rolling Stone reported today that Kid Rock came out in support of the VP n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2012

    Romney's VIP Pick Is A Zero When It Comes To Gay Rights

    Not surprisingly, Paul Ryan--the Wisconsin nightmare chosen by Mitt Romney as his wannabe Vice President--is not the type who'll have a float in a Gay pride parade. Paul Schindler's piece in Gay City News details the congressman's awful track record when it comes to LGBT rights.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Mitt and Barack's Big Gay Week Get the Taiwanese Animation Treatment

    What a gay week! The President came out for gay marriage, while his opponent, Mitt Romney, had another kind of coming out. In timing that couldn't have been more poetic or suspicious, depending on your take, the Washington Post published a must-read, 5,500 word story on Mitt Romney's days at Hogwar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    New York Totally Prefers Hillary Clinton To Andrew Cuomo: Poll

    New Yorkers heart Hil a lot more than their gov -- so much that they would pick her over Andrew Cuomo 60-25 percent in a presidential primary. In a new poll commissioned by the New York Daily News, 400 city Dems said that they would pick Clinton, who beat Barack Obama by 17 points in the state's 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Mitt Romney To Speak at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University (Seriously)

    Phew. At first, it seemed like Mitt Romney wasn't going to sink to Rick Santorum levels to court the religious right -- which would have been super boring for those of us who keep our eyes peeled for cringe-inducing campaigning. Like all Republicans who want to win, however, Mitt has realized tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2012

    Live from New York... It's Mitt Romney?

    This has to happen. In what could be one of the most interesting Saturday Night Live episodes in recent memory, it has been reported that Lorne Michaels, the producer of the legendary sketch comedy show, has offered the Romney tent a chance for their candidate to show off his comedic flare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Rick Santorum Wants To Get His Hands on New York's Precious Delegates

    First, another look at the numbers, because some people running for office don't seem to get it: Mitt Romney has 658 delegates compared to Rick Santorum's 281. You need 1,144 delegates to win the Republican ticket. At this stage of the primaries, the likelihood of Santorum sinking enough delegates i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Ron Paul Has Been Abandoned!

    Ron Paul is a lonely, lonely man. At least when it comes to the media. Politico reports that NBC, the last network to keep an embedded reporter on the Texas gyno/congressman's campaign trail, has decided to remove the journalist from this post. So nobody is following him. How sad! Now, you could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh: Saved by Sandra Fluke?

    When Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show Feb. 29, it sure seemed like the end of an era might be upon us. Public outcry prompted sponsors to pull support from the show, leaving many to wonder whether the conservative stalwart would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Will Barack Obama Still Win the Youth Vote?

    In 2008, Barack Obama's presidential victory was bolstered by a buoyant youth vote, which enthusiastically took to social media to tout his promises of hope and change. Young voters' preference for Democrats isn't entirely new -- in fact, they have leaned left in the last three election cycles, sug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Dogs (and UWS Activists) Against Romney Protest Outside Westminister Dog Show

    ​A "Dogs Against Romney" protest brought out more reporters sniffing for a story than pups this afternoon. The animal advocacy group aims to call attention to an infamous incident in which Mitt Romney strapped the family dog in a crate to the roof of the car for a 12-hour drive in the late 1980s ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 8, 2012
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    February 3, 2012

    I Discussed Conservatives' Orgasms On Countdown

    A new study says that conservative Republicans have more orgasms than Democrats, but unfortunately they also have lower IQs. Confused? Aroused? Well, I sorted it all out on last night's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, along with guest host David Shuster. You can check out this video of the high p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2012

    Gingrich Wins South Carolina; Paterno Condition 'Serious'; Multiple Deaths in NYC Subways (UPDATED)

    Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary South Carolina yesterday. The former House speaker won 40.4 percent of the vote with Mitt Romney trailing at 27.8 percent. Rick Santorum came in third with 17.0 percent. In his victory speech Gingrich targeted "elites." He said: "The biggest thing that I take ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Mitt Romney, Alleged 'Vulture Capitalist,' Gives Woman $50

    ​Mitt Romney, Republican presidential frontrunner, has been called a "vulture capitalist," but recently gave an unemployed supporter at least $50 -- maybe even $60 -- according to the Spanish-language daily.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Six Songs Michele Bachmann Could Have Signed Off With That Weren't Train's Beejers-And-Burning Man Ode "Hey, Soul Sister"

    After a dismal showing at yesterday's Iowa caucuses, one-time Republican Presidential front-runner and "interesting person" Michele Bachmann announced today that she was ending her campaign to be sworn in as Commander-in-Chief next January. Once the brief press conference disseminating the news ende ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Kim Kardashian Enters The Political Discussion On The Eve Of The Iowa Caucus

    Republican candidates are making their last moves across Iowa today as GOP voters try and decide who they will support in tomorrow's caucus. The Iowa Caucus doesn't really pick the official nominee, as much as it just kills off the struggling candidates. Essentially, a bunch of white corn farmers ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2011

    Rick Perry's Anti-Gay Ad Features Music by Gay Composer Aaron Copland [UPDATE]

    ​By now, you've probably seen Rick Perry's "Strong" ad, in which he opines, "There's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." Not only are gays in our military, they're also composing music for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Americans to Electoral College: Drop Dead

    ​A new Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans want to get rid of the Electoral College. 62% of respondents say they would support a Constitutional amendment that would replace the president-making Rube Goldberg machine with a popular vote. For the first time since George W. Bush won the 200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2011

    Keep Your Beer Cold and Get Shit-Faced With the Joe Biden Koozie

    Cold refreshment is a big fucking deal.​Sick of the never-ending coverage en route to the 2012 presidential election? Wish you could just drink yourself to sleep and wake up when it's all over? The Obama 2012 campaign store is here to help. Their online shop is selling a Joe Biden beer koozie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Herman Cain: Could Two Black Men Actually Head Up the 2012 Presidential Tickets?

    ​Well, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal have got something hard to top, even if you're in the pizza business: Herman Cain is now leading the pack of Republican presidential candidates in their poll with 27 percent, besting Mitt Romney by four points and trouncing the narcoleptic, unfortuna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Barrett: Bloomberg Book Confirms it was McCain's Nomination That Kept Bloomie from a Presidential Run

    ​Politico posted an excerpt from Joyce Purnick's new biography of Mike Bloomberg this morning and, incredibly, no one noticed the astonishing references in it to Bloomberg's real attitude about Barack Obama. The book, entitled Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics (Public Affairs), will not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Rockefeller in West Virginia, Warner in East Virginia

    Mark Warner is in as Virginia Senator. Jim Gilmore, before his recent stint as contender with Rudolph Giuliani for most belligerent Republican Presidential Candidate of 2008, had been the state's Governor, but so had Warner, and Warner has the same last name as a former Virginia Senator. DC's WTOP s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Michelle Obama Woos Gay Democrats in Midtown

    As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama romanced major donors of Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, potential first lady Michelle Obama appeared in New York City to facilitate post-primary healing among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008
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    January 8, 2008
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    January 7, 2008

    Bringing the National Popular Vote to NY

    The New Jersey legislature passed a bill last week that would essentially destroy the Electoral College, giving the presidency to the candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote. A similar bill has been introduced in Albany, but it's looking like a legislative long-shot—at least for now. So f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Obama's Coming to the Apollo

    An estimated 24,000 people came to see Barack Obama at a rally in Washington Square Park in September. He's coming to the Apollo on Thursday. Photo by Mollye Chudacoff By Julie Bolcer Thursday night is Obama Time at the Apollo, as the Democratic presidential contender plans to make a highly antici ... More >>

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    September 21, 2007
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    June 20, 2007
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    June 4, 2007
  • News

    September 28, 2004

    Cheney Stops News Cycle Cold

    Veep's debate performance shifts headlines away from Bush's lousy show

  • News

    June 29, 2004

    Kerry's Catholic Question

    Cardinal Edward Egan faces a defining moment in the 2004 race for the White House

  • News

    February 29, 2000

    All the Wrong Moves

    Bradley Hasn't Played the Hardball of National Politics

  • News

    September 7, 1999

    The Trojan Elephant

    Gay Republicans Are Looking For Love In All the Wrong Places

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