New York Times Won’t Endorse Gov. Cuomo in the Democratic Primary

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 3:40 pm

While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is still the big favorite to win both the primary and the general election, he received a powerful rebut Tuesday when the New York Time editorial board choose not to endorse anyone in the Democratic primary. From the New York Times: Mr. Cuomo became governor on that platform [...]

Sen. Schumer Calls for the National Adoption of Top-Two Primaries

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 10:20 am

One of the highest ranking members in the United States Senate is calling for a big change in the way we run our elections. In a New York Times Op-ed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blamed partisan primaries for much of the polarization and gridlock in Washington right now. So he is calling for a national [...]

Gun Laws: The Most Recent Provable Lie From Mitt Romney

By: Thursday July 26, 2012 11:05 am

One of the many things I find perplexing about Mitt Romney is not that he distorts the truth, which most candidates do, but that he says things which can easily be proven false. The most recent example is Romney strongly implying the guns used in the Aurora tragedy were obtain illegally so he can dodge [...]

Three Polls Confirm the Presidential Race Is Extremely Close

By: Thursday July 19, 2012 10:16 am

Three national polls out today all confirm that the Presidential race still remains extremely close. The Fox News poll is the best for Obama, showing him with a four point lead. In the NPR poll, Obama leads Romney by just two points; but the CBS News/New York Time poll finds Romney actually ahead by a [...]

The Case for an Early VP Pick

By: Tuesday July 17, 2012 12:41 pm

The New York Times is reporting that Mitt Romney may officially select his running mate very soon, possibly as early as this week. If Romney does choose a running mate in July, it will be one of the earliest selections in presidential history. From a strategic perspective it seems announcing a running mate as early [...]

Group Pushes for Public Campaign Financing in New York

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 10:08 am

A large coalition of very large donors, businesses and activists are pushing for New York to adopt a system of publicly financed elections. From New York Times: An unusual and well-heeled coalition, trying to tap public anger over the flood of money into politics, is pushing to enact a public financing system for elections in [...]

More Great News for Gingrich in Iowa

By: Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:18 am

There are now two more polls, in addition to the two polls released last weekend, showing that Newt Gingrich has the lead in the Iowa Caucus. The PPP poll finds Gingrich with a nine point lead over second place Ron Paul. From PPP: Newt Gingrich has taken the lead in PPP’s newest poll of Iowa [...]

GOP Primary Turns into Self Parody: Trump to Moderate a Debate

By: Friday December 2, 2011 3:45 pm

Words effectively escape me at this most recent development in what has already been a rather absurd Republican presidential primary. Reality TV star Donald Trump will be the moderator of a presidential primary debate. From the New York Times: Donald Trump is pairing up with Newsmax, the conservative magazine and news Web site, to moderate [...]

Can Congressional Republicans Ever Be So Unpopular that the Buck Stops with the Speaker of the House?

By: Friday September 16, 2011 10:15 am

Congress’s job approval rating is only at 12 percent now, tied with its all time low set back in October of 2008 at the height of the financial bailouts, according to the CBS New/New York Times poll. Neither party in Congress is popular but Americans disapprove of the GOP slightly more than the Democrats. From [...]

Americans Really Dislike Their Congress Right Now

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 10:13 am

More signs that American voters have reached a historic level of unhappiness with our Congress. From USA Today/Gallup: Only 24% of those surveyed say most members of Congress deserve re-election, the lowest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 1991. Fifty-six percent say their own representative deserves another term, similar to the levels just [...]

support firedoglake