McConnell: Dems Must Cut Medicare, Or No Increase in the Debt Limit

By: Friday May 27, 2011 10:29 am

Republicans’ goose is cooked on the Paul Ryan plan to end Medicare and they know it. Democracy Corps just did a survey of House districts and found GOP disapproval numbers rising to 59%. They dug themselves a tremendous hole, and the Senate GOP compounded it by mostly voting with Ryan on his budget plan. Republicans [...]

NY-26: Hochul Wins By Tarring Corwin With the GOP Medicare Phase-Out Budget

By: Wednesday May 25, 2011 6:10 am

Democrat Kathy Hochul’s victory in NY-26 last night shows the impact of a tremendous House GOP overreach, one that could easily cost them control of the chamber next year. The fact that third-party candidate Jack Davis only took 9% of the vote, and yet Hochul still was able to win comfortably, shows that he was [...]

NY-26: Corwin Gets Court Order to Stop Certification of Race

By: Tuesday May 24, 2011 1:50 pm

The special election in NY-26, which has been dominated by headlines about the Paul Ryan budget to end Medicare, will end at 9pm ET tonight. Jane Corwin isn’t waiting to take precautions: she’s already got herself a court order barring certification of a winner. Jane L. Corwin this afternoon obtained a court order from State [...]

NY-26: Desperate Corwin Flip-Flops on Medicare Phase-Out

By: Monday May 23, 2011 6:21 am

A second poll confirms that Kathy Hochul is likely to win the special election tomorrow in NY-26, an upset pickup in a red district in upstate New York. Like the Siena poll, Public Policy Polling finds that Hochul has increased her lead over Jane Corwin even as third-party candidate Jack Davis drops off. In the [...]

NY-26: Hochul Maintains Lead Even As Davis Fades

By: Saturday May 21, 2011 8:04 am

The presence of Tea Party candidate Jack Davis always distorted whatever meaning we would be able to take from the Congressional race in upstate New York to replace Craigslist Chris Lee. Democrat Kathy Hochul was in a dead heat with Republican Jane Corwin in this red district because Davis took more votes from the Republicans, [...]

Defining Democrats Downward – Support for Medicare Last Fragment of Progressive Agenda

By: Thursday May 19, 2011 12:28 pm

Republicans still don’t know how to deal with the blowback they’ve received from Democrats and the public about Medicare. Newt Gingrich may have ended his Presidential run by criticizing the Paul Ryan-authored plan, but even yesterday he made clear that he meant what he said with that criticism. Mitch McConnell won’t even whip the Republican [...]

Gingrich Undermines Ryan on Medicare Phase-Out Scheme

By: Monday May 16, 2011 8:45 am

Newt Gingrich showed why he will never become the Republican nominee for President on his first weekend as a candidate. In a week when Republicans hope to “rebrand” their plan to end Medicare, Gingrich went on Meet the Press and savaged the idea: DAVID GREGORY: Do you think that Republicans ought to buck the public [...]

NY-26: DCCC Ad Previews 2012 Election Message

By: Friday May 13, 2011 9:10 am

The above ad from the DCCC is the blueprint for the 2012 election. You can just swap out the names and expect it in every competitive House district in the country. Republicans will call it “Mediscare,” accuse Democrats of demagoguery, and fib about what the Paul Ryan budget actually does. But they know this works. [...]

After Using Medicare to Get Elected in 2010, House GOP Now Wants Truce on Medicare

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 12:10 pm

House Republicans are clearly nervous about being on the wrong side of public opinion in the Medicare debate. They see what’s happening in upstate New York and it worries them. They made a bad vote on an issue where Americans hold a deep connection, and come 2012 they will pay the price. Unless they can [...]

NY-26: Outside Money Pours In as Hochul Vows to Protect Safety Net

By: Wednesday May 11, 2011 7:55 am

Both sides have gotten off the sidelines and started to spend money in the surprisingly close NY-26 special election between Republican Jane Corwin, Democrat Kathy Hochul and Tea Party candidate Jack Davis. After polls showed the race in the red district within reach for the Democrat, thanks to the third party effort of Davis taking [...]

NY-26: Democrat Hochul Takes the Lead in Poll

By: Monday May 9, 2011 12:03 pm

In a poll from Daily Kos and SEIU, Democrat Kathy Hochul has taken the lead in the NY-26 special election which will be held on May 24. The election replaces Craigslist Chris Lee, who resigned earlier in the year. Republican Jane Corwin was considered a shoo-in for the seat in the historically Republican district, but [...]

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