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Let me outline what we know so far about the attacks on US embassy staff last September that led to the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. First, it’s a big deal. There are strong indications — and the US...
The last couple of weeks brought another cycle of painful news stories for conservatives and for the Republican Party. The CPAC conference featured an often woeful cast of eccentric, angry right-wing voices. Sarah Palin, a former governor and vice...
Last night’s disastrous outing by Texas Governor Rick Perry cements a brilliant couple of weeks for Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney and delivers more tough news to President Barack Obama. Perry and the third top-tier GOP challenger, Herman...
These are dangerous times for the conservative movement in America. After last November’s mid-term election, the far-right has shown that it has the power to shape key elections. The Tea Party erupted into prominence as a national force,...
Here’s an interesting detail from Saturday’s don’t-ask-don’t-tell vote. A total of 39 Republicans voted. Of those, 31 voted No. Sounds like a pretty solid bloc, right? But of those No votes, fifteen were in the...
News stories tagged with "gop"
Mar 13, 2006 — Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld has been touring the North Country, meeting with local Republican leaders. Weld hopes to run for governor in New York State. Supporters say Weld's family ties to the region would make him a great replacement for outgoing Governor George Pataki. But as Brian Mann reports, Weld faces stiff opposition from the Conservative Party and from social conservatives within the GOP. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Dec 13, 2005 — Republican Party leaders voted to recommend that former Massachusetts Governor William Weld be the party's candidate for governor in New York next year. The majority of the chairs also believe that U.S. Senate candidate Jeanine Pirro, who has run a troubled campaign, should quit her quest against Hillary Clinton, and run for Attorney General instead. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 18, 2005 — The North Country has long been seen a stronghold for New York's Republican Party. Deep support in this region helped elect Governor George Pataki. In some towns, voter registration still runs 3-to-1 in favor of the GOP. But for the first time in decades, the North Country has a Democratic assemblyman, Darryl Aubertine, who won re-election in 2004 by a 2-to-1 margin. In last week's election, Democrat LeRoy Akins edged incumbent Republican Harold Taylor and will take over as mayor of Glens Falls. Plattsburgh assemblyman Chris Ortloff, a Republican, represents the 114th District. Ortloff says his party can't take this region's support for granted, especially in 2006. Go to full article
Jun 29, 2005 — The son-in-law of former President Richard Nixon says he'll challenge Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in next year's election. Ed Cox, an attorney in New York City and a member of the SUNY board of trustees, spoke yesterday with Brian Mann. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Apr 07, 2005 — Essex County District attorney Ronald Briggs says he's still deciding whether to seek re-election. Briggs, a three-term incumbent, lost the endorsement of the county's Republican committee last week. GOP leaders shocked political observers by supporting Julie Garcia, an attorney from Schroon Lake. As Chris Knight reports, some critics say Briggs spends too much money. Go to full article
Apr 14, 2004 — In recent weeks, opinion polls have shown that public support for the war in Iraq is eroding. President Bush spoke in an hour-long press conference last night about the latest spiral of violence and his vision for waging the war on terror. Republicans in Franklin County agreed to watch the press conference with our reporter Brian Mann. He gathered their reactions and sent this report. Go to full article
Sep 10, 2003 — Republicans went to the polls yesterday, for a party primary that offered some surprisingly tough races. In North Elba, where turnout was high, town supervisor Shirley Seney survived by a narrow 40-vote margin. As Brian Mann reports, a loss would have knocked Seney off the November ballot. Go to full article
Dec 24, 2002 — The 113th Assembly district - in the eastern Adirondacks - offered one of the few competitive races in this year's election. At one point, four strong Republicans were vying for the open seat. Now, the Warren County Republican Committee has moved to tighten rules that insure party loyalty. As Brian Mann reports, some critics say the new rules will reduce the number of candidates. Go to full article
Nov 29, 2002 — Last week, the Bush Administration announced plans to relax key rules of the Clean Air Act, rules designed to clean up factories and power plants that contribute to acid rain. New York's attorney general immediately joined with other Northeastern states, filing a lawsuit to block the changes. Conservation groups support the lawsuit, but they disagree about President Bush's environmental agenda. Brian Mann has this report. Go to full article