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The Top Moments in 2010 Politics

The Tea Party really made things interesting this year

(Newser) - From a January special election right up to the unexpectedly-productive lame duck Congress that just finished, 2010 was an incredible year in politics. Here's the rundown of Politico's top moments:
  • Jan. 9, Scott Brown surges—The Republican took the lead in polls, sending uneasy Democrats into full-fledged panic mode. Just
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Jerry Brown Wins; Cuomo Trounces Paladino

Deval Patrick wins in Massachusetts

(Newser) - Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election as governor of New York, the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s. On the other coast, Californians gave Jerry Brown another crack at the job he held 28... More »

The Most Covered Candidates of 2010

Guess who's No. 1?

(Newser) - When it comes to the most covered candidates of the midterm elections, is it any surprise that Tea Partiers claim five of the top 10 slots? The Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism analyzed the election stories produced by 52 TV networks, websites, radio stations, and newspapers since Jan.... More »

7 Governor's Races to Watch

Republicans poised for huge redistricting advantage

(Newser) - Governor’s seats are up for grabs in 37 states today, and Republicans look poised to win loads of them—which could have a profound impact when it comes time to redraw district lines . This Huffington Post tally shows 29 seats held by or leaning toward Republicans, to 16 for... More »

7 Would-Be Governors Join Farcical NY Debate

Former madam, Rent is Too Damn High candidate stand out in crowded field

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino didn't even mention each other and there were more jokes than personal attacks in the first, and possibly last, debate in the New York governor's race. No fewer than seven hopefuls joined the debate, including former brothel madam Kirstin Davis of the Anti-Prohibition Party, former... More »

US Is Pissed, and It Won't Stop Nov. 2

Only economic recovery can soothe the country's anger

(Newser) - Carl Paladino, New York's gay-bashing , racist email-sending gubernatorial candidate, may be the most "clownish" illustration of American rage, but he's no anomaly, writes Frank Rich in the New York Times . And, like the "farcical" Christine O'Donnell, Paladino is a "political loss-leader" whose probable defeat lets us laugh... More »

O'Donnell's Not 'Authentic,' She's Ignorant

Joe Klein thinks it's sad that our culture confuses those things

(Newser) - America loves the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington fantasy, the idea of a common person speaking common sense to power. But Mr. Smith knew his stuff. “Christine O’Donnell is not like that. She is attractive to some, because she doesn’t know anything,” writes Joe Klein of... More »

Anti-Abortion Paladino Rents to Planned Parenthood

Candidate says lease left him no choice

(Newser) - Carl Paladino's distaste for man-on-man action didn't stop him renting to a gay club , and his firm anti-abortion views haven't stopped him collecting rent checks from Planned Parenthood. The New York candidate—who says he opposes abortion even in cases of rape or incest—is the landlord for a Niagara... More »

Rabbi Pulls Support for Paladino

Rabbi: candidate 'folded like a cheap camera' over anti-gay remarks

(Newser) - The Orthodox rabbi who set up the meeting where Carl Paladino made controversial anti-gay remarks says the candidate has lost his support. Paladino, who issued an apology for his remarks, "folded like a cheap camera," Yehuda Levin complains. "Which part of the speech that you gave in... More »

Carl Paladino Is Right About Gay Pride Parades

...but he's really wrong about gay marriage, writes William Saletan

(Newser) - Carl Paladino has caught a lot of flak for saying he wouldn't want his kids to see the Speedo-wearing, gyrating men that populate Gay Pride parades. And he's right, writes William Saletan for Slate . "Gay pride parades aren't the best thing to take little kids to, especially if you... More »

Carl Paladino Made Money Off Son's Gay Club

Gay nephew meanwhile says he's 'very offended' by comments

(Newser) - Carl Paladino may be really concerned about gay men grinding against each other, but it didn’t stop him from cashing the rent checks paid by Cobalt, a Buffalo gay club his son William ran and co-owned from 2004 to 2005, the New York Daily News reports. The club—which... More »

Paladino Semi-Apologizes for Anti-Gay Remarks

Candidate blames press, poor choice of words

(Newser) - Carl Paladino has issued a belated and somewhat strange apology for the anti-gay remarks that caused an uproar. "I was handed a script," his statement says. "I redacted some contents that were unacceptable. I did also say some things for which I should have chosen better words.... More »

Paladino Defends Remarks on Gays

It's just that he doesn't want kids exposed to 'disgusting' grinding in Speedos

(Newser) - Carl Paladino may have implied yesterday that homosexuality is not as “valid or successful” as heterosexuality, but that’s only because being gay is “a very, very ugly experience for those that are discriminated against,” he explains today. “And it shouldn’t be. Our society should... More »

Paladino: Gays Are Dysfunctional

NY candidate wants to protect kids from 'homosexual agenda'

(Newser) - Sure, he sent racist emails , scuffled with a reporter over his not-so-secret 'love child' , and dished on his opponent's "legendary" sex life , but Carl Paladino is a (self-proclaimed) "values candidate," here to protect the children. Being gay is "not the example that we should be showing... More »

Paladino: Cuomo Has 'Legendary' Sex Life

Video attempts to explain Post fight

(Newser) - Carl Paladino didn't mean to say opponent Andrew Cuomo had an affair—what he was really trying to say is that Cuomo is a sex god. In a three-minute YouTube video posted yesterday, Paladino attempts to explain the near-violent fight he had with New York Post reporter Fred Dicker (you... More »

2010: It's a Race to the Bottom

Alvin Greene, Meg Whitman, Christine O'Donnell, oh my!

(Newser) - The crazies have come pouring out of the woodwork, writes Gail Collins in a survey of the 2010 election landscape. Sure, not much is new about Carl Paladino and Andrew Cuomo frustrating New Yorkers' simple dream "of having a governor whose sex life is a complete mystery," but... More »

Paladino's Rage: It's Becoming a Problem

His anger may be hurting, not helping, his candidacy

(Newser) - In a political season defined by anger, Carl Paladino's rage stands out, says the New York Times . Though some say he's merely tapping into voter dissatisfaction, others think the racist-email-sending , mud-slinging , reporter-fighting candidate for NY governor has taken things too far—including, apparently, members of his own party. “I’... More »

Paladino Drops Cuomo Affair Claim

'It's not that I was accusing him,' says gubernatorial candidate

(Newser) - So, remember when Carl Paladino accused his rival, Andrew Cuomo, of having an affair ? Yeah, he didn't really mean that. Yesterday, he retracted the claim, saying it was all just a big misunderstanding, reports the Buffalo News . Paladino says he was just so "sick and tired" of the... More »

Paladino Accuses Cuomo of Having Affair

GOP candidate almost comes to blows with reporter demanding proof

(Newser) - Candidate Carl Paladino yesterday predicted that the New York's governor's race will get nastier, and then proceeded to fulfill that prediction. The Republican alleged that his rival, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, had been unfaithful to his ex-wife, Robert Kennedy's daughter Kerry Kennedy. "Has anybody asked Andrew Cuomo about his paramours... More »

Carl Paladino Still Must Explain His Racist Emails

Bob Herbert: New Yorkers deserve to hear much more about his views

(Newser) - Carl Paladino's camp has dismissed the controversy over his forwarding of racist, sexist, and pornographic emails as "bad judgment." Not nearly good enough, writes Bob Herbert at the New York Times . After all, the man is running for New York governor, and "the images and videos are... More »

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