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Now Brooklyn Is Protesting a New Mosque

Opponents to 'ground zero mosque' join in fight

(Newser) - Controversy is raging over a mosque under construction in New York City—no, not that one. A Muslim developer in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn has been trying to build a mosque in a vacant lot for five years, but an organization known as Bay People, Inc. has been fighting it all... More »

Look Out Democrats, 2012 Is Looking Like 2010

That could be bad news in the Senate: Nate Silver

(Newser) - It can be dangerous to draw broad conclusions from special elections, but last night's results from New York and Nevada make it safe to say that "the special election scorecard is starting to look pretty ominous for Democrats," writes Nate Silver at the New York Times . Coming... More »

GOP Wins Weiner's Seat

Bob Turner wins NYC seat in major upset

(Newser) - The special election to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner was widely seen as a referendum on President Obama's economic policy—and the resounding answer was: "No." Republican political novice Bob Turner soundly defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin, AP reports. It's the first time a Republican has... More »

In Nasty Fight, Weiner's Seat May Go to GOP

Republican leads Democrat by 6 points

(Newser) - Not only did Anthony Weiner lose his own seat, he might have lost it for his party—in a very Democratic district, no less. Republican Bob Turner leads Democrat David Weprin by 47% to 41%, with 7% still undecided, Public Policy Polling finds. Turner’s got a 32-point lead among... More »

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