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  • The relief of Newark (Ukip falls flat in UK election)

    06/06/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 21 replies
    The Economist ^ | 6/6/14 | Bagehot
    IN THE end, there was no big upset. Despite a surge of support for their nemesis, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), the Conservatives won the Newark by-election on June 5th with ease. This was in a sense historic—the prosperous south Nottinghamshire constituency has now given the Tories their first by-election victory while in office since 1989. But it will have done little, for all that, to quell Tory nerves set jangling by UKIP’s rise. The Tory candidate in Newark, Robert Jenrick, won with a robust majority of 7,000 votes, despite the hostile circumstances in which the election was held. It...
  • European Elections: UKIP Top British Polls

    05/25/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Sky News ^ | 26 May 2014 | staff
    UKIP have topped the European polls in the UK, with the Labour Party vying with the Conservatives for second place. Sources from the other main parties have conceded Nigel Farage's party will win, with the leader hailing an "earthquake" in British politics. It will be the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labour has topped a nationwide poll for the first time in 108 years.
  • British elections dismay establishment leftists: Voters turning conservative all over Europe

    05/24/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    All over Europe, voters are turning in a conservative direction, and against the autocratic European Union and its big government enablers. New York Times reporters Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle write a dripping-with-disdain account of local election results in the UK, which will be followed tomorrow by results for the European Parliament. To them, conservatgives are “right wingers” or “far-right” and those who object to EU takeover of sovereignty are “anti-Europe.” Voters in Britain sent a forceful message of discontent to established political parties on Friday, as returns from local elections showed an even stronger following than expected for the...
  • 'I will gag the hate clerics': Cameron to launch new terror task force... (trunc title)

    05/26/2013 5:37:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 126 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/26/2013 | Simon Walters
    David Cameron is planning new powers to muzzle Islamic hate preachers accused of provoking terrorist outrages such as the killing of soldier Lee Rigby. The Prime Minister wants to stop extremist clerics using schools, colleges, prisons and mosques to spread their ‘poison’ and is to head a new Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Task Force (TERFOR) made up of senior Ministers, MI5, police and moderate religious leaders. The high-powered group will study a number of measures, including banning extremist clerics from being given public platforms to incite students, prisoners and other followers – and forcing mosque leaders to answer for ‘hate...
  • Farage: Get Ready to Take Down the Political Establishment

    05/03/2014 4:43:04 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 25 replies
    ST IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK –– An over-capacity crowd of around 650 people met UKIP leader Nigel Farage for the final town hall-style meeting of his pre-European Election tour of the United Kingdom. With UKIP swag plastered all over the Burgess Hall venue, Farage entered to rapturous applause, flanked by increased security following the assault on him earlier this week. Farage was speaking to the throngs of disaffected Brits, who have witnessed their livelihoods sacrificed for multiculturalism, big state-driven debt, and the transfer of sovereignty over their own lives from their local towns and villages to centralised governments in London and...
  • Arab world: Has the penny finally dropped?

    05/02/2014 8:09:30 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/26/2014 | ZVI MAZEL
    Since the start of the ill-named “Arab Spring,” the Muslim Brotherhood has been very much in the news. Coming to power through democratic elections in Egypt and Tunisia, they were toppled within a short time by the people, who discovered their true intentions. There were some in the West – but not all – who saw the light as well. British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered a comprehensive review of the movement,... its activities in Britain and its impact on the country’s interests. The decision was made because the Brotherhood is allegedly behind terrorist operations in Egypt, and because...
  • Video of Paul Weston's Churchill Speech, Arrest, Interview

    04/30/2014 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Previous articles on the topicWinchester: Churchill Quotation Gets Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston ArrestedLiberty GB’s Paul Weston, Arrested in Winchester for Quoting Churchill, Could Face 2 Years in JailTranscript of the videoQ: Where exactly were you speaking, please? A: Winchester, which is in the county of Hampshire, and Hampshire is part of the South-East constituency for the European Union elections which I’m standing in. So I thought: “As it’s part of my constituency, I will go down and try and explain to these people, who do...
  • David Cameron threatens to resign without 2017 EU vote

    04/29/2014 11:48:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:40PM BST 28 Apr 2014 | Matthew Holehouse
    David Cameron has promised to quit as Prime Minister if he is unable to deliver an in-out referendum on the European Union by 2017. He promised he would not “barter away” the referendum in new coalition negotiations, as an angry Conservative activist told him the public do not believe he will deliver on his promise to give the British people a say on EU membership. There are fears the pledge could be blocked by the Liberal Democrats during coalition talks if the 2015 election produces another hung parliament. Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, claims Mr. Cameron has no intention of...
  • Nigel Farage could become MP within weeks after Mercer quits

    04/29/2014 2:13:45 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 16 replies
    Nigel Farage could win a seat at Westminster within weeks after a disgraced Conservative backbencher quit the Commons and forced an unexpected by-election. In a significant blow to the Tories, Patrick Mercer stepped down as MP for Newark on Tuesday night, only days before he was due to be suspended from Parliament for six months. His decision comes after a joint investigation by The Telegraph and the BBC’s Panorama programme disclosed that Mr Mercer had tabled a series of parliamentary questions and put down a motion after accepting Ł4,000 from undercover reporters. David Cameron now faces the prospect of Mr...
  • EU lawmakers smooth way for class actions against cartels

    04/19/2014 1:17:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18pm BST | Foo Yun Chee
    European lawmakers on Thursday eased the way for cartel victims to claim compensation from companies under new rules that also shield price-fixing whistleblowers from being the main target of million-euro lawsuits. The green light from the European Parliament came nine years after the European Commission broached the idea, seeing it as an additional tool, on top of fines, to deter companies from breaking antitrust laws. According to the Commission, only one in four cartels and antitrust infringements faced damages claims in the last seven years. Its 2010 estimate put the cost of unrecovered damages of infringements at over €20 billion...
  • Britain's Labor Party hires ex-Obama aide Axelrod to help in election

    04/19/2014 1:00:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Henry Chu
    LONDON – Setting up an intriguing election battle, Britain’s opposition Labor Party announced Friday that it had hired President Obama’s chief campaign advisor to help the party return to power next year over the ruling Conservatives. The decision to recruit David Axelrod means that the 2015 British election will pit two of Obama’s strategists against each other. Working for the Conservatives is Jim Messina, who, like Axelrod, toiled on both of Obama’s presidential campaigns and who served as his deputy White House chief of staff during his first term. “David is used to tough fights, and he is going to...
  • Britain's Labour Leader Conscripts Obama Architect David Axelrod for 2015 Election

    04/18/2014 3:34:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/18/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    Britain's Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has conscripted the services of American campaigns professional David Axelrod, otherwise known as the architect behind President Barack Obama's U.S. election victory in 2008. The appointment of Axelrod to the Labour team is the latest in a long line of foreign consultants brought in to try and help Ed Miliband's team on the run up to the UK General Election in May 2015. Axelrod follows in the footsteps of 69-year-old U.S. community organiser Arnie Graf, who embarrassed Labour by claiming he was working for them, rather than consulting for them, without a UK work...
  • Huge poll boost for UKIP as a fifth of voters say they will back anti-Europe party in wake of…

    04/14/2014 2:03:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:47 EST, 13 April 2014 | Chris Pleasance and Gerri Peev
    The Conservatives could be pushed into third place at the European elections after the party’s poll ratings plunged in the wake of the Maria Miller expenses scandal. A poll has put the Tories on 23 percent, behind Labour (31 percent) and UKIP (28 percent) just days after the Culture Secretary was forced to resign in an expenses row. The Liberal Democrats were on a dismal 9 percent, according to analysis of recent polling by Professor Curtice of Strathclyde University. Levels of support for UKIP are now at a record high as they were the only party to gain popularity in...
  • David Cameron's religious adviser is descended from founders of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 April 2014 | Martin Beckford
    PM facing embarrassment over links between adviser and Islamist group. Adviser Tariq Ramadan is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood's founder . ... Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7. But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light. ... He was kept out of France in...
  • Briton wins prize for UK exit plan from EU, says economy could benefit

    04/08/2014 5:08:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Apr 2014
    (Reuters) - Britain's economy could grow by 1.3 billion pounds if it left the European Union due to less regulation and more trade with emerging economies, a British diplomat who dreamt up a prize-winning blueprint for the country's EU exit said on Tuesday. Britain's free market Institute of Economic Affairs on Tuesday awarded a 100,000-euro prize to Iain Mansfield, a British diplomat based in the Philippines, who it decided had come up with the best blueprint for a 'Brexit,' a British departure from the EU. Amid widespread public disenchantment in Britain about the EU's perceived over-bearing role in everyday life...
  • Get ready to quit the EU now, Davis tells the Tories as he tears into Cameron and predicts…

    04/07/2014 12:53:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:52 EST, 5 April 2014 | Simon Walters
    The Tory revolt over Europe took a dramatic turn last night after senior Conservative David Davis called on the Government to open talks with Brussels on quitting the EU. Former Tory chairman Mr. Davis tore into David Cameron, accusing him of making a mess of his pledge to win back powers from the EU. “Scaremongers” who said Britain would collapse if it decided to go it alone were talking nonsense, said Mr Davis. Quitting the EU would be like a “revolution” and would boost UK jobs, wages, world power, arts and prestige, he added. Significantly, his intervention comes days after...
  • Expenses scandal roils Cameron ahead of European elections

    04/07/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Apr 7, 2014 6:17pm BST | By Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of an expenses scandal engulfing one of his ministers has put him under pressure before European elections, threatening his Conservative party's already clouded electoral outlook. Cameron, whose party risks being beaten into third place in next month's European Parliament elections behind the anti-EU UK Independence party (UKIP), has stood by Maria Miller, Britain's minister for culture, since a parliamentary report ordered her to pay back wrongly claimed expenses last week. But the media and public backlash against Miller shows no sign of abating despite Cameron's efforts to end it. Many of his own...
  • Nigel Farage: We must defend Christian heritage

    11/01/2013 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 01 Nov 2013 | Cristina Odone
    An Audience With … Nigel Farage features a stage with only a table, a chair, and a bottle of wine as props. Farage thinks it will give him a chance to “explain who I am” and, crucially, to “reach a new audience”. … “We need a much more muscular defense of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Yes, we’re open to different cultures, but we have to defend our values. That’s the message I want to hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury and from our politicians. Anything less is appeasement of the worst kind.” Yet he speaks not as a defender of the...
  • Ukip will not oppose gay marriage, Farage reveals as he calls for French-style separate services

    03/18/2014 6:33:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/18/2014 | Matt Chorley
    Ukip is to drop its opposition to gay marriage, party leader Nigel Farage revealed today. The move risks angering disaffected Tories who switched to Ukip after same sex weddings were legalised by the coalition, but Mr Farage insisted: ‘We have absolutely no problem with anybody.’ He said that as part of a review of Ukip’s manifesto, which he has dismissed as ‘drivel’, he would not campaign for gay weddings to be banned. Ukip previously said civil partnerships were a ‘common sense’ way for gay and lesbian couples to register their commitment ‘in a formal way’. But it warned: Gay marriage...
  • UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage speaks on gay marriage.

    01/09/2013 4:28:40 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Nigel Farange
    Video link - 4 minutes or so. This is how to handle an aggressive and biased interviewer. Politicians that are not fast on their feet don't last long in a parliamentary system. The reference to a "whopping 14%" in the last elections - that's up from 7% so, in fact, it's a dramatic increase, which could interpreted as 25% of Conservative supporters switching their allegiance to the UKIP.
  • The Tory Minister, a vicious feud and the gay sex party…paid for by you: Westminster braced…

    04/06/2014 10:48:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:10 EST, 6 April 2014 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen
    A Tory Minister is involved in an extraordinary row over claims that taxpayers’ money was used to fund gay sex parties. The politician is said to have been in a feud with a senior party official accused of using dating app Grindr to invite gay MPs and activists to his suite at the Conservative Party conference. The Ł70,000-a-year official, who is not an MP, has also been accused of bullying staff and being drunk on duty. He was disciplined after a formal investigation. …
  • Conservative party descends into civil war as 100 Tory rebels prepare to defy Cameron on EU

    04/04/2014 11:27:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:37 EST, 29 March 2014 | Simon Walters
    The fragile Tory truce over Europe disintegrated last night after it emerged that more than 100 Conservative MPs and candidates are set to defy David Cameron at the General Election next year by vowing to leave the EU. The Prime Minister has promised the Tory manifesto will spell out his pledge for a referendum by 2017 on Britain’s links with Europe after trying to win back key powers from Brussels. But Tory rebels will go further and make their own personal manifesto vows to campaign to withdraw from the EU—regardless of any concessions by Brussels. …
  • Stupidity of Cameron's priorities: gay marriage, foreign aid and wind farms.

    05/05/2013 7:33:23 AM PDT · by granada · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 21:29 GMT, 4 May 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 4 May 2013 | SIMON WALTERS
    For a man who regards Brussels as the biggest threat to Britain’s freedom since the Second World War, the choice of beer for Nigel Farage was obvious when we met at the Westminster Arms on Friday: Spitfire. It is brewed by Shepherd Neame in Kent to celebrate the Battle of Britain. Farage, a man of Kent, gulped down the first pint in 15 minutes, ordered a ‘reload,’ polishing off his second in another ten; and the moment we stepped outside, he lit up a fag.
  • Britain’s most pro-EU party heading for disaster in May

    02/18/2014 6:55:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 18.02.14 @ 09:19 | Tim Black
    Ahead of May’s European Parliament election, with issues such as the economy and immigration to the fore, none of Britain’s three main parties are stealing a march on their rivals. The co-governing, right-of-center Conservative Party, also known as the Tories, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, is struggling. What remains of its traditional support base, including some MPs, often seems opposed to the modernizing, socially-liberal direction of its leadership. […] But viewing the UK's party-political landscape solely in terms of the traditional duopoly (plus the Lib Dems) misses the big political story, and what is likely to be the major...
  • Tory Party is dominated by 'extreme' views on Europe, gay marriage and green policies,

    02/08/2014 11:48:12 PM PST · by managusta · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 February 2014 | Anna Edwards
    The Tories are doomed to defeat at the 2015 general election if David Cameron gives in to Eurosceptic 'obsessives' and allows policy to be driven by a fear of Ukip, MP Tim Yeo has warned. Mr Yeo believes his own pro-EU stance as well as his support for gay marriage and green policies contributed to his local party voting not to re-select him as its candidate after 30 years in the Commons.
  • Cuomo to Catholics: You’re Not Welcome in NY

    01/19/2014 6:34:38 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 19, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    Editor’s Note: On Sundays we usually try to focus on spiritual matters, but this column deals with such a direct and serious threat that we thought it urgent to bring it to you today. – Robert Royal    I was born in New York State and have lived here for more than 61 years. During that time I have paid plenty in state and local taxes and have served the public in a number of capacities including two terms as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.I am also a Catholic and a member of...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York State’s Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayor’s office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York — and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasio’s...
  • Norway election: Conservative Erna Solberg triumphs

    09/10/2013 8:00:32 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 September 2013 | staff
    Norwegian centre-right leader Erna Solberg is set to form a new government after Labour Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg admitted election defeat. Ms Solberg described her win as "a historic election victory for the right-wing parties". Her Conservative Party is widely expected to form a government with the anti-immigration Progress Party. It is oil-rich Norway's first general election since attacks by a far-right extremist left 77 people dead in 2011.
  • Norwegians vote; shift to the right seen as likely

    09/09/2013 9:35:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2013 9:58 AM EDT | Nils Mylkebost and Malin Rising
    Norwegians cast ballots Monday in a parliamentary election that could see the power in the oil-rich nation shift for the first time since 2005 to a center-right coalition, including an anti-immigration party. Despite Norway’s strong economy and low unemployment, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s center-left coalition has been trailing in opinion polls for months. The Conservative Party, headed by Erna Solberg, has seen a surge in support amid pledges to increase the availability of private health care and cut taxes on assets over $140,000. … The conservatives have said, for the first time, that they are prepared to form a coalition...
  • One in five Tory party members ready to switch to UKIP…almost half given up campaigning for Cameron

    07/08/2013 10:20:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:42 EST, 8 July 2013
    One in five Conservative Party members are on the verge of switching to the UK Independence Party, a new poll suggests. In a further sign of the schism between the party leadership and the grassroots, more than half do not believe they are respected by David Cameron and his top team. There is also deep-rooted opposition to flagship coalition policies including legalizing gay marriage and protecting the foreign aid budget from cuts. …
  • We can Waste Time or to Begin to Solve our Problems.

    11/12/2012 2:34:18 PM PST · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 12, 2012 | Dan Miller
    There are many pleasant actions that can be taken that won't do any good. There are others that might at least begin to do some good. These won't do much good beyond diverting attention from our problems and maybe providing a good feeling. Feeling good is comforting, and that's it. 1. Hit your thumb again and again with a big hammer. That will focus attention away from the November 6th debacle. Still mad about November 6th? Then 2. Get drunk. Still thinking about November 6th? Then 3. Sign petitions to:♦ Impeach President Obama for . . . anything you feel...
  • Hispanic Ministers to Start A “Non-Democrat/Non-Republican Campaign” for the general election (NY)

    10/18/2012 6:24:26 PM PDT · by Sun · 2 replies
    CPNYS.org ^ | September 25, 2012 | Staff
    (snip) to discuss plans to start a“Non-Democrat/Non-Republican Campaign” for the upcoming general election that will be conducted on Tuesday November 6th. Senator Reverend Diaz stated: “We deserve representation! Both parties have failed us, and both parties have taken us for granted. Enough is enough. The purpose of this campaign is to ask our communities to vote in the Conservative Line, as a protest for what both parties have done to our communities.”
  • Sir John A Would Know What Do With Harper's Majority (Stephen Harper's Good Fortune Alert)

    05/03/2011 12:24:47 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies
    National Post ^ | 5/03/2011 | Kelly McFarland
    He isn’t coming in cold, with an enormous backlog of unrealistic ambitions to ram through. Instead, the Tories have a solid idea of what they want to accomplish over the next four years. Having already elected him twice previously, Canadians won’t be looking for sudden miracles. Far from it: such is the level of exhaustion with politics that most Canadians will be delighted if the government just stays out of their face for the majority of the mandate. Harper, in effect, has four years to shepherd through legislation that should come as little surprise to anyone, and he has the...
  • Conservatives widen poll lead in Canada. Stephen Harper Might Now Gain a Majority Government

    04/04/2011 12:29:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Ten days ago, the opposition parties in Canada forced a new election through a no-confidence vote in Parliament in an attempt to gain more seats and more leverage over the Conservative plurality. The election will be held in four weeks, but already it seems that the Liberal Party has miscalculated. In the latest polling, Conservatives led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper have picked up support and may win enough votes to gain a majority government on their own: The Conservatives widened its lead against the opposition Liberals in an opinion poll released on Monday.The Nanos Research tracking poll of results...
  • WFP, Conservatives Lose Out On Double-Vote Case [Potentially Hugh]

    10/16/2010 4:23:39 PM PDT · by Gondring · 33 replies
    Capital Tonight /YNN ^ | October 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Liz Benjamin
    [...] I’ve since been told the case hasn’t yet been decided, and won’t be until after Nov. 2. Instead, the judge declined to give the WFP the injunction it sought. The party is considering an appeal. This is almost of bad as a loss, since the current policy is detrimental to the minor parties. As things stand, voters who select the same candidate on two different lines on the paper ballots used by the new voting machine system will see their vote counted for the first party that appears on the ballot. That is, of course, very bad for the...
  • 'Photos of missing Mexican politician' sent to Mexican newspapers

    05/30/2010 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 664+ views
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | Published: 10:48PM BST 21 May 2010 | n/a
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "The photo was sent by email late Thursday to Mexico's major newspapers without any information about its source, but there is a likeness between the blindfolded man in the picture and Fernandez de Cevallos, 69. The newspaper El Universal reported that family members had confirmed the photo's authenticity, while the newspaper Reforma said the exact opposite." SNIPPET: "Fernandez de Cevallos, who disappeared last week, ran for president in 1994 representing the ruling conservative National Action Party (PAN). His vehicle was found at his ranch near the town of Queretaro bearing "signs of violence," the prosecutor's office...
  • Conservative Party leaders back Lazio for governor (NY)

    03/21/2010 8:02:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 355+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | March 21, 2010 | Jay Rey and Robert J. McCarthy
    A day after being rejected by his own party’s chairman, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio secured the all-important backing Saturday from State Conservative Party leaders. The Conservative Party Executive Committee met Saturday in Brooklyn, where it recommended the former Long Island congressman as the party’s candidate for governor. The Lazio endorsement still needs to be ratified at the Conservative Party convention this spring, said Michael R. Long, State Conservative Party chairman. “He’s got a lot of support among the leaders of the party,” Long said by phone after the meeting. “He’s been friends of the party for a long time,...
  • Doug Hoffmann in NY 23 says he is within 2000 votes! Count should be done by Thursday!

    11/16/2009 6:44:33 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 260 replies · 13,823+ views
    Doug Hoffman just told Glenn Beck they are 2000 votes behind in NY 23with 10,000 absentee votes left to count. This is NOT over.
  • (NY) Astorino ousts Spano as Westerchester County exec. (Astorino Runs Catholic Radio Station)

    11/04/2009 10:58:53 AM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies · 709+ views
    November 4, 2009
    FR can't post threads from the Lower Hudson newspaper. Some more good news. I just wanted to let everyone know that a Republican and Pro-Life Catholic who is the station manager and program director of The Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, Rob Astorino, won the election for County Executive for Westchester County, a liberal democrat bastion outside of NYC. He was attacked by the non-religious, pro-abortion left for being anti-femal and pro life. And still won!
  • **HOFFMAN'S SUPPORTERS STAGE BIG RALLY** (With Pics!)

    11/03/2009 5:41:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 46 replies · 2,754+ views
    Watertown Daily News (District 23, New York State) ^ | 3 November 209 | Jude Seymour, Staff Writer
    Hoffman's supporters stage big rallyDouglas L. Hoffman's first congressional campaign stop in Watertown had more campaign staff — three — than attendees. Three months later, the Conservative Party candidate in the 23rd Congressional District race was a bigger draw here than the vice president of the United States. Mr. Hoffman's raucous rally Monday at the Jefferson County Agricultural Society Exhibition Hall drew more than 300 and featured speeches by former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson and a soundtrack by country music star John Rich. Mr. Thompson, revered in conservative circles, wasted no time reminding the crowd of what was at stake...
  • Conservative Party Candidate Leads in New York (Hoffman NY 23 CD)

    11/02/2009 10:22:11 AM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,129+ views
    CQ-Roll Call ^ | Nov 2, 2009 | Emily Cadei
    Doug Hoffman, the third-party upstart now backed by the Republican Party, has pulled ahead in Tuesday's special House election in upstate New York, according to two polls conducted over the weekend. A Siena College poll conducted Nov. 1 concluded that Hoffman now leads Democrat Bill Owens 41 percent to 36 percent, after the two were essentially tied in a Siena poll released Saturday morning. That poll's margin of error is 4 percent... --snip-- A survey by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling pegs Hoffman's lead at 51 percent to 34 percent, with a margin of error of 2.3 percent. The PPP poll...
  • Symptom Of The Disease: New York’s 23rd House Race

    11/02/2009 7:37:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies · 564+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 2, 2009 | Steve McGough
    All politics are NOT JUST LOCAL,but all levels of government is becoming more interconected to each other. Also a reflection of the growing ANGER out there in the American nation. All politics, are no longer local. With the coming of the information age, broadband internet and online credit card processing, we’ve entered into the blood sport of manipulating United States House and Senate races in far-away states and districts of which we have never been, nor will likely visit in the future. Is this a good thing? Whether going national is a valid technique to win local elections is not...
  • Conservative Doug Hoffman forces GOP choice out of Tuesday's House race in N.Y.

    10/31/2009 7:28:52 PM PDT · by BAW · 66 replies · 2,170+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 31, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm
    Under pressure from conservative forces within her own party, Dede Scozzafava, the regular Republican nominee in the interim House race for New York's 23d District, suddenly withdrew from the race today. Though endorsed by the Republican National Committee and big GOP establishment names like ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Scozzafava had fallen to third place in polls of the upstate longtime Republican district next to the Canadian border. Her retreat came in the face of a vigorous campaign by Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, who was backed by Sarah Palin, Dick Armey and Fred Thompson, among others. Her surprise move sets...
  • Conservative Rebellion Explodes in New York over Extreme Liberal GOP Candidate

    10/23/2009 9:09:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 109 replies · 4,237+ views
    http://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | Friday October 23, 2009 | By Peter J. Smith
    SYRACUSE, New York, October 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A conservative uprising against the GOP's selection of a staunchly pro-abortion, pro-gay "marriage" nominee has transformed the battle for New York's 23rd congressional district into a tight three-way race that has the strong possibility of a dark horse Conservative Party candidate pulling an upset victory - or sending a strong message to the GOP that they alienate social and fiscal conservatives at their peril.New York's 23rd Congressional District covers much of the northern areas of upstate New York just north of Syracuse, bordering Canada, and encompassing most of the Adirondacks. While conservative...
  • Breaking: Palin Supports Hoffman

    10/22/2009 5:47:30 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 371 replies · 14,832+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 22, 2009 08:17 PM | John McCormack
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD just received a statement from Sarah Palin endorsing conservative Doug Hoffman for Congress: The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs our help now. The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it's important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York's 23rd...
  • New York 23: Another Train Wreck for House Republicans?

    10/13/2009 12:17:45 PM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 11 replies · 1,139+ views
    Roll Call ^ | October 13, 2009 | Stuart Rothenberg
    The three-way race makes for a number of possible scenarios, including ones that have Scozzafava finishing first, second or even third. She is in real trouble. A lack of campaign resources and a classic political squeeze from the left and the right have severely damaged the prospects of Republican Dede Scozzafava, a six-term state Assemblywoman from Watertown. While initial polling showed Scozzafava leading Democratic attorney Bill Owens and Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, Owens has caught Scozzafava in recent private polling, and Hoffman continues to gain strength, making him a considerable factor in the contest and a growing problem for...
  • NY 2010: N.Y. House Race Touches Off GOP Funding Fight [open warfare between conservatives, RINOs]

    10/09/2009 6:26:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,533+ views
    Michael Long, chairman of the Conservative Party of New York, is urging fellow conservatives not to contribute to the National Republican Congressional Committee. His complaint: The NRCC is supporting the Republican candidate in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, who he says is out of step with GOP values. The Republicans have nominated centrist State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava as their candidate in the special election to be held on Nov. 3. In response, the Conservative Party nominated its own candidate, local accountant Doug Hoffman. Hoffman has been getting some traction, winning endorsements from several conservative groups and garnering 16% support in...
  • Poll: Scozzafava 30%, Owens 20%, Hoffman 19% (NY special election)

    09/10/2009 11:18:23 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 735+ views
    Newswatch 50 ^ | September 9, 2009
    None of the three candidates for congress has more than 30 percent of the electorate's vote, according to a new poll. The poll of 300 likely voters was conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman. The poll showed Republican Dede Scozzafava with 30% of the vote, Democrat Bill Owens with 20% and Hoffman with 19%. Thirty-one per cent of those polled were undecided. Pollster John McLaughlin said the poll shows that Hoffman "has an excellent chance of winning this election." "This race is shaping up to be a clear choice among a liberal Republican, a liberal...
  • Will Sarah start the Conservative Party?

    07/03/2009 3:20:40 PM PDT · by paulycy · 140 replies · 2,889+ views
    me | july 3, 2009 | pauly cy
    Could Sarah's move mean the beginning of a Conservative third party?
  • 69% of GOP Voters Say Palin Helped McCain (Favorability among Republicans: ***91%***!!!)

    11/07/2008 8:31:02 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 352 replies · 11,212+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/07/08 | Staff
    Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCain’s bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability. Only 20% of GOP voters say Palin hurt the party’s ticket, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Six percent (6%) say she had no impact, and five percent (5%) are undecided. Ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans have a favorable view of Palin, including 65% who say their view is Very Favorable. Only eight percent (8%) have an unfavorable view of her, including three percent (3%)...