Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

Big news this week in New York...

At our Conservative Party 2009 Fall Reception, Doug Hoffman picked two more endorsements – from Gov. George Pataki, and from Ambassador John R. Bolton, who also received our Charles Edison Memorial Award at the packed event.

Here’s a YouTube video of Gov. Pataki’s endorsement:

Here’s some coverage of the Pataki endorsement:

From The Washington Times:

From CNN:

From the New York Daily News:

From Politico (a Capitol Hill paper):

These two endorsements come on the heels of many more earned by Hoffman this week – and all of these endorsements are in addition to new evidence that GOP leaders are “seeing the light and going conservative.”

In other news from the 23rd, Bill Owens picked up that most coveted of endorsements – a seal of approval from Gov. David Paterson. Trick or treat, Mr. Owens might ask. We’ll find out:

Big news (literally!) this week in Washington...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled the enormous House health care bill that, according to Politico, “runs more pages than War and Peace [and] has nearly five times as many words as the Torah.” This new bill is a whopping 1,990 pages, with about 400,000 words. “With an estimated 10-year cost of $894 billion,” the folks at Politico note, “that comes out to about $2.24 million per word.”

And even that may be a conservative estimate, so to speak. According to this report, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) tags the total cost of the bill as over $1 trillion before the Democrats throw in some accounting gimmicks to drive the cost down to “only” $894 billion.

And according to the CBO, any cost estimate of this bloated bill is “subject to substantial uncertainty.”

Here’s what is certain: This health care “reform” initiative is a terrible idea that must be stopped. We need people in Congress that will vote against this monstrosity. Hopefully Tuesday voters in the 23rd Congressional District will elect Doug Hoffman and send some much-needed common sense and responsibility down to Washington.

Next week will be a busy and exciting one – that’s also for certain. Stay tuned here for the latest news and info. And have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Five days left and the excitement is truly building for a Hoffman WIN in the 23rd CD and Just heard from Facebook link that Plattsburgh's Breakfast Event was fantastic and "Doug made an effective presentation concerning the taxpayer and business friendly policies he will promote as a Congressman and answered questions honestly and responsively, to frequent applause."

Check out the latest at Be a part of history!

From James Tarento ( ) WSJ on line "the DCCC has written off Scozzafava and now sees this as a two-man race between Hoffman and Owens. If the view we have imputed to the committee is correct, there's a very good chance Hoffman will pull off a victory."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Add Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) to the ever growing list of Congressman who have endorsed Doug Hoffman! Hoffman is sprinting to the finish line and the campaign offices are as busy as can be. If you can offer some time to help out, it would be most appreciated. Less than one week to go and the reality is Doug CAN win! You know he is ahead when the desperate left starts running ads like this: Even the New York Times writes about the race: and Fred Dicker of the NY Post follows up on yesterday's Editorial endorsement: Stop by his website to keep up to date and assist any way you can. Thank you!

In other news... Chicago Politics sinks even lower but what would you expect from a political base that only knows hardball

New York's financial crisis is getting worse ( ) as people move out of state and tighten their own finances. While the Governor called for a November 10th Session, it hardly seems likely that necessary cuts will be made. Instead of cutting spending they passed foolish ideas (requiring new license plates next year) and didn't expect a back lash. Well New Yorkers are fighting back: One realistic way to help the situation would be to collect the cigarette taxes sold to non-Indians

More NY State financial problems:

More on Health Care Reform: and here and

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The political talk is still dominated by the 23rd Congressional District. With so much focus on the race, including the NY Post endorsement today and Gov. Tim Pawlenty's ( ) appearance on Neil Cavuto tonight, as well as his appearance on Fox and Friends this morning, its best if you stop by Doug Hoffman's website ( to keep as up to date as possible. The LA Times covers the grassroots effort Here is a link to Doug's appearance on Glen Beck yesterday. Go Doug....!! Check out Fred Thompson's new ad for Doug Hoffman:

The Heritage Foundation reviews the most recent changes in the proposed Health Care Reform bill

It certainly isn't surprising to anyone who follows this blog that New Yorkers are fleeing: The full report can be found here:

Thank you, Thomas Sowell, for telling it like no one else can Read this article and please pass it on to other fellow Americans before American is dismantled!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Despite what the press would have you believe, health insurance companies profits are not that fat:

Did you see this? Harry Reid says paying taxes are voluntary and this is what they are doing with those "voluntary" taxes:

Did you know there was another Congressional race in California this November? There is, but it certainly is not getting the coverage that NY's 23 is getting.

Doug Hoffman writes about taking back the party in Sunday's New York Post Op-Ed piece: and the UK's Guardian writes about the race: International coverage on the New York race that is sure to make history when Doug Hoffman wins it. According to Club for Growth, Doug Hoffman has surged to the lead (sent to our email subscribers earlier today) Click here to read about it and check out Mike Huckabee on Neil Cavuto at the same time.

Click here to watch Chairman Mike Long on Hardball with Chris Matthews.

Dick Armey ( ) National Review ( ) American Thinker ( ) all write positively on the campaign! Keep tuned into the most exciting race in the country....

Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

The major news of this week in conservative circles continues to be the 23rd Congressional race. Just breaking is the former Republican Presidential candidate Steve Forbes endorsement of Doug Hoffman and former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin’s endorsement:

It certainly has been a good week for the Hoffman campaign, national radio shows, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck mentions of the race on Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh with even more to come. Dick Armey flew in to offer his support as Doug introduced his Flat Tax proposal. Only 11 days left, but what an 11 days it will be. The energy has not waned in the least; in fact, there is so much energy the Obama Administration is looking for a way harness it to get its ill-fated health care bill through congress. We are seriously on the verge of making history in the 23rd Congressional District and we appreciate any support you can give at this time.

The Democratic candidate was hoping for more than this from President Obama: , I’m guessing he (the candidate) understands how many who voted for him feel--disappointed!

It is a good thing President Obama does not read the UK’s Telegraph or he would be trying to “black list” them as he is trying to do to Fox News which may be having a slight push back from other major news stations. Apparently, some habits are hard to die:

Could all the truth being exposed be the reason why new regulations are being considered at the FCC? Rush Limbaugh has an excellent analysis of former VP Cheney’s speech at the 20th Anniversary Dinner of the Center for Security Policy on Wednesday evening, in case you missed it.

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., should be commended for his fight to keep federal tax dollars from being used for abortions.

Every time the federal government runs a program, fraud is a major issue and here which is all the more reason that government run health care is a very bad idea. Instead of rushing to take over health care, it should be seeking to eliminate the massive fraud in its current programs. In case you need a refresher course in all of the different plans on the table for health care reform, the Wall Street Journal has a recap of their articles here:

On the statewide front, Governor David Paterson is still trying to pass the same-sex marriage bill while trying to resolve a budget deficit. Most New Yorkers are far more concerned about the burgeoning budget deficits and lack of good paying jobs, and want a leader to address these issues that have a direct impact on their everyday lives. The tax burden continues to drive our citizens out of the state and there is no end in sight. Revenue from all the “ordinary resources” are evaporating faster than rain in the Sahara Desert and instead of doing what is right for the citizens, the Governor and Legislature resorts to gimmicks to raise money and this

With only 11 days left in the Hoffman race, I am going to put my energy into electing a candidate who truly reflects what our values are and who will do what is right for all New Yorkers. Call the campaign at 518-897-1003 to find out what you can do to help.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The latest commercial from the Doug Hoffman Campaign:
and here:

The Washington Examiner
For all the things that are happening -- endorsements and radio interviews, etc, check out Things are really moving, make that surging for Doug. We are on the brink of making history.

In other news Thomas Carroll writes in the NY Post "Paterson Punts"

The Heritage Foundation continues on the health care issue

Have you heard that the Administration is trying to regulate access to the Internet:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

National news organizations are following and opining on the 23rd CD race almost as much as local papers:; and here:

Will ACORN be involved in the race? It certainly has a presence in New York political races: not to its credit. Why we should be concerned about ACORN being involved:

Listen to Fred Thompson reasons for supporting Doug Hoffman:
The American Spector says it is up to Upstate New York:

Of course there are other issues to be concerned with including Gov Paterson looking to tax again instead of cutting more spending:

It certainly is time to resolve the loss of revenue here:

Is Sen. Schumer showing his true colors:

And Charles Gasparino has an excellent article on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

And Walter Williams reminds us why we are the greatest Nation in the World

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Nation is talking about the 23rd Congressional District! Former House Majority Leader, Dick Armey adds his name to the growing endorsement list:

Seems like the pressure is getting to the Republican candidate Michele Malkin blogs about the incident:

It seems that a certain republican chairman is having second thoughts about his candidate He blames the Conservative Party for their mistake and makes the statement that we are acting as the spoiler yet acknowledges that there was a "breach of trust in the nominating process", but adamantly refused to call for Scozzafava to withdraw from the race.
“ That would just be affirming Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long’s position."

Well Mr. Joseph, it is the grassroots movement that is making this a race. The people are the ones affirming that we made the right choice! Perhaps you should listen to the constituents and learn!

In other news, the press may be getting weary of President Obama: Is this really CNN reporting this:

Does the Administration really want to take on Fox News:

It must be Tuesday, Thomas Sowell has another great article:

Monday, October 19, 2009

The 23rd Congressional Race continues to be written about and talked about all around the country. There is an especially informative article from Tennessee (written by a former resident of the 23rd CD) here: If you only have time to read one article, this is the one to read.

Or course Michelle Malkin has a great article in the New York Post
Maggie Gallagher chimes in (again)

Jude Seymour, writes about signing the "Americans for Tax Reform" pledge and listen to Roger Stone on Fred Dicker early his morning (Stone is on the second half of the show):

Read more about our candidate at:

Wrong message being sent to our youth! What is wrong with this Administration? If the national Republican Party does not get its act together, this administration will destroy America. Perhaps some members of the administration should spend some time in areas that have decriminalized pot and okayed its "medicinal" use:

Memo to White House staff: This is America and the People of America know what is best for them. Government does not know how to run health care -- if it did would Medicare be going broke? Stop trying to make everyone in the country dependent on government - we are independent and the majority of Americans do not want you to take over our health care. Listen or pay the price -- have you forgotten 1974?

Our October 29, 2009 honoree, John Bolton has a column in today's Wall Street Journal: (have you made your reservation yet?)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up

Did you hear about the woman in Ohio who entered a clothing store, announced she’d won the lottery and promised to pay for everyone’s purchases? When customers realized this was too good to be true, a riot broke out.

This lady will probably be in jail for perpetrating this hoax, but is that really fair? Think about it: She claimed that money is no object... she promised the world for free... she was exposed as a liar. Sounds like she belongs in Congress. She’d fit right in.

And as it happens, the politicians in Washington have offered us plenty of hoaxes and too-good-to-be-true spectacles this week.

New York’s senators have been beside themselves trying to convince us that the liberals’ health care “reform” won’t bust the budget. Talk about a hoax. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has let it slip that the true cost of ObamaCare will be something like $2 trillion.

And where else but Washington do people who think saving $54 billion a year is no big deal?

I wish that was the only hoax being orchestrated by the health care crusaders.

Truth is, health care “reform” is in fact a costly expansion of the welfare state. According to The Heritage Foundation, of the 29 million people being promised new insurance coverage, “almost half (14 million) will get their coverage through... welfare programs.”

In other words, Heritage reports, “for half of those Americans who are being promised health reform, they are going to be stunned to find themselves in a welfare office applying for Medicaid.” Get all the details here:

We saw this week that when you hear about Congress “supporting the troops” and spending America’s defense dollars, there’s a good chance that the joke is on us.

The Washington Times reports, “Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.”

Among these pork barrel “earmarks” – “$20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.” I’m sure that will come in handy for the troops.

Here at home, Gov. Paterson is actually taking a stand for fiscal restraint and less spending. The next couple of weeks will tell how sincere he really is – and how much the politicians in Albany will go along with his plans.

What do you think? Is this an honest effort or just a joke? Cast your vote in this week’s poll.

To find the greatest hoax going on right now in New York, we travel to the 23rd Congressional District. The Republican establishment must have been joking when they selected Dede Scozzafava as their candidate. More and more voters are thinking it’s not so funny...

According to analysis of this latest poll, “Hoffman, picking up seven points, has narrowed the gap between first and third place significantly. With just 10 points separating the three candidates, this is likely to be a very tight – and fiercely fought – campaign right through Election Day, now less than three weeks away.”

More good news: “While voters give a small edge to Owens on virtually all of the issues, it is particularly interesting to note that it is Hoffman who has picked up the most support on every issue over the last two weeks.”

The Conservative Party and principled Republicans will be working hard over the next three weeks to introduce more voters to Doug Hoffman, and show why he is the best choice to represent this district. This race is no laughing matter.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Governor has hopes that the legislature will do the right thing and enact "across the board" budget cuts. The New York Post indicates that at least the Governor is trying but, nothing will stop the hemorrhaging unless the Legislature acts immediately. The Governor's press release on the proposed budget "cuts" is here: and the Comptroller's dire waring of the budget deficit is here:

More on the "Baucus Health Care Bill" and more from the Heritage Foundation on the issue: Is if fair to ask why the President would suggest a $250 payment to seniors to offset the loss of the SS COLA? Does he really belive seniors could have their mind changed with a $250 check?

The 23rd is still very much in the News: and here: and one more from John Gizzi of Human Events: This race is WINNABLE! From the Campaign: It’s clear Dede Scozzafava is way too liberal for the 23rd CD. That’s why she’s dropping in the polls. Voters are seeing that the conservative Republican candidate, Doug Hoffman, will work to cut spending, cut taxes, and shrink the deficit and that’s why he is surging in the poll. You can make the difference! Stop by to learn how you can help. Thank you!

Another bad decision by an elected judge: Truly believe it is time to shorten the term of Supreme Court Justices! Let them face the people when they render verdicts that are miscarrages of justice.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Interesting articles on the 23rd Congressional District today: and here: Seems to me that people in the 23rd do not want another Olympia Snowe!! The Hill writes about Mike Huckabee being the guest of honor at an upstate five county first ever dinner on October 27 (for more information please call 315-476-2009) and mentions the 23rd CD

The Heritage Foundation on Health Care Reform: and here:

And more from Investors.Com

New York Eagle Scout suspended for having a 2 inch pocketknife locked in his car:

Time to remind our legislators November 2010 will be the time for them to pay the price for voting themselves more perks: Call them and tell them ENOUGH! CUT SPENDING NOW! Senate 518-455-2800 Assembly 518-455-4100

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Things are moving on the "Baucus/Obama" health care bill as it was just voted out of committee with the help of Republican (?) Olympia Snowe and any one who thinks this is a good bill, including those in Congress, should read the bill.

Larry Kudlow is asking the President to Save the Greenback Of course, that would take a commitment from the President to be President.

John Bolton, who is our honoree on October 29, 2009 at the NY Athletic Club, had a column over the weekend about the President's being the Nobel Peace Prize recipient

As did, Peggy Noonan, in the Wall Street Journal:

In case you don't believe there is waste in government or if you just want to argue with a few of your liberal friends

If you want to know more about Doug Hoffman, there is a good article here: and an even better one here (sent to you earlier.)

It must be Tuesday - Thomas Sowell - has his article in

Friday, October 9, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

The Nobel Prize? Seriously?

I’ll leave it to the experts to analyze the absurdity of this spectacle – and I’m sure we’ll hear plenty in the coming week about courageous individuals around the world who have stood up to tyranny and made true sacrifices for freedom, and who are more deserving of this honor.

In the meantime, I’m ready to close out the week by handing out a few prizes of my own...

Prize for spending other people’s money: The liberals in Washington, who have driven up the deficit to unprecedented levels: (And let’s throw in a “Blame Bush” honorable mention as well.)

Prize for refusing to learn from history: The economic geniuses on Capitol Hill who are calling for yet another “stimulus” blitz after the utter failure of their earlier spending spree:

And another prize to this crew for driving down the value of the U.S. dollar:

Prize for most creative number crunching: CBO and Senate Democrats:

Prize for looking the other way: Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Washington who have once again ignoring Charlie Rangel’s hypocrisy and corruption:

Prize for digging a little deeper: The House Ethics Committee, which is expanding the Rangel investigation:

Prize for creating needless political controversy: The GOP powers-that-be in Washington who decided to antagonize conservatives by nominating an ACORN/Working Families Party liberal for the open House seat in the 23rd Congressional district.

Here’s a story Shaun Marie posted yesterday that’s worth another look...

The Republican powerbrokers have turned what should have been a pretty straightforward race into a battle over principles. This is a fight the Conservative Party intends to win.

Have a great holiday weekend, and we’ll see you here next week...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The CBO states that the deficit in 2009 is $1.4 trillion Congress is out of control...specifically Congressman Barney Frank and the Congressman who have this need to destroy the American way of life. To the readers in the 23 Congressional District: You have a chance on Nov. 3, 2009 to begin taking back Congress! A vote for Doug Hoffman is the first step in taking back Congress and if you do not live in the 23 CD, perhaps you know people who do. Stop by Doug Hoffman's website ( and learn how you can help.

If you don't think this is an important, WINNABLE race read this from the American Spectator

By on 10.8.09 @ 6:10AM
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) lashed out at conservative Republican colleagues during a meeting on Capitol Hill Wednesday when asked why the NRCC chose to back liberal, ACORN supported candidate Dede Scozzafava, in the upcoming special election to succeed Rep. John McHugh in New York's 23rd Congressional District
Sessions was called out by conservative members of the caucus, and challenged when asked why NRCC resources -- cash and personnel -- were being used for Scozzafava. "We have a conservative running in this race, and the Republican Party is not with him," says a conservative House member who attended the meeting. "There are a number of us who are profoundly embarrassed by this race, and while we don't blame Pete, we do blame the NRCC staff for apparently not doing its job."
Sessions, according to sources, angrily responded to the criticism, though not directly defending Scozzafava. According to NRCC staff, Scozzafava was viewed as the "most cooperative" candidate of a group put forward by local Republican Party bosses in the 23rd District. "She wasn't going to be a loose cannon and the money was happy with her," says one NRCC source, saying that "money" referred to a pool of high-dollar donors with ties to former New York Governor George Pataki. "Ideally, we wanted someone who could self-finance, but we didn't have anyone like that," says the NRCC source. "Then we went with someone who would have a natural pool of donors; [Scozzafava] met that criteria."
Scozzafava's candidacy is getting so much attention because a conservative Republican, Doug Hoffman, is now challenging her, running as the New York Conservative Party candidate in the race. Hoffman was rejected by the Republican Party of New York, which chose not to contact Conservative Party leader Michael Long for input on the pick. Such input is usually sought, to ensure that the Republican candidate will also be able to run on the Conservative Party line on the ballot.
Hoffman has already been endorsed by the Club for Growth, Gary Bauer, and former Sen. Fred Thompson. According to sources in Washington, a number of conservatives have been pressuring former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to step up and support Hoffman, both financially and with an appearance, but that Gingrich has thus far rejected those requests without an explanation. David Keene, head of the American Conservative Union was said to be calling around to various conservative organizations, encouraging them to support Hoffman and not support the NRCC in further efforts.
In New York, meanwhile, aides close to Hoffman said they were poised to make several announcements in the coming days that "will change the dynamics of the race," according to one aide. "We have conservatives across the country who really believe we can win this with the right team in place and the right kind of support, and we believe that it's all coming together."
Regardless of the outcome of the race, it appears that looking to 2010, Rep. Pete Sessions will be examining the staff of the NRCC and making changes to ensure that a Scozzafava doesn't happen again.
According to Republican National Committee sources, a poll on the 23rd District race paid for by the NRCC and due to be released on Monday has been withheld due to a poor showing by the Republican candidate. An NRCC denied that the poll was being held back, but was being reviewed for "margin of error issues."

Need more reasons to support Doug Hoffman"

Chairman Mike Long addresses Mayor Bloomberg's gun sting:

The Mayor seems to want to control everything

Is this the beginning of the end for ACORN especially when democrats have a problem with the organization

I'm waiting for someone to explain this math to me... cutting $500M when you have a $2.1 billion deficit? Seems to me, while cutting the $500M helps, a lot more must be cut especially when the unions are already "whining"

In case you were wondering where we were yesterday:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Congressman Rangel has new problems:

The Speaker is apparently not on the same page as the President

Thomas Sowell has another great column

The national Democrats seem to be having some internal struggles on things other than health care:

Peter Murphy has a column on Charter Schools:

The 23rd Congressional District continues to be a "hot topic" in the national papers: The New York State Right to Life PAC endorsed Doug Hoffman today. Check out for more of today's press and endorsements.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Question for Madam Speaker: When are you going to give the American People the "most ethical" Congress that you promised them? It is time, Madam Speaker, to do remove Congressman Rangel as the Chair of the Ways and Means Committee!

Has Mayor Bloomberg been "asleep at the switch"

The inexperience of the President is beginning to be apparent to some journalist and the attitude of "my way or else" is becoming more apparent and here

More on Health Care and Medicaid's ever rising cost in New York and this while Gov Paterson states that tax revenues fell in NY by 36%!!

What is New York's Jr. Senator going to do?

John Gizzi asks why the NRCC is backing liberals: The Daily Kos (extreme left blog) wants the Republican endorsed candidate to win and here

Check out to keep up to date on the special election that has the Nation's attention...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

The biggest, most important topic of the week? Getting the Olympics for Chicago in 2016. At least, that’s what seemed to be President Obama’s top priority for the week.

Does the President think they’re going to make “Giving a Prime Time Speech” an Olympic event? He’d win the gold medal, of course.

Here at the Conservative Party, we have other concerns. It’s been a busy week here at The Good Fight blog. Shaun Marie has posted plenty of articles that I hope you’ve all enjoyed. Among this week’s hottest topics...

In the campaign in the 23rd Congressional District, Doug Hoffman won plenty of important endorsements this week. Here’s a rundown:

We’re getting closer and closer to a full-fledged “debate” over health care reform, though look for any inconvenient truths from conservatives to be silenced. Here’s an article with the latest (, including a cameo from New York’s Chuck Schumer, still peddling the “public option” Big Government health care solution though it’s been rejected time and again.

And remember how the Democrats were outraged when Rep. Joe Wilson said “You lie!” after President Obama repeated false claims about health care reform? Those same Democrats seem to be okay with one of their own comparing Republicans to Nazis and murderers:

The Democrats are in a rush on health care, but when it comes to winning in Afghanistan – and more importantly, doing what’s right for America’s troops over there – they have plenty of patience with the dithering Obama Administration... and they’re not at all eager to hear from top military officials like Gen. Stanley McChrystal:

I guess we’ll need a lot of patience when it comes to all the jobs that were supposed to be created by the Obama Administration’s “stimulus” bill. So far, they’re nowhere to be found:

And we’re still waiting for tax dodger Charlie Rangel to do what’s right and resign from the Ways and Means committee. Don't hold your breath on that one, but there is increasing pressure to keep him away from the tax laws he refuses to follow:

Running out of patience here... I’m ready for the weekend. Have a good one, and come back next week for all of the big stories.

(Oh, and about the Olympics? Sorry, Mr. President: Seems the Olympic Committee likes Chicago about as much as the American people like your health care agenda:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

This is a must read for all concerned about politics in New York, especially New York City:

This article is for those who don't believe that government rations health care: The Senate turns back ID requirements for immigrant health care: And they continue to exempt themselves:

And this one is for those who believe a "stimulus" works (certainly not our readers, it is for you to forward to those who misguided who make the argument that Congress is helping with the stimulus money)

President Obama is finding it difficult to close GITMO but is releasing detainees

The 23rd Congressional District continues to be a national story. One of the local newspapers responds to today's Siena College Poll: the Albany Times Union's article is here: The Club for Growth announces a major advertising buy and Red State's blog takes the House Republican Leadership to task all this while Ms. Scozzafava stops by the newly elected democrat in the NY delegation:

More words of wisdom from Thomas Sowell