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House Majority PAC To Enter NY 26 Ad War

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The newly-formed House Majority PAC will jump into the hotly-contested special election in New York's 26th District next week, according to a source familiar with the group's plans.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 5:40pm

Fans Cheer on Colbert at FEC

Under normal circumstances, it would be difficult for anyone to rally a handful of supporters -- much less hundreds -- at the Federal Elections Commission in support of seeking clarification of federal campaign finance laws.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 5:40pm

NY 26: Afternoon Tidbits

I'm here in Buffalo for the weekend, and while candidates today have been holding mostly private meetings or drop-ins, over the weekend all three are expected to hit the trail to hold rallies and meet with voter groups. Check back at Hotline On Call for the latest, but meanwhile, here are the key updates on the race: the Tea Party Express denounces Davis, Corwin could still put in even more of her own money, the NRCC puts more cash behind Corwin, and MoveOn dips a toe in.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:40pm

Huckabee's Big Announcement Coming on Saturday Night

Mike Huckabee will announce whether he's running for president on his Fox News show Saturday night. The announcement of the announcement caught even his advisers off guard, and many interpret its timing and setting as a sign he's not running. Ed Rollins, who led Huckabee's 2008 campaign and has been working on his 2012 effort, told several reporters that "I have no idea what he's going to say," as he told Politico, but, "My guess is he is going to say he's not announcing a campaign."

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:40pm

TEXT: Statements from Obama, Clinton, Mitchell

From President Obama: "Over the past two and a half years, George Mitchell has worked as a tireless advocate for peace as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Middle East. His deep commitment to resolving conflict and advancing democracy has contributed immeasurably to the goal of two states living side by side in peace and security."

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:40pm

Announcing WH Run On Own Show Could Present Legal Issues For Huckabee

Here's one hint former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) will announce Saturday night he's not running for president: Declaring a presidential campaign on his own show could land he and News Corporation, Fox News' parent company, in legal hot water.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:40pm

VIDEO: Are U.S., Libyan Opposition 'Just Friends'?

At the State Department briefing Friday, Associated Press reporter Matt Lee jokingly compared the relationship between the United States and the Libyan Transitional National Council to a romantic courtship.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:40pm

Tracker Tape Controversy Continues In NY-26

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The dust-up over a Wednesday evening confrontation between independent Jack Davis and a tracker from Republican Jane Corwin's campaign has intensified, both locally and nationally, after it was revealed that the tracker was Michael Mallia, Corwin's chief of staff in the New York State Assembly.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:40pm

Newt as Haunted by Health Care as Mitt

In the race to see which Republican has the most haunting health care past, Newt Gingrich has now tied Mitt Romney. The reason? Newt was strongly for individual mandates before he was against them.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:40pm

The Non-Job No One Wants

After months of dramatic change in the Arab world culminating in the triumphal takedown of Osama bin Laden, the resignation Friday of President Obama’s once-high-profile Mideast envoy, George Mitchell, was a reminder that at least one thing hasn’t changed a bit. There is no present prospect of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:40pm