Only two members of Congress were among the several dozen Republicans who signed on to a legal brief asserting the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, and one of them was upstate Rep. Richard Hanna.
Hanna's signature comes in defiance of last fall's election results, when three the of four Republicans in the State Senate who voted with Democrats to pass same-sex marriage were defeated at the polls. In the eyes of same-sex marriage opponents, what Hanna did was even worse.(3)
A cover story in the New York Times Magazine essentially mocks the Republicans for their lack of technological know-how, quoting an unnamed Republican saying that Mitt Romney's campaign manager will be the last guy ever to run a presidential campaign who didn't tweet.
Kirsten Gillibrand won't be chairing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee after all.
Gillibrand's rise in the Senate has led to rumors about where her elevated profile might take her, with the DCCC seen as a strong possibility.
Democrats will go into the 2014 midterms with the same two leaders who directed the party's efforts this cycle.
Nancy Pelosi announced to the Democratic caucus this morning that she will stand for minority leader again, and Steve Israel will again lead the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
New York State Republican Party chairman Ed Cox acknowledged some losses on Election Night, but insists "our networking and outreach success here can be a model for other Republican organizations in the future."