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Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.

The driving faith of the GOP has become the notion that the toxic mixture of moral hypocrisy and unfettered greed is a formula for victory.

The MSM’s addiction to false equivalence continues to distort our political debate.

His rise and fall are instructive about the way race, sex and class operate in presidential campaigns.

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich, the champion of child labor, has risen to the top of a GOP field so extreme it would scare Goldwater and Reagan.

Rick Perry

How the Texas governor launched an assault on Planned Parenthood and women’s health.

Newt Gingrich

Ever notice that anytime anyone tells the truth in the contest for the Republican nomination, a new scandal erupts?

The supercommittee’s cuts will sink the economy even further. Here's what it should do instead.

Herman Cain

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Blogs

McConnell and his opponent respond to secret recordings—obtained by the The Nation—of McConnell speaking to a roomful of millionaires and billionaires.

August 28, 2014

A secret tape of a senator at a Koch brothers event becomes an issue in a key Senate race.

August 28, 2014

Ryan still doesn’t get that attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is political nonstarter.

August 21, 2014

At the heart of Christie’s campaign is a plan to drive a wedge between state workers and middle-class taxpayers.

August 15, 2014

A big primary win and solid poll numbers put a Democrat in serious contention against Wisconsin’s governor.

August 13, 2014

Polls show surprising support among Republicans for the New Jersey governor.

August 8, 2014

GOP voters wax nostalgic for the former Massachusetts governor, while seeming to favor the New Jersey governor in polls.

August 6, 2014

Not much evidence of reform-mindedness as Chris Christie, Scott Walker et al. defend tax cuts and austerity.

July 29, 2014

Like Europe’s far-right parties, Perry is hoping that hostility to immigrants will energize the base.

July 23, 2014

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

July 21, 2014