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Has Hurricane Isaac taught Bobby Jindal that in the face of natural disaster, small government is no help?

When the rising Latino star of the GOP introduces Mitt Romney tonight, he will be reaching out to a demographic with which his party is faring increasingly poor. But will it work?

We asked our readers what they would add to the Democratic Party platform. From alternative energy to the right to vote, here's what they told us.

As Nikki Haley proved with her applause line about her state's voter identification law, the specter of voting fraud is as alive as ever in the Republican party.

 Will Huckabee be able to rally the religious right behind Mitt Romney?

Open the Presidential Debates!

For a quarter-century, they have been tightly controlled by the major political parties to protect the status quo. It’s time for a change.

At the RNC, Nation reporters find a hard-right party that’s cozy with lobbyists and interested in dealing with major storms only when they threaten their convention.

While they were authorizing the ultra-right platform, the Romney team has been working to change the GOP's own internal rules to make Romney less vulnerable from a primary challenge from the right in 2016.

Plugged into the framework of far right organizations, True the Vote has “empowered” a zealous group hellbent on intimidating would-be voters.

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Mitt Romney admitted that he doesn’t care about poor people. His policies prove it. 

February 2, 2012

The bulk of Romney’s fundraising comes from the 1 percent of the 1 percent.

February 1, 2012

More favorable demographics—and effective attack ads. 

February 1, 2012

When the candidate with the most endorsements and money can't get half of Florida GOP voters to back him, that signals problems in November.

January 31, 2012

Republican insiders have been eager to do Mitt Romney’s dirty work. It has worked in Florida—but there’s a still a long race ahead.

January 30, 2012

Palin (sort-of) endorses Newt to stop the Soviet-style establishment of the Republican Party.

January 30, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing its education reform agenda, and its minions in New Hampshire want to disenfranchise Democrats. 

January 29, 2012

On The Colbert Report, Katrina vanden Heuvel weighs in on Newt Gingrich and East New Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, who recently drew fire for saying he “might have tacos.”

January 27, 2012

It’s too early to tell how Occupy Wall Street will impact the 2012 election, but one thing seems pretty clear: it’s changed the national conversation.

January 26, 2012

In his 2012 State of the Union address, the president chose to celebrate the US military. Critics chose not raise alarm about the spread of US militarism.

January 26, 2012