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The jobs are gone in his hometown, but he’s sitting pretty in his mansion on the hill, a perfect metaphor for what a Romney-Ryan America would be like.

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

Protesters

The NRA’s dire warnings that the president is a threat to the Second Amendment are bogus—but profitable.

Paul Ryan

How the pundit class is turning a right-wing ideologue into a bold intellectual—and framing the election.

It’s time to update Nina Simone's iconic song title—the GOP veep candidate is just as extreme on women’s health and rights as he is on economics.

Economist Robert Reich took to the easel to break down the tenets of Paul Ryan's economic plan.

You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

The state that Obama won in 2008 is far from a sure thing this time around.

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Romney wins New Hampshire as 60 percent of primary voters reject him. Now he'll play the victim, arguing that the party must unite against Gingrich charge that Romney’s a “looter.”

January 11, 2012

Paul's career peaked with his strong finish in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Now it’s the beginning of the end of his career. 

January 11, 2012

With supporters like these, who needs critics?

January 10, 2012

Gingrich and Santorum make the same implausible argument on the campaign trail. 

January 10, 2012

Who says Romney isn’t conservative enough?

January 10, 2012

Is Mitt melting? Are there any responsible Republicans left? Is Ron Paul real? Will Republicans write in Obama?

January 10, 2012

The Occupy movement is following Republican candidates in New Hampshire, raising awareness of their records and asking important questions. 

January 9, 2012

Republican presidential candidates are demonizing unions while an ad from a pro-Gingrich group demonstrates how necessary they are. 

January 9, 2012

Republican presidential contenders love Wisconsin's anti-labor governor almost as much as they hate the NLRB and unions.

January 9, 2012

A bizarre and unfocused pre–New Hampshire primary debate cements Romney’s front-runner status. UPDATED with reports Monday morning polls and Newt's "Romney's a looter" push.

 

 

January 7, 2012