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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.

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?

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The congressman from Texas has taken a stand for something the rest of his party seems to reject: seriousness about the presidential race.

December 5, 2011

His rhetoric appeals to the Tea Party, but his past record doesn’t. 

December 5, 2011

Suggesting that poor kids are only good at crime, GOP front-runner renews campaign to end child labor laws and make low-income children “clean the bathrooms.”

December 2, 2011

 Even on Fox News Romney is defensive and unable to explain a key policy. 

December 1, 2011

What is Cain still doing in the GOP's presidential nomination race?

December 1, 2011

Even as Republican presidential contenders stake out extreme anti-labor positions in New Hampshire, unions in that state have succeeded in blocking an anti-union “Right-to-Work” law. It‘s the latest big win for labor at the state level.

November 30, 2011

Taking the position of former Senator Russ Feingold, former Utah governor positions himself as the anti-bankster candidate -- and a serious alternative to over-the-top corporatism of Romney, Gingrich and their kind.

November 30, 2011

Conservatives are completely misrepresenting a study of the electorate. 

November 29, 2011

It’s more than just their distaste for Mitt Romney. Gingrich appeals to conservatives with his extreme denunciations of liberals. 

November 29, 2011

Self-interested "centrists" ask the public to step aside and let them run things.

November 28, 2011