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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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As governor of Texas and a candidate for president, Perry has proposed to turn Medicaid into a block grant program. That would be devastating for people with disabilities. 

September 26, 2011

Progressives sign a call for antiwar, anticorporate Democrats to mount primary campaigns to challenge Obama and the politics of compromise.

September 24, 2011

As the Fox News/Google debate made clear, the Republican primary is devolving into an absurd contest over which candidate for government office will destroy government most.

September 22, 2011

Is the DC media really this confused about public opinion on taxing millionaires?

September 22, 2011

The Texas Governor addressed pro-Israel activists in New York, telling them he would be a stauncher ally than President Obama.

September 20, 2011

The leading Republican presidential candidates reacted swiftly with dishonest and ideological claims to President Obama’s plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion.

September 20, 2011

She's been relentlessly hammering Perry over the seemingly minor issue. What's up with that?

September 19, 2011

Republicans are all excited about the Texas governor’s presidential bid. But they don't know much about the man—as evidenced by Donald Trump’s celebration of his meeting with ”Jim Perry.’

September 16, 2011

GOP front-runner Perry says he “never struggled” with questions about whether Texas is wrongfully executing death row inmates. But the High Court has intervened to say Perry should have struggled with the question of whether a Houston man's death sentence was based on racially biased “evidence.”

September 16, 2011

Don’t believe the line that Perry just prioritizes the economy over the environment. Perry serves entrenched business interests and anti-science ideology. 

September 15, 2011