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The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

Mitt Romney

How Mitt and Ann made millions—and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions—from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.

Young Obama supporter in 2008

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency.

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency. 

Wall Street backed Obama in 2008, but now they’re ticked off because the president hasn’t completely rolled over.

The Green Party presidential candidate wants to cut the military budget, bring the troops home and spend the extra funds at home.

Taking away one of America’s most economically efficient and widely used educational and cultural resources is a bad deal for the American people.

Blogs

His embrace of Ryan might work with Iowa caucus voters, but it won't help Romney win general election voters who want to save Social Security.

December 30, 2011

Huntsman is skipping Iowa to campaign in New Hampshire because he appeals to moderate Republicans. But is he even really a moderate? 

December 30, 2011

Determined to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage and overturn Roe v. Wade, Santorum espouses fringe views—but that’s the basis of his appeal to religious-right Republicans.

December 29, 2011

Newt will likely finish fourth or fifth in Iowa. What comes next? Rick Santorum, your fifteen minutes have arrived.

December 28, 2011

Civil libertarians and non-interventionists on both the right and left are praising Paul, but they should know his views are wrong on more than economics. 

December 27, 2011

Iowa Republicans have announced they won’t count “Uncommitted” and “No Preference” votes.

December 27, 2011

There is something positively Dickensian about the Republican debate. Perhaps the contenders shall require visits by the spirits of Christmases past, present and future.

December 24, 2011

The former Speaker is sliding fast in the polls. There's more to this than just attack ads. He was doomed from the start by his own rancid record.

December 22, 2011

Ron Paul may be the purest fiscal conservative, but Tea Partiers have the same concerns about him that other Republicans do: foreign policy and electability. 

December 22, 2011

Paul’s criticisms of military interventionism and crony capitalism scare the establishment, but grassroots Republicans are intrigued by his old-fashioned conservatism.

December 21, 2011