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Outrageous GOP attacks on women could result in a repeat of the 1992 phenomenon, which saw an upsurge in women elected to Congress.

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Women were not the only ones left out of the last presidential debate. Here's what the next moderator should ask.

Tagg Romney and Mitt Romney

How investors in Tagg’s firm Solamere Capital can cash in if his father wins.

Despite Romney’s claims, Obama poses little threat to the industry.

US Dollars

Instead of addressing the real problems, Obama and Romney are focusing on deficit reduction. 

Abandoned steel mill

In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.

Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.

Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

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Iowa and New Hampshire voters are supposedly better informed because they get to meet the presidential candidates in person. They aren’t. 

January 2, 2012

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