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In forty years of observing presidential contests, I cannot remember another major candidate brutalized so intensely by the media, with the possible exception of George Wallace.

Click here to read Ronnie Dugger's editorial in favor of Dennis Kucinich and hereto read Joel Rogers's arguments for John Edwards.

The Center for American Progress was conceived as the Democratic answer to the Heritage Foundation...

While the Democratic presidential candidates were bickering among themselves over accepting campaign contributions from lobbyists, a far more significant political development occurred: George W.

John Edwards offers a real program of democratic renewal.

Nothing stirs Democrats' anger like the fearmongering rhetoric Bush/Cheney employed on the march to war.

"Oh, this is the guy who is supposed to get it," Pam Earle-Benbow said as John Kerry addressed a candidate forum that drew several thousand advocates for low-income families to the Township Audit

Where to go if Dean pulls out of the race? Marc Cooper reports from Arizona.

The greatest threat to hopes of defeating Bush remains Democratic business as usual.

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Now that Mitch Daniels is out of the running, the DC-based defenders of budget-busting corporate giveaways have found a new candidate for the GOP nomination: Paul Ryan.

May 24, 2011

The president used a devastating monologue to end his highest-profile rival's "campaign" before it even began.

May 16, 2011

It's time to harness the overwhelming bipartisan support for curbing the influence of money in our elections.

May 15, 2011

He's an out-of-work career politician, who backed Nelson Rockefeller over Ronald Reagan. Not exactly a perfect pick for conservative purists or Iowa evangelicals. 

May 12, 2011

Five men who would be the Republican nominee for president debated Thursday night. It was torture.

May 6, 2011

A closer look at the alleged billionaire's finances reveals bankruptcies and lawsuits.

April 22, 2011

Reed Richardson comes up with questions for the Republican presidential debates.

April 7, 2011

It’s not clear yet how the grassroots organizers featured in Obama's re-election kickoff video will figure into the overall strategy of his campaign.

April 4, 2011

She turns down prime invite from Conservative Political Action Conference. Why? A rival suggests she's tends to skip conservative events in favor of paying gigs. And... the claws come out.

February 12, 2011

The Ohio congressman says challenge would help the president by forcing him to rethink his stands on jobs, taxes, war—and to respect the Democratic base. Updated.

February 11, 2011