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As American life becomes more and more like reality television, could product placement of a candidate become the surest route to the presidency?

Its partisans may be in search of political purpose, but that shouldn't make liberals complacent.

The Tea Party candidate was never a contender, but her supporters—who rallied around her slogan of “I’m You”—aren’t going away.

Conventional wisdom says Republicans made gains in the midterms because Obama tried to do too much and was too liberal. Wrong.

On a night when Republicans pulled off the largest shift in party power since 1938, they also seemed, paradoxically, to be an endangered species.

As Democrats survey the wreckage left by the 2010 midterms, one sight is at least slightly cheering: Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies licking their wounds.

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins a panel of journalists, writers and political strategists to dissect the Democrat's prospects for this year's midterm elections.

From Minnesota to Texas to Illinois, the right is using the myth of voter fraud to challenge potentially millions of eligible voters.

In California and Arizona, the anti-immigrant radical right is using the Tea Party to recreate itself.

Moderates are no longer welcome in the GOP—and Democrats shouldn't try to compromise with what the party's become.

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Republican presidential candidates think economic and fiscal problems will be solved by magic instead of policies.

September 13, 2011

Republican presidential candidates think economic and fiscal problems will be solved by magic instead of policies.

September 13, 2011

Rick Perry is enjoying the same bump that Michele Bachmann had, especially among Tea Paryiers, but that doesn’t mean he is the Tea Party favorite, yet.

September 6, 2011

Tea Party activists are not happy with Republicans in Washington, and they're preparing to challenge a whole bunch of them. 

August 29, 2011

Republican presidential candidate plays the “wrath of God” card, then her campaign says she was just joking... about natural disasters.

August 29, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has joined the presidential race. Here are some questions he should have to answer. 

August 12, 2011

If we want to know why this abysmal debt deal happened, we have to look to the 2010 Congressional elections.

August 9, 2011

Mitt Romney is the Republican front-runner, but he isn’t as strong among Tea Party activists. 

August 5, 2011

Tim Pawlenty knows that his only route to the Republican nomination is by process of elimination, so he’s trying to eliminate Michele Bachmann. 

August 3, 2011

Although unknown to many liberals, Red State’s Erick Erickson is an exemplar of the new right-wing media activists pushing the GOP to extremes. 

August 2, 2011