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His rise and fall are instructive about the way race, sex and class operate in presidential campaigns.

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich, the champion of child labor, has risen to the top of a GOP field so extreme it would scare Goldwater and Reagan.

Rick Perry

How the Texas governor launched an assault on Planned Parenthood and women’s health.

Newt Gingrich

Ever notice that anytime anyone tells the truth in the contest for the Republican nomination, a new scandal erupts?

The supercommittee’s cuts will sink the economy even further. Here's what it should do instead.

Herman Cain

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Rick Perry

God called me one night and asked me to run for president. He almost talked me into it.

Barack Obama

A Republican proposal in Pennsylvania would change the way electoral votes are counted—and the results could spell Obama's defeat in 2012.

The Chamber of Commerce and its Republican allies have launched “the Contract With America on steroids.”

Blogs

The Kochs adore Walker, but there’s a problem. He polls poorly against Clinton—even in his home state.

April 21, 2015

When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.

April 7, 2015

And he wants you to put down your tallywhacker right now.

April 7, 2015

He’s just five simple steps away from being elected.

March 31, 2015

Undermining nuclear negotiations was just a joke!

March 17, 2015

It's official: the Republican establishment in Washington has completely delegated its policy on Iran and Israel to its most hardline factions.

March 12, 2015

The Fox News Congress gets a taste of its own medicine.

March 11, 2015

Disregarding and disrespecting protests of teachers and nurses does not prepare him to see off global threats.

February 27, 2015

As long as the GOP can put a patina of reasonableness over its conservative ideology, its candidates stand a chance.

February 27, 2015