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Has Hurricane Isaac taught Bobby Jindal that in the face of natural disaster, small government is no help?

When the rising Latino star of the GOP introduces Mitt Romney tonight, he will be reaching out to a demographic with which his party is faring increasingly poor. But will it work?

We asked our readers what they would add to the Democratic Party platform. From alternative energy to the right to vote, here's what they told us.

As Nikki Haley proved with her applause line about her state's voter identification law, the specter of voting fraud is as alive as ever in the Republican party.

 Will Huckabee be able to rally the religious right behind Mitt Romney?

Open the Presidential Debates!

For a quarter-century, they have been tightly controlled by the major political parties to protect the status quo. It’s time for a change.

At the RNC, Nation reporters find a hard-right party that’s cozy with lobbyists and interested in dealing with major storms only when they threaten their convention.

While they were authorizing the ultra-right platform, the Romney team has been working to change the GOP's own internal rules to make Romney less vulnerable from a primary challenge from the right in 2016.

Plugged into the framework of far right organizations, True the Vote has “empowered” a zealous group hellbent on intimidating would-be voters.

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The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.

December 10, 2012

The authors say the GOP was caught up in such a web of deceit they couldn’t ID reality if they hit it head on.

December 8, 2012

With the determination of newly elected senators like Elizabeth Warren, Democrats may finally have the power to change the rule that’s long held American progress hostage. 

December 4, 2012

Nevada's Secretary of State wants to implement a costly voter ID registration system to combat nonexistent voter fraud.

December 3, 2012

The largest oil lobbying group in the country, financed in part by foreign oil companies, helped funnel cash to pro-GOP dark money groups in the last election. 

November 29, 2012

With their votes, with their responses to exit polls, with every signal they could send, the voters refused to buy the “fix” that Erskine Bowles is selling.

November 29, 2012

The Republican answer to the DREAM Act—the Achieve Act—still falls short of what the GOP needs to win over voters. 

November 28, 2012

It couldn't have been Republicans' demonization of everyone outside their white male base, right?

November 27, 2012

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

November 27, 2012

Barack Obama now has a higher percentage of the vote than Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Bush—or Reagan in 1980.

November 26, 2012