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The jobs are gone in his hometown, but he’s sitting pretty in his mansion on the hill, a perfect metaphor for what a Romney-Ryan America would be like.

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

Protesters

The NRA’s dire warnings that the president is a threat to the Second Amendment are bogus—but profitable.

Paul Ryan

How the pundit class is turning a right-wing ideologue into a bold intellectual—and framing the election.

It’s time to update Nina Simone's iconic song title—the GOP veep candidate is just as extreme on women’s health and rights as he is on economics.

Economist Robert Reich took to the easel to break down the tenets of Paul Ryan's economic plan.

You're more likely to be hit by lightning than you are to commit voter fraud at the polls. So why are Republicans so set on passing voter ID laws and other measures to stop this non-existent threat?

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as running mate is another development in a long-term party trend: the triumph of ideology over reality.

The state that Obama won in 2008 is far from a sure thing this time around.

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The irony of the final count from the 2012 election is that the GOP nominee will finish with 47 percent. Perhaps he shouldn’t have tried to divide and conquer.

November 13, 2012

Right-wing pundits are pointing fingers at Romney's "moderate" positions, the 47 percent, the media and even Hurricane Sandy—but never at the conservative movement itself. 

November 13, 2012

Republicans’ pandering to white voters—at the exclusion of American minorities—killed their chances in the 2012 election.

November 12, 2012

Last week was a big win for President Obama. So what are American voters trying to tell the president about their hopes for his second term? 

November 12, 2012

A record turnout for non–white male voters gave the president a mandate to champion.

November 9, 2012

One of the committee’s top Democrats said he wants to see Warren on board, if she wants to be. 

November 9, 2012

The results are unambiguous: voters want more government investment and higher taxes on the wealthy. 

November 9, 2012

It wasn’t just the many Republican names and causes listed on ballots across the country that had a bad night. Add to the losers: the conservative media.

November 9, 2012

The (deliberately) funny campaign videos were all on the Obama side of the 2012 race and each, in its own way, may have helped him (a little) in gaining victory.

November 9, 2012

Nope. Just like the majority of Americans, they cast their vote for the candidate they trusted to fight rampant economic inequality and keep the recovery going.

November 8, 2012