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Buck McKeon

Plagued by ethical troubles, the “poster boy for pay to play politics” and Pentagon BFF is finally facing a competitive election.

Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows the foreign policy debate has always been about maximizing profit.

Polling station

Republican Governor Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it’s still a drop in the bucket.

Let’s get real: an abortion ban exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the woman would account for less than 7 percent of abortions that happen in America each year.

Mitt Romney

What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.

Mitt Romney

While neglecting the real issues—and ignoring the radicalization of the Republican Party—reporters obsess over made-up “gaffes” and meaningless campaign moments.

Barack Obama

The wing-nuttery’s gaybaiting is not just a fringe phenomenon—it’s part of an old Republican tradition of macho posturing against Democrats.

Mitt Romney

He would eviscerate environmental regulation and encourage plunder by oil and gas interests.

Billion-dollar budgets and 24/7 media coverage raise the question: how big can one election get? 

Blogs

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