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Elizabeth Warren

A manufactured controversy aimed at Elizabeth Warren shows the damaging ways we exploit trivial kerfuffles and pass them off as political stories.

Mitt Romney

In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

Paul Ryan

Ryan wouldn’t just slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. He would fundamentally alter how those programs work.

Mitt Romney

The long-running feud between moderates and conservatives is over. The wackos have won.

Mitt Romney and family

In a desperate election, nostalgia for an America before the decline is the GOP’s only message.

Demographic trends threaten the party’s electoral future—but it does have another option.

The former DNC chair predicts an Obama victory, says the future of the Supreme Court at stake.

Women are integral not only to the base of the Democratic party's base, but also to its leadership.

One in ten Asian Americans carry hepatitis B, and before the Affordable Care Act, that 10 percent could be denied health insurance based on this pre-existing condition.

Why has brazen lying become intrinsic to GOP strategy? Because the party’s actual agenda is so unpopular, so unworkable and so dangerous.

Blogs

Paul Ryan’s speech on poverty and upward mobility was all stories and spin, and no substance. 

October 26, 2012

With a week-and-a-half left until Election Day, voter suppression schemes slam swing states.

October 26, 2012

There’s a steep ideological drop-off from current Democratic committee chairs and their Republican counterparts. 

October 25, 2012

In an interview with Jay Leno, President Obama denounces voter suppression and touts early voting.

October 25, 2012

Obama is gaining in polls across the board, and no electoral map beside Karl Rove’s have ever showed Romney in the lead.

October 25, 2012

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

October 25, 2012

It's still unclear whether the GOP candidate would support anti-discrimination legislation. 

October 24, 2012

Over last three presidential debates, both candidates broke numerous rules set up by the debate commission, but unreleased to the public.

October 24, 2012

A tale of two entitlements, one of which leads to blockbuster sales and the other to losing the election.

October 24, 2012

Romney’s campaign has yet to release a lot of damning information about the GOP candidate’s tax returns. 

October 24, 2012