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Mitt Romney

How Mitt and Ann made millions—and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions—from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.

Young Obama supporter in 2008

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency.

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency. 

Tagg Romney and Mitt Romney

How investors in Tagg’s firm Solamere Capital can cash in if his father wins.

Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.

Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

The hand of Barack Obama

This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.

Barack Obama

The stakes in 2012 and beyond.

Blogs

The president's budget is a compromise document. Republicans say it does not go far enough. But it slashes low-income heating assistance, community programs, higher-ed loans and environmental clean-up in low-income neighborhoods. Obama and his aides “aren’t giving us a very wise set of choices,” says Democrat Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

February 14, 2011

She turns down prime invite from Conservative Political Action Conference. Why? A rival suggests she's tends to skip conservative events in favor of paying gigs. And... the claws come out.

February 12, 2011

The Ohio congressman says challenge would help the president by forcing him to rethink his stands on jobs, taxes, war—and to respect the Democratic base. Updated.

February 11, 2011

President Obama delivered a lovely speech essentially celebrating the transition of power in Egypt. Then, a few hours later, Mubarak announced he was staying.

February 10, 2011

An old school mate remembers Frank Wisner, our man—or not—in Egypt.

February 8, 2011

For progressive Democrats, the impending death of the Democratic Leadership Council is long overdue.

February 8, 2011

After hedging its bets for two weeks, the Obama administration must make clear whether it stands with pro-democracy activists in Egypt.

February 7, 2011

Center for Constitutional Rights says: "The message from civil society is clear: If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans."

February 6, 2011

Sarah Palin, in her first comments on Egypt, managed to make no sense at all.

February 6, 2011

Is Obama Reagan? 

February 6, 2011