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The populism of the right is coalescing around the race-bating extremism of Newt Gingrich—and Citizens United is greasing the wheels.

Abramoff made a lot of powerful friends during his days peddling influence in DC, but he never took a shining to Newt.

If Mitt Romney wants to secure the Republican party's presidential nomination, he's going to have to tackle one basic problem: nobody likes him.

Dollar bill

Sniping by Perry and Gingrich is opportunistic. But with capitalism in crisis, it reflects a deeper insecurity among conservatives.

Ron Paul

It’s true that Paul has brought important issues to the national debate. It’s also true that he’s a reactionary crank.
 

To reconnect with the Latino vote that helped elect him in 2008, Obama needs to take two important steps.

On key issues pertaining to the economic crisis, voters should expect "razor-thin" differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Take a ride on the Republican-In-Name-Only train in 2012.

Barack Obama

How much are the Democrats counting on the profits and jobs generated by arming the world in the coming election?

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Senator Sanders is considering a presidential bid. Activists want him to consider his political options.

May 12, 2014

Janet Yellen admits evidence of how inequality is “very worrisome.”

May 7, 2014

A Fighting Chance is a poignant, populist book that frames a direction for Democrats.

April 23, 2014

As right-wingers highlight GOP presidential prospects in New Hampshire, the independent senator draws a packed house and standing ovations for the progressive alternative.

April 11, 2014

She's teaching her party how to take the events of a moment and weave them into a narrative that addresses the fundamental challenges facing the country.

April 8, 2014

Vermont independent wants to talk to progressives about a 2016 run, about whether to do so as a Democrat. “If I run,” he says, “my job…is to build the kind of coalition that can win—that can transform politics.”

March 6, 2014

Fallout from release of emails of convicted aides damages Wisconsin governor’s presidential prospects.

February 19, 2014

If Republicans want to be more appealing, they should return to their roots as a party that put “the man (and woman) before the dollar.”

February 18, 2014

Talking up Pope Francis and unions, the veep lays down his marker.

February 10, 2014

Now that a key player in New Jersey’s bridge scandal is challenging the governor's defenses, Christie is in for a long hard ride at home—not a  presidential campaign.

January 31, 2014