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The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

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.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

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. 

Wall Street backed Obama in 2008, but now they’re ticked off because the president hasn’t completely rolled over.

The Green Party presidential candidate wants to cut the military budget, bring the troops home and spend the extra funds at home.

Taking away one of America’s most economically efficient and widely used educational and cultural resources is a bad deal for the American people.

Blogs

What happens when a nonpartisan newspaper reveals unflattering information about a Republican?

November 1, 2011

It’s time we took Herman Cain seriously and interrogated his unserious plans and assertions. 

October 27, 2011

Perry's first television commercial is all about his favorite topic: unleashing the energy industry. 

October 26, 2011

The vice president actually "gets it." He likes unions and working people. He's on message and the rest of the Obama administration should recognize just how necessary that message is going to be for 2012.

October 20, 2011

Bachmann is criticizing the front-runners in the hopes of getting more attention. Here are some questions she could be asked at Tuesday’s debate in Las Vegas.

October 17, 2011

Signing new deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia is bad economics and bad politics.

October 12, 2011

Republican presidential candidates initially attacked the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Now they say they understand their grievances, but it's nothing a tax cut won't fix. 

October 11, 2011

Rick Perry’s campaign, beset by a report that his hunting ranch had a racist name, makes a questionable scheduling decision.

October 11, 2011

 What a visit to the heart of American social conservatism tells us about the presidential race. 

October 9, 2011

The former social moderate is trying to win over the religious right. But he is being dragged into a feud with extremist pastors. 

October 8, 2011