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The Tea Party candidate was never a contender, but her supporters—who rallied around her slogan of “I’m You”—aren’t going away.

Conventional wisdom says Republicans made gains in the midterms because Obama tried to do too much and was too liberal. Wrong.

On a night when Republicans pulled off the largest shift in party power since 1938, they also seemed, paradoxically, to be an endangered species.

As Democrats survey the wreckage left by the 2010 midterms, one sight is at least slightly cheering: Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies licking their wounds.

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins a panel of journalists, writers and political strategists to dissect the Democrat's prospects for this year's midterm elections.

From Minnesota to Texas to Illinois, the right is using the myth of voter fraud to challenge potentially millions of eligible voters.

In California and Arizona, the anti-immigrant radical right is using the Tea Party to recreate itself.

Moderates are no longer welcome in the GOP—and Democrats shouldn't try to compromise with what the party's become.

Betsy Reed and Rebecca Traister talk about the rise of conservative women in the 2010 elections.

The Republican Party is hard-selling its hot Mama Grizzlies. But it's mostly men—not women—who are buying.

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Pundits and activists say that because they’ve convinced the public of falsehoods, they must be true. 

May 6, 2012

If so many people believe voter fraud exists, it’s because groups like this have spread myths while suppressing the truth.

May 1, 2012

Mitt's speech to the Philadelphia-area Tea Party shows he’s speaking their language. 

April 18, 2012

The idea of dismantling the federal government's civil rights–driven education agenda is not new. 

March 1, 2012

Mitt barely won his native state of Michigan. Republicans just aren’t that into him. 

February 29, 2012

Republicans have invented a new bunch of boogeymen. Here’s a guide to some of the most important memes on the right. 

February 27, 2012

Republicans think Rubio can help them win over Latinos. His right[wing views should prevent that, but he is the GOP's most charismatic politician. 

February 9, 2012

More favorable demographics—and effective attack ads. 

February 1, 2012

Ron Paul may be the purest fiscal conservative, but Tea Partiers have the same concerns about him that other Republicans do: foreign policy and electability. 

December 22, 2011

A conservative conference shows the right is obsessed with Occupy Wall Street, and it’s making them nervous.

November 6, 2011