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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.

The Republicans' "Pledge to America" demands dramatic cuts to the federal budget, cuts that can only come from one place: Social Security.

The upstart energy of the Tea Party is beginning to coalesce with the organizing savvy of the religious right—and putting the force of religious zeal behind the Tea Party’s anti-government fanaticism.

Democratic candidates can't just campaign by fear-mongering on the Tea Party. A populist message that emphasizes job creation will speak to Dems and independents who put Obama in the White House.

The scariest Republicans are not necessarily tea-stained—and other lessons to keep in mind as Election 2010 roars in.

The Tea Party favorite is in a race to stitch together a statewide Republican coalition.

How Glenn Beck & Co. trumped up a vast left-wing conspiracy: the "Cloward-Piven strategy."


Americans for Prosperity has 200 political staffers, dozens of GOTV offices and a sophisticated voter targeting technology. Will it be enough? 

September 22, 2012

A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice spells out the hyper-partisan and racially charged impact of efforts to police the polls in November.

September 6, 2012

Senior conservative activists in the GOP will try to block a rules rewrite that would insulate Romney from inside-the-party pressure, primary challenges.

August 28, 2012

A candidate who once prided himself on being a moderate has embraced the most conservative platform in modern history.

August 27, 2012

Akin’s comments that a woman’s body will reject a pregnancy from rape would be laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.

August 20, 2012

Obama didn’t kill your granny, freedom is not actually dead and constitutionally protected taxation can—and often does—create a stronger America.

June 28, 2012

Even staunchly conservative candidates were on the defensive in the Texas Republican primary.  

June 1, 2012

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