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Gage Skidmore

Newt’s Out, Finally

On Wednesday, the former House speaker formally ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, despite previously vowing to stay in the race until the GOP convention in August.

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Jon Stewart Rips GOP Hypocrisy Over Obama’s Bin Laden Ad

“The Daily Show” host took aim at some of his favorite targets Tuesday night as he ripped Republicans and conservative pundits for their hypocritical response to an ad aired by the Obama campaign that highlights the president’s success in bringing down Osama bin Laden one year ago.

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Will GOP Exploit Secret Service and GSA Scandals?

Concerned as President Obama must be over the unfolding embarrassments in the Secret Service and the General Services Administration, he may actually be comforted by the feeble attempts of a few politicians to wring political profit from those scandals.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 READ MORE


Fat Newt Sings

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Posted on Apr 26, 2012 READ MORE



Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Gingrich Is Getting Out of the Way

Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would retire his run for the White House and that he had told Mitt Romney he would give him his full endorsement.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 READ MORE



Photos by Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

The Two Mitts

It’s all over but the shouting, or, in this case, the polite applause: Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican presidential nominee. But which Mitt Romney? Will it be Mitt One or Mitt Two?

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Pulls In Conservative Santorum Voters

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Mitt Beats Santorum

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Republicans on Board

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AP/Gene J. Puskar

Mitt’s It: Santorum Bows Out

After a long primary season involving sudden upswings and fizzles, plus a couple of comebacks, there is little room left for doubt that Mitt Romney is going to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee now that his biggest competition, in the form of the sweater vest containing Rick Santorum, has dropped out of the contest.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 READ MORE


GOP Lawmaker Doubts Obama’s Birth Certificate Is Real

Despite the fact that all evidence points to President Obama being a U.S.-born citizen (including his birth certificate, which shows he was born in Hawaii), there are still some Republicans who doubt he is an American.

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Carolyn Kaster

Women as Wedge Issue

It’s high election season, and that means the leaders in this year’s presidential battle need a good wedge issue or two to get voters all exercised and in touch with their innermost convictions (read: Get them to the polls). Why not seek that in the collective form of roughly half the nation’s population?

Posted on Apr 6, 2012 READ MORE


The Real Romney

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Posted on Apr 3, 2012 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Obama: GOP Budget Plan Is ‘Social Darwinism’

In case Paul Krugman’s comparison between the GOP’s prized budget plan and pink slime wasn’t a strong enough indication of its reception among the opposition, here comes President Obama with a descriptive attack of his own.

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 READ MORE


Handmaid’s Tale

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GOP Individual Mandate

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Pink Slime

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Sinking Gingrich Calls for One More Debate

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Flickr / Gage Skidmore

Ryan Budget Plan Clears House Vote

It’s been quite the eventful week in Washington, no? In case the health care hullabaloo at the Supreme Court didn’t bring enough action to our nation’s capital, over in the halls of Congress there was an equally heated debate about Rep. Paul Ryan’s Republican-backed budget plan, which the GOP-heavy House passed Thursday.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 READ MORE



Flickr / Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

Why Can’t Ron Paul Get More Traction?

He doesn’t lack enthusiastic supporters, nor is his campaign short on cash, and he’s galvanized scores of younger voters. So why isn’t Ron Paul able to clinch the Republican presidential nomination—or even come within spitting distance—this time around?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 READ MORE



Faking the ‘Truth About Trayvon’

Fake photographs of Trayvon Martin are being used to diminish public concern about his killing; emails and other documents of the Department of Homeland Security reveal that the hacktivist group Anonymous was investigated as a dangerous security threat; Egyptian women are finding ways to express their revolutionary voices through music. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 READ MORE



Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

Print Press Defects From Gingrich Camp

For presidential hopefuls, surely this is an unmistakable sign of impending apocalypse: GOP contender Newt Gingrich, who was not so long ago enjoying an improbable—and ultimately ephemeral—streak of campaign success, now finds himself free of those pesky embedded print reporters. 

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 READ MORE


NRA and the GOP

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Republicans Drill for Issues in Health Care Reform Act

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Etch A Mitt

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AP / Sue Ogrocki

Jeb Bush Throws In for Romney

It’s not exactly a bold or risky move at this point—more like he knows which way the wind blows—but former Florida governor and current Bush clan member Jeb Bush has pledged his support to Mitt Romney’s campaign for the presidency.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 READ MORE



Karger Campaign

The Gay, Jewish, Pro-Pot Republican Candidate Has Something to Say

Fred Karger is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination—one of five remaining, if you count him.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 READ MORE



Photo illustration from an image by League of Women Voters of California

Stuck in a Campaign Rut

Thus far, the 2012 presidential campaign has been unfocused, dispiriting and largely irrelevant. By the time Election Day comes, a weary nation will be at the point of pulling the covers over its head and screaming, “Somebody, please, make it stop.”

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Steven Senne

Romney Foresees an Economic Comeback

Maybe he should hold this kind of optimistic talk until after the election, but on Monday, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he thinks things are looking up for our recession-ravaged economy. Just not as much as they would have been had he been in charge over these last three years.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 READ MORE


Rick Santorum

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Romney Number One

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Republican Profiles

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Going for Brokered?

Who benefits if Republicans head to Tampa, Fla., at the end of August without a decisive winner? President Obama’s poll numbers are down with gas prices up. But what can he do about it?

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 READ MORE



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‘Game Change’: Life Imitates TV Drama for Republican Women

It appears that recent events, which include the House Republicans’ selection of a panel of all-male “authorities” on women’s health and a certain conservative radio host calling a young woman advocate a “slut,” have amounted to a wake-up call for right-leaning women.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 READ MORE



AP / David Goldman

Obama’s Biggest Win Could Be His Biggest Weakness

Conservative super PACs, along with Republican presidential and congressional candidates, are aiming at President Barack Obama’s health care reform, figuring that “Obamacare” and the program’s shaky support will be a deadly weapon against Democrats facing a difficult election year.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 READ MORE


Voter IDs

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Posted on Mar 11, 2012 READ MORE


The Party of Lincoln

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Posted on Mar 10, 2012 READ MORE


Romney’s Delegate Math

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Candidates on Iran

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Can Obama Muzzle the Dogs of War?

Unlike his irresponsible critics on the right, Obama cannot ignore the potential costs of another Mideast war, which could wreck fragile economies both here and abroad, increase the peril to U.S. troops in Afghanistan as well as throughout the region, and perhaps escalate into a global conflict of unpredictable scope.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 READ MORE


Rushpublicans

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America's Power (CC-BY)

Super Tuesday: Missing the Primary Issue

What happens in Ohio politics never stays in Ohio, and there are two story lines there on the eve of Super Tuesday.

Posted on Mar 4, 2012 READ MORE


Rush Without Protection

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A Caustic Brew

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AP / Chris Carlson

Limbaugh’s Fluke Attack Gets Presidential Attention

What if the right gave a culture war and nobody came? Unfortunately, that’s not the case with the latest cultural kerfuffle, manufactured and amplified by GOP gadfly Rush Limbaugh, about contraception generally and the testimony of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke before Congress more specifically.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Gerald Herbert

Where President Romney Would Take Us

The Republicans want to make the presidential race about values, which they define as returning the nation to Victorian morality, laissez faire economics and a heavy dose of conservative Christian theology.

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Vahid Salemi

The Ayatollah Is Right About One Thing: Nuclear Weapons Are Sinful

The supreme theocratic ruler of Iran is a dangerous madman never to be trusted with a nuclear weapon. How then to explain his recent seemingly logical and humane religious proclamations?

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 READ MORE


Abstinence Only Sex Ed

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Santorum on the Constitution

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