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Smart v. Stupid

Can Republicans rebrand?

Smart v. Stupid: The Republican Party is re-branding. Will voters forget the old, white, boys club that it is today? The current party cannot survive in a multicultural America where a whites-only election strategy can no longer win national elections. ... Read more»

Romney picks up endorsements ahead of Wis. primary

Mitt Romney picked up another key endorsement as the latest polls show him leading by up to 10 points in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary.... Read more»

SOPA, PIPA losing steam

The Wednesday blackout protests by SOPA and PIPA protesters have been the latest pressure against lawmakers to stop the anti-web piracy bills – and it seems to be working. Sens. Marco Rubio and John Cornyn are changing course in the debate.... Read more»1

Perry pulls out of GOP Labor Day events

With wildfires raging outside of Austin, Gov. Rick Perry is leaving the campaign trail to return to his home state, the governor's office confirmed Monday morning. ... Read more»

GOP candidates spend Labor Day on campaign trail

Six Republican presidential candidates are spending Labor Day at an event hosted by South Carolina Senate. Jim DeMint, an influential leader in the new conservative grassroots movement that includes Tea Party members.... Read more»

Senate ends bill-blocking secret holds

The Senate voted last night to adopt a rule bringing more transparency to a practice long used to delay legislation. In a 92-4 vote, the Senate ended the "secret holds" that lawmakers used to anonymously hold up bills and nominees without having to explain their objections.... Read more»

The 2010 FactCheck Awards

As usual in this election, we’ve focused on what was true or false in the flood of campaign advertising. We kept our opinions to ourselves, and laid out the evidence in as sober and evenhanded a fashion as we could manage. Well, enough of that. We present a look at funny, scary and just plain bizarre campaign ads.... Read more»

Think again

Forget the question. The answer is 'tax cuts'

Perhaps you’ve noticed that extending the Bush tax cuts is conservatives’ answer to everything. We understand why this is the case. After all, Dick Cheney defended a second set of Bush tax cuts following the midterm election by explaining, “This is our due.”... Read more»

Does immigration cost jobs?

Do immigrants take American jobs? It’s a common refrain among those who want to tighten limits on legal immigration. But most economists say there’s little to support the claim.... Read more»

Health care debate

GOP resumes health care repeal; Schumer says support for Dems' effort will grow

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) pushed again for repeal of the health care law on "Face the Nation."... Read more»