Jeb Bush Joins a Long List of Conservatives Who Got in Trouble for Saying Compassionate Things About Immigrants
April 08, 2014
A few Republicans who have acknowledged the moral urgency of immigration reform.
Mike Huckabee Could Be President—If Only He Wanted It
March 10, 2014
Mike Huckabee could be president. If he wanted it.
Why Is Herman Cain Trying to Cure Your Erectile Dysfunction?
January 26, 2014
B-list Republican presidential candidates are now making money off internet spam.
In Arkansas, Dixie’s Last Democratic Legislature Faces a Red Tide
October 29, 2012
Only one Southern state has maintained a legislature fully controlled by the once-dominant Democrats. That may change in November.
Whatever Happened To Tax Cuts?
August 30, 2012
Has the GOP relegated talk of tax cuts to quiet rooms?
Five Other Politicians Who’ve Said Idiotic Things About Rape
August 20, 2012
Todd Akin joins the pantheon of moron politicians who have said abhorrent things about rape and rape victims.
The Far Right Cheers (Half of) the GOP Ticket
August 12, 2012
DES MOINES—“It's a historic day,” Rep. Steve King of Iowa announced yesterday from the podium of the FAMiLY Leadership Summit 2012, a major gathering of social conservatives in a suburban Des Moines megachurch that drew a host of national political celebrities. King wasn’t talking about the event, or even the prospect of ejecting Barack Obama from the White House, but of the choice of his friend and colleague Paul Ryan to become Mitt Romney’s running-mate.
Why Mitt Romney’s Not as Bad a Campaigner as You Think
March 20, 2012
As Mitt Romney struggles, yet again, to nail down the Republican presidential nomination, a question keeps presenting itself: Is Romney’s team incompetent?
The Catch-Up Campaign
January 11, 2012
The man tasked with leading Rick Santorum’s stand against the Mitt Romney juggernaut fell into the job after happening across Santorum’s presidential aspirations in the newspaper. Mike Biundo, a 43-year-old New Hampshire political consultant, was looking for something to do after managing a successful congressional bid when he read about Santorum’s possible run in The Union Leader.
The Great Granite State Getaway
January 08, 2012
ROCHESTER, N.H. -- Four years ago, the Republican candidates for president met for a final debate before the New Hampshire primary. Mitt Romney had been the presumed frontrunner but was no longer -- he had been embarrassed by Mike Huckabee in Iowa and was facing a resurgent John McCain in New Hampshire. Yet his rivals could not resist going after him, even in his weakened state. They ganged up on Romney in a tag team, taking turns with their shots and cackling in glee whenever someone else landed a hit.