McCaskill vs. Akin: The Senate Race That Isn’t
September 07, 2012

Sen. Claire McCaskill is nowhere to be found in Charlotte. Rep. Todd Akin is missing from Missouri. When will these two, you know, compete?

Claire McCaskill Among the People
September 04, 2012

Meet the gun-totin' Democrats of Southern Missouri that Sen. Claire McCaskill must rally to assure her reelection over Todd Akin.

The NRSC Has Pulled All Its Missouri Airtime. Take That, Cynics!
August 29, 2012

The NRSC has given up on the Missouri Senate race. Here's what that says about the outer limits of indecency in 2012.

The Sad Spectacle of the GOP Convention’s Fact-Free Foreign Policy
August 29, 2012

TAMPA—This convention, and the campaign to come, are supposed to be about jobs and the economy, not about foreign policy. But foreign policy still figures in the convention and campaign and will probably rear its head in Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. There are two kinds of foreign policy statements to watch out for in the months ahead: First, there are general philosophical statements about America’s role in the world; second, there are operational statements about what American should do about specific problems in the world.

The GOP Convention’s Anxiety of Akinism
August 28, 2012

Think Republicans are worried about Todd Akin? Consider how Tampa conventioneers are rejecting his latest copycat, Pennsylvania's Senate nominee.

Daily Breakdown: National Polls Show A Tight Race; Isaac Update
August 27, 2012

Isaac threatens the rest of the RNC with a landfall near New Orleans.

An Early Electoral College Guide: Which States Will and Won't Matter in 2012
August 26, 2012

2012 is shaping up as an election in which the winner may earn victory not by virtue of winning the most votes, but on account of the Electoral College. If one candidate enjoys a popular vote edge of 2 percentage points or more, there’s virtually no chance that the other candidate will achieve a majority of the electoral votes.

Meet Rex Elsass, Todd Akin’s Hatchet Man
August 22, 2012

Todd Akin of "legitimate rape" fame is holing up with his political consultant, Rex Elsass -- who is just as charming as you'd expect.

God Asks Akin To Quit Race
August 22, 2012

God, making a rare appearance during the 2012 election cycle, urges Todd Akin to quit the Missouri Senate race.

Will Akin and Ryan Save Elizabeth Warren?
August 22, 2012

Elizabeth Warren has struggled to remind voters in Massachusetts that Scott Brown IS a Republican. Will Paul Ryan and Todd Akin help?