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GOP Faces More Complicated Challenge Than Clinton After Big Losses

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easie...

The Hurtful Legacy of Herman Cain's "Suspended," "Brother From Another Mother" Presidential Campaign

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ronald B. Robinson

For a sustained period, Cain was the GOP candidate who most successfully stimulated the nostalgia for the good ole days of the "great communicator," Ronald Reagan, among "the base."

The Tyranny of the Tantrum

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

What we're seeing from the health care town halls and what we've seen from the "birthers" is essentially what I call the Tyranny of the Tantrum, which many parents encounter during the "terrible twos."

GOP Base As Conservative As Ever

Politico | BEN SMITH & JONATHAN MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But outside Washington, the reality is very different. Rank-and-file Republicans remain, by all indications, staunchly conservative, and they appear t...

Ixnay on the Alin-Pay

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

If you were running the campaign of someone whose voting record is almost completely aligned with George Bush, and whose positions on Iraq, taxes and healthcare are just about as popular, wouldn't you want the same thing?

GOP Base: McCain Still Struggling To Connect

Washington Independent | Sridhar Pappu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In late January, just days before her son would win the Florida Republican primary, 96-year-old Roberta McCain--whom in another era might have been ca...