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Gop Primary 2012

'What's Chauvinism?'

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Jayanti Tamm

An uncomfortable silence filled the classroom. No one had started writing a response to the question I had written. Finally, one student raised her hand."What does 'chauvinist' mean?"

Obama's Push to Paint Arizona Blue

Maribel Hastings | Posted 05.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

If more Latinos register, more will vote. In places like Arizona and Nevada, where Latinos lean Democratic, Barreto concluded, adding more voters to the rolls will pay enormous dividends for Democrats.

The Ultimate Republican Nomination Information Chart

Tom McGuire | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Tom McGuire

We decided to create the go-to place for all of the detailed information regarding the 2012 Republican nominating process.

In Arizona, Turning Outrage Into Political Power

Maribel Hastings | Posted 04.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

The ONE Arizona coalition, made up of eleven nonpartisan organizations dedicated to voter registration, education and mobilization, trains young Latino citizens who aspire to hold public office.

Gas in the Presidential Race

Dean Baker | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The Republicans are hoping to blame the rise in the price of gas on Obama's environmentally friendly policies. There are two problems in this story. First, his policies have not been especially friendly to the environment.

Washington Post Slams Rick Santorum

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

The Washington Post weighed in Monday on Rick Santorum's recent comments about the separation of church and state, arguing in an editorial that "he’...

This Election Season, Follow Issues Like Immigration, Not the Horserace

Rick Palacio | Posted 04.28.2012 | Denver
Rick Palacio

We've been hearing for years about our broken immigration system, and Obama is taking immediate steps to change what he can right now. Sadly, the same can't be said for the field of Republican candidates.

Misery Loves Campaigning: The Housing Misery Index and the 2012 Election

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Jed Kolko

The housing crisis hurt some states especially hard. In Nevada and Florida, the Republican presidential candidates couldn't ignore housing. But in states that weathered the housing crisis better, the candidates won't spend precious money and attention on housing policy.

Santorum Revisits Issue That Makes Him 'Want To Throw Up'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

One day after saying the separation of church and state "makes me want to throw up," Rick Santorum told a Michigan audience that he supports the divis...

Barbour, McDonnell Warn About GOP Primary

National Journal | Sean Sullivan | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

On the sidelines of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington that wraps up on Monday, Republicans are skeptical that the reemer...

Huckabee Laments GOP's 'Toxic Atmosphere'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

In an interview with an Israeli TV station, Mike Huckabee lamented the current state of the Republican party, stating that the GOP's 'toxic atmosphere...

How The 2012 Primary Has Revealed A GOP On The Verge Of Collapse

New York Magazine | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

The strangest primary season in memory reveals a GOP that's tearing itself apart....

The Arizona "Model": Failed Immigration Policy, Successful Voter Mobilization

Maribel Hastings | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

In order to win over the most conservative, extremist voters in the Arizona Republican primary (which will be held Tuesday, February 28th), presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the state's immigration policy a "model" for others to follow.

Dave Jamieson

Mitt Romney Serves RIck Santorum Up As Pro-Union | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his attempts to tar former Sen. Rick Santorum as fiscally irresponsible, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been knocking his o...

WATCH: Pro-Romney Super PAC Hits Santorum's Values

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's allied Super PAC Restore Our Future released a new ad attacking former Sen. Rick Santorum as the date for the primary elections in Michi...

Georgia Now Ground Zero for Super PACs and Citizens United

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

The "Nastiest Show on Earth" otherwise known as the "Slimary Process" -- the prolonged and agonizing Republican primary to select a presidential candidate -- is already being called the dirtiest of all time by political pundits and voters alike.

Candidate Actions Have Republicans Confused

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Romney? Gingrich? Santorum? The Republican race for the presidential nomination is like a game of musical chairs. It makes you wonder...

Deadlock in Tampa

Roger Stone | Posted 04.24.2012 | Miami
Roger Stone

Could the GOP be facing a deadlock in Tampa? This week I took a calculator, a delegate count and a calendar and after two hours I concluded it could happen.

Morning After Pill

Jonathan Richards | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


GOP To Recount Controversial Maine Caucus Vote

The Portland Press Herald | John Richardson | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

AUGUSTA — The Maine Republican Party is recounting the results of its presidential caucuses and may add the votes to be cast in Washington County th...

Republicans and Immigration: Winning Doña Hortencia Back

Maribel Hastings | Posted 04.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

While speculation continues about whether or not Rubio will be on the ballot, the real question is whether Rubio can appeal to Latino voters outside of Florida, and if he can improve the anti-immigrant image of the Republican Party.

Mitt Romney Hits Back At Sarah Palin

Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney defended his conservative credentials on Wednesday, deflecting doubtful comments made by Sarah Palin about his strength with Republican vo...

Jordan Zakarin

WATCH: Dogs Protest Against Romney In New York City | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

Dogs (and their owners) howled their disapproval of Mitt Romney in New York City on Tuesday. Dogs Against Romney, a Facebook-based protest group, d...

In Colorado's Close Races, the Hispanic Vote is Key

Maribel Hastings | Posted 04.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

They may be undocumented, naturalized, or first- second- or third-generation citizens, but if one thing unites many Hispanics in Colorado it's their discontent with the anti-immigrant rhetoric coming out of the Republican primary.

Republicans In Hollywood: Who Are They Endorsing?

Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment

Republicans often decry Hollywood as a liberal town, and it's largely true: tinseltown often champions progressive issues, and give much more generous...