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Deportations, Hunger Strikes and an Uncertain White House

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

With immigration, everything begins and ends with family. Until we see a solution to the record-setting family separations, the Administration can expect to see demonstrators on their front step with heartbreaking stories.

GOP's Post-Mortem Post-Mortem

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tempting for Democrats to dismiss the post-mortem of the post-mortem as nothing short of celebrating abject failure. But before we get to that, it is worth examining the structural changes happening in the Republican Party, because Democrats really can't afford to ignore such things.

Tea Party Primary Problems

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year, several Tea Party challengers seem to be crashing and burning early in the process. This could be very good news for the Establishment Republican wing of the party. Rather than have a candidate implode in the general election, when candidates self-destruct before the primary then they never become the nominee in the first place.

Schumer Pitches Ploy To Undercut Tea Party

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 3 Senate Democrat says a two-party primary would undercut the tea party movement. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says a numb...

Football and Political Campaigning

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

Football does impart crucial lessons for political campaigning. It implores politicians to stay focused on winning, advises them to discount all pre-election noise, pay attention to all parts of their organization and always think before they act.

The GOP's Civil War on Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

There is an absolute civil war within the Republican Party on the issue of immigration reform.

Dream Action Coalition and John Cornyn

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.06.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The DREAM Act may have been controversial before, but it is considered a safe bill on both sides of the aisle now: border security is where the controversy has migrated to after the DREAM Act has been so thoroughly accepted by the American public.

How Nate Silver's Math and Kickstarter Could Change American Politics -- Venture Capital Style

Michael Ham | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Michael Ham

Based on my own experience running for Senate, and Mr. Silver's math, my hypothesis is: With highly focused social media, candidates will soon be able to win primaries for well under $100k.

Time for a National Primary Day in September

Bill Feldman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Bill Feldman

Sorry Iowa and New Hampshire, but you've had your time in the sun. It is time for a national primary, not in the snows of January but the golden late summer days of September.

New Report Highlights Our Primary Turnout Problem

Rob Richie | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Looking at turnout in primary elections, both this year and over time, points to one of the particularly disturbing realities of participation in the United States.

Ten Months of Chasing Romney

Ryan Campbell | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Where a politician stands on SB 1070 and the DREAM Act have become the litmus tests on immigration and, ultimately, with the Latino community. If you ask an angry white guy what SB 1070 is about, they might say something vague about the economy and "those illegals."

Tuesday Primary Contests Have GOP Veterans Fighting For Careers

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Veteran Republican Rep. John Mica turned back a challenge from tea party freshman Rep. Sandy Adams in their Florida GOP primary Tue...

Democrats' 27-State Strategy And The Tennessee Abomination

Larry Womack | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Larry Womack

Instead of fighting these perceptions tooth and nail, Democrats have opted to cede the south to people like Bob Corker. It's the new, unspoken "27 -state strategy," and though it will probably work out well for Obama in November, it is otherwise a miserable failure thus far.

Why America Doesn't Deserve Democracy

Ben Zolno | Posted 08.08.2012 | San Francisco
Ben Zolno

All the venti mochas at your local quad-corner Starbuckses combined aren't enough to pry open your eyes, get you out of bed, and vote this year. Go back to sleep and dream of a dreamy tomorrow.

Pols Apart

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 07.21.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Strengthening the civic education of the next generation of Americans through exercises in which students have to agree on controversial issues might help. But that will take time. And we can't afford to wait.

Seven Stages of Ron Paul Supporter Grief

Death Race | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Is the Ron Paul campaign finally over? Depends on whom you ask.

Lucia Graves

Indiana Senate Race's Ripple Effect | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

While the battle for the Republican Senate nomination has taken center stage in Tuesday's Indiana primary, the fight could affect turnout in three ope...

WATCH: Your Turn: Voting

Posted 06.13.2012 | Women

Every election people complain about who the candidates are. But we could do something about that by getting more involved during the primaries, when ...

Is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie the One Being Groomed for 2016?

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Hmm, if the GOP intelligentsia keeps ruminating on Christie we may see more of this new, improved, thoughtful Chris Christie making the rounds before 2016.

Zach Carter

GOP Senator Gives $500,000 To Corporate Welfare Recipient's Super PAC | Zach Carter | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday led a conservative Senate bloc opposing a government loan program on the grounds that it functioned ...

WATCH: Leaders Make Controversial Comments About Latinos

Posted 03.21.2012 | Latino Voices

During this campaign period one thing has become evident: GOP candidates are fighting for the Latino vote. But it seems some candidates didn't get the...

Exclusive: GQ Reveals Romney's and Santorum's Secret Service Code Names

Death Race | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Death Race

They are the best kept secrets of any presidential campaign -- until someone overhears a whispered shout into a wrist microphone. Candidates who get Secret Service protection get to choose the code word that they'll be called -- perhaps for the rest of their lives, if they're lucky.

Ask A Mormon: Am I Going to Be Baptized After I'm Dead?

Death Race | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Unless you're distantly related to a Mormon either by blood or through marriage, you can probably rest assured that you're not going to be baptized a Mormon when you're six feet under. You're safe. And by safe, I mean you're definitely going to burn in Hell. Good luck with that!

Super Tuesday Is Not Enough to End GOP Nomination Contest

Rob Richie | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

Every candidate had something they could claim as a positive on Super Tuesday. The contest for the nomination isn't over -- which is good news for voters in remaining states wanting to help pick their party's nominee.

The Catholicization of the American Right

Howard Schweber | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Howard Schweber

At the national level, Catholic politicians have emerged as leading figures in the GOP... and evangelical Protestants are flocking to follow their lead. Why?