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GOP Trots Out Fear 'n' Smear Tactics to Attack Democrats, Especially Women

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Some of the terms are new -- Ebola, for example -- but the tactics are the same. We have the tools to fight back: strong coalitions, positive national security, veterans and immigration reform messages, and rejection of these politics of personal destruction. But we need to use them -- consistently and courageously.

As Goes California...

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The nation is catching up to California. The contempt directed at Sacramento politicians is already bleeding over on every other politician in the state.

Pandering for Palin: SarahPAC Makes First Sales Pitch

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

While personal and political controversies are muddying up Palin's political agenda in Alaska, the distant horizon of national politics looms ever so pristine -- and inviting.

The Fringe Right Bubble is Bursting

Caroline Presno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caroline Presno

Now we have Republicans, Democrats, and Independents walking away from and speaking out against extreme rhetoric and deeds. The country is ready for an Obama administration.

Race Boating: Swift Boat Backer Funds Racist Mail

Open Left | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Swift Boat funder Robert Perry, a top national Republican donor, is funding overtly racist attack mail this cycle. It's not Swift Boating. It's Race B...

GOP Senator McConnell Contradicted By Own Staffer On Frost Family Smear

Courier-Journal | James R. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell knew last week -- at a time when he was denying it -- that his staff had sent e-mails encouraging reporters to ...