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Congress

Even if Obama wins, he won’t be able to accomplish much if progressives don’t do well in legislative races. Here are ten worthy contenders.

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown has been a leader in taking on the big banks, and now the Chamber of Commerce is retaliating.

Will Elizabeth Warren's ability to connect with ordinary people be enough to win her a Massachusetts seat in the Senate?

Tammy Baldwin

The congresswoman and Senate candidate talks to The Nation about fair trade, Citizens United and what healthcare reform really means for Wisconsin.

With the economy showing faint signs of life, the leading Republican candidates have returned to the elixir of warmongering to once again sway the gullible masses.

How the politics of the super-rich became American politics.

The driving faith of the GOP has become the notion that the toxic mixture of moral hypocrisy and unfettered greed is a formula for victory.

Sweeping reforms passed by Republican state legislatures will impede access to the ballot at every step of the voting process—and may disenfranchise up to 5 million poor, minority and student voters.

Democrats who run on clear platforms of standing with workers, defending public education and taxing corporations win elections.

Blogs

Perry's first television commercial is all about his favorite topic: unleashing the energy industry. 

October 26, 2011

Republican presidential candidates initially attacked the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Now they say they understand their grievances, but it's nothing a tax cut won't fix. 

October 11, 2011

 What will an Obama vs. Cain presidential campaign look like?

October 11, 2011

The former social moderate is trying to win over the religious right. But he is being dragged into a feud with extremist pastors. 

October 8, 2011

The Value Voters Summit in Washington, DC, may be the last chance for Rick Santorum to inject some activist enthusiasm into his campaign. 

October 7, 2011

 A savvy Democratic congressman warns that House and Senate Democrats had best be thinking about how to run and win even if Obama stumbles. History suggests that his point is well worth considering.

October 3, 2011

The Republican base is just as likely to be outraged by a decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. 

September 28, 2011

Why does Mitt Romney get away with such dramatic flip-flops? Because he feels no obligation to be consistent or explain his reversals.

September 28, 2011

As governor of Texas and a candidate for president, Perry has proposed to turn Medicaid into a block grant program. That would be devastating for people with disabilities. 

September 26, 2011

As the Fox News/Google debate made clear, the Republican primary is devolving into an absurd contest over which candidate for government office will destroy government most.

September 22, 2011