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If we don't fix the nominating process this year, it will be even worse in 2012.

"Because Washington has no urban agenda, the cities in this country are doing poorly. Unemployment is up. Faith in the economy has gone down. Crime has gone up."

"Our cities across this country are proud. They have a great history. But like a boxer, they've taken one knee, and they have to bring themselves back."

"I want to see one of the candidates come up with a comprehensive plan to eliminate the tide of drugs coming into our country. I mean, we have wars here in our city."

"The media and pollsters don't focus on urban issues. They focus on the war, abortion, gay rights -- things that, quite frankly, for those of us in the trenches, are not exactly the hot button issues."

"The Rocky mountains are a place where people come together and put aside partisan issues to solve problems. Being able to talk about those pragmatic solutions is going to be of great benefit to the entire country."

"I hope when the presidential candidates talk about cities, they stop thinking about us as basketcases, and think instead of the potential of cities to turn this country around."

"While presidential candidates are raising substantial amounts of money in cities, they are spending it in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina ... It disproportionately puts the focus on [rural] areas of the country where the majority of our citizenry do not live."

"Republicans and Democrats alike, among mayors in this country, have been very, very upset and concerned about the disregard for cities by this administration."

Blogs

Romney's "evolving" stance on abortion—and a long list of other issues—won't sell in what's becoming a party of social-policy purists.

June 2, 2011

The clear message for Obama and Democrats is don't mess with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Run against Ryan's extremism and win.

May 25, 2011

New York Republicans moved to prevent certification of the winner of the hotly contested New York special election for a traditionally “safe” Republican seat.

May 24, 2011

Americans are changing historical voting patterns to punish parties and candidates who seek to cut public services, education and Medicare.

May 23, 2011

The AFL-CIO president, inspired by developments in Wisconsin and other states fighting battles over labor rights and cuts in public services, wants to change the way labor practices politics.

May 20, 2011

MSNBC host knows the difference between hype and real politics.

May 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich's greatest assett as a candidate—TV star power—is already undermining his campaign.

May 17, 2011

Mike Huckabee's decision to skip the 2012 presidential race was a smart response to the new reality of a Republican Party that runs on smear and vitriol.

May 16, 2011

It's time to harness the overwhelming bipartisan support for curbing the influence of money in our elections.

May 15, 2011

Exit by senior senator opens the way for a Feingold comeback. But will he run? And what about Medicare-mangler Paul Ryan?

May 14, 2011