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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in the fourth in a series of conversations on the issues at stake for America's cities in Campaign 08.

" The federal government talks a good game about homeland security. And yet cities, like Los Angeles, are constantly struggling to get the resources we need to provide that security. "

Democratic candidates need to make the war a campaign issue, and hammer away at the staggering economic and human costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Like other prank campaigns, Stephen Colbert's bid for President promised
brilliant satire. It's a shame he's called it quits.

Want to know the real differences between the candidates? Listen to what they say about the economy.

What do the Democratic presidential candidates talk about when they talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues?

What does a politicized Justice Department look like? Political hack Bradley Schlozman gave the Senate Judiciary Committee an idea when he testified about his tenure as a US Attorney in Missouri.

The candidates ignored race, class and religion, and fumbled the key question of how to get out of Iraq.

In Montana, grassroots campaigns elected politicians and influenced policy. The same can happen across the country.

Candidates and the media should focus on the real issues facing this country: ending the war and bringing our troops home.

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Patty Murray will keep her Senate seat. But several Senate races and at least ten House contests remain in play. In some cases, Democrats are winning seats where they were declared losers.

November 4, 2010

It needn’t take a primary challenge for Obama to recognize that he can no longer take his base for granted.

November 4, 2010

Which lesson will Obama take from sweeping midterm losses? The mantra from the media is move right, conciliate, bridge build. But that’s the rotten road that brought the Democrats this far. There are other voices to listen to.

November 3, 2010

After so successfully mobilizing their supporters in 2006 and 2008, Democrats lost the message of change on Election Night.

November 3, 2010

Did the Tea Party set the agenda for last night's elections? Is the Blue Dog coalition done for? Nation contributors Richard Kim, John Nichols and Laura Flanders explain.

November 3, 2010

National exit polls of more than 17,000 voters show a remarkable trend: adults age 18–29 voted against the Republican Tsunami by sixteen points (56–40). Younger adults age 18–24 were even more progressive, voting against Republicans by nineteen points (58-39).

November 3, 2010

Tea Party candidates made big news, but they ran in small states.

November 3, 2010

Why was the conservative Blue Dog Caucus sliced in half yesterday?

November 3, 2010

Election day 2010, as Democrats face massive defeat (or perhaps a miracle?), follow it all here until the wee hours.

November 2, 2010

It is not a national referendum. It is not launching a new political era. Voters still want government to be effective. Most voters are not angry about the size of government. They are disappointed and frustrated government has not done what they hoped for in hard times.

November 2, 2010