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David Axelrod, Barack Obama's closest political adviser, is applying the lessons he learned from Chicago's ugly racialized politics.

As Fox News marks its tenth birthday, recall the fateful night in November 2000 that its election desk broke all the rules reporting the election of George W. Bush. Will Fox do it again this year?

Anyone looking for a signal from the primaries that Democrats will be a clear antiwar party didn't get it.

Young, US-born Hispanics who took to the streets to push for immigrant
rights are hoping to become a potent political force in the midterm
elections and beyond.

In order to reclaim "values" from the right wing, progressives must frame the electoral debate in terms everyone can support: freedom, opportunity, security and responsibility.

Upcoming primary challenges are forcing Democratic
incumbents in Congress to be more critical of Bush and to press for a plan
to bring the troops home.

Fewer than half of New Orleans's black voters will be able to participate
in upcoming city elections, thanks to passive opposition from the Bush
Administration and listless advocacy from Democrats.

Progressive groups that mobilized for the 2004 elections are
now dismissed as failures. But though they were unable to defeat Bush,
grassroots activists are creating waves across the country. They may be
the ticket to Republican defeat and the creation of a new movement.

John McCain is a war hero, a sometime Democratic ally, a crusader for
campaign finance reform. But the centrist maverick will most likely
take a turn to the right if he wants to get to the White House.

Bush's lavish subsidies and reckless attempts to export democracy
through the barrel of a gun violate conservative principles. Republican
realists are finally catching on.

Blogs

The New Jersey governor may hope to leave the state’s troubles and Bridgegate behind him, but that may be harder than it seems.

July 31, 2014

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

July 21, 2014

Progressives face unpalatable choices in 2016.

July 9, 2014

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

Prosecutors allege the Wisconsin governor was at the center of an “expansive” strategy to bypass campaign laws.

June 20, 2014

The Tea Party is losing influence, and centrist Republicans are losing patience with it.

June 18, 2014

That’s why Warren will be campaigning for Mitch McConnell’s opponent in this fall’s election.

June 12, 2014

The GOP will settle on someone like Bush, Chris Christie or someone else acceptable to Wall Street and the US Chamber of Commerce—Tea Party be damned.

June 12, 2014

Eric Cantor’s fall might mean a change for the House GOP's foreign policies.

June 11, 2014

An early poll shows him within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania.

June 6, 2014