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Election 2014 Debates

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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.

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.

Blogs

Should the guy moderating a Senate election debate think that the midterm Senate elections are important?

October 21, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

Why opposing a wage increase while simultaneously bashing government assistance isn’t just callous—it’s also dumb policy.

October 16, 2014

But mainstream media find it hard to admit. 

October 14, 2014

The populist mobilization Moral Mondays has worked to register and inspire voters, and given a boost to NC Democrat Kay Hagan.

October 14, 2014

After slipping in the polls and getting outspent by McConnell forces two to one, Grimes surprised everyone last week by surging in the latest Bluegrass Poll.

October 10, 2014

In an emergency ruling, the Supreme Court puts "the rule of law ahead of the Scott Walker’s political gamesmanship.”

October 9, 2014

The former defense secretary has close ties to Hillary’s shadow campaign, and his criticisms are awfully convenient for her. 

October 9, 2014

The country’s worst voter suppression law is now in effect for the midterms.

October 8, 2014