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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

In 2014, Democrats can’t rely on many kooky right-wingers handing them Senate races on platters.

May 13, 2014

Hillary Clinton lapped all the GOP candidates. For Christie, the news is that he might still recover.

April 29, 2014

If the New Jersey governor falters, Jeb Bush is waiting—but he has troubles of his own.

April 21, 2014

The GOP favorite to replace North Carolina senator Walter Jones is a longtime political consultant for the biggest predators on Wall Street.

April 17, 2014

So far, no smoking gun. But there are now four separate investigations underway, with new leads to follow.

April 17, 2014

But the Tea Party’s insurgents, already failing in 2014, aren’t likely to get traction in 2016.

April 14, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is a conservative backer of fair elections. Big Money wants him out of the House.

April 7, 2014

The former Florida governor’s involvement with Lehman Brothers may have caused his state to lose hundreds of millions of dollars.

April 3, 2014

Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.

March 28, 2014