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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.

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Obama releases his birth certificate. Turns out he's no more “foreign” than his leading Republican rival. Or Donald Trump.

 

April 27, 2011

Antiwar sentiment is at the heart of Obama’s base—and also of his appeal to independent voters. 

April 27, 2011

Narrowly behind and concerned about election irregularities, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg seeks a full recount of the votes in the nation's highest stakes judicial contest. "They've called it a drama and a circus, but actually it's called American Democracy," says Kloppenburg.

April 21, 2011

“We, the people,” Tammy Baldwin says, “must be assured that our votes are fairly counted and reported and (that) our democracy remains intact and untainted.”

 

April 10, 2011

Reed Richardson comes up with questions for the Republican presidential debates.

April 7, 2011

While progressives should celebrate JoAnne Kloppenburg’s win to replace a conservative justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, we should also recognize the dangers of elected judges.

April 7, 2011

The recent coverage of new Obama campaign manager Jim Messina illustrates how top Washington sources curry favor with the powerful sources they cover.

April 5, 2011

Reed Richardson on the GOP's campaign finance dodge and Eric takes the mail.

March 31, 2011

A guide to mitigating the damage done.

March 2, 2011

An Republican-to-Democrat convert who became an unlikely hero of progressives in 2006, his win tipped the Senate to the Democrats. Webb’s decision to depart makes the challenge of retaining Senate control all that much harder for his adopted party. Democrats’ best prospect: look for another edgy economic populist like Webb. UPDATED

February 9, 2011