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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

After trailing by double-digits, the Wisconsin senator is now in a dead heat, according to a new poll.

October 19, 2010

Numbers show promise for voter turnout on campuses in Nov. 2 midterm election.

October 18, 2010

Canvassing the slums of Philadelphia gave one student an unexpected opportunity to climb down from the ivory tower and see the real impact of government policy for himself.

October 17, 2010

The Nation's Betsy Reed and Esquire's Tom Junod debate the appeal of female Republican candidates—and whether the conserva-femmes are actually good for women.

October 13, 2010

Talk about irony: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has devoted her career to celebrating the World War II heroes who fought the Nazis. Her opponent dresses in Waffen-SS drag.

October 12, 2010

One of Obama's most famous fans reemerges for the midterms, but at a careful distance.

October 12, 2010

This month, young Democrats across the country are working tirelessly to engage youth voters and close the enthusiasm gap.

October 7, 2010

Forget the hype about whiners and the professional left—a concrete test of Obama's political strategy is playing out in New Orleans.

October 6, 2010

It would be a mistake for President Obama to lurch toward the center in an attempt to regain his electoral footing.

October 6, 2010

Linda McMahon says she is running for the US Senate from Connecticut because she wants to "put people first." Those people clearly don't include the people who made her a billionaire; the wrestlers of World Wrestling Entertainment.

September 30, 2010