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The unions and Democrats came up just one seat short in a tumultuous uphill battle to take control of the state Senate, but was what happened a victory or a defeat?

Michele Bachmann

From Michele Bachmann on the founding fathers to Rick Perry on secession and more, right-wing pundits, politicians and pseudo-historians are nibbling away at objective historical truths to rewrite history for present-day purposes.

Barack Obama is staying far away from the political hotbed of Wisconsin.

After a summer of outside money and fake candidates, Wisconsin's historic recall elections are finally over. 

Originally seen as a long-shot candidate, Bachmann's ability to successfully fuse the small government, anti-tax rhetoric of the Tea Party with the ideology of the religious right has allowed her to emerge as a viable candidate for the nomination.

At the Iowa straw poll, Michele Bachmann—and Ron Paul—offered up the tough talk on the deficit, and on religion, that voters wanted.

Why is religion featuring so prominently in the Republican presidential race? What happened to jobs?

Today, Wisconsinites go to the polls to see if they can recall Republican senators and take back the State Senate from the hands of Scott Walker-pandering Republicans.

Melissa Harris-Perry says that both mainstream and liberal media outlets need to avoid portraying conservative women as inherently incompetent as individuals.

John Nichols joins The Ed Show to say that ultimately, it will boil down to who was with, and who was against Scott Walker. 

Blogs

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

Obama is right to address concerns about intelligence gathering. But that's not enough to restore privacy protection.

January 17, 2014

Will 2014 be the year of the liberal moment?

January 3, 2014

Not quite.

December 3, 2013

Environmental groups leveraged millions to make climate change a key issue in the race for governor of Virginia and seats on a Washington State county council.  

November 6, 2013

Off-year elections in 2009 predicted a Tea Party insurgency. This year’s results—not so much.

November 6, 2013

The New Jersey governor gamed the election process to assure that few voters chose the state's new senator: Cory Booker.

October 17, 2013

The government shutdown is all about electoral politics—particularly the gerrymandering of Republican districts and primaries that make compromise impossible.

October 1, 2013

How did the straight, white guy win the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City?

September 11, 2013

The mayor accuses the front-runner to succeed him of waging a “class warfare and racist” campaign. Why? Because de Blasio wants billionaires to pay more taxes.

September 8, 2013