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Election 2014 Debates

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Mitch McConnell

At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.

Zephyr Teachout

Andrew Cuomo’s unlikely challenger for Governor of New York is gaining endorsements and giving him a headache.

Andrew Cuomo

Both the governor and the WFP went into the weekend needing something from the other. The governor walked away with what he wanted. The party got an IOU.

ANC

Despite major dissatisfaction amongst voters and opposition from fledgling alternative parties, the ruling African National Congress won by a landslide.

India elections

When Indians go to the polls starting April 7th, the country’s system of democracy will be at risk.

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally. 

990 form

Recently filed tax returns shed light on some of the dark money that flooded the campaign season.

Billion-dollar budgets and 24/7 media coverage raise the question: how big can one election get? 

Blogs

To address dismal election participation, Bernie Sanders proposes giving citizens time off for Democracy Day.

November 17, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

The “party of ‘no’ ” has no agreement on what is yes.

November 11, 2014

In mainstream media it’s considered downright impolitic to link voter restrictions to election results.

November 7, 2014

This year’s midterms raised the minimum wage in four states and two cities across the country—now it’s time to make sure those wages get paid.

November 7, 2014

Bernie Sanders is right: 2014 shows how big money and broken media “deflect attention from the real issues.”

November 7, 2014

Republicans just want you to think so.

November 7, 2014

Running better candidates who speak to issues young voters care about is a start.

November 6, 2014

After Obama delayed executive action and candidates ran to the right on immigration, there was a dramatic decline in Latinos’ support for Democrats all over the country.

November 5, 2014

Amid disappointing election results, progressives won big on one campaign: raising the minimum wage.

November 5, 2014