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Election 2014 Debates

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How the politics of the super-rich became American politics.

The driving faith of the GOP has become the notion that the toxic mixture of moral hypocrisy and unfettered greed is a formula for victory.

Sweeping reforms passed by Republican state legislatures will impede access to the ballot at every step of the voting process—and may disenfranchise up to 5 million poor, minority and student voters.

Democrats who run on clear platforms of standing with workers, defending public education and taxing corporations win elections.

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.

Blogs

Katrina vanden Heuvel says voters want alternatives, and that competition in the Democratic primary would strengthen Hillary's campaign.

September 16, 2014

Her performance in Iowa this weekend revealed a surprising lack of self-awareness. Plus, it was annoying.

September 15, 2014

Candidate Seth Moulton is in “the long tradition of men and women who served and then used their public positions to speak out against war…”

September 10, 2014

Authorities will continue to deport as many as 60,000 immigrants between now and the November elections.

September 10, 2014

The senator’s safe homage to the American Dream illustrates his close relationship with the billionaire Koch brothers.

September 4, 2014

At the heart of Christie’s campaign is a plan to drive a wedge between state workers and middle-class taxpayers.

August 15, 2014

Polls show surprising support among Republicans for the New Jersey governor.

August 8, 2014

GOP voters wax nostalgic for the former Massachusetts governor, while seeming to favor the New Jersey governor in polls.

August 6, 2014

Snow White and the Seven GOP Dwarfs has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it, when thinking about 2016?

August 4, 2014