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Election 2014 Debates

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Watch Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel on The Colbert Report, refudiating the hype surrounding the GOP's midterm sweep.

Barack Obama deserved the rebuke he received at the polls for a failed economic policy that consisted of throwing trillions at Wall Street but getting nothing in return.

Did the Tea Party set the agenda for last night's elections? Is the Blue Dog coalition done for? Nation contributors Richard Kim, John Nichols and Laura Flanders explain.

Will the GOP get to 218 in the House? To 50 in the Senate? Where does Joe Biden fit in? What about governorships? Legislatures? Redistricting? The fate of the Republic? It's all here.

Results, reactions, and analysis from Nation editors live throughout the night.

From Minnesota to Texas to Illinois, the right is using the myth of voter fraud to challenge potentially millions of eligible voters.

Tea Party Activists, the state GOP and Americans for Prosperity are mounting a full-scale assault against unsubstantiated 'voter fraud.'

With attack ads battling it out on airwaves across the country, Chris Hayes asks Stanford professor Shanto Iyengar: do negative ads ever have positive effects?

Blogs

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

Why opposing a wage increase while simultaneously bashing government assistance isn’t just callous—it’s also dumb policy.

October 16, 2014

But mainstream media find it hard to admit. 

October 14, 2014

The populist mobilization Moral Mondays has worked to register and inspire voters, and given a boost to NC Democrat Kay Hagan.

October 14, 2014

After slipping in the polls and getting outspent by McConnell forces two to one, Grimes surprised everyone last week by surging in the latest Bluegrass Poll.

October 10, 2014

In an emergency ruling, the Supreme Court puts "the rule of law ahead of the Scott Walker’s political gamesmanship.”

October 9, 2014

The former defense secretary has close ties to Hillary’s shadow campaign, and his criticisms are awfully convenient for her. 

October 9, 2014

The country’s worst voter suppression law is now in effect for the midterms.

October 8, 2014

Outrage over deep budget cutbacks in key states is hurting the GOP.

October 8, 2014

Republicans are criticizing Obama for an unclear strategy, but won’t answer this key question.

October 8, 2014