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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?

Watch The Nation's John Nichols, Richard Kim and Laura Flanders on Free Speech TV's election night coverage live.

The Nation's Ari Melber takes apart Tea Party candidates' relationship to the media and what it means for the Democrats on the eve of the midterm election.

Since the 2008 election, the Democratic Party has steadily lost momentum. How did that happen? On Democracy Now!, Ari Berman and Nate Silver explain.

With citizens posing their own questions to candidates via the web, can new media technology improve accountability in our elections?

At the biggest Democratic event of the campaign season, Obama argued that the coming election is a choice between the past and the future rather than a referendum on his first two years in office.

Are the Democrats cooked for 2010? Will the GOP continue it's rightward drift? Richard Kim and John Nichols explain, aboard the 2010 Nation Cruise.

What happened to "hope" and "change"? Melber says Obama's campaign promises may not be dead yet.

Blogs

Why the media—and probably more voters than we like to think—find her bewitching.

September 20, 2010

Newt Gingrich, the current conservative "reality" and the mail.

September 17, 2010

Five Republican Senate nominees recently announced that they do not support a woman's right to an abortion even in the case of rape or incest.

September 17, 2010

Today's collection of media and politics hits and misses from a variety of sources, plus fun videos and music.

September 16, 2010

Should Democrats spend more time talking about masturbation?

September 15, 2010

Will Bunch's new book, The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama, is a solid introduction to the many crazed faces of the new American Right.

September 15, 2010

Progressive scored a victory last night in a closely watched House race in New Hampshire, improving Democrats' odds in the general election.

September 15, 2010

Tea Party candidates edge out GOP in primaries in Delaware and New York, Newt Gingrich gets a zinger on Twitter, and Stephen Colbert gets fresh with a Princeton historian.

September 15, 2010

The first since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case, which lifted a ban on direct corporate spending—the 2010 elections are being bought by the highest bidder.

September 14, 2010

Senate races in Delaware and New Hampshire will test the strength of the Tea Partisans—and of Sarah Palin. Votes in New England Democratic primaries will measure progressive power.

September 14, 2010