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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.

Can Lisa Murkowski's write-in campaign in Alaska serve as an example of how to mobilize voters in the twenty-first century?

Howard Dean joins Ari Berman to discuss Berman's new book and to examine how Democrats can amp up their base in the face of lagging enthusiasm and continuing partisan attacks.

Russ Feingold has been one of the few consistently progressive Senators in Washington, so it's no surprise that he's now a prime target for conservatives.

The GOP "Pledge to America" may lack substance, but it cannot be ignored.

At the California governor's debate, Democrat Jerry Brown redeemed his flagging campaign by making a clear and convincing case for his candidacy.

The tragic irony of this political moment: the people with the most faith in Obama are the hardest hit by the economic disaster, and this brute fact is driving the enthusiasm gap.

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.

Why the party needs to have a plan, keep it simple—and do something for the base.

Blogs

In conservative political rhetoric, black people are either one or the other.

February 1, 2012

As two more aides to Scott Walker are charged in “John Doe” probe that reveals massive illegal fundraising, the anti-labor governor heads toward a recall election with a big new headache.

January 26, 2012

The RNC adopted rules to prevent early primaries from swiftly settling on a presidential nominee. 

January 16, 2012

George Romney marched with Dr. King and refused to back Republicans who opposed civil rights. Mitt Romney has yet to call out racially charged comments by his GOP foes and has actually embraced some of the coded language.

January 13, 2012

How can we stop money from running our elections?

January 9, 2012

Huntsman is skipping Iowa to campaign in New Hampshire because he appeals to moderate Republicans. But is he even really a moderate? 

December 30, 2011

The result of the recall drive will impact the political climate.

December 5, 2011

The congressman from Texas has taken a stand for something the rest of his party seems to reject: seriousness about the presidential race.

December 5, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different from that of Ohio’s Kasich. But that’s not what he told a caller he thought was billionaire David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011