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One year later, the blockbuster Game Change can be read as much for how little election narratives explain about history as for the story of the 2008 campaign.

Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about the key losses for the Tea Party in the Michigan and Missouri primaries.

The overwhelming number of Supreme Court cases cited by Justice Anthony Kennedy in his decision were intended to protect the unique First Amendment rights of media outlets, not all corporations. 

Populist challenger Andrew Romanoff would ordinarily be expected to win Colorado's US Senate Democratic primary. But incumbent Michael Bennet is backed by an overflowing campaign war chest—and an endorsement by Barack Obama.

Is Sarah Palin's video a preview for a possible campaign in 2012? Nation correspondent Ari Melber explains why she hasn't crossed over into social media organizing just yet.

The campaign for control of Congress is dominating the Washington landscape.

Nation Washington Editor Christopher Hayes tells Rachel Maddow that jumping on the GOP's conflicted messages about BP's liability for the Gulf spill is a way for Democrats to "cleve" the Republican party.

In recent primaries, winners clinched nominations by spending big.

How can progressives build winning campaigns that truly represent the people?

After May 18's primaries, it's clear: despite all the Tea Party talk, there's as much turbulence among Democrats as Republicans.
 

Blogs

Major reports of election day problems with voting due to Hurricane Sandy, photo ID in Pennsylvania and broken voting machines in Ohio.

November 6, 2012

The presidential campaigns have different voter targets and different approaches for turning them out.

November 5, 2012

The storm will complicate election planning in fifteen states, including crucial battlegrounds like Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

November 1, 2012

The president’s economic roadmap focuses on education. 

October 24, 2012

Saying that he agrees with Romney won’t win votes for Obama.

October 23, 2012

The Republcan nominee stumbled again and again in last night's foreign-policy debate, before finally agreeing with Obama on almost everything.

October 22, 2012

A coalition of students, youth and alumni, who organized in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s murder, have planned a protest in Boca Raton, Florida, to coincide with the last presidential debate in order to #changethedebate.

October 22, 2012

DOJ, Congress, state senators, election protection lawyers and civil rights advocates—all eyes are on True the Vote.

October 19, 2012

When Jill Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala were denied access to Hofstra University last night, American voters were denied a much-needed progressive voice on issues like poverty and climate change. 

October 17, 2012