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Nation blogger Melissa Harris-Lacewell on the GOP's love/hate relationship with Sarah Palin, and Democratic dynamics since Obama's victory in 2008.

The only person in 1948 who thought Truman had a chance in 1948 was Harry, and even he wasn't all that convinced.

The moment is ripe for major campaign-finance reform.

We need a new national dialogue to untangle the triumphalist Christian story line that has wrapped itself around our political discourse.

Will the missing issues of gangs, poverty, dropouts, the inner city and policing redefine the presidential debate?

The Nation's Ari Melber explains why the Democratic National Convention will be a game-changer.

By campaigning in the tradition of his hero, Paul Wellstone, Al Franken may have triumphed over the biggest threat to his candidacy--voter skepticism.

How did Hillary go from being simply hawkish on Iran to becoming
completely hellbent on its destruction?

In an open letter to ABC News, a group of journalists and media analysts condemns the network's poor handling of the latest Clinton/Obama faceoff.

Blogs

The GOP favorite to replace North Carolina senator Walter Jones is a longtime political consultant for the biggest predators on Wall Street.

April 17, 2014

So far, no smoking gun. But there are now four separate investigations underway, with new leads to follow.

April 17, 2014

But the Tea Party’s insurgents, already failing in 2014, aren’t likely to get traction in 2016.

April 14, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is a conservative backer of fair elections. Big Money wants him out of the House.

April 7, 2014

The former Florida governor’s involvement with Lehman Brothers may have caused his state to lose hundreds of millions of dollars.

April 3, 2014

Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.

March 28, 2014

DC insiders may not be “all in” for South Dakota's Rick Weiland, but a key senator is hailing his candidacy.

March 27, 2014

Washington can’t quite understand a South Dakota Democrat’s energetic, anti-big money Senate campaign.

March 26, 2014

A Tea Party darling with strong ties to the GOP establishment finds himself tied in his re-election bid.

March 14, 2014

A far-right, tax-hating, regulation-strangling libertarian wins over the faithful.

March 8, 2014