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Mark the name of R. Glenn Hubbard, the man who will make your life miserable if Mitt Romney is elected president.

The Wisconsin senate candidate rejects the idea of corporate personhood.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

Navajo Election Administration

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

Mitt Romney

How Mitt and Ann made millions—and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions—from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.

Young Obama supporter in 2008

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

Blogs

Another Todd Akin? A debate over abortion sparks latest offensive comment by a candidate.

October 24, 2012

The GOP candidate airbrushed his record on gay rights to win an endorsement from the only Republican LGBT organization. 

October 23, 2012

Romney wasn’t on par with his usual corporate crispness in last night’s debate.

October 23, 2012

Thanks to Democracy Now!, Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party have been able to take part in three virtually expanded debates.

October 23, 2012

The good news: the campaign circus ends in two weeks. 

October 23, 2012

Fifteen million Americans are underwater on their mortgage payments, yet the presidential debates lacked a discussion about the housing crisis.

October 23, 2012

The president wins both the instant polls and pundit reactions.

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

Why aren’t the candidates asked about corruption or the influence of big money? Maybe it’s because the men running the debates are lobbyists. 

October 22, 2012

Will Romney and Ryan be held accountable for their proposed rollback of women’s rights?

October 22, 2012