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The President, let's understand, won a historic victory by committing
politics--shrewd, aggressive, old-fashioned, take-no-prisoners
politics--while the opposition party did the opposite.

George W. Bush may have lost the 2000 election, but he won the 2002
election--with a good deal of help from Democrats, who took a dream
scenario and turned it into a political nightmare.

Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the
results.

Governor Pataki's effective Gary Cooper imitation leaves Democrats in despair.

While the Bush Administration's beating of the war drums has drowned out
domestic policy debates that should be shaping competition for control
of Congress, bread-and-butter issues dominate the

Opponents of the Florida governor are organizing voters still angry
about 2000.

Shannon O'Brien had advantages going into the campaign for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Massachusetts. As the state
treasurer, she'd won a statewide race.

The former Labor Secretary is a top gubernatorial contender in Massachusetts.

Governer Davis may win re-election only because the GOP's Simon is such
a loser.

Blogs

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

A non-billionaire mayor, backed by labor with a budget of $72 billion to dispense? It’ll be worth watching. 

November 8, 2013

The governor thinks his victory will take him far down the presidential trail. Don’t bet on it.

November 6, 2013

De Blasio won with NYC voters "regardless of race, gender, age, education, religion or income." 

November 5, 2013

Watch for the signs of changing political tides this Election Day.

November 5, 2013

The Republicans' last-dtich effort to ward off the inevitable involves lots of Red Scare and Harry Belafonte. 

November 4, 2013

The governor returns to form as election day nears, caught poking a finger at a teacher and shouting vitriol—but this time the teacher is pushing back. 

November 4, 2013

A socialist candidate wins significant support for a “Fund Human Needs, Fight Corporate Greed” message.

November 2, 2013

The president will do a campaign swing in Virginia this weekend. He ought to visit New Jersey, as well.

October 31, 2013

But with any luck we will see whether their policies have character. 

October 15, 2013