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Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?

How a Republican strategy to control politics on a local level affects the entire nation—politically, socially and beyond.

The GOP's New Southern Strategy

Republicans are using the redistricting process to undermine minority voting power and ensure their party's dominance.

The electoral process has been occupied by the 1 percent—which means that what you hear in this “campaign” is largely refracted versions of their views, their needs, their fears, and their wishes.

Barack Obama

At the Project New West Summit, Democrats and progressive leaders debated electoral strategies for the pivotal Western region.

Why is one of the leading Republican candidates for president trying to stop the direct election of senators?

Barack Obama

The Democrats’ loss in New York's 9th District was an ominous rebuke to the president. Good thing he won’t be suggesting entitlement reform next week.

The Republicans’ dramatic overreach in states from Wisconsin to Maine has created openings for substantial Democratic victories in unexpected territory.

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Progressives face unpalatable choices in 2016.

July 9, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014

The former congressman slams The New York Times, but the Times was actually late to the party.

June 25, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The Kentucky Senate race figures to be among the most expensive in the country, and that's likely to become an issue itself in the race. 

May 21, 2014

Without fresh 2016 presidential candidates, Republicans will direct all their energies to tearing down Hillary Clinton.

May 20, 2014

But its candidate would rather talk about fishing than foreign policy.

May 6, 2014