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The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.

Can Governor Rick Perry hold off a stronger than expected challenger and take a shot at 2012?

Chris Hayes and Wisconsin native John Nichols discuss the grave challenges facing the senator and how Obama and the state's economy affect Feingold's chances this fall.

Predictable Democratic losses in November aren't what we should fear. The real danger is in a political environment unable to build even the most tenuous bridges across partisan divides.

"If you look at Obama’s White House," says The Nation's Ari Berman, "it’s very much now a top-down, insider White House, following a very conventional Washington playbook. And the whole spirit of grassroots organizing and energy that really defined the Obama campaign has been largely absent."

At the California governor's debate, Democrat Jerry Brown redeemed his flagging campaign by making a clear and convincing case for his candidacy.

The Republicans' "Pledge to America" demands dramatic cuts to the federal budget, cuts that can only come from one place: Social Security.

After Sarah Palin declared that the "Mama Grizzlies" were taking over the Republican party, the media reacted as if Republican women were an undiscovered species. Is there really anything new about this year's crop of conservative female candidates?

Blogs

The outgoing mayor called a Democratic candidate’s campaign racist. Here’s why he’s wrong. 

September 9, 2013

With vetoes, New Jersey’s governor indicates that he is looking out for himself in the 2016 primaries instead of his constituents. 

August 19, 2013

The New Jersey governor manipulated election schedule so thoroughly that a high-stakes primary drew only 9 percent turnout.

August 14, 2013

The governor claims his national TV appearances aren’t about 2016 presidential politics. He’s just trying to improve his state's image.

July 23, 2013

He knows how to use public posts to check and balance the money power. But Spitzer’s dismissal of public financing of campaigns makes for an unsettling comeback.

July 8, 2013

It was absolutely right to honor the great abolitionist by renewing his call for full voting rights for DC—and all of America.

June 20, 2013

But they heart the Gov, even as his most very special election suppresses the vote. 

June 11, 2013

‘Scheduling two special elections is a form of voter suppression,’ warns state senator who seeks to schedule Senate vote for same day as Christie’s re-election run.

June 8, 2013

Texas Republicans are responding to demographic change by trying to limit the power of an increasingly diverse electorate 

June 5, 2013

Republicans are obfuscating the debate by offering a false choice between gender equality and the public financing of elections, when really the two issues are deeply linked.

May 23, 2013