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Nation Topics - Legislative Campaigns and Elections


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Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

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.

Conventional wisdom says Republicans made gains in the midterms because Obama tried to do too much and was too liberal. Wrong.

On a night when Republicans pulled off the largest shift in party power since 1938, they also seemed, paradoxically, to be an endangered species.

In the wake of Congressman Tom Perriello's loss, it's tempting to conclude that politics based on conviction simply doesn't work. But that would be the wrong lesson to take away.


 When it comes down to it, the easiest way to make elections competitive is to give candidates more money.

June 20, 2011

Americans are changing historical voting patterns to punish parties and candidates who seek to cut public services, education and Medicare.

May 23, 2011

A guide to mitigating the damage done.

March 2, 2011

The Larry Sanders Show and the compromised administration of Obama.

November 4, 2010

New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman's commitment to transformational politics and progressive values make him the right choice for state attorney general.

August 31, 2010

The Nation's Ari Melber and Andrew Langer of the Institute for Liberty debate the reason the Tea Party lost to the GOP in three primaries this week.

August 6, 2010

Dick Durbin and Donna Edwards are behind legislation to create a public campaign financing system and a constitutional amendment granting Congress the authority to regulate corporate campaign expenditures.

June 10, 2010

Will sitting senators be defeated? Will a House seat flip from "D" to "R"? Is the Tea Party steaming hot or lukewarm?

May 18, 2010

 Can an outspoken black progressive make history in Arkansas?

April 30, 2010

A populist primary challenge to centrist, Wall Street-friendly senator from Arkansas highlights Dem divisions along lines of ideology, style.

March 1, 2010