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Whatever his party label, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's firmest loyalties are to Wall Street. Why is his Democratic opponent unwilling to forcefully challenge him on economic issues?

Yes, primaries can be divisive and expensive. But the Democratic Party is usually at its best when it trusts grassroots activists and voters to make choices.

The Nation's editor and publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel, discusses the danger conservative Democrats pose to fixing our broken healthcare system.

Nation contributor Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann about philandering politicians and why their private affairs matter to the public.

The Republicans may now be "the party of no," but it remains to be seen who exactly the Democrats are.

The Nation's Chris Hayes reflects on the diminishing prospects of a Republican return to the White House in 2012.

Mark Sanford today took the apology press conference to a whole new level, removing yet another name from the ever-shortening list of 2012 GOP presidential contenders.

South Carolina governor and 2012 GOP hopeful Mark Sanford admits to an extra-marital affair, but won't say if he'll resign.

If Democrats don't stand up to the banking lobby, it's unlikely that necessary and real credit reform will take place.

The GOP called a special session to debate a rebranding resolution... for the Democratic Party.

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Republicans will push for a full repeal of the law, while many Democrats are promising to add even more to it. 

June 28, 2012

How can Republicans legislate something they’re too afraid to say?

June 15, 2012

New fundraising numbers suggest Obama can’t out-raise Romney enough to compensate for the cascade of dishonest attacks on his record coming from Karl Rove and company. 

June 7, 2012

House Republicans want to legislate a hierarchy of victimhood.

May 17, 2012

The congressman imagines he’s surrounded by radicals. But it was his own Republican Party, founded by utopian socialists and militant abolitionists, that brought Marxist ideas to Washington and leftists to Congress.

April 13, 2012

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

The White House, House Republican majority, and Senate Democratic majority have remained silent about how to fix widespread unemployment.

May 10, 2011

The president's adviser offered few specifics of how the president planned to make promised new investments while observing a five-year domestic spending freeze.

January 27, 2011

And Boehner (yes, Boehner) almost steals the show.

January 26, 2011

With Republicans threatening on orgy of partisan excess in the new Congress, an aggressive and determined Democrat want to take over as the ranking member of the House committee charged with oversight of the Obama administration. "We cannot simply stand by idly and hope that such a reckless approach to the use of the power of the chair will not happen, especially since it is not only being promised, but demonstrated by the person who will hold the gavel," says Kucinich.

November 18, 2010