Help

Nation Topics - Presidential Campaigns and Elections

Topic Page

Articles

News and Features

Women in a voting booth

I don’t have simplistic fantasies about being rescued from oppression by figureheads alone. But I also know that women and people of color are a threat to the status quo.

EMILY's List Madam President video

Feminism is not any single person or outcome, it’s a practice, and a far more active one than Valenti gives credit for.

It’s tempting to let the GOP continue its slide toward irrelevance—but that would deny this country the robust political debate we need.

Tea Partiers

Obama’s re-election inspired residents of states like Louisiana and Alabama to push for independence from the rest of the country. They should be careful what they wish for.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Tea Partiers

In 2012, white supremacy not only lost the election. It was a crucial factor in explaining how Obama won.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

A prisoner

Though sentencing, the drug war and other criminal justice issues were absent from the presidential contest, November 6 saw a wave of voter initiatives that will change policy on “three strikes,” marijuana, and more.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Blogs

Around the country, rumors are popping up that straight-ticket ballots won't be counted. Unless you're voting in North Carolina, those rumors are false.

November 6, 2012

Christ wouldn't like the craven and callous policies presented by the GOP.

November 6, 2012

On the campaign trail Monday, Mitt blamed President Obama for the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, and promised to fix it. 

November 6, 2012

With Springsteen at his side, Obama ended his last campaign with a promise that “no matter how bad the storm is, we recover together.”

November 6, 2012

A campaign finance scandal in California, relating to $11 million laundered into the election from out of state, could grow into the biggest dark money story of the year. 

November 5, 2012

The final numbers are on the president's side.

November 5, 2012

Despite the best efforts of Republican lawmakers in swing states, Obama’s huge lead in early voting may guarantee him a victory. 

November 5, 2012

The presidential campaigns have different voter targets and different approaches for turning them out.

November 5, 2012

Obama could win the swing state, thanks to the thousands of early voters that withstood long lines, GOP pressure and poor weather to cast their ballot this weekend. 

November 5, 2012

Women will head to the polls tomorrow strongly in favor of government spending and protections.

November 5, 2012