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Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader strongly objects to a recent Nation blog post that mocked third-party candidates.

Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.

Union protesters

In California, Michigan, Alabama and beyond, voters came out for organized labor.

Young voter

Without the youth vote, Obama woud have lost Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania—and the election.

Elizabeth Warren

Her clear-as-a-bell progressive convictions mobilized a massive grassroots base.

Blogs

With the determination of newly elected senators like Elizabeth Warren, Democrats may finally have the power to change the rule that’s long held American progress hostage. 

December 4, 2012

Nevada's Secretary of State wants to implement a costly voter ID registration system to combat nonexistent voter fraud.

December 3, 2012

The largest oil lobbying group in the country, financed in part by foreign oil companies, helped funnel cash to pro-GOP dark money groups in the last election. 

November 29, 2012

With their votes, with their responses to exit polls, with every signal they could send, the voters refused to buy the “fix” that Erskine Bowles is selling.

November 29, 2012

The Republican answer to the DREAM Act—the Achieve Act—still falls short of what the GOP needs to win over voters. 

November 28, 2012

It couldn't have been Republicans' demonization of everyone outside their white male base, right?

November 27, 2012

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

November 27, 2012

Barack Obama now has a higher percentage of the vote than Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Bush—or Reagan in 1980.

November 26, 2012

Arizona is still counting ballots cast more than two weeks ago—but why did it issue so many provisional ballots to begin with?

November 21, 2012

The Wisconsin governor is accused of using county employees and resources to aid his campaign. 

November 20, 2012