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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

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado, on Election Day. 

November 7, 2012

The election showed US citizens will fight back against the GOP assault on equality. 

November 7, 2012

Those long, snaking lines were about more than a vote. The people most battered and excluded from the nation's politics and economy refuse to be ignored.

November 7, 2012

President Obama's re-election marks the most decisive mandate for an assertive, progressive governing model in well over a generation. Here’s why.

November 7, 2012

Whites voted Republican in every state except for four.

November 7, 2012

The president’s speech Tuesday night was aimed directly at the heart of die-hard GOP opposition. 

November 7, 2012

Women voters said “buh-bye” to extreme GOP misogynists.

November 7, 2012

The president actually won a significant victory. Now, he should do something with it.

November 7, 2012

No more undecideds.

November 7, 2012

Other than admitting they need to appeal to women and young people, Republicans in DC had no ideas about what this election means. 

November 7, 2012