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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

What happens when a nonpartisan newspaper reveals unflattering information about a Republican?

November 1, 2011

It’s time we took Herman Cain seriously and interrogated his unserious plans and assertions. 

October 27, 2011

Perry's first television commercial is all about his favorite topic: unleashing the energy industry. 

October 26, 2011

The vice president actually "gets it." He likes unions and working people. He's on message and the rest of the Obama administration should recognize just how necessary that message is going to be for 2012.

October 20, 2011

Bachmann is criticizing the front-runners in the hopes of getting more attention. Here are some questions she could be asked at Tuesday’s debate in Las Vegas.

October 17, 2011

Signing new deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia is bad economics and bad politics.

October 12, 2011

Republican presidential candidates initially attacked the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Now they say they understand their grievances, but it's nothing a tax cut won't fix. 

October 11, 2011

Rick Perry’s campaign, beset by a report that his hunting ranch had a racist name, makes a questionable scheduling decision.

October 11, 2011

 What a visit to the heart of American social conservatism tells us about the presidential race. 

October 9, 2011

The former social moderate is trying to win over the religious right. But he is being dragged into a feud with extremist pastors. 

October 8, 2011