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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

The president used a devastating monologue to end his highest-profile rival's "campaign" before it even began.

May 16, 2011

It's time to harness the overwhelming bipartisan support for curbing the influence of money in our elections.

May 15, 2011

He's an out-of-work career politician, who backed Nelson Rockefeller over Ronald Reagan. Not exactly a perfect pick for conservative purists or Iowa evangelicals. 

May 12, 2011

Five men who would be the Republican nominee for president debated Thursday night. It was torture.

May 6, 2011

A closer look at the alleged billionaire's finances reveals bankruptcies and lawsuits.

April 22, 2011

Reed Richardson comes up with questions for the Republican presidential debates.

April 7, 2011

It’s not clear yet how the grassroots organizers featured in Obama's re-election kickoff video will figure into the overall strategy of his campaign.

April 4, 2011

She turns down prime invite from Conservative Political Action Conference. Why? A rival suggests she's tends to skip conservative events in favor of paying gigs. And... the claws come out.

February 12, 2011

The Ohio congressman says challenge would help the president by forcing him to rethink his stands on jobs, taxes, war—and to respect the Democratic base. Updated.

February 11, 2011

With Sarah Palin's star fading, Michele Bachmann is touring Iowa and positioning herself as the next best presidential prospect of Tea Party Republicans.

January 23, 2011