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A presidential candidate's acceptance speech traditionally serves as their introduction to the country, and Mitt didn't make a very good impression.

The Republican National Convention in Tampa will give the Democrats plenty to respond to in Charlotte next week.

The Republican National Convention in Tampa will give the Democrats plenty to respond to in Charlotte next week.

Has Hurricane Isaac taught Bobby Jindal that in the face of natural disaster, small government is no help?

When the rising Latino star of the GOP introduces Mitt Romney tonight, he will be reaching out to a demographic with which his party is faring increasingly poor. But will it work?

We asked our readers what they would add to the Democratic Party platform. From alternative energy to the right to vote, here's what they told us.

As Nikki Haley proved with her applause line about her state's voter identification law, the specter of voting fraud is as alive as ever in the Republican party.

 Will Huckabee be able to rally the religious right behind Mitt Romney?

Open the Presidential Debates!

For a quarter-century, they have been tightly controlled by the major political parties to protect the status quo. It’s time for a change.

At the RNC, Nation reporters find a hard-right party that’s cozy with lobbyists and interested in dealing with major storms only when they threaten their convention.

Blogs

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

The Tea Party congresswoman from Minnesota is headed for the first-caucus state of Iowa. She's openly discussing a presidential bid. But would she really run? Only "if I felt that's what the Lord was calling me to do."

January 8, 2011

The democratic socialist senator from Vermont has plenty online backing and prominent proponents. But he is not going to challenge Obama in 2012.

December 29, 2010

Ari Berman's Herding Donkeys traces the origins of Barack Obama’s winning campaign strategy back to the Howard Dean's failed 2004 presidential bid.

October 7, 2010

Hope for a stronger economy, clean energy, green jobs, and improved health and security for our nation drove youth voters to the polls in record numbers on November 4.

November 10, 2008