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The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

Mitt Romney

How Mitt and Ann made millions—and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions—from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.

Young Obama supporter in 2008

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency.

Despite Obama's unquestionably varied record, progressives can't afford four years under a Romney-Ryan presidency. 

Wall Street backed Obama in 2008, but now they’re ticked off because the president hasn’t completely rolled over.

The Green Party presidential candidate wants to cut the military budget, bring the troops home and spend the extra funds at home.

Taking away one of America’s most economically efficient and widely used educational and cultural resources is a bad deal for the American people.

Blogs

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

It’s too early to tell, but here’s a sampling of anecdotal reports from our community journalists spread out around the country that are unconfirmed but offer a sense of the problem.

November 6, 2012