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Outrageous GOP attacks on women could result in a repeat of the 1992 phenomenon, which saw an upsurge in women elected to Congress.

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Women were not the only ones left out of the last presidential debate. Here's what the next moderator should ask.

Tagg Romney and Mitt Romney

How investors in Tagg’s firm Solamere Capital can cash in if his father wins.

Despite Romney’s claims, Obama poses little threat to the industry.

US Dollars

Instead of addressing the real problems, Obama and Romney are focusing on deficit reduction. 

Abandoned steel mill

In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.

Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.

Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

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Lobbyists for mining companies and hundreds of other businesses are taking advantage of the Citizens United decision to pressure employees into voting Republican.

October 19, 2012

Here’s what you need to know about the fight against voter suppression across the nation.

October 19, 2012

The former GOP presidential candidate has met with hundreds of business owners in swing states, urging them to influence their employees to vote Republican. 

October 19, 2012

DOJ, Congress, state senators, election protection lawyers and civil rights advocates—all eyes are on True the Vote.

October 19, 2012

To function in a post-truth political environment, the press needs a post-objectivity mindset.

October 19, 2012

In the second presidential debate, Governor Romney used the word poverty without saying anything of substance about it. President Obama didn’t use the word at all but managed to talk about issues that matter to low-income people.

October 19, 2012

If Republicans take the debt ceiling hostage again, it could hurt the administration’s leverage for the fiscal cliff. 

October 18, 2012

“If you don't trust me with my body, why should I trust you with my country?”

October 18, 2012

It seems less like Akin is running for Senate, and more like he’s setting up a post-political career as an evangelical martyr. 

October 18, 2012

The Romneys invested millions in a hedge fund that bought GM’s autoparts division, and it paid off big-time.

October 18, 2012