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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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Wisconsin governor kicks off his 2016 presidential bid by ordering homestate dissenters arrested and ticketed—for singing.

July 29, 2013

A new study highlights the vital role high African-American turnout played in 2012. Activists say voters were “outraged and energized” over threats to voting rights. Both parties should take notice.

April 29, 2013

Walker's planned memoir, identified as a "call to action" for conservatives, is widely seen as an opening gambit in his play for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

March 26, 2013

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties, while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

February 6, 2013

The latest proposal being floated in Pennsylvania for redistributing electoral votes has the same goal as the last plan: allowing a Republican loser to "win" the presidency.

February 5, 2013

Be very, very careful about the proliferating arguments that demographics show that Republicans are on their way out for good.

February 4, 2013

If the state GOP's effort to reconfigure electoral college tallying would have been law last year, hundreds of thousands of black voters would have waited hours in line for nothing. 

January 30, 2013

The Republican National Committee votes to retain its chairman, whose plan to renew the party is… cheating.

January 28, 2013

Name and shame those who would rig elections, embrace the popular vote, challenge gerrymandering.

January 25, 2013

By changing the distribution of electoral votes to rely on results of gerrymandered congressional districts, Priebus plan would game the system for GOP.

January 14, 2013