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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.


How will people with pre-existing conditions be protected if Obamacare is repealed? Don’t ask Republicans.

October 15, 2012

In swing states such as Colorado, the presidential race is coming down to who can turn out their voters, rather than persuading independents. 

October 15, 2012

Past experience with block granting the social safety net paints a dismal picture.

October 15, 2012

The president should also bring up women's health and expose Mitt Romney's extremist makeover.

October 15, 2012

The president needs to aggressively defend his economic policies and critique Romneyomics in Tuesday's debate.

October 15, 2012

Dick Cheney says: “I worship the ground that Paul Ryan walks on.” No wonder. They’re foreign-policy twins.

October 14, 2012

Ponder this image: David Brooks and Governor Chris Christie spitting out their morning coffee as they read that their cultural hero will grab his guitar for the president.

October 13, 2012

Last year, Tagg Romney's company Solamere Capital persuaded reporters that it had not invested in a Ponzi-linked firm. Documents with the SEC tell a different story. 

October 12, 2012

The vice president successfully contrasted his administration with the regressive proposals of the Romney-Ryan ticket.

October 12, 2012

The Republican vice-presidential candidate is also facing a House race at home—but won’t debate his challenger. 

October 12, 2012