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Senate floor

In four close Western races, the tribal population could tip the balance.

Glacier

The presidential candidates have barely touched on environmental issues in their campaigns—and they both have plenty to answer for. Here’s what voters want to know.

protest

It's time we kick the “lesser of two evils” excuse and engage in a true political conversation. 

Americans for Prosperity rally

Under the radar, the pseudo-grassroots group Americans for Prosperity is pulling out the stops to defeat Obama.

Highlights from the Voting Rights Watch 2012 blog, from Brentin Mock, Aura Bogado and Maegan E. Ortiz

Congress

Even if Obama wins, he won’t be able to accomplish much if progressives don’t do well in legislative races. Here are ten worthy contenders.

Voting in Florida

Many of Florida’s ex-felons are receiving conflicting information on their voting rights. That could spell disaster in November.

Electoral map

Democrats have a rich opportunity to push electoral reform at the state level.

Forget Mitt Romney. With the foreign policy crisis in the Middle East, can the president make it to November 7?

Blogs

With Springsteen at his side, Obama ended his last campaign with a promise that “no matter how bad the storm is, we recover together.”

November 6, 2012

A campaign finance scandal in California, relating to $11 million laundered into the election from out of state, could grow into the biggest dark money story of the year. 

November 5, 2012

The final numbers are on the president's side.

November 5, 2012

Despite the best efforts of Republican lawmakers in swing states, Obama’s huge lead in early voting may guarantee him a victory. 

November 5, 2012

The presidential campaigns have different voter targets and different approaches for turning them out.

November 5, 2012

Obama could win the swing state, thanks to the thousands of early voters that withstood long lines, GOP pressure and poor weather to cast their ballot this weekend. 

November 5, 2012

Women will head to the polls tomorrow strongly in favor of government spending and protections.

November 5, 2012

Even the recent series of voting rights victories hasn't dissuaded final GOP attempts to keep people from the polls. 

November 5, 2012

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

November 5, 2012

The “Third Party Presidential Debate” demonstrates the foolishness of their reasons for running. 

November 5, 2012