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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

Determined to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage and overturn Roe v. Wade, Santorum espouses fringe views—but that’s the basis of his appeal to religious-right Republicans.

December 29, 2011

Newt will likely finish fourth or fifth in Iowa. What comes next? Rick Santorum, your fifteen minutes have arrived.

December 28, 2011

Civil libertarians and non-interventionists on both the right and left are praising Paul, but they should know his views are wrong on more than economics. 

December 27, 2011

Iowa Republicans have announced they won’t count “Uncommitted” and “No Preference” votes.

December 27, 2011

There is something positively Dickensian about the Republican debate. Perhaps the contenders shall require visits by the spirits of Christmases past, present and future.

December 24, 2011

The former Speaker is sliding fast in the polls. There's more to this than just attack ads. He was doomed from the start by his own rancid record.

December 22, 2011

Ron Paul may be the purest fiscal conservative, but Tea Partiers have the same concerns about him that other Republicans do: foreign policy and electability. 

December 22, 2011

Paul’s criticisms of military interventionism and crony capitalism scare the establishment, but grassroots Republicans are intrigued by his old-fashioned conservatism.

December 21, 2011

Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011

Gov. Mitt Romney claims to have consistently opposed anti-gay discrimination throughout his career, but his past statements contradict him. 

December 19, 2011