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India elections

When Indians go to the polls starting April 7th, the country’s system of democracy will be at risk.

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally. 

990 form

Recently filed tax returns shed light on some of the dark money that flooded the campaign season.

Billion-dollar budgets and 24/7 media coverage raise the question: how big can one election get? 

In contrast to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, Mitt Romney has turned a terrorist attack into partisan fodder.

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.

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Blogs

New fundraising numbers suggest Obama can’t out-raise Romney enough to compensate for the cascade of dishonest attacks on his record coming from Karl Rove and company. 

June 7, 2012

The standoff has been all heat and no light around a poorly designed and poorly timed voter purging scheme.

June 7, 2012

Robo-calls, residency rules and misinformation stirred confusion among young voters during the recall vote. But turnout remained high

June 6, 2012

Scott Walker’s win doesn't necessarily mean Mitt Romney will triumph in November. But it does prove that corporate money threatens American democracy. 

June 6, 2012

The Republican Party of Florida believes its voting practices are “easy” to comply with. Civil rights organizations, the Department of Justice and a federal judge all argue otherwise.

June 1, 2012

The influence of scam artist James O’Keefe on pro-voter ID legislators can't be dismissed.

May 31, 2012

Here are some questions the candidate wants to avoid.

May 24, 2012

Jurisdictions that repeatedly violated voting rights during the Jim Crow era now want to get rid of federal scrutiny. They’re not ready.

May 24, 2012

Is the civil rights icon Representative Jim Clyburn throwing in the towel in the battle over photo voter ID laws?

May 22, 2012

Eric on what drives him crazy and Reed reveals the stark choice facing our nation in November.

May 17, 2012