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Election 2014 Debates

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ANC

Despite major dissatisfaction amongst voters and opposition from fledgling alternative parties, the ruling African National Congress won by a landslide.

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.

Blogs

Cuomo's creation of the Women’s Equality Party is an attempt to use feminism against the Working Families Party, the real champions of New York’s women.

October 24, 2014

The Senate minority leader also didn’t rule out trying privatization again in the future.

October 24, 2014

The bright spot for environmentalists in the midterms is, improbably, in deep-red South Dakota.

October 23, 2014

With political groups increasingly eager to buy seats on state-level benches, judges are forced to act more like politicians.

October 23, 2014

This time, the populist hero appears to push the door open to a presidential run.

October 22, 2014

Campaign-finance operations have mutated at a frightening pace each successive election since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision—and this year may represent the apex.

October 22, 2014

Should the guy moderating a Senate election debate think that the midterm Senate elections are important?

October 21, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

Why opposing a wage increase while simultaneously bashing government assistance isn’t just callous—it’s also dumb policy.

October 16, 2014