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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?

Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown has been a leader in taking on the big banks, and now the Chamber of Commerce is retaliating.

Will Elizabeth Warren's ability to connect with ordinary people be enough to win her a Massachusetts seat in the Senate?

Tammy Baldwin

The congresswoman and Senate candidate talks to The Nation about fair trade, Citizens United and what healthcare reform really means for Wisconsin.

With the economy showing faint signs of life, the leading Republican candidates have returned to the elixir of warmongering to once again sway the gullible masses.

How the politics of the super-rich became American politics.

The driving faith of the GOP has become the notion that the toxic mixture of moral hypocrisy and unfettered greed is a formula for victory.

Sweeping reforms passed by Republican state legislatures will impede access to the ballot at every step of the voting process—and may disenfranchise up to 5 million poor, minority and student voters.

Democrats who run on clear platforms of standing with workers, defending public education and taxing corporations win elections.

Blogs

The president missed a chance to highlight his support for workplace equality for women, in contrast to Republican opposition. 

October 16, 2012

American voters care about rising inequality in the US. So why don’t presidential candidates seem to? 

October 16, 2012

There were no questions asked about poverty in the first presidential debate. Here are fifteen suggestions for tonight.

October 16, 2012

Tonight's debate is the perfect opportunity to call out Romney’s campaign dishonesty. 

October 16, 2012

Confronted on central premise of GOP campaign—cutting taxes and balancing budgets—Ryan asks voters to “fill in the details” after the election. That’s the big fail that gave the night to Biden.

October 12, 2012

The recent spate of voting laws clearly aren't about fraud. They're about keeping young, minority voters away from the polls. 

October 5, 2012

Third-party candidates would force Obama and Romney to break from their scripted speeches and give some real answers. 

October 2, 2012

If Obama and Romney answered these questions, voters would have a deeper understanding of poverty in this country and the next president’s vision for taking it on.

October 2, 2012

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is one of eleven voter suppression laws invalidated by state or federal courts in the past year.

October 2, 2012

Voting rights advocates scored a partial victory today when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the lower court for a new hearing.

September 18, 2012