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Election 2014 Debates

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On the eve of Super Tuesday, The Nation's DC editor explains why he thinks Barack Obama is the better choice to build a real progressive majority.

Inspired by The Nation's intrepid reporting, Stephen Colbert asks what would have been if he'd stayed on the South Carolina ballot.

Undone in South Carolina by the Bush campaign's dirty tricks in 2000, John McCain now turns to the man who smeared him.

If we don't fix the nominating process this year, it will be even worse in 2012.

"Because Washington has no urban agenda, the cities in this country are doing poorly. Unemployment is up. Faith in the economy has gone down. Crime has gone up."

"Our cities across this country are proud. They have a great history. But like a boxer, they've taken one knee, and they have to bring themselves back."

"I want to see one of the candidates come up with a comprehensive plan to eliminate the tide of drugs coming into our country. I mean, we have wars here in our city."

"The media and pollsters don't focus on urban issues. They focus on the war, abortion, gay rights -- things that, quite frankly, for those of us in the trenches, are not exactly the hot button issues."

"The Rocky mountains are a place where people come together and put aside partisan issues to solve problems. Being able to talk about those pragmatic solutions is going to be of great benefit to the entire country."

Blogs

Who decides the minimum wage? In several ballot initiatives next week, the people will.

October 29, 2014

The US Chamber of Commerce is poised to spend more than any other dark-money group during the midterms.

October 29, 2014

Anti-abortion groups are using fear, misinformation and possibly even illegal meddling at the polls to push a constitutional amendment that would open the door to restrictive legislation.

October 28, 2014

A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.

October 27, 2014

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