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Election 2014 Debates

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"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."

"I hope when the presidential candidates talk about cities, they stop thinking about us as basketcases, and think instead of the potential of cities to turn this country around."

"While presidential candidates are raising substantial amounts of money in cities, they are spending it in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina ... It disproportionately puts the focus on [rural] areas of the country where the majority of our citizenry do not live."

"Republicans and Democrats alike, among mayors in this country, have been very, very upset and concerned about the disregard for cities by this administration."

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in the fourth in a series of conversations on the issues at stake for America's cities in Campaign 08.

" The federal government talks a good game about homeland security. And yet cities, like Los Angeles, are constantly struggling to get the resources we need to provide that security. "

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To address dismal election participation, Bernie Sanders proposes giving citizens time off for Democracy Day.

November 17, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

The “party of ‘no’ ” has no agreement on what is yes.

November 11, 2014

In mainstream media it’s considered downright impolitic to link voter restrictions to election results.

November 7, 2014

This year’s midterms raised the minimum wage in four states and two cities across the country—now it’s time to make sure those wages get paid.

November 7, 2014

Bernie Sanders is right: 2014 shows how big money and broken media “deflect attention from the real issues.”

November 7, 2014

Republicans just want you to think so.

November 7, 2014

Running better candidates who speak to issues young voters care about is a start.

November 6, 2014

After Obama delayed executive action and candidates ran to the right on immigration, there was a dramatic decline in Latinos’ support for Democrats all over the country.

November 5, 2014