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Election 2014 Debates

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"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. "

Democratic candidates need to make the war a campaign issue, and hammer away at the staggering economic and human costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Like other prank campaigns, Stephen Colbert's bid for President promised
brilliant satire. It's a shame he's called it quits.

Want to know the real differences between the candidates? Listen to what they say about the economy.

What do the Democratic presidential candidates talk about when they talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues?

What does a politicized Justice Department look like? Political hack Bradley Schlozman gave the Senate Judiciary Committee an idea when he testified about his tenure as a US Attorney in Missouri.

Blogs

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

Amid disappointing election results, progressives won big on one campaign: raising the minimum wage.

November 5, 2014