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Election 2014 Debates

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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.

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.

Blogs

Focusing on state races where he can generate turnout makes political and policy sense for Obama.

October 30, 2014

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