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The unions and Democrats came up just one seat short in a tumultuous uphill battle to take control of the state Senate, but was what happened a victory or a defeat?

Michele Bachmann

From Michele Bachmann on the founding fathers to Rick Perry on secession and more, right-wing pundits, politicians and pseudo-historians are nibbling away at objective historical truths to rewrite history for present-day purposes.

Barack Obama is staying far away from the political hotbed of Wisconsin.

After a summer of outside money and fake candidates, Wisconsin's historic recall elections are finally over. 

Originally seen as a long-shot candidate, Bachmann's ability to successfully fuse the small government, anti-tax rhetoric of the Tea Party with the ideology of the religious right has allowed her to emerge as a viable candidate for the nomination.

At the Iowa straw poll, Michele Bachmann—and Ron Paul—offered up the tough talk on the deficit, and on religion, that voters wanted.

Why is religion featuring so prominently in the Republican presidential race? What happened to jobs?

Today, Wisconsinites go to the polls to see if they can recall Republican senators and take back the State Senate from the hands of Scott Walker-pandering Republicans.

Melissa Harris-Perry says that both mainstream and liberal media outlets need to avoid portraying conservative women as inherently incompetent as individuals.

John Nichols joins The Ed Show to say that ultimately, it will boil down to who was with, and who was against Scott Walker. 

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After trailing by double-digits, the Wisconsin senator is now in a dead heat, according to a new poll.

October 19, 2010

Numbers show promise for voter turnout on campuses in Nov. 2 midterm election.

October 18, 2010

Canvassing the slums of Philadelphia gave one student an unexpected opportunity to climb down from the ivory tower and see the real impact of government policy for himself.

October 17, 2010

The Nation's Betsy Reed and Esquire's Tom Junod debate the appeal of female Republican candidates—and whether the conserva-femmes are actually good for women.

October 13, 2010

Talk about irony: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has devoted her career to celebrating the World War II heroes who fought the Nazis. Her opponent dresses in Waffen-SS drag.

October 12, 2010

One of Obama's most famous fans reemerges for the midterms, but at a careful distance.

October 12, 2010

This month, young Democrats across the country are working tirelessly to engage youth voters and close the enthusiasm gap.

October 7, 2010

Forget the hype about whiners and the professional left—a concrete test of Obama's political strategy is playing out in New Orleans.

October 6, 2010

It would be a mistake for President Obama to lurch toward the center in an attempt to regain his electoral footing.

October 6, 2010

Linda McMahon says she is running for the US Senate from Connecticut because she wants to "put people first." Those people clearly don't include the people who made her a billionaire; the wrestlers of World Wrestling Entertainment.

September 30, 2010