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Once again, the Koch Brothers are pouring money into a campaign to keep Wisconsin Democrats from voting in the recall elections.

Last night, Wisconsinites in three different Democratic districts headed to the polls and overwhelmingly elected State Democratic Senator Dave Hansen as their candidate for the coming general elections in August. 

Despite the Republican strategy to recruit fake democrats to run in Wisconsin's primary elections, real Democrats won 70 percent of the vote.

How can progressives push government to be of, by and for the people, rather than for the privileged few?

For the first time in fifty years, a sitting president visits the United States' largest territory—where citizens can't vote in presidential elections, but are still hit up for campaign cash.

The media has focused too much on Bachmann's self-styled image and not enough on the far-right policy positions and neo-McCarthy politics she has embraced as a member of Congress.

For Berman, Obama's grassroots victory in 2008 built heavily on the fifty-state electoral strategy which Howard Dean pursued as DNC chairman. But in a political climate far different than the one that brought Obama to power, how can the Democrats harness this enthusiasm once again?

A new poll says the Democrats lost since 2008 because voters think government is too liberal. Really?

American support for the death penalty is flagging. So why did some candidates make it an election issue?

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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