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From Minnesota to Texas to Illinois, the right is using the myth of voter fraud to challenge potentially millions of eligible voters.

Tea Party Activists, the state GOP and Americans for Prosperity are mounting a full-scale assault against unsubstantiated 'voter fraud.'

With attack ads battling it out on airwaves across the country, Chris Hayes asks Stanford professor Shanto Iyengar: do negative ads ever have positive effects?

Watch The Nation's John Nichols, Richard Kim and Laura Flanders on Free Speech TV's election night coverage live.

The Nation's Ari Melber takes apart Tea Party candidates' relationship to the media and what it means for the Democrats on the eve of the midterm election.

Since the 2008 election, the Democratic Party has steadily lost momentum. How did that happen? On Democracy Now!, Ari Berman and Nate Silver explain.

With citizens posing their own questions to candidates via the web, can new media technology improve accountability in our elections?

At the biggest Democratic event of the campaign season, Obama argued that the coming election is a choice between the past and the future rather than a referendum on his first two years in office.

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He's an out-of-work career politician, who backed Nelson Rockefeller over Ronald Reagan. Not exactly a perfect pick for conservative purists or Iowa evangelicals. 

May 12, 2011

What does it say about the GOP field when Newt Gingrich is supposed to be the "serious" candidate?

May 10, 2011

The special election for a historically Republican New York State congressional seat was supposed to be a easy win for the GOP nominee. But Paul Ryan's assault on Medicare has made this a competitive contest. And right now the Democrat is leading.

May 10, 2011

The first Republican presidential debate featured clear calls from two candidates to respond to the death of Osama bin Laden by exiting Afghanistan.

May 6, 2011

Five men who would be the Republican nominee for president debated Thursday night. It was torture.

May 6, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

The sort-of libertarian congressman from Texas challenges more Republican dogma on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pentagon spending, free trade, civil liberties, bank bailouts and Fed secrecy than does Barack Obama.

April 30, 2011

Eric takes on Time magazine's severe editorial weaknesses and Reed Richardson offers his predictions for Mitt Romney's presidential run.

April 29, 2011

The actual views of a presidential candidate don’t matter as much as you think.

April 27, 2011

Obama releases his birth certificate. Turns out he's no more “foreign” than his leading Republican rival. Or Donald Trump.

 

April 27, 2011