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Election 2014 Debates

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The GOP "Pledge to America" may lack substance, but it cannot be ignored.

At the California governor's debate, Democrat Jerry Brown redeemed his flagging campaign by making a clear and convincing case for his candidacy.

The tragic irony of this political moment: the people with the most faith in Obama are the hardest hit by the economic disaster, and this brute fact is driving the enthusiasm gap.

Five Republican Senate nominees recently announced that they do not support a woman's right to an abortion even in the case of rape or incest.

Why the party needs to have a plan, keep it simple—and do something for the base.

One year later, the blockbuster Game Change can be read as much for how little election narratives explain about history as for the story of the 2008 campaign.

Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about the key losses for the Tea Party in the Michigan and Missouri primaries.

The overwhelming number of Supreme Court cases cited by Justice Anthony Kennedy in his decision were intended to protect the unique First Amendment rights of media outlets, not all corporations. 

Populist challenger Andrew Romanoff would ordinarily be expected to win Colorado's US Senate Democratic primary. But incumbent Michael Bennet is backed by an overflowing campaign war chest—and an endorsement by Barack Obama.

Is Sarah Palin's video a preview for a possible campaign in 2012? Nation correspondent Ari Melber explains why she hasn't crossed over into social media organizing just yet.

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Should the guy moderating a Senate election debate think that the midterm Senate elections are important?

October 21, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

Why opposing a wage increase while simultaneously bashing government assistance isn’t just callous—it’s also dumb policy.

October 16, 2014

But mainstream media find it hard to admit. 

October 14, 2014

The populist mobilization Moral Mondays has worked to register and inspire voters, and given a boost to NC Democrat Kay Hagan.

October 14, 2014

After slipping in the polls and getting outspent by McConnell forces two to one, Grimes surprised everyone last week by surging in the latest Bluegrass Poll.

October 10, 2014

In an emergency ruling, the Supreme Court puts "the rule of law ahead of the Scott Walker’s political gamesmanship.”

October 9, 2014

The former defense secretary has close ties to Hillary’s shadow campaign, and his criticisms are awfully convenient for her. 

October 9, 2014

The country’s worst voter suppression law is now in effect for the midterms.

October 8, 2014