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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.

The campaign for control of Congress is dominating the Washington landscape.

Nation Washington Editor Christopher Hayes tells Rachel Maddow that jumping on the GOP's conflicted messages about BP's liability for the Gulf spill is a way for Democrats to "cleve" the Republican party.

Blogs

At the heart of Christie’s campaign is a plan to drive a wedge between state workers and middle-class taxpayers.

August 15, 2014

Polls show surprising support among Republicans for the New Jersey governor.

August 8, 2014

GOP voters wax nostalgic for the former Massachusetts governor, while seeming to favor the New Jersey governor in polls.

August 6, 2014

Snow White and the Seven GOP Dwarfs has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it, when thinking about 2016?

August 4, 2014

The New Jersey governor may hope to leave the state’s troubles and Bridgegate behind him, but that may be harder than it seems.

July 31, 2014

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

July 21, 2014

Progressives face unpalatable choices in 2016.

July 9, 2014

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

Prosecutors allege the Wisconsin governor was at the center of an “expansive” strategy to bypass campaign laws.

June 20, 2014