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Seven ways to frame the 2010 fight for Congress and the statehouses.

Katrina vanden Heuvel sits on a panel questioning GOP frontrunner, Meg Whitman, on her bid for California's gubernatorial seat.

Chris Hayes argues that voters' anti-incumbent attitude is more about anger and frustration with the current economy than political ideology.

Healthcare is in jeopardy, but it's not dead--especially if Democrats drag their feet on swearing in Brown.

Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed.

Obama's opportunistic search for win-win solutions to our healthcare concerns and our larger economic problems is leading to a lose-lose outcome for the president and the country.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, David Plouffe, former campaign manager of Obama for America, talks healthcare, messaging, and organizing after election day.

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An Republican-to-Democrat convert who became an unlikely hero of progressives in 2006, his win tipped the Senate to the Democrats. Webb’s decision to depart makes the challenge of retaining Senate control all that much harder for his adopted party. Democrats’ best prospect: look for another edgy economic populist like Webb. UPDATED

February 9, 2011

An electoral system known as "Ranked Choice Voting" could open the door to a wider range of viable progressive candidates in races across the country.

December 3, 2010

Maybe a presidential candidate, maybe not, but definitely spending a lot of time in the first-caucus state.

November 29, 2010

Two words: Michael Bloomberg.

November 22, 2010

Fox News called the settlement "chump change."

November 19, 2010

According to Ari Berman, Obama has failed to connect with the grassroots organizers that helped get him into office, and the results of this misstep can be clearly seen in the outcomes of the 2010 midterms.

November 17, 2010

Murkowski brings up the unspoken concern among those who know about Palin best: The former governor might not be the sharpest tack in the box.

November 17, 2010

Turnout among young voters collapsed from 2008 to 2010. Democrats need to read the figures, stop whining and start getting serious about the youth vote.

November 16, 2010

The loudest and staunchest apostate Democrats, who voted against nearly every one of Barack Obama's signature priorities, were doing more harm than good in office.

November 9, 2010

 Over the four decades since the voting age was lowered to 18, has anything been put into place to support ongoing youth voting? 

November 5, 2010