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After May 18's primaries, it's clear: despite all the Tea Party talk, there's as much turbulence among Democrats as Republicans.
 

Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on a panel to discuss the anti-incumbency mood in Congress that has unseated corporate interests over the interests of working people.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel proposes rocker John
Mellencamp as a successor to Evan Bayh and considers the likelihood of a Republican majority.

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.

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Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

December 13, 2012

Last week was a big win for President Obama. So what are American voters trying to tell the president about their hopes for his second term? 

November 12, 2012

The president won big. Democrats added Senate seats and won the majority of the votes cast for the US House. It’s a mandate. Don’t squander it.

November 9, 2012

No more undecideds.

November 7, 2012

Other than admitting they need to appeal to women and young people, Republicans in DC had no ideas about what this election means. 

November 7, 2012

Republican poll-watchers are exacerbating long lines in the battleground state, by demanding extra forms of ID from voters. 

November 6, 2012

Major reports of election day problems with voting due to Hurricane Sandy, photo ID in Pennsylvania and broken voting machines in Ohio.

November 6, 2012

The presidential campaigns have different voter targets and different approaches for turning them out.

November 5, 2012

The storm will complicate election planning in fifteen states, including crucial battlegrounds like Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

November 1, 2012