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A People's Platform for the Democratic Party

Three cheers for the full embrace of LGBT rights! Here are six more progressive planks for Democrats.

Battleground 2012: Can Obama Win North Carolina Again?

In this crucial swing state, organizers are betting that a strong grassroots ground game can defeat Romney’s Super PAC cash.

'President Romney'?

Those two words conjure up a world in which one thing is certain: there will be chaos.

But can Obama effectively mobilize the anti-war vote given the poor record of his first four years?

Romney and the "Regressives" want to pull America back to the inequalities of the nineteenth century. 

Despite rumors of its demise, Occupy Wall Street has given rise to a flurry of actions targeting the 99 percent. What is this new phenomenon—and what role will it play in November?

Lukewarm endorsements and lackluster enthusiasm are making Romney's November odds look slimmer than ever.

 Mitt's reaction to today's decision was feeble, and telling.

Mitt Romney

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

A polling station in Florida

If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.


Republicans are still dreaming about a new presidential candidate. It’s time to move on. 

February 20, 2012

Romney comes off as weak, weird and willing to say anything to be elected. Now, he's starting to seem mean.

February 16, 2012

Conservative millionaires and billionaires don’t see any need for health insurance to cover birth control when aspirin is cheaply available. 

February 16, 2012

How can Obama boost his chances of re-election?

February 15, 2012

President Obama's endorsement of super-PAC money may be the only way to roll back Citizens United.

February 14, 2012

With the president’s poll numbers improving and the economy picking up, the former DNC chair likes his party’s chances in the fall.

February 14, 2012

House Budget Committee chair uses his CPAC speech to hint about an alternative Republican presidential prospect like, er, Paul Ryan.

February 10, 2012

GOP presidential primary turnout is well below 2008 levels, a worrying sign for Republicans in 2012.

February 8, 2012

After eight primaries and caucuses, the ordained GOP front-runner has lost the majority of contests. In Minnesota, 83 percent of Republicans rejected Romney, and turnout was down across the board.

February 8, 2012

Gingrich’s latest smear of city-dwellers demonstrates the economic inversion of his class warfare. 

February 3, 2012