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Despite the Republican strategy to recruit fake democrats to run in Wisconsin's primary elections, real Democrats won 70 percent of the vote.

So far, Bachmann has refused to acknowledge the clinics' activities, raising questions not just about the business but also about Bachmann's integrity as a candidate.

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Looking toward 2012, ALEC is peddling “Voter ID” laws to disenfranchise voters least likely to support their right-wing candidates.

How can progressives push government to be of, by and for the people, rather than for the privileged few?

Voters

If Democrats follow Republicans in raising millions from undisclosed sources, they will undermine their moral argument for campaign finance reform.

Every president elected in the 20th Century has won statewide office, held a cabinet position, or served in the military. Newt Gingrich has not. 

Special interest groups poured millions of undisclosed dollars into Wisconsin's 2011 Supreme Court election. But the state's new public financing system allowed the candidates to get their message to voters without relying on contributions from lawyers who appear before them in court.

If Obama's campaign manager has a bad history with the very constituents that elected the president, how will that shape 2012?

The former senator talks about money and politics, connecting with voters in the age of mass media and his future in public life.

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.

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Progressives face unpalatable choices in 2016.

July 9, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014

The former congressman slams The New York Times, but the Times was actually late to the party.

June 25, 2014

In Louisiana, women’s health could prove a meaningful point of divergence between the Democratic incumbent and her Republican challengers.

June 23, 2014

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The Kentucky Senate race figures to be among the most expensive in the country, and that's likely to become an issue itself in the race. 

May 21, 2014

Without fresh 2016 presidential candidates, Republicans will direct all their energies to tearing down Hillary Clinton.

May 20, 2014

But its candidate would rather talk about fishing than foreign policy.

May 6, 2014