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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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The Ohio legislature is once again passing new restrictions to make it harder to vote.   

December 4, 2013

Despite all the spin about his “reform-minded” independence, the 2016 contender is a entirely predictable political careerist.

November 26, 2013

John F. Kennedy and the 1950 Senate contest in California.

November 19, 2013

The $15-an-hour wage candidate Kshama Sawant takes the lead in a “historic” citywide race.

November 13, 2013

A non-billionaire mayor, backed by labor with a budget of $72 billion to dispense? It’ll be worth watching. 

November 8, 2013

The governor thinks his victory will take him far down the presidential trail. Don’t bet on it.

November 6, 2013

De Blasio won with NYC voters "regardless of race, gender, age, education, religion or income." 

November 5, 2013

Watch for the signs of changing political tides this Election Day.

November 5, 2013

The Republicans' last-dtich effort to ward off the inevitable involves lots of Red Scare and Harry Belafonte. 

November 4, 2013

The governor returns to form as election day nears, caught poking a finger at a teacher and shouting vitriol—but this time the teacher is pushing back. 

November 4, 2013