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As Democrats survey the wreckage left by the 2010 midterms, one sight is at least slightly cheering: Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies licking their wounds.

In the wake of Congressman Tom Perriello's loss, it's tempting to conclude that politics based on conviction simply doesn't work. But that would be the wrong lesson to take away.

With this year's elections days away, vanden Heuvel joins Morning Joe to argue for a political coalition that could yield serious progressive results.

Unfortunately for Democrats, who have dominated statehouse politics since 2006, the party’s troubles at the national level extend to the states.

California's problems are well beyond the curative powers of any one governor. If Jerry Brown wins in November, there's no need to nourish foolish hopes.

The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.

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A Kansas represented by the outgoing HHS secretary would tell Democrats to get over their timidity.

April 18, 2014

Communities nationwide are calling for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. On Tuesday, Wisconsin towns will join the fight.

March 31, 2014

Fourty-seven town meetings tell legislators and Congress it's time for a money-out-of-politics amendment.

March 24, 2014

And they're raking in a lot of money regardless of how well their funds perform, Fang says on All In with Chris Hayes.

March 20, 2014

A higher minimum wage, better jobs, universal pre-K are the issues that will bring out core voters for the midterms.

March 17, 2014

Low turnout and a lot of last-minute spending by outside groups were critical factors. And Democrats need to understand that’s the 2014 reality.

March 11, 2014

 From Monday evening until Tuesday morning, more than two dozen lawmakers will speak on the Senate floor about the urgency of climate change.

March 10, 2014

It seems that he is, but it isn’t clear that other Republicans are taking him seriously.

March 3, 2014

The return of the left-wing fantasy that there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans.

March 3, 2014

Feds find Republican created pressure for “bias toward employers”—and against jobless workers.

February 27, 2014