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Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader strongly objects to a recent Nation blog post that mocked third-party candidates.

Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.

Union protesters

In California, Michigan, Alabama and beyond, voters came out for organized labor.

Young voter

Without the youth vote, Obama woud have lost Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania—and the election.

Elizabeth Warren

Her clear-as-a-bell progressive convictions mobilized a massive grassroots base.

Blogs

With Springsteen at his side, Obama ended his last campaign with a promise that “no matter how bad the storm is, we recover together.”

November 6, 2012

A campaign finance scandal in California, relating to $11 million laundered into the election from out of state, could grow into the biggest dark money story of the year. 

November 5, 2012

The final numbers are on the president's side.

November 5, 2012

Despite the best efforts of Republican lawmakers in swing states, Obama’s huge lead in early voting may guarantee him a victory. 

November 5, 2012

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

November 5, 2012

Obama could win the swing state, thanks to the thousands of early voters that withstood long lines, GOP pressure and poor weather to cast their ballot this weekend. 

November 5, 2012

Women will head to the polls tomorrow strongly in favor of government spending and protections.

November 5, 2012

Even the recent series of voting rights victories hasn't dissuaded final GOP attempts to keep people from the polls. 

November 5, 2012

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

November 5, 2012

The “Third Party Presidential Debate” demonstrates the foolishness of their reasons for running. 

November 5, 2012