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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 a week-and-a-half left until Election Day, voter suppression schemes slam swing states.

October 26, 2012

There’s a steep ideological drop-off from current Democratic committee chairs and their Republican counterparts. 

October 25, 2012

In an interview with Jay Leno, President Obama denounces voter suppression and touts early voting.

October 25, 2012

Obama is gaining in polls across the board, and no electoral map beside Karl Rove’s have ever showed Romney in the lead.

October 25, 2012

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

October 25, 2012

It's still unclear whether the GOP candidate would support anti-discrimination legislation. 

October 24, 2012

Over last three presidential debates, both candidates broke numerous rules set up by the debate commission, but unreleased to the public.

October 24, 2012

A tale of two entitlements, one of which leads to blockbuster sales and the other to losing the election.

October 24, 2012

Romney’s campaign has yet to release a lot of damning information about the GOP candidate’s tax returns. 

October 24, 2012

Another Todd Akin? A debate over abortion sparks latest offensive comment by a candidate.

October 24, 2012