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President Boris Yeltsin's firing of his fifth Prime Minister in seventeen months and Russia's renewed war in the Caucasus are stark signs of his regime's instability, desperation and "agony," the

Let 1999 go down in electoral history as the year the "wealth primary"--a term coined by Jamin Raskin and John Bonifaz in law review articles to describe the period of early fundraising before th

How do you beat a sitting vice president in a presidential nomination contest? There's no established game plan, because no one's ever done it.

The presidential election is sixteen months away, but candidates are already fanning out across the land, garnering dollars and media exposure.

Completely confident, they know that--fair
And square, on issues--they'll defeat George Bush.
But still, where is that famous picture where

On April 30, 1992, Bill Bradley strode to the podium of the US Senate. The previous night, riots had erupted in Los Angeles following a not-guilty verdict in the first Rodney King trial.

How will we know when women have achieved equality? Male politicians will all be bachelors.

Republicans seem rather sour
About the run of Gary Bauer.
But Democrats are glad to greet
The one opponent Gore might beat.

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The presidential election will determine if Americans want investment or austerity, and Obama needs to act on his mandate if he wins. 

November 2, 2012

The latest numbers show 171,000 jobs added, plus more than 80,000 gained in revisions to previous months.

November 2, 2012

Matt Romney’s trip to Russia may not only undercut his father’s campaign rhetoric but also invite scrutiny of Romney family business interests. 

November 2, 2012

Romney had good reason not to tell the public about his investments—but he should have told regulators. 

November 1, 2012

Due to the media's horserace coverage of the presidential election, most of what the polls capture is merely noise rather than real signals of changes in voter attitudes.

November 1, 2012

Calling for a climate-change vote, the mayor says: “In just fourteen months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods—something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.”

November 1, 2012

Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce. 

November 1, 2012

For some people of color, voting in 2012 may be a matter of life and death. 

November 1, 2012

Groups that swore not to back the controversial candidate now are—but it probably won’t matter.

November 1, 2012

For three months TheNation.com has pushed for a substantive conversation about poverty in the presidential campaign. Today the Obama campaign responds.

November 1, 2012