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One man is the symbol of Wall Street power. The other rose to prominence as a grassroots hellraiser. One believes in top-down control of the economy and celebrates global capitalism.

In '96 poor Forbes was thought
To be less zealous than he ought
To be on things like baby-killing.
So now he's showing that he's willing

It was yet another Washington confab where Democrats
gathered in a hotel to ponder their prospects.

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As right-wingers highlight GOP presidential prospects in New Hampshire, the independent senator draws a packed house and standing ovations for the progressive alternative.

April 11, 2014

She's teaching her party how to take the events of a moment and weave them into a narrative that addresses the fundamental challenges facing the country.

April 8, 2014

Vermont independent wants to talk to progressives about a 2016 run, about whether to do so as a Democrat. “If I run,” he says, “my job…is to build the kind of coalition that can win—that can transform politics.”

March 6, 2014

Fallout from release of emails of convicted aides damages Wisconsin governor’s presidential prospects.

February 19, 2014

If Republicans want to be more appealing, they should return to their roots as a party that put “the man (and woman) before the dollar.”

February 18, 2014

Talking up Pope Francis and unions, the veep lays down his marker.

February 10, 2014

Now that a key player in New Jersey’s bridge scandal is challenging the governor's defenses, Christie is in for a long hard ride at home—not a  presidential campaign.

January 31, 2014

Revelations about how his aides and allies played retribution politics reinforce concerns about the Republican governor's presidential prospects.

January 8, 2014

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

November 26, 2013

The independent senator is a reluctant prospect. But he says the times demand a progressive alternative to politics as usual.

November 19, 2013