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A presidential candidate's acceptance speech traditionally serves as their introduction to the country, and Mitt didn't make a very good impression.

The Republican National Convention in Tampa will give the Democrats plenty to respond to in Charlotte next week.

The Republican National Convention in Tampa will give the Democrats plenty to respond to in Charlotte next week.

Has Hurricane Isaac taught Bobby Jindal that in the face of natural disaster, small government is no help?

When the rising Latino star of the GOP introduces Mitt Romney tonight, he will be reaching out to a demographic with which his party is faring increasingly poor. But will it work?

We asked our readers what they would add to the Democratic Party platform. From alternative energy to the right to vote, here's what they told us.

As Nikki Haley proved with her applause line about her state's voter identification law, the specter of voting fraud is as alive as ever in the Republican party.

 Will Huckabee be able to rally the religious right behind Mitt Romney?

Open the Presidential Debates!

For a quarter-century, they have been tightly controlled by the major political parties to protect the status quo. It’s time for a change.

At the RNC, Nation reporters find a hard-right party that’s cozy with lobbyists and interested in dealing with major storms only when they threaten their convention.

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Warren’s Netroots Nation speech was populist, progressive and specific. The base cheered. Party leaders should listen.

July 19, 2014

A potential 2016 presidential candidate adds a moral message—and tone—to discourse.

July 15, 2014

Senator Sanders is considering a presidential bid. Activists want him to consider his political options.

May 12, 2014

Janet Yellen admits evidence of how inequality is “very worrisome.”

May 7, 2014

A Fighting Chance is a poignant, populist book that frames a direction for Democrats.

April 23, 2014

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