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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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The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012

Add contraception and pay equity to the list of issues Romney keeps waffling on. 

October 17, 2012

During Tuesday's presidential debate, Romney misled Americans on a number of crucial issues. 

October 17, 2012

Obama scores big with instant polls and the punditry.

October 17, 2012

A dramatically more aggressive president called his challenger out again and again in a decade that saw Obama tell Toledo Romney’s “the last person who’s going to get tough on China.”

October 16, 2012

The president missed a chance to highlight his support for workplace equality for women, in contrast to Republican opposition. 

October 16, 2012

Staffers from the Prosper Group are trying to distance themselves from the Tea Party Victory Fund.

October 16, 2012

American voters care about rising inequality in the US. So why don’t presidential candidates seem to? 

October 16, 2012

There were no questions asked about poverty in the first presidential debate. Here are fifteen suggestions for tonight.

October 16, 2012

Tonight's debate is the perfect opportunity to call out Romney’s campaign dishonesty. 

October 16, 2012