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How can Obama recapture the momentum of 2008? The Nation's Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the president's re-election strategies and how this season's quickly-changing dynamics will shape the race.

Speaking from experience, Howard Dean addresses Netroots Nation to condemn moneyed interests and claim that we, the people, will have to take responsibility for creating the long-awaited "change we can believe in."

George Zornick joins the Washington Times’s Charles Hurt on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to break down GOP strategy, the beginnings of the electoral horse race and the eternal question: will Sarah Palin run for president?

In 2008 on Hardball, Bachmann called on the media to seek out members of Congress who are “anti-American.” And Katrina vanden Heuvel talked back.

"If you look at Obama’s White House," says The Nation's Ari Berman, "it’s very much now a top-down, insider White House, following a very conventional Washington playbook. And the whole spirit of grassroots organizing and energy that really defined the Obama campaign has been largely absent."

The Nation's Chris Hayes discusses the possible effects of Tim Pawlenty's decision to forgo a third term as governor of Minnesota.

Here are five nominees for the most revolting, dishonest and remarkably sleazy campaign ads of the year.

Latinos backed Obama by a 2-to-1 margin on election day and could be the biggest force behind a longterm, center-left political realignment.

Sarah Palin launches a PR blitz to show voters all they missed by not electing her queen of America.

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The senator has a twelve-point plan for getting the debate, and perhaps the movement, started.

December 3, 2014

Republicans should be dubious about a presidential prospect who isn’t able to attract new supporters.

November 6, 2014

He wants Republicans controlling the “political apparatus” and the “governmental apparatus” of voting.

October 23, 2014

It’s time to look past the Democratic Party for a truly progressive agenda.

October 23, 2014

As she hits the 2014 campaign trail, the front-runner’s bustling schedule makes her 2016 intentions clear.

October 6, 2014

Most of the candidates likely to contend for the presidency in 2016 have been silent—even Hillary Clinton, who’s been otherwise eager in recent weeks to opine extensively on national issues.

August 20, 2014

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