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Barack Obama

The wing-nuttery’s gaybaiting is not just a fringe phenomenon—it’s part of an old Republican tradition of macho posturing against Democrats.

Mitt Romney

He would eviscerate environmental regulation and encourage plunder by oil and gas interests.

Billion-dollar budgets and 24/7 media coverage raise the question: how big can one election get? 

Mark the name of R. Glenn Hubbard, the man who will make your life miserable if Mitt Romney is elected president.

The Wisconsin senate candidate rejects the idea of corporate personhood.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

Navajo Election Administration

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

Barack Obama

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

Blogs

It's still unclear whether the GOP candidate would support anti-discrimination legislation. 

October 24, 2012

Over last three presidential debates, both candidates broke numerous rules set up by the debate commission, but unreleased to the public.

October 24, 2012

A tale of two entitlements, one of which leads to blockbuster sales and the other to losing the election.

October 24, 2012

Romney’s campaign has yet to release a lot of damning information about the GOP candidate’s tax returns. 

October 24, 2012

Another Todd Akin? A debate over abortion sparks latest offensive comment by a candidate.

October 24, 2012

The GOP candidate airbrushed his record on gay rights to win an endorsement from the only Republican LGBT organization. 

October 23, 2012

Romney wasn’t on par with his usual corporate crispness in last night’s debate.

October 23, 2012

Thanks to Democracy Now!, Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party have been able to take part in three virtually expanded debates.

October 23, 2012

The good news: the campaign circus ends in two weeks. 

October 23, 2012

Fifteen million Americans are underwater on their mortgage payments, yet the presidential debates lacked a discussion about the housing crisis.

October 23, 2012