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Outrageous GOP attacks on women could result in a repeat of the 1992 phenomenon, which saw an upsurge in women elected to Congress.

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Women were not the only ones left out of the last presidential debate. Here's what the next moderator should ask.

Tagg Romney and Mitt Romney

How investors in Tagg’s firm Solamere Capital can cash in if his father wins.

Despite Romney’s claims, Obama poses little threat to the industry.

US Dollars

Instead of addressing the real problems, Obama and Romney are focusing on deficit reduction. 

Abandoned steel mill

In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.

Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.

Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

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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

The president wins both the instant polls and pundit reactions.

October 23, 2012

The Republcan nominee stumbled again and again in last night's foreign-policy debate, before finally agreeing with Obama on almost everything.

October 22, 2012

Why aren’t the candidates asked about corruption or the influence of big money? Maybe it’s because the men running the debates are lobbyists. 

October 22, 2012

Will Romney and Ryan be held accountable for their proposed rollback of women’s rights?

October 22, 2012

Both candidates agree on Afghanistan—but few Americans join them. 

October 22, 2012