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The hand of Barack Obama

This election has posed a challenge of self-control for Republicans raised on a diet of welfare queens and Willie Horton.

Barack Obama

The stakes in 2012 and beyond.

A bullhorn with a sticker reading "Tax the Rich"

What a principled counterattack campaign against the GOP would look like.

Protest against Barack Obama

Where their interests overlap, progressive politics can thrive.

Barack Obama and supporters

In a second Obama term, we must organize to win a new social contract for a new economy.

Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner

While preventing a Republican triumph is imperative, we should have no illusions about Obama.

If he wins, he must use his platform and powers to tackle issues from global warming to nuclear arms control.

Occupy Wall Street

In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.

Barack Obama

In the contest that comes after November, Obama will be on the wrong team.

A Romney presidency would rob progressive movements of the oxygen required to grow deeper and broader roots.

Blogs

The presidential election will determine if Americans want investment or austerity, and Obama needs to act on his mandate if he wins. 

November 2, 2012

The latest numbers show 171,000 jobs added, plus more than 80,000 gained in revisions to previous months.

November 2, 2012

Matt Romney’s trip to Russia may not only undercut his father’s campaign rhetoric but also invite scrutiny of Romney family business interests. 

November 2, 2012

Romney had good reason not to tell the public about his investments—but he should have told regulators. 

November 1, 2012

Due to the media's horserace coverage of the presidential election, most of what the polls capture is merely noise rather than real signals of changes in voter attitudes.

November 1, 2012

Calling for a climate-change vote, the mayor says: “In just fourteen months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods—something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.”

November 1, 2012

Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce. 

November 1, 2012

For some people of color, voting in 2012 may be a matter of life and death. 

November 1, 2012

Groups that swore not to back the controversial candidate now are—but it probably won’t matter.

November 1, 2012

For three months TheNation.com has pushed for a substantive conversation about poverty in the presidential campaign. Today the Obama campaign responds.

November 1, 2012