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Senate floor

In four close Western races, the tribal population could tip the balance.

Glacier

The presidential candidates have barely touched on environmental issues in their campaigns—and they both have plenty to answer for. Here’s what voters want to know.

protest

It's time we kick the “lesser of two evils” excuse and engage in a true political conversation. 

Americans for Prosperity rally

Under the radar, the pseudo-grassroots group Americans for Prosperity is pulling out the stops to defeat Obama.

Highlights from the Voting Rights Watch 2012 blog, from Brentin Mock, Aura Bogado and Maegan E. Ortiz

Congress

Even if Obama wins, he won’t be able to accomplish much if progressives don’t do well in legislative races. Here are ten worthy contenders.

Voting in Florida

Many of Florida’s ex-felons are receiving conflicting information on their voting rights. That could spell disaster in November.

Electoral map

Democrats have a rich opportunity to push electoral reform at the state level.

Forget Mitt Romney. With the foreign policy crisis in the Middle East, can the president make it to November 7?

Blogs

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

The US Chamber of Commerce is likely going to spend $100 million on the election, but where is the money coming from?

October 31, 2012

The To-FEMA-Or-Not-To-FEMA belies a bigger problem with the political priorities of this country.

October 31, 2012

A real magician never reveals his secrets.

October 31, 2012

Like the hurricane itself, slash-and-burn government hurts the most vulnerable the most, but it threatens all of us eventually.

October 31, 2012

To have a massive, natural catastrophe so close to a presidential election is an unprecedented phenomenon in US history.

October 30, 2012

With not enough time for sleazy moves to backfire, opportunists are pulling out all the stops.

October 30, 2012

Which candidate's final-stretch strategy will be enough to win the presidency? 

October 30, 2012