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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

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