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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

Newt Gingrich says Palestinians are “an invented people.” But even if he were right, it wouldn’t negate their right to self-determination. 

December 12, 2011

New TV ads from Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have tossed aside any policy discussion in favor of touting their personal religiosity.

December 8, 2011

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

Conservative intellectuals are realizing Huntsman is actually a good candidate for them. Too bad GOP voters don’t care about facts. 

December 6, 2011

The congressman from Texas has taken a stand for something the rest of his party seems to reject: seriousness about the presidential race.

December 5, 2011

The congressman from Texas has taken a stand for something the rest of his party seems to reject: seriousness about the presidential race.

December 5, 2011

His rhetoric appeals to the Tea Party, but his past record doesn’t. 

December 5, 2011

Suggesting that poor kids are only good at crime, GOP front-runner renews campaign to end child labor laws and make low-income children “clean the bathrooms.”

December 2, 2011

 Even on Fox News Romney is defensive and unable to explain a key policy. 

December 1, 2011

What is Cain still doing in the GOP's presidential nomination race?

December 1, 2011