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"If you look at Obama’s White House," says The Nation's Ari Berman, "it’s very much now a top-down, insider White House, following a very conventional Washington playbook. And the whole spirit of grassroots organizing and energy that really defined the Obama campaign has been largely absent."

Here are five nominees for the most revolting, dishonest and remarkably sleazy campaign ads of the year.

Latinos backed Obama by a 2-to-1 margin on election day and could be the biggest force behind a longterm, center-left political realignment.

Sarah Palin launches a PR blitz to show voters all they missed by not electing her queen of America.

The story of the plumber who helped deliver Indiana to Obama.

Obama's "Southern strategy" pays off.

A grassroots push for reform can make Obama a great president.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel on Barack Obama's victory and the coming battle for real progressive change.

Obama will face a bruising engagement with reality in the months ahead.

In a nation hungry for heroes on election day, blue-collar Ohio delivered.

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With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

New Hampshire Republicans generated little enthusiasm on the campaign trail and underwhelming turnout on Tuesday.  

January 11, 2012

Hope for a stronger economy, clean energy, green jobs, and improved health and security for our nation drove youth voters to the polls in record numbers on November 4.

November 10, 2008

By 10:00 am, 565 students at the Florida A&M University at Tallahassee, Florida already voted.

November 4, 2008

By 7am, there was already a line of over 1000 students waiting to vote at Penn State University, PA.

November 4, 2008

YouTube and PBS are offering a prominent platform for citizens to police the election process on November 4.

October 21, 2008