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How a racist, conspiratorial crank became the Republican attack machine's anti-Obama point man.

His irrational mix of patriotic swagger and blindness to reality is proving disturbingly successful with millions of uninformed voters.

Exactly how many luxury homes do John and Cindy McCain own?

China's middle class ambitions; the Democrats' quest for blue-collar votes.

The Nation's Ari Melber sheds light on the real contenders for Obama's Vice President.

McCain keeps trying to knock him down, but Obama is prepared to overcome with his good character and reach victory.

If millions are to be spent on an anti-Iraq, anti-McCain message, the money will come from the Obama campaign or not at all.

His convention speech should draw from the wisdom of black women activists who were the prophets of American democracy.

Dana Milbank's coverage of Obama in the Washington Post has become a symbol of a press corps that is almost as the Bush Administration.


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