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Virginia Senator George Allen claimed it was a "mistake" when he called
an employee of his Democratic foe a racist name. But the leader of
America's top racist group explains Allen's long and cozy history with
white supremacists.

Welcome to Nashville, Tennessee, the unlikely symbol of the biggest
American immigrant resettlement since the Industrial Revolution.
It's also the white-hot nexus of the new American nativism.

Liberal bloggers were just one aspect of a sophisticated netroots
strategy that led Ned Lamont to victory. Lamont must now leverage his
digital constituency to force Joe Lieberman to drop his independent bid
and win the support of a broad spectrum of voters.

Without a motivated base, fundraising capacity or resonant message, Joe
Lieberman is now in free-fall, lacking the strength and credibility to
run as an independent.

In New Haven, Joe Lieberman dismissed questions about a possible
independent run if he is defeated in today's primary by antiwar
candidate Ned Lamont and declared if re-elected to the Senate, he
would not change his ways.

The Lamont/Lieberman Democratic primary race is a referendum not only on the Iraq War but on a new vision for the Democratic Party.

In the ultimate swing district of the ultimate swing state, Patricia
Madrid is trying to unseat New Mexico Representative "Leather" Heather
Wilson. Is her Mountain State liberalism potent enough to win?

Ohio is the bellwether for the nation's electoral health and the prognosis is bad. Error-ridden e-voting, draconian restrictions and widespread incompetence could cause another November breakdown.

In South Dakota, prochoicers are fighting back with a bipartisan
initiative challenging the abortion ban and a grassroots effort
that has put progressive Native American women on the ballot.

It's hard to tell whether the US is conducting a war against terror or
against Native Hawaiians, as the military uses parts of the Waianae
coast as a live-fire training ground.

Blogs

The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

July 7, 2014

Don’'t expect the Democrats to pick up the issue, however, in red states where Senate candidates are already on shaky ground.

July 7, 2014

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights. 

July 2, 2014

How the boys from New Jersey are trying to pay for it all—at taxpayer expense.

July 2, 2014

Yet another multibillion-dollar conflict-of-interest tangle involving the New Jersey governor and the former chairman of the Port Authority.

July 1, 2014

Conservatives attacked Cantor for indicating a willingness to support a new fix for the VRA

June 11, 2014

The real tragedy of an alleged bribery scandal in Virginia is that hundreds of thousands will be denied health insurance.

June 10, 2014

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers go to court against the governor.

June 10, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014

A floor fight at the party’s convention ended in the governor’s favor.

May 31, 2014