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Created by TheNation on Aug 23, 2010
Last updated: 10/28/10 at 02:15 PM
There may not be a more important contest to farmers and food activists than the election for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture.
Republican John Dennis has attracted some progressive support for his challenge to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. His run suggests what GOP could do to compete in urban and college-town districts.
There's one thing Matt Damon wants New Yorkers to give him for his 40th birthday: a vote on November 2 on the Working Families Party line.
Furious with shadowy spending by out-of-state corporate interests to defeat him, Oregon Congressman Peter De Fazio raises the prospect of impeachment action against the justice who managed a rewrite of the Constitution with the Citizens United ruling.
Lawrence Lessig joins Chris Hayes to explain what Democrats and progressives can do to combat the destructive effects of corporate money in elections unleashed by the Supreme Court ruling.
Don't write the political obituary for Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold quite yet.
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The Working Families Party faces down the corporate backlash.
California's problems are well beyond the curative powers of any one governor. If Jerry Brown wins in November, there's no need to nourish foolish hopes.
Support the Working Families Party—a real progressive alternative.
The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.
Talk about irony: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has devoted her career to celebrating the World War II heroes who fought the Nazis. Her opponent dresses in Waffen-SS drag.
Democrats and Republicans are trying to outdo each other by blaming China for America's decline.
The US Chamber of Commerce is flooding Senate races across the country with attack ads paid for by multinational corporations. President Obama is objecting. Russ Feingold is punching back.
Russ Feingold has been one of the few consistently progressive Senators in Washington, so it's no surprise that he's now a prime target for conservatives.
View a slideshow of The Nation's 15 hottest races.
American conservatism is poised to come to (legislative) power, just as it runs itself off the rails.
Can Governor Rick Perry hold off a stronger than expected challenger and take a shot at 2012?
Betsy Reed and Rebecca Traister talk about the rise of conservative women in the 2010 elections.
Could O’Donnell’s sexual Puritanism actually be a misinterpretation of the Bible specifically geared towards garnering votes?
In 1963, Jackson stood alongside Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. For this weekend's One Nation rally, Jackson traveled to D.C. from Detroit, where the continuing fallout of our devastated economy has created a city in dire need of sustainable jobs and a populace lacking such basic resources as access fresh food.
Speaking from the One Nation rally, the longtime representative from Michigan asks why we bailed out a dysfunctional Wall Street but can't put money intro creating jobs for ordinary Americans?
Chris Hayes and Wisconsin native John Nichols discuss the grave challenges facing the senator and how Obama and the state's economy affect Feingold's chances this fall.
Linda McMahon says she is running for the US Senate from Connecticut because she wants to "put people first." Those people clearly don't include the people who made her a billionaire; the wrestlers of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Predictable Democratic losses in November aren't what we should fear. The real danger is in a political environment unable to build even the most tenuous bridges across partisan divides.
The Republican Party is hard-selling its hot Mama Grizzlies. But it's mostly men—not women—who are buying.
The party's reluctance to capitalize on its feminist successes makes it look scared—and weak.
With more men than women supporting Sarah Palin, who really benefits from the GOP's 'Year of The Conservative Woman'?
Grassroots activists and Beltway insiders fight for the soul of Obama's Democratic Party.
At the California governor's debate, Democrat Jerry Brown redeemed his flagging campaign by making a clear and convincing case for his candidacy.
The Republicans' "Pledge to America," demands dramatic cuts to the federal budget, cuts that can only come from one place: social security.
Katrina vanden Heuvel argues that though progressives have ample reason to be disappointed, they should resist the temptation to sit out the November elections.
Either the House Republicans' "Pledge to America" is an outline for massive new debts and deficits or it is a roadmap to the privatization of Social Secuity, Medicare and Medicaid.
He's now in the fight of his life.
The tragic irony of this political moment: the people with the most faith in Obama are the hardest hit by the economic disaster, and this brute fact is driving the enthusiasm gap.
In a test case for Democrats, the fiery Florida populist takes on a stiff challenge from the right.
Is there a progressive vision for the post-Daley era in Chicago?
The upstart energy of the Tea Party is beginning to coalesce with the organizing savvy of the religious right—and putting the force of religious zeal behind the Tea Party’s anti-government fanaticism.
Why the media—and probably more voters than we like to think—find her bewitching.
A Montana Republican Party platform plank calls for criminalizing homosexuality, a stance that would round up gays and lesbians and incarcerate them. That's bigotry in its crudest form. Shouldn't Republican Party leaders condemn it, as Democratic leaders did the bigoted stances of southern Democratic parties in the 1950s and 1960s?
After several big wins for Tea Partisans in Delaware and New York, even Karl Rove sees a blow to GOP prospects for winning the Senate.
The scariest Republicans are not necessarily tea-stained—and other lessons to keep in mind as Election 2010 roars in.
The Tea Party favorite is in a race to stitch together a statewide Republican coalition.
She's supposed to know something about technology. But millionaire Senate candidate Carly Fiorina seems to be most interested in subdividing the net so that her pals can make money.
A severe budget crisis has put all state services--from education to eldercare--in jeopardy.
If Harry Reid loses this fall, he's just getting what he deserves.
New York State Senator Eric Schneiderman's commitment to transformational politics and progressive values make him the right choice for State Attorney General.
The first and most ferocious Mama Grizzly rose up in response to a desire for right-wing female leadership.