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When a Woman Dared to Run for the U.S. Senate -- and Richard Nixon Destroyed Her

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

It was the campaign that would earn him a nickname that stuck: Tricky Dick.

When Hollywood Turned Left -- And Politics in Films Changed Forever

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Conservatives may overstate the impact, but few today would challenge the claim that the movie industry, or "Hollywood" in archaic shorthand, is staunchly, at times proudly, liberal in politics. This has been true for so long that most Americans -- even right-wingers obsessed with this -- have no idea how and why it happened.

Democrats Worried About Big Money Skewing Congressional Races: Organize Online, and Do It Now

Colin Delany | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Big money can dominate the airwaves, and embattled campaigns will need plenty of cash to balance it out. But they can also use bodies and brains -- the ones belonging to their supporters.

Dispatches From Incredible 1934 Campaign: When FDR Sold Out Upton Sinclair

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

An official at one movie studio posted this sign next to a time clock: "If You Expect to Punch This a Week from Now Don't Vote for Sinclair."

Democrats Take NRA Cash, Block Disclosure

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

This is not the first piece of sensible legislation that NRA-backed Democrats have jeopardized because of their allegiance to the NRA and the money it pours into their campaigns. But now is the time for this to stop.