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Bell Gives Colorado Hell, More Religious Opportunists to Follow?

Weston Gentry | Posted 07.09.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Colorado seems to be shaping up as a popular target for religious ideologues. Due to its lack of religious zeal, Colorado may be the closest thing to a religious frontier that still exists in America.

Brown Shoots

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

As spring dawns, the economy's green shoots have been trampled once again, first by the economic fallout from Japan's tsunami, and again by rising worldwide commodity prices.

Will Obama's Comeback Hold? Our Poll Says He Has a Lot of Work to Do

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

An interactive poll of more than 10,000 likely voters we conducted earlier this month found that even after Obama's approval bounce, he still has a lot of work to do in those swing states.

Make New York Matter: Tell Albany to Pass the National Popular Vote

Jeffrey Dinowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeffrey Dinowitz

New Yorkers contributed upwards of $90 million to Barack Obama and John McCain. And yet, the two campaigns spent less than $4,000 on advertising in the Empire State.

Why November Won't Spell Doomsday for Democrats

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

re the Democrats going to lose seats in November? Absolutely. Is this the second coming of the Republican Party? Hardly.

As Goes VA, So Goes CO? Not So Fast, My Friend

Laura Chapin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Chapin

What, if anything, does the Republican red swing in Virginia mean for fellow swing state Colorado? Not as much as the Republicans would like to think.

Public Support for Clean Energy Bill Shows the Deception in Bonner Astroturf Campaign

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

In swing states, 63 percent of voters support the climate change legislation currently being considered in the Senate.

Poll: Swing State Voters Back Senate Energy, Climate Bill

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Voters in swing states say they are more likely to re-elect Senators who support the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, according to a new poll. The poll, condu...

Organizing for America, Obama's Sleeping Beast, Starts to Awaken

Micah Sifry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Micah Sifry

It looks like Organizing for America, President Obama's de facto field organization based at the DNC, is ramping up its efforts to demonstrate support for health care reform.

Swing State Dem Leadership Defers Dream: Immigrant Children in Colorado Shut Out By Assistant Senate Majority Leader and Cohorts

Mario Solis-Marich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Solis-Marich

State Senator Polly Baca showed distinct, raw, and articulate passion as she decried the wayward Dems who helped defeat a bill already enacted by ten surrounding states.

Bailout May Bring More Economic Disaster If Obama Doesn't Act

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Obama should publicly go along with Paulson's plan for now. But he should quietly create a new banking institution free of toxic debt and repeal the bailout in 2009.

Swing State Style: The New, Non-Partisan Fashion

The Daily Beast | Renata Espinosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The election marked a turning point, and a new spirit of unity. Through this profound and deep gesture, the swing states dipped their toes into what i...

Out of Line: Swing Voter

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg


Why Obama Will Lose Today....

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

Since Obama's problems from the Democratic Primary have not been resolved, nor reported by the national media, the Electoral College map signals trouble for the media's main man.

Photos From Hillary Clinton Rally, St. Charles, MO (SLIDESHOW)

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

OTB Photojournalist Melissa Hapke attended the Hillary Clinton Rally today in St. Charles, Missouri. Clinton is spending time in this swing state ral...

Postcards From the Battleground States

Albert Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Albert Berger

The goal of these videos was to shed light on the election in contested states. Now, like so many others who have worked their hearts out, we all call it a day and hope that change arrives tomorrow.

NC: Faces from the Frontlines

Maital Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maital Guttman

I am a filmmaker from LA who returned to my home state of North Carolina to film the frontlines of this battleground state and this short video reveals the faces of NC supporters of Obama.

Obama Shuffle: Election Day Poetry

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

I've been on tour in the swing states of Appalachia these days -- southern Ohio, West Virginia, southwest Virginia -- having crisscrossed through Indi...

Virginia + Pennsylvania = Good Night Sleep

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

We might know who our next president is by 8:05 PM EST on Tuesday night. This has been such a long time coming for those of us who have been fighting the Bush administration for all of these years.

Seth Colter Walls

Swing State Dems Talk Up Obama's Ground Game | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2000 and 2004, more Republicans voted early than Democrats in Florida -- to the tune of more than 100,000 ballots in both elections. According to ...

Community Values Vote: Election Day From the Grassroots

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Since community organizers were front-and-center in this election -- sometimes celebrated, sometimes mocked -- why not hear from community organizers as Election Day unfolds?

New Yorkers Count Too

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

I was so close to not voting. I live in New York, it doesn't really matter anyway. But then the guilt built up inside of me. What would I say when my grandchildren asked about this historic election?

Keystone Voters in PA Diner Audio Slideshow

The Ballot Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Ballot Box

Five central Pennsylvania voters explain their votes from a vintage diner in rough center city Allentown. Keystone Voters in Pennsylvania from alex ...

Early Voting Flood in Swing States Predicts Obama Tsunami

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Banking base voters early is now allowing the Obama campaign to focus its energy in the home stretch on independent and undecided voters.

No Time for Nader: A Letter to Nader and McKinney Voters

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

After eight years of Bush, it's a dangerous game to assume there's no significant difference between McCain and Obama.