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Harry Reid Should Call Kevin McCarthy's Bluff: A Vote for a Vote

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Newly-minted House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blamed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for the gridlock in Congress.

Republicans Got 99 Problems, But Voter Fraud Ain't One

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Originally posted on theGrio.com Your browser does not support iframes. Voting should not be a partisan issue, and yet Democratic leaders are the on...

Good News for Women -- It's an Election Year

Martha Burk | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Love it or hate it, we're in a brand new election year. What with the lowest rating for Congress in history and the gridlock on Capitol Hill, this may seem like less than the greatest news. But women ought to be pretty enthusiastic.

Why Do Republicans Get Away With Saying Such Outrageous Things? They Are Distracting Us While They Do Real Damage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Tired of all the outrageous things Republicans say and are not held accountable? Whether or not you like the president, he is President of the United States. That used to mean something.

Launch a Missile, Save a Refugee

Jim Moore | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Serious doubts about U.S. action in Syria are surfacing all over editorial pages, social media, across the aisles of both chambers of Congress, throughout the nation, and around the world. If I were a headline writer, I'd have "It's a Mess" printed in the largest possible type.

Ted Cruz's Votes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Glass Ceilings...

David Trumble | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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A Cartoonist's Memory of Election Night 2008

David Trumble | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media
David Trumble

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Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Wind Means Money, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

North America Has Largest Increase in Human-Driven Climate Change Catastrophes of all the continents, say insurers, and it'll get worse, according to a major new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress.

Why Bother With Campaign Finance Reform?

Steve Gillman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Gillman

Looking at the attempts to regulate political expenditures and the many laws passed over my lifetime, I have to ask, "So how is that working out for us?" Yes, it is sarcasm you detect.

Climate Change This Week: Nanoflowers, CC Whacks Thanksgiving and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks.

Climate Change This Week: Whacking Fracking, Wind Keeps Farms Aloft, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

This past summer showed how under climate change, the resulting droughts could rob fracking operations of water, an essential ingredient needed to harvest oil and gas from shale deposits, reports Michael Klare at Tomdispatch.

Climate Change This Week: Bye-Bye Thermal Shield, Oceanic Ceviche, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Peter Sinclair's new, short 2012 Arctic ice melt video includes the time lapse satellite imagery illustrating the rapid, dramatic shrinkage of this ice cap. In just the past 12 years alone, 70 percent of the September summer ice cap has disappeared.

Five Ways Poor Voters Vote for Poverty

Soul Dancer | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Soul Dancer

In a roundly researched and insightful post by Tom Zeller, Jr., "Rural Minorities Ponder The American Dream From The Bottom Rung Of The Economic Ladde...

Obama's Path To Reelection Narrows

National Journal | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Newly released state-by-state approval numbers for President Obama suggest that in 2012 he could face fewer options for assembling an Electoral Colleg...

Alaska Votes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Polish Election 2010: Komorowski Wins, Election Komorowski Win Strengthens Polish government

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Poland chose a rival of the late president over his twin brother in a vote seen as a move away from three months of shock, grie...

Voting Problems Dismissed By Massachusetts Secretary Of State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — The Massachusetts secretary of state is discounting reports of voter irregularities in the state's Senate special election. A spokesma...

Gibbs: We Don't Have The Votes For Immigration Reform

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The votes aren't there for the Obama administration to achieve its desired immigration reform, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday....

World to Obama: Thanks for Giving Us Back Our America

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

It's the immigrants who really know the fragility of liberty; how it can be won and lost, and won and lost again. For them freedom is not a parade. It's a flower in a storm.

Friday Talking Points [54] -- Republican Fossilization

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind right now is: What is going on up in Minnesota? Al Franken is t...

McCain's Mountain Of A Problem

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Our model does not make any specific adjustments for early voting, but it is presenting a major problem for John McCain in three states in the Mountai...

Voter Turnout Expected To Be Highest In Decades

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Voter turnout will be the highest in decades, dwarfing recent presidential elections, experts predict. The only question dividing e...

I Am Racist!

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Race will be a factor in this presidential election. It is always a factor in our society. How much race impacts the election will depend on our willingness to consciously strive to be anti-racist.

Call Out For Election Protection Wiki Help

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Volunteers at the Center for Media and Democracy's Election Protection Wiki have collected unbelievable reports of voter suppression nationwide in the nine days since it went online.