Sunday, October 4, 2015
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Outdated Voting Machines Could Pose Headaches In 2016

Aging voting machines around the nation are becoming obsolete and subject to such problems as flipped votes, tally errors and sudden shutdowns.

September 15, 2015
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Voting Machine Study Finds Problems, But Not Ones Easily Fixed

A study of voting systems in all 50 states recommended a series of steps that could be undertaken before voters cast their ballots in coming years.

September 15, 2015
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Obama Calls For Voting Rights Reform On 50th Anniversary Of Historic Law

President Obama called on Congress to pass “an updated version” of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal law.

August 6, 2015
Hillary Clinton Campaigning

What Hillary Said About Paid Leave, Child Care, Inequality — Yesterday And 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago, when President Clinton was running for reelection against the odds, Hillary hedged her message — and yet she was prescient in addressing the harms of an increasingly unfair economy.

June 15, 2015
Religion, Catholic, Nuns, Violence, Haiti, Elections, World News, Police

Catholic Nuns Target Of Violence In Haiti

Violence against nuns and priests escalates in Haiti, seemingly tied to anxiety over upcoming elections.

April 1, 2015
Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Makes Nice As Chicago Election Bypasses Pension Morass

Chicago’s contentious mayoral election is coming down to the wire.

March 16, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez addresses the AFL-CIO Convention, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles. (US Department of Labor/Flickr)

Secretary Of Labor Perez Rules Out Maryland Senate Run

Thomas Perez won’t be replacing Barbara Mikulski in the Senate.

March 13, 2015
Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (Edward Kimmel via Flickr)

Chris Van Hollen To Run For Senate In Maryland

Chris Van Hollen is the first contender to replace Barbara Mikulski in the Senate.

March 5, 2015
Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayoral Race Mirrors Schism Challenging Democratic Party

The Windy City is the new front line in the fight between centrist Democrats and progressives.

March 4, 2015
Supreme Court

Supreme Court May Say Gerrymandering Protected By Constitution

The Supreme Court appears ready to stand up for gerrymandering.

March 3, 2015
President Obama in Miami

5 Ways Democratic Presidents Kick Republican Butt

The evidence is clear: Democrats make the pie bigger for everyone, while Republicans redistribute to the rich.

March 2, 2015
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McConnell’s Move To Avert Shutdown Cheers Vulnerable Senators Up In 2016

Dodging a damaging shutdown would be a big win for GOP Senators on the ballot in 2016.

February 26, 2015
Rahm Emanuel

Chicago’s Rahm-Chuy Show

Has Rahm Emanuel lost the left once and for all?

February 25, 2015
Antonio Villaraigosa

Villaraigosa Bows Out Of Senate Race, Leaving Others To Battle Harris

The field is wide open in the race to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.

February 25, 2015
Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Heads To Runoff Against Garcia

Rahm Emanuel and Chuy Garcia are headed to a runoff.

February 25, 2015
Americans for Prosperity, Duke Energy, GM, Koch brothers, Pat McCrory, Toyota

How The Kochs Wasted A Fortune On Campaigns

What if the fuss over big money in elections is mostly over nothing?

February 20, 2015
Condoleeza Rice

Poll: Condoleezza Rice, Kamala Harris Top 2016 Senate Field In California

But Republicans are unlikely to lure Condi into the race.

February 19, 2015
Rahm Emanuel

An Exciting Democracy Movement Arises In Chicago

Meet the progressive movement that’s shaking up with Windy City.

February 18, 2015
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In California, A ‘Golden’ Political Opportunity Carries Risks

At least four House members are considering jumping into the Senate race.

February 12, 2015
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Republicans Fear 2010 Redux In Nevada Senate Race

Nevada Republicans are already worried about recruiting the next Sharron Angle.

February 12, 2015
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Potential Presidential Candidates Are Slow To Say They’re Running

Here are five reasons that we don’t have an official presidential candidate yet.

February 11, 2015
President Obama and Chancellor Merkel hold a press conference - DC

Obama Hypocrisy On Gay Marriage Was Ethical

Why Barack Obama was right to lie about gay marriage in 2008.

February 11, 2015

Some Cry Foul In Israel As U.S. Donors Give To Political Causes

How American money could swing Israel’s elections.

February 9, 2015
Jeb Bush

Income Inequality Emerges As Key Issue In 2016 Presidential Campaign

It looks like the 2016 elections will be contested on favorable ground for Democrats.

February 5, 2015
Tom Steyer

When Activists Run For Office

A national profile doesn’t always translate into electoral success.

February 5, 2015
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