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Chicago “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel forced into runoff

Money can buy Rahm Emanuel a lot of things but it couldn't buy him love, at least not from the voters here in the Feb. 24 primary race for mayor.


Citizens United enabling Koch brothers to take over America?

Today two billionaire brothers are able to decide the results of elections throughout the country.


Chicago’s Garcia takes on banker–backed mayor

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia pledged to halt the "hijacking" of the city by hedge fund operators and bankers.


NY Better World Awards honor activists, salute protests

Good food and politics were in ample supply at the annual New York Better World awards.


Inside story on how one little city slew an oil dragon

A  dragon by the name of Chevron, breathing a fire fueled by Citizens United and $3.1 million in cash, succumbed to the people of the tiny city of Richmond, California.


Lesson from the 2014 elections: Inclusive 50-state strategy needed

The time for licking election wounds is over, but as many factors came into play, lessons are still being drawn from the setbacks.


Democrat Bera beats Republican Ose in close California race

Right after the election, Bera appeared to be trailing Ose by more than 3,000 votes. But on Nov. 19, with nearly all ballots counted, he led by over 1,400.


Michigan election results underline need to energize voters

While Republican turnout was down, the increase in Democratic turnout fell far short of what was needed to win.


The heart of the matter: What counts after Election Day

The vicissitudes of politics bring me back to the core issues; the electoral process amounts to only a part of what makes a democracy work.


Mail-in, provisional ballots upset Calif. Republican “upset”

Republicans badly wanted to win this historically red district, famous as the home for many retired military.

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