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Against the Grain

Democrats' Vanishing Future

Hillary Clinton's not the only Democratic comeback candidate on the 2016 ticket. Senate Democrats are betting on the past to rebuild their party for the future.

Democrats Have a Todd Akin Problem

An acerbic Florida congressman could blow up the party's best-laid plans.

Hillary Clinton's Immigration Gamble

By running to President Obama's left on immigration, she's hoping to re-create the coalition that brought him to the White House. It's a risky bet.

Mike Huckabee's Message Is As Formidable As Jeb Bush's Money

Republicans have become a more blue-collar, populist party. That should give the former Arkansas governor a chance to make his mark in the presidential campaign.  

Why Senate Democrats Believe Populism Will Win Back Their Majority

Party strategists think opposing free-trade deals can demonstrate Democratic candidates' independence from President Obama while winning over working-class voters.

How Super PACs Will Strengthen Democracy in 2016

Good-government reformers hate the influx of money into the presidential campaign, but It's actually making it easier for more candidates to compete.

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind for GOP's 2016 Governors

Walker, Jindal, and Christie are all discovering the perils of wandering far from home in search of higher office.

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