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LIVE from Detroit: Making smart investments to build progressive power in 2014 & beyond

Good morn­ing from Detroit! Today marks the first day of Net­roots Nation, the ninth annu­al gath­er­ing of pro­gres­sive activists from across the Unit­ed States and beyond, which NPI has been send­ing staff and board mem­bers to for its entire his­to­ry. Three of us are here on NPI’s behalf and com­mit­ted to bring­ing you live coverage […]

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Record number of Democratic women headed to U.S. Senate for 113th Congress

Exact­ly two decades after the 1992 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, some­times called the “year of the woman” or “year of the women”, the Amer­i­can peo­ple have made his­to­ry by elect­ing a record num­ber of female can­di­dates to the nation’s upper leg­isla­tive cham­ber. Near­ly all of them are Democ­rats. Vot­ers enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly reelect­ed Sen­a­tors Maria Cantwell of Wash­ing­ton, Kristen […]

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Democrat Heidi Heitkamp prevails in North Dakota in upset of the night

Who says Democ­rats can no longer win in the prairies of the Mid­west? The Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty’s ener­getic, per­son­able, and peo­­ple-focused nom­i­nee for U.S. Sen­ate in North Dako­ta, Hei­di Heitkamp, appears to have won a sur­pris­ing vic­to­ry in one of the nation’s most con­ser­v­a­tive states. Repub­li­cans had thought the Sen­ate seat cur­rent­ly held by Kent Conrad […]