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The Blues Brothers

Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have seen the $16 trillion apocalypse. America’s response? Crickets.

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Mitt Romney’s Missed Opportunity

He’s a number-crunching genius who really can fix mismanaged organizations. So why did he try to beat Obama on platitudes and likability?

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Obama’s CEO

Jim Messina has a president to sell.

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Why Romney Has the Air of Inevitability

In the field of GOP Presidential candidates, Mitt Romney is the only one who’s electable—and having Rick Santorum on the ticket could make him more so.

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Rick Perry Needs a Miracle

Hoping to rescue his troubled campaign, the swaggering governor says he’ll do for America what he did for Texas. Is that a promise or a threat?
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The Other War Room

President Bush doesn’t believe in polling—-just ask his pollsters.

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Monumental Failure

Why we should commercialize the National Mall.
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The ’Gate-less Community

In any other administration, Bush’s scandal-plagued Army secretary, Thomas White, would be history. But the rules have changed.

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John Edwards, Esq.

Republicans believe that Americans will never elect a trial lawyer president. They’re wrong.

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The Myth of Cyberterrorism

There are many ways terrorists can kill you—computers aren’t one of them.

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The Tragedy of Sarah Palin

From the moment Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech electrified the Republican convention, she was seen as an unbending, hard-charging, red-meat ideologue—to which soon was added “thin-skinned” and “vindictive.” But a look at what Palin did while in office in Alaska—the only record she has—shows a very different politician: one who worked with Democrats to tame Big Oil and solve the great problem at the heart of the state’s politics. That Sarah Palin might have set the nation on a different course. What went wrong?
Jun 2011
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The “Eagleton Scenario”

Could Sarah Palin become the first running mate since Thomas Eagleton in 1972 to be dropped from a major-party ticket? Joshua Green offers a look at how such a scenario would unfold.

Sep 2008
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The Front-Runner’s Fall

Hillary Clinton’s campaign was undone by a clash of personalities more toxic than anyone imagined. E-mails and memos—published here for the first time—reveal the backstabbing and conflicting strategies that produced an epic meltdown.
Sep 2008
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Inside Man

Congress members accuse Timothy Geithner of coddling Wall Street. Wall Street accuses him of abetting socialism. Yet when the history books are written, Geithner will be recognized as Barack Obama’s key lieutenant in the struggle to right the economy and fix the finance system.

Apr 2010
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The Elusive Green Economy

It feels like 1977 all over again: economy in the doldrums, crisis in the Middle East, and a charismatic new Democrat in the White House preaching the gospel of clean energy. Can Obama succeed where Carter did not? Yes—but only if we’ve learned the lessons of three decades of failure.
Jul 2009
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Strict Obstructionist

Mitch McConnell is a master manipulator and strategist—the unheralded architect of the Republican resurgence. Now that his relentless tactics have made his party victorious, he is poised to take down the president and win the Senate majority he covets—if he can fend off the Tea Party and keep his own caucus together.
Jan 2011
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The Amazing Money Machine

How Silicon Valley made Barack Obama this year’s hottest start-up.
Jun 2008
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They Won’t Know What Hit Them

The software mogul Tim Gill has a mission: Stop the Rick Santorums of tomorrow before they get started. How a network of gay political donors is stealthily fighting sexual discrimination and reshaping American politics.
Mar 2007
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Take Two: Hillary’s Choice

How Hillary Clinton turned herself into the consummate Washington player.

Nov 2006
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Dumb and Dumber

Why are campaign commercials so bad?
Jul 2004
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Roy and His Rock

Roy Moore, the “Ten Commandments Judge,” has embarked on an odyssey that is taking him and his controversial monument far beyond his home state of Alabama. He wants the Republican Party to bow down.

Oct 2005
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Karl Rove in a Corner

Karl Rove is at his most formidable when running close races, and his skills would be notable even if he used no extreme methods. But he does use them. His campaign history shows his willingness, when challenged, to employ savage tactics.
Nov 2004
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He’s Not Joking

Al Franken’s political future—and maybe Democratic dominance of the Senate—depends on his ability to keep a (mostly) straight face between now and November.
May 2008
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The Rove Presidency

Karl Rove had the plan, the power, and the historic chance to remake American politics. What went wrong?
Sep 2007