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John Dickerson is a Slate political columnist, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

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Oct. 7 2015 3:46 PMJoe Biden’s Big QuestionWhy are you running?
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Sept. 25 2015 2:47 PMBoehner’s Final DaysAfter the Pope, there was nothing left for the speaker of the House.
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Sept. 21 2015 8:24 PMExit Stage RightScott Walker’s presidential campaign is one of the fastest flameouts in recent political memory. 
Political Gabfest
Sept. 18 2015 9:29 AMThe Live From San Francisco EditionListen to Slate’s show about the second Republican presidential debate and the possible government shutdown. Plus, a conversation with productivity guru Merlin Mann.
Whistlestop
Sept. 16 2015 7:01 AMDonald Trump vs. Ross PerotSlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history compares the presidential ambitions of two ego-driven billionaires.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 15 2015 10:51 AMThe “Big Gold Doors” Bonus SegmentJohn Dickerson, Julia Ioffe, and David Plotz discuss Donald Trump’s White House ambitions and the role of ex-presidents.
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Sept. 11 2015 11:10 AMThe Real Joe BidenWhen so many politicians want to appear “authentic,” the vice president offers something rare: the power of personal example.
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Sept. 4 2015 11:12 AMThe Trump TestHow Republican candidates respond to the Donald tells us a lot about what kind of presidents they would be.
Whistlestop
Sept. 2 2015 3:16 PMTed Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and the Battle of the Robot RuleSlate’s podcast concludes the tale of the 1980 Democratic primary fight between challenger Ted Kennedy and incumbent President Jimmy Carter.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 11 2015 4:34 PMThe “Keeping Up” Bonus SegmentDavid Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss how they keep up with the news cycle while they’re away on vacation. 
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Aug. 7 2015 2:31 AMFight NightThe first major Republican debate had plenty of punches, but no knockout blows.
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Aug. 4 2015 2:11 PMDebating Without the DonaldThe Republican field gathered to have a debate without the most interesting candidate in the race. 
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July 31 2015 1:17 PMMr. MannersWhy Donald Trump may play the choir boy in next week’s GOP debate.
Political Gabfest
July 24 2015 10:29 AMThe “Who Will Donald Trump Insult Next?” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and John Kasich, Sandra Bland, and President Obama’s plan to close Guantánamo Bay.
Whistlestop
July 22 2015 4:56 PMThe Worst Answer to “Why Do You Want to Be President?” in Campaign HistorySlate’s podcast about presidential campaign history remembers when Ted Kennedy challenged incumbent President Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1980.
Whistlestop
Sept. 30 2015 12:51 PMThe Biggest Debate Gaffe EverThe 1976 election was Gerald Ford’s race to lose … and he lost it.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 25 2015 11:34 AMThe “Carly, Scotty, Franny” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the sudden fall of Gov. Scott Walker, the rapid rise of Carly Fiorina, and the universal appeal of Pope Francis.
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Sept. 21 2015 9:24 AMPoor DialoguePaul Ryan wants Republicans to have a serious conversation about ending poverty.
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Sept. 17 2015 2:51 AMThe Highs and Lows in CNN’s Epic GOP DebateCarly Fiorina impressed the crowd, while Donald Trump got lost in it.
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Sept. 15 2015 11:05 AMThe Good DoctorWhy the spat between Donald Trump and Ben Carson actually matters.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 11 2015 12:19 PMThe Completely Authentic, Totally Spontaneous, Fun-Loving Campaign Reboot EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton’s campaign reboot, the latest on the Iran nuclear deal, and Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.
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Sept. 9 2015 10:50 AMDonald Trump Isn’t Another Ross PerotThe two billionaires are actually very different.
Political Gabfest
Sept. 4 2015 9:32 AMThe “Let’s Get All Smug About That Kentucky Clerk” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Hillary Clinton’s never-ending email scandal, the worsening migrant crisis in Europe, and the Kentucky clerk willing to go to jail for her religious beliefs.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 28 2015 10:52 AMThe “Aw, What a Beautiful Little Anchor Baby” EditionListen to Slate’s show about Jeb Bush’s vacillating views on immigration, China’s disruption of global markets, and topless desnudas in Times Square.
Political Gabfest
Aug. 8 2015 9:18 AMThe “Nine German Shepherds and One Raccoon” EditionListen to Slate's show about the first 2016 GOP primary debates, Joe Biden’s potential run, and the anniversary of Ferguson.
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Aug. 6 2015 9:53 AMBush LeagueJeb is supposed to be the adult in the room. Will he finally prove it?
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Aug. 3 2015 6:03 PMRaw EmotionJoe Biden’s “end of summer” decision is near.
Political Gabfest
July 31 2015 11:21 AMThe “How to Debate a Drunk Person” EditionLive from Washington, D.C., the Political Gabfest on the upcoming Republican primary debate, the New York magazine cover story about the allegations against Bill Cosby, and the rise of Uber.
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July 22 2015 8:05 PMA Jackass in a HailstormBy Donald Trump’s logic, John Kasich should be beating him.
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July 20 2015 6:59 PMThe TrumpeterDonald Trump is unlikely to be president for many reasons. One is his lack of modesty.

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